2018 Mardi Gras in Rural Acadian:
Friday in Eunice (La Recolte, Jamie Bergeron); Tee-Mamou Women; LeJeune Cove; Liberty Theater Mardi Gras Show; Saturday night in Eunice (Kevin Naquin, Wayne Toups); Church Point Courir; Sunday in Eunice (Bubba Hebert, Kegan Navarre); Lakeview Boucherie Barn Dance (Choupique); Lundi Gras in Eunice & Mamou (Pine Leaf Boys, Jeremy & Zydeco Hot Boyz, Geno Delafose, Kyle Huval & Dixie Club Ramblers, Steve Riley, Travis Matte); Tee-Mamou Courir; Mamou Courir; Steve Riley in Eunice

Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana 2017: LeJeune Cove; Tee-Mamou Women; Church Point; Faquetigue Mardi Gras; Liberty Theater Mardi Gras Show; Wayne Toups; Weekend Bands in Downtown Eunice (Fred Charlie, Kyle Huval, Jamie Bergeron, La Recolte); Lundi Gras (Pine Leaf Boys, Travis Matte); Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys; Downtown Parade of Eunice Courir

For other Mardi Gras photos from the past, go to the Mardi Gras in Acadiana Page. Another page has recordings/transcriptions of four Mardi Gras songs.

Photos Uploaded in Recent Months
Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds, Liberty, 12-8-18
Saturday at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, 12-8-18
George Prejean & Cajun Reflection, Liberty, 12-1-18
Kenneth Benoit & the Gravel Road Band, Liberty, 11-24-18
Wallace Trahan & Rice & Gravy, Liberty, 11-17-18
Don Fontenot & the Friends of Louisiana, Liberty, 11-10-18
Alphonse Ardoin & The Zydeco Kingz, La Swine Festival, Basile, 11-4-18
Greg LeJeune & Cajun Heat, Liberty, 10-20-18
Downtown Alive! 35th Anniv. Extravaganza, Parc International, 11-2-18
Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Fred's Lounge Wall of Fame, 11-3-18
Preston Frank, Ed Poullard at Blackpot Festival, 10-27-18
Creole String Beans at Blackpot Festival, 10-27-18
Jam sessions, cookoff, other music at Blackpot Festival, 10-27-18
Daiquiri Queens, Blackpot Festival, 10-27-18
Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys, Blackpot Fest., 10-27-18
2018 Experience Louisiana Festival
2018 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles
Friday, Oct. 12
Chubby Carrier & the Bayoy Swamp Band
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Saturday, Oct. 13
Babineaux Sisters
Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours
Ervin Frey & Cajun Prairie
Autumn Wild
Tribute to Caesar Vincent
Wayne and the Same Ol' 2 Step
Balfa Toujours
Donny Broussard & the Louisiana Stars
Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers
Lafayette Rhythm Devils
Zachary Richard
Richard LeBouef & Two Step
Horace Trahan & Ossun Express
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Pine Leaf Boys
Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys
Sunday, Oct. 14
Pot Luck Band
Blake Miller and the Old-Fashioned Aces
Mason Trail and Zydeco Rhythm
Huval-Fuselier Cajun Band
Ray Landry and the Vermilionville Ramblers
Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush
Radio Zydeco
The Savoy Family Band
Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole
Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew
Jourdan Thibodeaux et les Rôdailleurs
Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie
Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
The Jambalaya Cajun Band
Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars
Swamp Pop Songbook
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys
Jo-EL Sonnier
Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas
Jam Ca (Oct. 13 &14), Les Etoiles de la Louisiane (Oct. 14)
Dancers, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 & 14

Archive photos of 2006 Blackpot Festival
Archive photos of 2007 Blackpot Festival
KBON Fan Appreciation Music Fest, Rayne, Oct. 6, 2018
     Amy Nicole & Zydeco Soul
     Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
     Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners
     Richard LeBouef & Two Step
     Jo-EL Sonnier
The Babineaux Sisters, Liberty, 9-29-18
John Alva Leger & the Pas Bons Playboys, Liberty, 9-22-18, plus
     Music Program, Prairie Acadian Cultural Center
Geno Delafose Fan Appreciation Party, Eunice, 9-16-18
Camey Doucet honored, Mamou Cajun Music Association, 9-15-18
Blake Miller & the Old-Fashioned Aces, Mamou Cajun Music
     Festival, 9-15-18
Lesa Cormier & the Sundown Playboys, Liberty, 9-8-18
Cupid, Koray Broussard, Opelousas Zydeco Breakfast, 9-1-18
Lisa Trahan et l'esprit cadien, Liberty, 9-1-18
Joe Simon & Louisiana Cajuns, Liberty, 8-25-18, plus Prairie
    Acadian Cultural Center Music Program, Cooking Demo
Award Winning Young Cajun Band, CFMA Festival, Rayne, 8-18-18
Ellis Vanicor & the Lacassine Playboys, CFMA Festival, Rayne, 8-18-18
All Women All Star Cajun Band, CFMA Festival, Rayne, 8-18-18
Jay Cormier & Cajun Born, Liberty, 8-11-18
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Vermilionville, 7-5-18
Kenneth Benoit & Gravel Road Band, Liberty, 7-4-18
Don Fontenot & Friends of Louisiana, Liberty, 7-21-18
Sid Williams, Nathan Williams, Rock 'n' Bowl® de Lafayette, 7-18-18
Al Roger & Louisiana Pride, Liberty, 7-14-18
Stop the Violence Concert, Feed & Seed, Lafayette, 7-12-18
Les Frères Cajuns, Liberty, 7-7-18
Cajun Stompers, Liberty, 6-23-18
Huval-Fuselier Cajun Band, Liberty, 6-16-18
August Broussard & Friends, Liberty, 6-9-18
Vin Bruce (1932-2018)
Greg LeJeune & Cajun Heat, Liberty, 5-26-18
Fiddle Masters presented by Steve Riley Productions, Liberty, 5-19-18
Johnnie Allan, Travis Matte at the Rayne Frog Festival, 5-12-18
Marcia Ball w/ Yvette Landry, Roddie Romero, Downtown Alive!, 5-11-18
Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, Jamie Bergeron, Breaux Bridge Crawfish
Festival, 5-5-18
Keith Frank: Soileau Zydeco Band, Breaux Bridge Crawfish Fest, 5-5-18
Horace Trahan & Ossun Express, Breaux Bridge Crawfish Fest, 5-5-18
Festival International, Lafayette, April 25-29, 2018
     Lost Bayou Ramblers
     Curley Tayloor and Zydeco Trouble
     Dockside Studio All-Star Hall of Fame
     Lisa LeBlanc
     Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
     Doug Kershaw & Steve Riley
     Zachary Richard
Huval-Fuselier Cajun Band
Sweet Cecilia
     Congres mondial acadien 2019 Kitchen Party
     7 groups at the KATC/Louisiana Folk Roots Chat Room

Le Grand Hoorah!, Chicot State Park, 4-21-18
     Evangeline Made
     Courtney Granger: Country Classics
     Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers
     The Revelers
     Lost Bayou Ramblers
Lil' Buck Sinegal Blues Band, Opelousas Music & Market, 4-20-18
Sheryl Cormier & the Cajunettes, Liberty, 4-7-18
The Cajun Cowboy & The Stirrups, Liberty, 3-31-18
33th Eunice World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cook-off, 3-25-18
Cajun Accordion Kings & the Queen, Liberty, 3-24-18
Troy LeJeune & Cajun Revue, Liberty, 3-17-18
Amédé Ardoin statue unveiling & jam session, Opelousas, 3-11-18
Forest Huval Band, Liberty, 3-10-18
Kenneth Benoit and the Gravel Road Band, Liberty, 3-3-18
Cajun August Broussard & Friends, Liberty, 2-24-18
Yvette Landry and Friends, Liberty, 2-17-18
Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rodailleurs CD Release, Blue Moon, 2-11-18
18th Tribute to Hank Williams, Liberty, 1-27-18
Lost Bayou Ramblers Grammy Send-off, Blue Moon Saloon, 1-20-18
Ray Landry & the Vermilionville Ramblers, Liberty, 1-6-18
Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys, 12-16-17
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Cajun Christmas, Liberty, 12-9-17
Photos of Morris Ardoin (1935-2017)
Ryan Simon & Acadien Cajun Band, CD Release, Liberty, 12-2-17
Three Cajuns and Leroy, Liberty, 11/25/17
Crafting the South Louisiana Sound Exhibition, Hilliard Univ. Art
     Museum, 9/8-10/15/17
Coz Fontenot Benefit w/ Savoy Family, Steve Riley, Liberty, 11-11-17

Experience Louisiana Festival, Oct. 28-29, 2017
CMFA Young Musicians Band
Dustin Sonnier and The Wanted
Geno Delafose &French Rockin' Boogie
Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers
The Band Courtbouillon
Warren Storm, Wille Tee & Cypress
Louisiana Red
The Savoy Family Cajun Band
Mardi Gras Mini Run, other activities
Complete Photo Archives        
Aaron Chesson and Bayou Heat        
Acadien Cajun Band        
Adam Hebert (1923-2010)        
Advien' Quepeux and the Good Times
Alphonse Ardoin and the Zydeco Kingz        
Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin (1915-2007)        
Al Roger and Louisiana Pride        
Amy Nicole and Zydeco Soul
Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic        
Andrew Cormier        
Ann Savoy and her Sleepless Knights
Babineaux-Fuselier Cajun Band        
Babineaux Sisters Band        
Balfa Toujours        
Barry Jean Ancelet and Sam Broussard
Basile Cajun Band        
Basin Brothers        
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet        
Belton Richard (1939-2017)        
Berard Family Band (RIP Al Berard, 1960-2014)        
Bernie Alan Band        
Blackie Fruge (1930-2015) and the Hicks Wagon Wheel Ramblers        
Blair Kilpatrick
Blake Miller & the Old-Fashioned Aces        
Blake Miller and the Vermilion Playboys        
Bombes 2 Bal (French band)
Bon Ami Cajun Band        
Bonne Chance        
Bonsoir, Catin        
Bon Temps Playboys        
Boozoo Chavis (1930-2001)        
Bradley Venable        
Brandon Ledet and Creole Touch
Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno        
Brandon Moreau & His Cajungrass / Pain Perdu        
Brad Randall and the Zydeco Ballers                          
Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers        
Briggs Brown and the Bayou Cajuns        
Bruce Daigrepont        
Bubba Hebert and the New Morse Playboys        
Buckwheat Zydeco (1947-2016)        
Cajun August Broussard and Friends        
Cajun Country Revival        
The Cajun Cowboy and The Stirrups
Cajun Express        
Cajun Silver
Cajun Stompers        
Cajun Troubadours        
Calico & the Off-Brand Band        
Cedric Watson
Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters        
Chris Ardoin and NuStep        
Chris Miller and Bayou Roots        
Chubby Carrier        
C.J. Chenier
C.O. D. Cajun on Demand        
Corey Arceneaux and the Zydeco Hot Peppers        
Corey Ledet        
Cory McCauley and His Evangeline Aces
Coz Fontenot        
Creole United        
Creole Zydeco Farmers        
Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
Daiquiri Queens        
Dallas Street Ramblers        
Damon Troy        
David Egan (1954-2016)        
Dewey Balfa (a few photos from 1979)        
Dexter Ardoin        
D.L. Menard (1932-2017)        
Dog Hill Stompers        
Don Fontenot et Les Amis de la Louisiane        
Don Montoucet (1925-2016)        
Donna Angelle and the Zydeco Posse        
Donny Broussard and Louisiana Stars        
Double Trouble Zydeco        
Doug Kershaw        
Downtown Cajun Band        
Drew Simon avec Les Veilleurs        
Dustin Ray and Southern Groove
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers        
Eddie Lejeune (1951-2001)        
Ed Gary (1943-2017) and the Louisiana Cajun Aces        
Ellis Vanicor and the Lacassine Playboys        
Elton "Bee" Cormier (1934-2018) & the Church Point Playboys        
Errol Jenkins and Louisiana Tradition        
Ervin Lejeune (1950-2018)        
Felton LeJeune (1949-2011) and the Cajun Cowboys        
Fernest Arceneaux (1940-2008)        
The Figs        
Forest Huval and Friends        
Francis Cabrel        
Fred Charlie and the Acadiana Cajuns        
Fricassee Cajun Band        
Ganey Arsement and the LakeSide Gamblers        
Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie
George Prejean & Cajun Reflection        
Gerard Delafose & the Zydeco Gators        
Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys
Greg LeJeune & Cajun Heat
Gregg Martinez and the Delta Kings        
Guyland Leday        
Hackberry Ramblers        
Hadley J. Castille (1933-2012) with Sarah Jayde Williams        
Harry LaFleur        
Harry Trahan (1938-2018)        
High Performance        
Homer LeJeune and the Cajun Kings        
Horace Trahan        
Howard Noel Jr. and Cajun Boogie        
Hubert Maitre (1940-2017) and the Triangle Aces        
Hunter Hayes        
Huval Family Band        
Huval, Dupuy & Fuselier Cajun Band/Huval-Fuselier Trio        
Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas & Cajun Cousins        
Jack Leger and Cajun All Stars (a few photos from 1976)        
Jambalaya Cajun Band        
Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns        
Jamie Berzas and Cajun Tradition
J & J Music Show (Johnny Sonnier, Jimmy Breaux)        
Jason Frey and Lagniappe
Jay Cormier and Cajun Born        
Jeffery Broussard        
Jesse Belleau and Cajun Melody
Jeremy Fruge and the Zydeco Hot Boys
Jesse Legé        
Jimmy Breaux and Friends        
Jimmy C. Newman (1927-2014)        
J.J. Caillier and the Zydeco Knockouts
Joel Martin        
Jo-EL Sonnier        
Joe Hall
Joe Simon and the Cajun Hearts        
Joe Simon and the Louisiana Cajuns        
John Alva Leger & Pas Bons Playboys, Lucky Deuces        
John Trahan and the Acadiana Aces
Johnnie Allan        
Johnny Sonnier        
JoJo Reed
Josh Johnson & the Beagle Ranch Ramblers
Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs
Jr. Hebert & the Maurice Playboys        
Jr. Melancon and the Come Down Playboys        
Jude Taylor and His Burning Flames        
Kaleb Trahan
Kegan Navarre & Louisiana Traditions        
Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band        
Kenneth Benoit and the Gravel Road Band        
Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys        
Kira Viator Weber and Bayou Beat        
Koray Broussard and the Zydeco Unit        
Kyle Huval and the Dixie Club Ramblers        
Lafayette Rhythm Devils        
La Récolte        
Lawrence Ardoin        
Lee Benoit        
Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames        
Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners        
Lesa Cormier and the Sundown Playboys        
Les Amis Créoles        
Les Bassettes
Les Frères Cajuns        
Les Bons Sons        
Les Frères Michot        
Lil' Band o' Gold        
Lil Buck Sinegal        
Lil Nate and the Zydeco Big Timers        
Lil Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations        
Lisa Trahan et L'esprit cadien        
Little Freddie King        
Lolo Baudoin and the Lakeview Playboys        
Lost Bayou Ramblers        
Louisiana's Kingfish        
Low Maintenance        
Lucky Playboys        
Lynn August        
Mack Manuel (1934-2014) and the Lake Charles Ramblers        
Magnolia Sisters        
Marce Lacouture        
Marcel Fontenot's Jam Session        
Marshland Cajun Band
Mary Broussard and Sweet La La        
Mary Tweedel and the Louisiana Cajun Mixers
Mathew Ewing & the All Star Band        
Megan Brown and Tepetate        
Merlin Fontenot (1923-2017)
Mid-City Aces        
Milfred Simon        
Milton Adams        
Milton Vanicor (1918-2015)        
Morris Ardoin (1935-2017) and Dennis Stroughmatt        
Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas
Nolan Cormier & the Cajun Hee Haw Band
Ole Tymers Cajun Band
Orchestre Royal        
Paul Daigle: Cajun Gold and Savoir Faire        
Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal        
Pee Wee Broussard (1920-2013)        
Peppy Carmello (1966-2011)        
Pete Bergeron and the Bayou Boys        
Pine Leaf Boys        
Phillip Alleman, 1940-2005        
Phil Menard (1923-2016) & The Louisiana Travelers
Plaquemine Brûlée        
Port Arthur Playboys
Pot Luck Band        
Preston Frank        
Rachel Wilson and Cajun Express        
Ray Abshire        
Ray Landry
Ray Landry & the Vermilionville Ramblers        
Red Saltzman and the Ramblin Cajuns        
Red Stick Ramblers        
The Revelers        
Richard LeBouef        
Richard Miller and the Musical Playboys
Ricky Dodd & Second Tyme Around        
Robert Jardell and Pure Cajun        
Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters        
Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars        
Rodney Fontenot, 1914-2005        
Ron Miller and the Midnight Ramblers
Ronnie Matthews and Throwdown        
Rosie Ledet        
Roy Carrier        
Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush        
Ryan Brunet & Les Ferrailles, Les Malfacteurs        
Ryan Foret and the Foret Tradition        
Same Ol 2 Step        
Savoy Family Band        
Scotty Pousson and the Pointe aux Loups Playboys        
Sean Ardoin
Shawn P. Saucier and Calcasieu Cajun Band        
Shelton Manuel (1922-2005)        
Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds/Cajunettes        
Sonny Landreth        
Sons of Voodoo
Soul Creole        
South 70 Band        
Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws        
Steve LaFleur and Mamou        
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
Stop the Clock Cowboy Jazz Band
Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sunspots        
Sweet Cecilia
Sweet Crude        
T-Broussard and the Zydeco Steppers        
Terrance Simien        
Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys        
Thomas "Big Hat" Fields and His Foot Stompin' Zydeco Band
Three Cajuns and Leroy        
T-Joe Romero and the Gros Chemin Playboys        
Touchet Brothers        
Tony Thibodeaux        
Trahan, Doucet, Huval Band        
Travis Matte and the Kingpins        
Tribute to Hank Williams Sr.        
Troubled Playboys        
Troy LeJeune: Cajun Revue, Louisiana Road Trip        
T-Salé Cajun Band        
Tyler Rayon and the Cajun Ramblers        
Ulysse Poirrier Sr.(1939-2012)  & the Bayou Teche Cajun Band        
Vidrine-Chapman Family Band
Vin Bruce (1932-2018)        
Vorance Barzas        
Wallace Trahan and Rice and Gravy        
Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys        
Waylon Thibodeaux
Wayne Toups        
Willis Prudhomme        
Yvette Landry Band        
Zachary Richard        
Zydeco Joe Citizen        
Zydeco Joe Mouton (1943-2007)
Zydeco Radio        
Selected Festivals (Photos are also included in collections of individual bands. Festival photos before 2009 are included only in band albums.)
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,      2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 1999-2007
Fesival International de Louisiane: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013,     2012, 2011, 2010, 2009,
Zydeco Extravaganza: 2017, 2016, 2014, 2010, 2007
Experience Louisiana Festival: 2017, 2016, 2015
Eunice World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cookoff: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009,
Black Pot Festival: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008; 2007; 2006
Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Heritage Week: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival:  2010, 2009
Original Southwest LA Zydeco Festival: 2010, 2009, 2008
Lebeau Zydeco Festival, 2008, 2013, 2016
Le Grand Hoorah!, Chicot State Park: 2016, 2015        
 Lebeau Zydeco Festival, 2008, 2013, 2016
2014 Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco Festival in New Orleans        
Selected Special Events
Amédé Ardoin statue unveiling & jam session, Opelousas, 3-11-18
Geno Delafose Fan Appreciation Parties, 2001-2011
Annual Tributes to Hank Williams Sr. at the Liberty        
Annual Classic Country Shows at the Liberty        
Lovesick Blues: An Evening with Hank Williams Sr. at the Liberty        
LFR Rootstock: Rock 'n' Roll En Français and Bière Noire, Vermilionville, 10-5-11        
Jam Session, Grand Opening of St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, 5-23-11        
Louisiana Legends: Jambalaya Cajun Band with Camey Doucet, D.L. Menard,, Paul Daigle, Liberty, 4-2-11         
Family Bands: Berard Family and Huval Family, Liberty Theater, 2-7-09        
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys 20th Anniversary Party, Liberty, 10-18-08
Celebration of Announcement of Zydeco-Cajun Grammy, 6-13-07        
Celebration of 1,000th Show at the Liberty Theater, 2-24-07        
Cajun French Music Association 2006 Festival, Women All Stars        
Music of the Balfa Brothers Workshop, 2006        
El Sido's 2005 Thanksgiving Benefit        
Cajun American Recovery Effort Benefit, 2005        
Band Together, Katrina Benefit, 2005        
Cajun French Music Association 2005 Festival, Young Musician All Stars        
Jam Session at Marcel Fontenot's 190 Muffler Shop, Basile, 2002        

Below are links to photos of Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco bands from Louisiana posted on Flickr.  Also included are links to photos of the most recent Mardi Gras in rural Acadiana. Flick pages allow access to high resolution images. The photos were taken by David Simpson, who retired in May 2009 from LSU at Eunice.
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