2019 Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana: Friday Street Dances in Eunice: La Recolte, Wayne Toups; Tee-Mamou Women's Courir; LeJeune Cove Courir; Saturday Street Dances in Eunice: T'Monde, Fred Charlie & Acadiana Cajuns with a visit from the Basile Mardi Gras, Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys, Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns; Savoy Music Center Jam Session; Saturday Programs at Acadian Cultural Center; Liberty Theater Mardi Gras Show; Pine Leaf Boys at Lakeview; Sunday Street Dances in Eunice: Ryan Simon & Acadien; Kegan Navarre & Louisiana Traditions; Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express; Lundi Gras Boucherie at Lakeview Park; Daiquiri Queens at the Holiday Lounge; Monday Night Street Dances in Eunice: Bubba Hebert & the New  Morse Playboys; Travis Matte & the Kingpins; Basile Mardi Gras Courir; Tee-Mamou Mardi Gras Courir; Eunice Mardi Gras Courir; Mamou Mardi Gras Courir; Eunice Mardi Gras Courir Parade through Downtown Eunice; Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys in Eunice; Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie at Nicks on 2nd.

2018 Mardi Gras in Rural Acadiana: 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

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.

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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Photos Uploaded in Recent Months
2019 KBON Music Festival, 10/5-6/19: Keith Frank, High Performance,
     Jamie Bergeron, Dylan Aucoin, Johnny Sonnier,
     Al "Lil Fats" Jackson
Archive: Feufollet, La Bande Feufollet, 1999-2004
48th annual Mamou Cajun Music Festival: Jason Frey (honoree),
     Steve Riley, Lee Benoit, La Recolte, & more, 9-21-19
Fred Charlie, Kyle Huval, Geno, Pine Leaf Boys, Dylan Aucoin
     during Eunice's 125th Anniversary Celebration, 9-14-19
Eunice's 125th Anniversary Celebration, 9-14-19
Creole Renaissance Festival. 8-31-19: Dexter Ardoin, Rosie Ledet
Southwest LA Zydeco Music Festival, 8-31-19: Corey Ledet,
     Nathan Williams Tribute, Lil Nathan
Mike Broussard, Zydeco Breakfast, 8-31-19
All-Star Family Tradition Extravaganza, CFMA Festival, Rayne, 8-17-19
Archive: Kathleen Blanco (1942-2019) with Magnolia Sisters in 2003
George Prejean & Cajun Redemption, Liberty, 8-10-19
Randall Jackson, zydeco jam, St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, 8-10-19
Les Jeunes Cadjins, Blue Moon Saloon, 7-2019
Huval-Fuselier Cajun Band, Liberty, 7-20-19
LeBeau Zydeco Festival: Rusty Metoyer, Geno Delafose,
     Step Rideau, July 6, 2019
Don Fontenot & Friends of Louisiana, Liberty, 6-29-19
Wallace Trahan & Rice and Gravy, Liberty, 6-22-19
Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal, (1944-2019)
Sheryl Cormier plays music, give cooking demo, Prarie Acadian Cultural
     Center, 6-8-19
August Broussard at Liberty, music program at center, 6-1-19
Zydeco Extravaganza, Lafayette, 5-26-19
Mike Broussard & New Edition Zydeko
Koray Broussard & The Zydeco Unit
Accordion Contest
Gerald Gruenig & Gentilly Zydeco
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
Rusty Metoyer & The Zydeco Krush
Forest Huval Band, Liberty, 5-25-19
Music program, cooking demo, Prairie Acadian Cultural Center,5-25-19
Nolton Semien (1939-2019)
Ryan Simon & the Acadien Cajun Band, Liberty, 5-18-19
Soul Creole, Opelousas Music and Market, 5-17-19
Le Grand Hoorah!, Chicot State Park, 5-4-19
Choupique Cajun Band
Has Beans
Seth Spell and Cajun Strong
Festival International de Louisiane, April 24-28, 2019
     Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
     Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band
     Yvette Landry and The Jukes
     Rosie Ledet
     Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
     Aucoin Family Band
     International Fiddle Summit
     Daiquiri Queens
     Mike Broussard & Nu'Edition Zydeko
     The Revelers
     Pine Leaf Boys
     Sweet Crude
    Blue Monday Allstars
     Cha Wa
     Le Vent du Nord
     Two International Groups
Mike Meche & the Cajun Stompers, Liberty, 4-20-19
The Camp Jammers, Liberty, 4-13-19
Al Roger & Louisiana Pride, Liberty, 4-6-19
34th Eunice World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cookoff, 3-31-19
Cajun Accordion Kings III, Liberty Theater, 3-30-19
Paul Marx, 1947-2019
Chad Clark & The Cajun Fuel Allstars Band, Tribute to
     Mr. Hubert Maitre, Liberty, 3-23-19
Yvette Landry & The Jukes, Downtown Alive! Parc International, 3-22-19
Tribute to Rockin' Dopsie with Dwayne Dopsie, Rockin' Dopsie Jr.,
     Downtown Alive! at Rock 'n' Bowl, 3-15-19
Lawrence Ardoin, Other Creole Musicians, St. Landry Sounds, 3-9-19
Michot's Melody Makers, Downtown Alive!, Parc International, 3-8-19
Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe, Vermilionville, 2-10-19
La Recolte, Liberty, 2-9-19
Zydeco Jam, St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, 2-9-19
Ray Landry & the Vermilionville Ramblers, Liberty, 2-2-19
Lisa Trahan et L'Esprit cadien, Liberty, 1-19-19
19th annual Tribute to Hank Williams, Liberty, 1-12-19
August Brossard & Friends, Liberty, 12-22-18
Bubba Hebert & the New Morse Playboys, Liberty, 12-15-18
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
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 (1936-2019)        
Ann Savoy and her Sleepless Knights
Aucoin Family Band
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        
Camp Jammers
Cedric Watson
Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters
Chad Clark & The Cajun Fuel Allstars Band        
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
Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe        
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
Dylan Aucoin and the Judice Ramblers        
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 Redemption        
Gerard Delafose & the Zydeco Gators
Gerald Gruenig and Gentilly Zydeco        
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)
Has Beans        
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 (1944-2019)        
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)
Michot's Melody Makers
Mid-City Aces
Mike Broussard & Nu'Edition Zydeko        
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
Nolton Semien (1939-2019)
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
Seth Spell & Cajun Strong
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        
Zachary Richard        
Zydeco Joe Citizen        
Zydeco Joe Mouton (1943-2007)
Zydeco Radio        
Selected Festivals (Photos are also included in collections of individual bands. Some festival photos before 2009 are included only in band albums.)
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,      2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 1999-2007
Fesival International de Louisiane: 2019; 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013,     2012, 2011, 2010, 2009,
Zydeco Extravaganza: 2017, 2016, 2014, 2010, 2007
Experience Louisiana Festival: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Eunice World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cookoff: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009,
Black Pot Festival: 2018, 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: 2019, 2010, 2009, 2008
Lebeau Zydeco Festival, 2008, 2013, 2016
Le Grand Hoorah!, Chicot State Park: 2019; 2018, 2016, 2015        
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