Mardi Gras in Acadiana 2015: Mardi Gras at the Market in Lafayette; Tee-Mamou Women's Courir; Liberty Theater Mardi Gras Show; Eunice Mardi Gras Dances, Sunday, Feb. 15; Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras</span>; King Gabriel's Parade, Lafayette; Eunice Mardi Gras Parade; Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Street Dance; Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners, Street Dance; Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie at Ruby's

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

Photos Taken in Recent Months
Yvette Landry Band with guest Ganey Arsement, Liberty, 8-22-15
Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys, Liberty, 8-15-15
Horace Trahan and Hubert Maitre Reunion, Liberty, 8-8-15
Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco RoadRunners, Liberty, 8-7-15
Ryan Simon & the Acadien Cajun Band, Liberty, 8-1-15
Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas & the Cajun Cousins, Liberty, 7-25-15
Matthew Ewing & the All Star Band, Liberty, 7-18-15
Ellis Vanicor & the Lacassine Playboys, Liberty, 7-11-15
Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Levitt AMP Lafayette Music Series, 7-8-15
From 2002: Lil Bob (1937-2015) & the Lollipops at the Liberty
Lost Bayou Ramblers, Le Festival de la Viande Boucanée, 6-27-15
Pine Leaf Boys, Levitt AMP Lafayette Music Series, Central Park, 6-24-15
Forest Huval and Friends, Liberty, 6-20-15
Lynn August, Blue Moon Saloon, 6-11-15
Marcella & Her Lovers, Levitt AMP Lafayette Music Series, Parc International, 6-10-15
Lee Benoit Family Band, Liberty, 6-6-15
Retrospective: Photos of Milton Vanicor, 1918-2015
Ricky Menard and Cajun Soul, Liberty, 5-30-15
Troy LeJeune and Cajun Revue, Liberty, 5-23-15
Major Handy, Carol Fran & Louisiana Soul Revue, Downtown Alive!, 5-22-15
Tribute to Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin, Liberty, 5-16-15
Louisiana Jam with Buckwheat Zydeco, Steve Riley, Lil' Buck Sinegal,
     Corey Ledet, C.C. Adcock, Opelousas Music & Market, 5-15-15
Magnolia Sisters & Bonsoir, Catin, Downtown Alive!, 5-8-15
Buckwheat's World (Buckwheat Zydeco with Nathan Williams, Roddie Romero,
     Eric Adcock), Festival International, 4-26-15
Unisson, Festival International, 4-25-15
T' Monde, Festival International, 4-26-15
Jambalaya Cajun Band, Festival International, 4-26-15
Soul Creole, Festival International, 4-26-15
Sunday Morning Kitchen Band, Festival International, 4-26-15
Bonsoir, Catin, plus Fiddle Mini-Summit, Festival International, 4-25-15
Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Festival International, 4-25-15
Université Sainte-Anne Alumni Allstar Band, Festival International, 4-25-15
Bas Clas, Festival International, 4-23-15
Les Étoiles d'Immersion & Zachary Richard, Festival International, 4-23-15
Phil Menard & The Louisiana Traverlers, Liberty, 4-25-15
Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars, Festival International, 4-23-15
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Festival International, 4-22-15
Josh Johnson and the Beagle Ranch Ramblers, Liberty, 4-18-15
Petite Couzans, Liberty, 4-18-15
Christine Balfa, C.J. Chenier & Balfa Toujours, Balfa Camp, Vermilionville, 4-11-15
Heritage Stage & Other Activities, Le Grand Hoorah!, Chicot State Park, 4-11-15
Leroy Thomas & Zydec Roadrunner, Le Grand Hoorah!, Chicot State Park, 4-11-15
Kira Viator Weber & Bayou Beat, Le Grand Hoorah!, Chicot State Park, 4-11-15
Tee Chaoui Social Club, Le Grand Hoorah!, Chicot State Park, 4-11-15
D.L Menard celebrates 83rd birthday, Liberty, 4-11-15
Doug Kershaw & Steve Riley, Le Grand Hoorah!, Chicot State Park, 4-10-15
Linzay Young & Joel Savoy, Le Grand Hoorah! opening, Chicot State Park, 4-10-15
Blackie Fruge (1930-2015) and the Hicks Wagon Wheel Ramblers
Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno, LIberty, 4-4-15
30th annual World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cookoff,
     Eunice Northwest Pavilion, 3-29-15
Archives: U.K. Cajun accordionist Chris Hall, Liberty, 9-15-2007
August Broussard, Bubba Hebert, "Jour de la Francophonie,"
    Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, Liberty Theater, 3-21-15
Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds, Liberty, 3-14-15
Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band, Bayou Boys at Zydeco
     Marathon / Half Marathon After Party, 3-8-15
Archived photos of Geno Delafose Fan Appreciation Parties: 
     from 2001 & 2003from 2004, from 2006
Cajun on Demand, Liberty, 3-7-15
Rachel Wilson & Cajun Express, Liberty, 2-28-15
The Bernie Alan Band, Liberty, 2-21-15
Don Fontenot et Les Amis de la Louisiane, Liberty, 1-24-15
Jo-EL Sonnier at Gateway to the Grammys, Vermilionville, 1-15-15
The Magnolia Sisters at Gateway to the Grammys, Vermilionville, 1-15-15
Bonsoir, Catin at Gateway to the Grammys, Vermilionville, 1-15-15
Yvette Landry & Richard Comeaux, CD Release, Liberty, 1-10-15
Hank Williams Tribute, Liberty, 1-3-15
Christmas Show with Forest Huval & Friends, Lainy Guidry, Liberty, 12-13-14
John Alva Leger and the Lucky Deuces, Liberty, 12-6-14
Al Roger and Louisiana Pride, Liberty, 12-6-14
Bonsoir, Catin with Sweet Cecilia, Feed and Seed, 12-5-14
Al Berard Music Festival, Henderson, 11-29-14
Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys, Liberty, 11-22-14
Harry and Lisa Trahan, Liberty, 11-15-14
Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars with special guests, LFR Rootstock, 11-8-14
Paul 'Lil' Buck" Sinegal & the McComb-Veazey All-Stars, LFR Rootstock, 11-8-14
Cajun French Music Association 30th Anniversary Show, Liberty, 11-1-14
Cajun French Music Association Accordion Exhibit, Jean Lafitte Center, 11-1-14
Chris Ardoin & NuStep, Crowley Rice Festival, 10-18-14
Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, Downtown Alive!, 10-17-14
Kira Viator & Bayou Beat, Crowley Rice Festival, 10-17-14
Johnny Sonnier & the New Cajun Heritage Band, Liberty, 10-25-14
Ivy Dugas and Cajun Cousins with Walter Mouton, Liberty, 10-18-14
New Collection of Photo Sets for Festivals Acadiens 1999-2007
  Sets covering 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  Collections previously uploaded::2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

2014 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Collection

Friday, Oct. 10
Balfa Toujours Tribute to Balfa Brotherhood with special guests
Tribute to Clifton Chenier with Corey Ledet, C.J. Chenier, Lil' Buck Sinegal

Saturday, Oct. 11
Rockin' Dopsie and The Zydeco Twisters
Bonsoir, Catin
The Band Courtbouillon
The Jambalaya Cajun Band
Ray Abshire and Friends
Sheryl Cormier and Cajun Sounds
Sons of Voodoo
T-Salé
The Revelers
BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet, Jo-El Sonnier
Feufollet
Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars
Christine Balfa, Steve Riley & their children
Creole Fiddles: Jeffery Broussard & D'Jalma Garnier
Jam Sessions

Sunday, Oct. 12
Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band
Lafayette Rhythm Devils
Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys
The Babineaux Sisters
Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys
The Lost Bayou Ramblers
Robert Jardell: Tribute to Nathan Abshire
Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie
Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express
The Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
The Savoy Family Band
Richard LeBoeuf and Two Step
Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys
Two Small Stages, Song Workshop, Goldman Thibodeaux & Lawtell Playboys
Pine Leaf Boys
Tribute to Al Berard
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
Dance Photos for Both Saturday and Sunday
         
         
Complete Photo Archives        
Aaron Chesson and Bayou Heat        
Acadien Cajun Band        
Adam Hebert (1923-2010)        
Advien' Quepeux and the Good Times        
Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin, 1915-2007        
Al Roger and Louisiana Pride        
Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic        
Andrew Cormier        
Ann Savoy and her Sleepless Knights        
Babineaux-Fuselier Cajun Band        
Babineaux Sisters Band        
Balfa Toujours        
Basile Cajun Band        
Basin Brothers        
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet        
Belton Richard        
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 and the Vermilion Playboys        
Bluerunners        
Bombes 2 Bal (French 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        
Cajun August and Friends        
Cajun Country Revival        
Cajun Express        
CajuNation        
Cajun Silver        
Cajun Troubadours        
Calico & the Off-Brand Band        
Cedric Watson        
Charivari        
Choupique        
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
Courtbouillon        
Coz Fontenot        
Creole United        
Creole Zydeco Farmers        
Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble        
Dallas Street Ramblers        
Damon Troy        
David Egan        
Dewey Balfa (a few photos from 1979)        
Dexter Ardoin        
D.L. Menard        
Dog Hill Stompers        
Don Fontenot et Les Amis de la Louisiane        
Don Montoucet        
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 and the Louisiana Cajun Aces        
Ellis Vanicor and the Lacassine Playboys        
Elton "Bee" Cormier & the Church Point Playboys        
Errol Jenkins and Louisiana Tradition        
Ervin Lejeune        
Felton LeJeune (1949-2011) and the Cajun Cowboys        
Fernest Arceneaux, 1940-2008        
Feufollet        
Filé        
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        
Gerard Delafose & the Zydeco Gators        
Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys        
Guyland Leday        
Hackberry Ramblers        
Hadley J. Castille (1933-2012) with Sarah Jayde Williams        
Harry LaFleur        
Harry Trahan        
High Performance        
Homer LeJeune and the Cajun Kings        
Horace Trahan        
Howard Noel Jr. and Cajun Boogie        
Hubert Maitre and the Triangle Aces        
Hunter Hayes        
Huval Family Band        
Huval, Dupuy & Fuselier Cajun Band        
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        
Jason Frey and Lagniappe        
Jeffery Broussard        
Jesse Belleau and Cajun Melody
Jesse Legé        
Jimmy Breaux and Friends        
Jimmy C. Newman (1927-2014)        
J.J. Caillier and the Zydeco Knockouts        
Jo-EL Sonnier        
Joe Hall
Joe Simon and the Cajun Hearts        
Joe Simon and the Louisiana Cajuns        
John Alva Leger and the Lucky Deuces        
John Trahan and the Acadiana Aces        
Johnny Sonnier        
JoJo Reed        
Jr. Melancon and the Come Down Playboys        
Jude Taylor and His Burning Flames        
Kaleb Trahan        
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 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 and L'Esprit Cajun        
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        
Mary Broussard and Sweet La La        
Mary Tweedel and the Louisiana Cajun Mixers        
Megan Brown and Tepetate        
Merlin Fontenot        
Milfred Simon        
Milton Adams        
Milton Vanicor (1918-2015)        
Morris Ardoin and Dennis Stroughmatt        
Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha Chas        
Paul Daigle: Cajun Gold and Savoir Faire        
Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal        
Pee Wee Broussard, 1920-2913        
Peppy Carmello,1966-2011        
Pete Bergeron and the Bayou Boys        
Pine Leaf Boys        
Phillip Alleman, 1940-2005        
Phil Menard & The Louisiana Travelers        
Port Arthur Playboys        
Preston Frank        
Rachel Wilson and Cajun Express        
Racines        
Ray Abshire        
Ray Landry        
Red Saltzman and the Ramblin Cajuns        
Red Stick Ramblers        
The Revelers        
Richard LeBouef        
Richard Miller and the Musical Playboys        
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        
Rosie Ledet        
Roy Carrier        
Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush        
Ryan Brunet & Les Malfacteurs / the Dirt Pile Ramblers        
Ryan Foret and the Foret Tradition        
Same Ol 2 Step        
Savoy Family Band        
Scotty Pousson and the Pointe aux Loups Playboys        
Sean Ardoin        
Shelton Manuel, 1922-2005        
Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds        
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        
Sweet Cecilia        
T-Broussard and the Zydeco Steppers        
Tepetate        
Terrance Simien        
Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys        
Thomas "Big Hat" Fields and His Foot Stompin' Zydeco Band        
T-Joe Romero and the Gros Chemin Playboys        
T'Monde        
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        
Vorance Barzas        
Wallace Trahan and Rice and Gravy        
Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys        
Wayne Toups        
Willis Prudhomme        
Yvette Landry Band        
Zachary Richard        
Zydeco Joe Citizen        
Zydeco Joe Mouton (1943-2007)        
         
Selected Festivals (sets are also included in collections of individual bands)
2015 Festival International de Louisiane        
2015 Le Grand Hoorah!, Chicot State Park        
2014 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2014 Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco Festival in New Orleans        
2014 Zydeco Extravaganza        
2014 Festival International de Louisiane        
2013 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2013 Zydeco Extravaganza        
2013 Festival International de Louisiane        
2013 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week        
2012 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2012 Festival International de Louisiane        
2012 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week        
2012 World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff, Eunice        
2011 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2011 Festival International de Louisiane        
2011 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week        
2010 Black Pot Festival        
2010 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2010 Original Southwest Zydeco Festival        
2010 Zydeco Extravaganza        
2010 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival        
2010 Festival International de Louisiane        
2010 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week        
2009 Black Pot Festival        
2009 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2009 Original Southwest Zydeco Festival        
2009 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival        
2009 Festival International (selected La. French bands)        
2009 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week        
2008 Black Pot Festival        
2008 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles        
2008 Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival        
         
Selected Special Events        
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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