Festival International de Louisiane is back in Lafayette! For the first time in about 4 or 5 years, I will have the entire Festival weekend to dedicate to live performances of bands from around the world (attracting close to 300,000 attendees) that are a part of one of the greatest musical events I have been to. Best of all, it's 100% free!
Description from the official website:
Festival International de Louisiane is a community-based, non-profit arts organization formed in 1986 to produce an annual visual and performing arts festival celebrating the French cultural heritage of southern Louisiana – primarily a combination of French, African, Caribbean and Hispanic influences. The largest outdoor, FREE Francophone event in the U.S., the Festival places special emphasis on highlighting the connections between Acadiana and the Francophone world.Festival runs from 4/22-4/26 and I'll be spending some time over the next two weeks featuring some of the bands that are going to be playing. Click here to get a PDF version of the musical event schedule. And if you have next weekend free and want to come visit, just let us know. Trust me, it is not something to be missed!