Acadia Music Festival

Posted on: October 25, 2017 | Posted in: News

Perfect weather is forecasted this weekend for the Acadia Music Fest! This festival, celebrating the art, food, culture, and most importantly MUSIC of the Cajun people takes place this Saturday, October 28th in Thibodaux and runs from 10am-11pm. Thibodaux is a small city in Lafourche Parish located on the banks of Bayou Lafourche, about 1.5 hours away from downtown New Orleans.  It is in this area of Southern Louisiana, commonly referred to as "Cajun Country" where Cajun music has developed since the arrival of Acadian people to Louisiana from Nova Scotia in 1764.  Historically, cajun music has been characterized by primarily string instruments, the earliest of which was the violin (or fiddle).  The Germans introduced the accordian into the mix in the late 1800s. Today, modern influence from rock, R&B, and blues have blended into the traditional folk-like music to give "cajun music" a new sound and a new respect.  Experience the sounds of Acadia LIVE this weekend at the festival.