The Cajun French Music Association of (CFMA) is gearing up for their big festival on Friday July 20th thru Sunday July 22nd, 2012 inside the Burton Coliseum.

The 25th Annual award winning Cajun Music & Food Festival is full of great Cajun food and music.  Here is the official lineup.

 

25th ANNUAL AWARD WINNING
CAJUN MUSIC & FOOD FESTIVAL
JULY 20th thru JULY 22nd, 2012
AIR-CONDITIONED BURTON COLISEUM
LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA

"CELEBRATING OUR PAST WHILE BUILDING TOWARD OUR FUTURE"

Schedule of Events: (Subject to change as warranted)

Friday - July 20th 6:00 to 8:00 PM - Free Admission and Jam Session - Chicken Gumbo and cold drinks will be sold.  Come join us, meet old friends and make new friends.  Great music and food

Saturday - July 21st:

  • 9:00 AM - Doors to the Festival and Arts and Crafts Open
  • 9:30 AM - Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:00 to 11:45 AM - CHRIS MILLER AND BAYOU ROOTS
  • 12:00 to 1:45 PM - CAJUN ON DEMAND
  • 12:30 PM - "Dancing With The Cajun Stars" Dance Contest Cajun Waltz and Two Step
  • 1:00 to 3:00 PM - Children's Cajun Waltz Dance Contest
  • 1:45 to 2:00 PM - Live Auction and introduction of Queens and Visiting Royalty
  • 2:00 to 3:45 PM - ELLIS VANICOR & LACASSINE PLAYBOYS
  • 3:00 PM - Dance Troupes Recognition
  • 4:00 to 5:30 PM - MIDNIGHT RAMBLERS
  • 5:30 PM - Silent Auction Closes
  • 5:45 to 7:45 PM - GENO DELAFOSSE & FRENCH ROCKIN BOOGIE
  • 8:00 to 11:00 PM - JOEL MARTIN PROJECT
  • SUNDAY - JULY 22, 2012

  • 8:00 AM - French Mass and French Choir
  • 9:00 AM - Coffee and Donut Social
  • 9:00 AM - Arts and Crafts Open
  • 9:15 to 11:00 AM - PHIL MENARD AND LOUISIANA TRAVELERS
  • 11:15 to 11:30 - Introduction of Queens and Visiting Royalty
  • 11:45 to 1:45 PM - GANEY ARSEMENT & LAKESIDE GAMBLERS
  • 12:15 PM - Children's Stage - RON GRANGER'S SCRUB BOARD BAND
  • 2:00 to 4:00 PM - LESA CORMIER & SUNDOWN PLAYBOYS
  • ADMISSION JUST $7.00 - CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE FREE!

    Source: CFMA

    The festival also received an award from the Southwest Louisiana Tourist bureau.

    The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored the Cajun French Music & Food Festival as a 2012 Top 20 Event for the month of July. This is the second year in a row the festival has been named a Top 20 Event.

    Source: Kaylen Fletcher, Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

    So go pass yourself a good time at the CFMA Festival July 20th-22nd, 2012!