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 Open9:30 AM - Opening Ceremonies10:00 to 11:45 AM - CHRIS MILLER AND BAYOU ROOTS12:00 to 1:45 PM - CAJUN ON DEMAND12:30 PM - "Dancing With The Cajun Stars" Dance Contest Cajun Waltz and Two Step1:00 to 3:00 PM - Children's Cajun Waltz Dance Contest1:45 to 2:00 PM - Live Auction and introduction of Queens and Visiting Royalty2:00 to 3:45 PM - ELLIS VANICOR & LACASSINE PLAYBOYS3:00 PM - Dance Troupes Recognition4:00 to 5:30 PM - MIDNIGHT RAMBLERS5:30 PM - Silent Auction Closes5:45 to 7:45 PM - GENO DELAFOSSE & FRENCH ROCKIN BOOGIE8:00 to 11:00 PM - JOEL MARTIN PROJECT
SUNDAY - JULY 22, 20128:00 AM - French Mass and French Choir9:00 AM - Coffee and Donut Social9:00 AM - Arts and Crafts Open9:15 to 11:00 AM - PHIL MENARD AND LOUISIANA TRAVELERS11:15 to 11:30 - Introduction of Queens and Visiting Royalty11:45 to 1:45 PM - GANEY ARSEMENT & LAKESIDE GAMBLERS12:15 PM - Children's Stage - RON GRANGER'S SCRUB BOARD BAND2:00 to 4:00 PM - LESA CORMIER & SUNDOWN PLAYBOYS
ADMISSION JUST $7.00 - CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE FREE!
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!