Louisiana folks love their Cajun music and go out and enjoy it every chance they get. Whether it's at a festival, on the radio, or just playing it on their phone or Bluetooth speakers during an event at their house, you will hear the squeezebox all over South Louisiana.

The Cajun French Music Association, CFMA for short, Lake Charles Chapter always puts on great events to support and promote our Cajun music. They are a group that's mission is to promote the Cajun culture, language, heritage, and music and keep the tradition going for generations to come.

Mike Soileau and Dad, Dave Soileau 1992 Live Broadcast
Mike Soileau and Dad, Dave Soileau 1992 Live Broadcast

On a side note, my dad Dave Soileau was the president of The Cajun French Music Association's Lake Charles Chapter and I was on the board for a few years. We love this organization because of the mission that I listed above but the most important thing about being involved with this organization is because we are Cajuns, we want to keep our heritage alive.

Coming up on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, The Cajun French Music Association will hold their annual Cajun Day at their building located at 3481 East Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles.

The day will be filled with a sweet shop, Live music, and food. They will have BBQ pork steak dinners available for $10. The event will be from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is $7 per person but kids 12 and under get in free.  

Accordion (Photo by TSM/C Fruge)

They will have live Cajun music all day. Here is the lineup.

  • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm --Kaleb Trahan and the Laccasine Playboys featuring Ellis Vanicor
  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Cajun Strong

So mark your calendar for a day filled with dancing, food, and great live Cajun music right here in Lake Charles.

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