Festival International de Louisiane started in 1986 to celebrate its native cultures through performing arts. It is committed to maintaining the venue as a free, community-supported event.
A visit to New Orleans is a sensory treat, but the 2014 version of the French Quarter Festival takes your senses to a whole new level.
Every year I head to Lafayette, La. for an international spring festival with little or no idea of the bands I will see. The quality of musical performers is outstanding, and I find one or two bands that become a favorite that I place on my future "must see" list.
Unique: 1. Having no like or equal. 2. Being the only one of a kind. 3. Highly unusual. All of these definitions apply to the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, La., which began in 1960.
Festival International de Louisiane is a springtime music festival in Downtown Lafayette, La. bringing talented artists from all over the world to a five-day free festival.
"St. Louis and New Orleans have been linked forever," says Mark "Sunny Boy" Mason. Every Tuesday afternoon, 4-7 p.m. Central, he proves it, bringing a Mardi Gras of music to the airwaves with his 88.1 KDHX show Howzit Bayou?
When it comes to getting the zydeco party started, few performers can compete with Terrance Simien. And at Simien's party, all ages are invited. The Grammy-winning artist took spin on the Musical Merry-Go-Round for an exclusive live performance.