Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Koray Broussard Performs in Zydeco Capital of the World Friday

      Koray Brousard & the Zydeco Unit will take the stage for the Friday, May 27th for Music & Market in Opelousas.  The outdoor event is scheduled from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., with music beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion located just off I-49 exit 19B in Opelousas. 
Koray Broussard
    Broussard is the lead vocalist and accordion player for Koray Broussard & the Zydeco Unit.  The musical heritage within Koray's family started two generations ago with his grandfather, Delton Broussard, his father John Broussard, and his uncle, Jeffery Broussard. In February 2010, he released his first CD titled Trapped.
    Friday’s event will mark the 11th anniversary of Opelousas as Zydeco Capital of the World.  On May 27, 2000, at a special ceremony around the St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square, through a legislative act, the City of Opelousas was designated Zydeco Capital of the World, reflecting the city’s significance in the history and continuing evolution of Zydeco Music.
    In addition to the music, local farmers will be on site with fresh homegrown produce for sale. The featured vegetable is pinto beans.
    Music and Market will be held at the Farmer’s Market at Le Vieux Village. Please leave ice chesst at home. Drinks will be available for purchase at the event.
    This event is presented by our sponsors, City of Opelousas Tourism, CLECO,  Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, MIX 107.1/KSLO, Quik Quarter, St. Landry Parish Government, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Crescent Crown Distributing, St Landry Parish Tourist Commission and Zydeco Online.
     For more information or to find out about vendor opportunities, contact City of Opelousas Tourism Office at 337-948-5227 or 337-948-6263 or visit

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