Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Zydeco Extravaganza Celebrates 25 Years Sunday in Opelousas

     Zydeco Extravaganza returns for the twenty fifth year and will be held at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino on Sunday, May 29th, 2011. This year’s festival boasts local cuisine from various vendors, an indoor stage in the Evangeline Downs Event Center, along with the customary outdoor stage and some of the biggest names in Zydeco music today.
Geno Delafose
     This year’s lineup includes, Leon Chavis, Brian Jack, Grammy nominee Geno Delafose, Chris Ardoin and NuStep, Keith Frank, the original Zydeco Force and many more.
     Festival organizer Dustin Cravins believes the excitement for the 25th anniversary is extraordinary.
    “Every year we are amazed at how much we have continued to grow and this year is no different. What separates us from other events, are our epic performances, and being our 25th anniversary fans are expecting something magical and we certainly won’t disappoint!” says Cravins.
     Zydeco Extravaganza was begun 25 years ago by the Cravins family in an attempt to revitalize the suffering Creole culture. Since then, the culture has seen an unprecedented renaissance and Zydeco Extravaganza has become the largest one day Zydeco festival in the world, drawing thousands of music lovers to the annual celebration each Memorial Day weekend.
Brian Jack
    Presale tickets are on sale at Cravins Insurance Agency in Lafayette (337)234-9695 and Opelousas(337)942-8784, along with a free commemorative t-shirt while supplies last. For more information on Zydeco Extravaganza please visit,  or contact Dustin Cravins at 337-594-3137.

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