Monday, July 11, 2011

Zydeco Breakfast fuels Zydeco Festival weekend

    Lil Wayne and Same Ol’ Two Step bring their high-energy zydeco sounds to the 9th annual Zydeco Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 under the oak trees surrounding the historical St. Landry Parish Courthouse. Wayne Singleton and band produce both old- and new-style zydeco with a distinct way of blending the two. 
    Singleton is a young but very knowledgeable musician who cut his teeth with zydeco legends Beau Jocque, Keith Frank and Zydeco Force.   
Wayne Singleton
    Held in conjunction with the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Plaisance, the City of Opelousas, the “Zydeco Music Capital of the World”, along with Opelousas Main Street, host the annual downtown event. This year, the Zydeco Festival celebrates its 29th year. 
    After the Zydeco Breakfast, folks are invited to the Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center located at 315 Main Street in Opelousas for an exhibit which features a unique glimpse of zydeco. Walking Tour guides of the Historic District will also be available during the event. 
    Other festival related events include:
·         Aug. 5 -- Zydeco Media Event Kick-off for the Zydeco Festival, Farmer's Market, 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Open to the public. Official Proclamation and Ribbon Cutting opens Zydeco Season 2011. Live zydeco band and Creole food. (337) 942-2392.
·         Aug. 6- --The 6th Annual Zydeco King & Queen Ball, North Park Teen Center, 1524 S. Market St., Opelousas. Live music. 9 p.m. - until. $10 admission. (337) 942-2392.
·          Aug. 20-21 -- Annual Fun Run, South Park, Opelousas. Zydeco Family Fun Day in the park with music, food and awards for participation in the 5K (official registered track) or 1-mile walk or run. Contact (337) 942-2392.  
    For more information about the City of Opelousas Zydeco Breakfast, call 337-948-6263 or visit  For more information about the Zydeco Festival, visit

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