Music and Market in Opelousas continues Friday, May 11 with Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns. The free outdoor concert will break from the Farmer’s Market location and head to downtown Opelousas on the St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square.
The event is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with music beginning at 6:00 p.m. Okra, this week’s featured vegetable, will be available for sale and samples.
Voted Best Cajun/Zydeco Band seven years in a row for The Times of Acadiana Awards, Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns have been playing music for over a decade.
With six CDs under their belt, the band has become one of the most sought-after acts playing along the Gulf Coast at festivals, events and clubs. When he’s not playing music, Bergeron is a paramedic for Acadian Ambulance, where he’s worked for more than 20 years.
Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for seating. Because beverages sales for the concert series go towards and event expenses, ice chests will not be allowed.
The remaining spring 2012 lineup for Music & Market features:
May 18 - Warren Storm, Willie Tee and Cypress (swamp pop); tomatoes; Courthouse Square
May 25 - Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys (Creole); squash
This event is presented by City of Opelousas Tourism with support from St. Landry Homestead, Delta Media, Acadiana Council for the Arts (ACA), LA Division of the Arts, Union Pacific Railroad, Delta Media Corporation, CenterPoint Energy, Louisiana Lottery, Shop Rite, IESI, American Bank, Bodemuller the Printer and Cleco.
For more information or to find out about vendor opportunities, call 337-948-6263 or visit www.cityofopelousas.com