Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Opelousas celebrates Spice & Music Festival June 1-2

    The Opelousas Spice & Music Festival, a celebration highlighting the area’s unique culture, is scheduled for June 1-2, 2012, at South City Park in Opelousas. This year’s festival offers an exciting lineup of musical performers which include Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express, Chris Ardoin & NuStep, J Paul Jr. and the Zydeco Nubreeds, Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns, and Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames. 
Geno Delafose
    The festival will offer Cajun and Creole food lovers plenty of mouthwatering dishes, including entrees like jambalaya, red beans and rice, fried catfish and more. The festival will also include activities such as arts & crafts vendors and a kid’s activity center with a rock wall and fun jumps. 
    South City Park is located at 1524 S. Market Street, Opelousas, and is easy to access from Interstate I-49 and Hwy 190. There is plenty of free parking. RV accommodations are also available at South City Park by calling (337) 948-2562. 
    Festival admission is $7 for adults. Admission for children (10 years and younger) is $3. 
    For more information, visit www.opelousasspiceandmusicfestival.com or call 800-424-5442 or (337) 948-6263.

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