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Preview: Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Will Coviello on the free weekend festival of indigenous Acadian music

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The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival features two days of Cajun and zydeco bands on two stages at the Old U.S. Mint. Performers on Saturday include Rosie Ledet, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Bruce Daigrepont and Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band. There's also a music stage on Ursulines Street at the French Market in conjunction with the Creole Tomato Festival, and Sean Ardoin, Jonno and the Babineaux Sisters are scheduled there. On Sunday, Lost Bayou Ramblers, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie and Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas are at the Mint. There's also a craft market and food vendors. The event is one of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation's neighborhood festivals. Admission is free. — WILL COVIELLO

What will the weather be like at The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival? Here is the weather forecast courtesy of the WWLTV weather team.

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