2017 Special Events
Poster & Pin Unveiling & opening of “Crafting the South Louisiana Sound” at Hilliard University Art Museum
Kickoff for Downtown Alive!
Crafting the South Louisiana Sound: Tools of Cajun & Creole Music Symposium Vermilionville
Welcome - Dr. Michael Martin, Dr. Barry Ancelet and Patrick Mould
Keynote Address - Dr. Mark DeWitt "Expressions of Human Intelligence and Creativity: Musical Instruments Worldwide and Here at Home"
A Band of Builders - Dr. Michael Martin, moderator; Joel Pautz, Randy Falcon, Kenny Champagne and Jay Steiner
LA Folklife Survey Update - Maida Owens Presentation of the Louisiana Folklife Tradition Bearer Award honoring Randy Falcon with Louisiana Folklife Commissioner John Sharp
Buffet Lunch in Performance Center ($15)
Master & Apprentice - Dr. Barry Ancelet, moderator Tina Pilione and Moisey Baudoin; Larry Miller and Jay Miller; Anya Burgess and Chris Segura
Sourcing Local to Create the Contemporary South Louisiana Sound - Karl Fontenot, moderator Chris Stafford, Jason Harrington, Milton Guilbeau and Frank Kincel
Closing Remarks - Dr. Michael Martin, Dr. Barry Ancelet and Patrick Mould
A donation of $10 is suggested to attend.
Festivals Acadiens et Creoles opening with Cutting of the Boudin at 5 p.m.
TintaMardiGras LINE PARADE
Corner of Lewis St. & Johnston St.
2:00 p.m. staging | 2:15 p.m. depart | arrive at Girard Park
Scéne Ma Louisiane Festival Stage at 3:00 p.m.
Ossun Mardi Gras: Capitaine Megan Brown & Adam Doucet
Grand Marais: Capitaine Thomas Deshotel
Lafayette Mardi Gras Association
Soul Express Brass Band
Lafayette Creole Head Hunters - Mardi Gras Indians
Final day of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles