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Opelousas Tourism presents Zydeco Music exhibit
The City of Opelousas Tourism is excited to announce the debut of “Zydeco Music” exhibit, which explores the development and culture of this unique, Louisiana-born style of music and dance.


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The City of Opelousas Tourism is excited to announce the debut of “Zydeco Music” exhibit, which explores the development and culture of this unique, Louisiana-born style of music and dance. The presentation includes seven panels that display the legends of zydeco, the history and information on how these Creole sounds developed from the colonial period to the present in South Louisiana.

The traveling portion of the exhibit, which will be available for loan to other organizations across the state, will be set up for viewing at the annual Zydeco Breakfast in Opelousas scheduled for September 5, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. under the oak trees surrounding the historic St. Landry Parish Courthouse. This year, festival goers and music lovers will experience the sounds of Wayne & Same Ol 2-Step. Learn more at cityofopelousas.com

The Zydeco Breakfast is held in conjunction with the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Plaisance, which celebrates its 33rd year. This year, the festival pays tribute to the late John Delafose, and features Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie; Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band; Lil Nate and Zydeco Big Timers; Leon Chaves and many others.

Zydeco exhibit will be displayed in the Jarrell House of the Vieux Village Welcome Center, in Opelousas at 828 E Landry St. The Center is open M –F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sat, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 337-948-6263.

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