The 28th Annual Le Cajun Awards and Music Festival has been postponed due to the extensive flooding throughout Louisiana. Originally set for August 18-20, the event will now be rescheduled for a later, to-be-determined date.
Le Cajun Awards and Music Festival is organized by the Cajun French Music Association, a multi-state organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Cajun music and culture. This year’s event was slated to take place at the Rayne Civic Center in Rayne, LA, with an awards ceremony scheduled for Friday night and a dance festival scheduled for Saturday. An opening night party was also set for La Poussiere in Breaux Bridge, LA on Thursday night.
The awards ceremony and festival were to feature performances from Jesse Lege & His Cajun Band, The Mid-City Aces, Donny Broussard & The Louisiana Stars, Sheryl Cornier & the All Girl All Star Cajun Band, Jason Frey & Lagniappe, Ellis Vanicor & The Lacassine Playboys and the CFMA young musicians. A number of honor–including Band of the Year, Best Accordionist, Best Fiddler, Best Male and Female Vocalist, Song of the Year and Best Recording of the Year–were to be awarded on Friday night.
Both Rayne, LA and Breaux Bridge, LA have been affected by the ongoing floods, which have devastated much of the state over the past few days. Those that would like to assist in the relief efforts can donate to Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way, Convoy of Hope, American Red Cross and the Salvation Army or drop off supplies at various locations in the New Orleans metropolitan area.