Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas perform at Louis Armstrong park for the 2018 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival. Photo by Noé Cugny.

2020 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival shares lineup, schedule

The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival returns for its 2020 edition March 28-29 in New Orleans’ Armstrong Park.

BeauSouleil avec Michael Doucet, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas and Sean Ardoin are just a few of the big names on this year’s lineup, which was announced by the festival’s organizing body, the Jazz and Heritage Foundation. The full performance schedule is as follows:

Saturday, March 28, 2020
11am-12:30pm Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys
12:45-2:15pm Rosie Ledet
2:30-4pm Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
4:15-5:30pm Sean Ardoin
5:45-7pm Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas

Sunday, March 29, 2020
11am-12:30pm Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots
12:45-2:15pm Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
2:30-4pm Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band
4:15-5:30pm Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers
5:45-7pm Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet

This year, the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival will include the addition of a free concert on Friday, March 27. Made for dancing, the event will take place at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center.

At the two-day festival itself, folks can expect tons of crawfish, local art and various food vendors. As always, the festival is free and open to the public.