Laborde Earles Law Firm is once again a proud sponsor of Festival International in Lafayette, Louisiana. Festival International is a five-day music and arts festival that celebrates the Acadiana region’s connection to Francophone culture. This festival is one of the largest international music and arts festivals in the United States with an outstanding 300,000 local, national, and international attendees each year. If in attendance, you will see amazing musicians from over 20 countries as well as exhibits and other visual art displays.
The purpose of this annual event is to educate the public about and develop an appreciation for the achievements and artistic expressions of the thriving Louisiana French culture as well as other global cultures in the area.
This is a non-ticketed event, free to the general public. The festival will take place April 24th-28th in downtown Lafayette. The line-up on the Laborde Earles sponsored stage is as follows:
Wednesday, April 24
6:30 pm-7:45 pm The Daily Advertiser Presents: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
8:15 pm-9:30 pm Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
Thursday, April 25
6:00 pm-7:00 pm JD Bank Presents: Yvette Landry & The Jukes
7:45 pm-9:00 pm The Flying Balalaika Brothers
9:45 pm-11:00 pm Gato Preto
Friday, April 26
5:00 pm-6:00 pm Mdou Moctar
6:30 pm-7:45 pm Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire
8:30 pm-9:45 pm Dobet Gnahoré
Saturday, April 27
9:00 am-9:45 am Lane Mack & The Balladeers
12:30 pm-1:45 pm Le Vent du Nord
2:30 pm-3:45 pm Söndörgő
4:30 pm-5:45 pm Moonlight Benjamin
6:30 pm-7:45 pm Doctor Nativo
8:30 pm-9:45 pm LUS Fiber Presents: Lemon Bucket Orkestra
Sunday, April 28
11:00 am-12:00 pm French Mass
12:45 pm-1:30 pm Bagad Plougastell
2:15 pm-3:15 pm The Hooten Hallers
3:45 pm-5:00 pm Sweet Crude
5:30 pm-6:45 pm Louie Fontaine & Starlight Searchers
View the full schedule here.
Come Show Support
Please come support the amazing music and arts scene that makes Louisiana the fun and lively place that the attorneys at Laborde Earles Law Firm are proud to call home. Stop by our tent during the festival to pick up some Laborde Earles swag, and enter our raffle for a chance to win tickets to the second week of the Jazz Festival in New Orleans. We hope to see you there!