Ancelet Says Festivals Acadiens Will Be Biggest Yet
Dr. Barry Ancelet joined 'Mornings With Ken and Bernie' today to discuss the 38th Annual Festivals Acadiens et Creoles. Ancelet said when the festival started in 1974 they were not trying to start a festival but just to put on a concert. From that first concert in Blackham Coliseum they've grown into a three day festival in Girard Park with over 76 hours of music.
This year as we celebrate Louisiana's 200 hundred years of statehood Ancelet said,
"For the first time and the only time I guess we will have jazz, blue grass, blues and gospel and all the musics that influenced us but in turn we influenced".
72 different groups will perform on two main stages, the folk roots stage, the jam tent, the dance hall stage plus the food fair, crafts fair and demonstrations so the festival will be bigger than ever. Performances start at Bach Lunch Friday at Parc San Souci in downtown Lafayette at 11:30am with music from L'Angelus.
Listen to the interview: