Al “Lil Fats” Jackson, KBON Music Festival, Oct. 6, 2019
Al “Lil Fats” Jackson and his band performed at noontime Sunday Oct. 6, 2019, during the 14th annual KBON Music Festival held at the Rayne Pavilion Oct. 4-6. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana.

I photographed Al Jackson circa 1998 at Le Festival de la Viande Boucanée in Ville Platte when I was assembling photos for tourism pages to upload to LSU at Eunice’s web site, my first effort to use photography online. I’ve included the only photo I have from back then, which was scaled down for the Internet of that era when connections were slow. I haven’t seen him on stage since then, so I was pleased when I saw he was part of this year’s KBON Music Festival.

For more about Al “Lil Fats” Jackson (his repertoire includes excellent renditions of Fats Domino numbers), go to

For a listing of Cajun and Zydeco bands and Mardi Gras photos included on these Flickr pages, go to or
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