24th annual Zydeco Extravaganza, Sunday, May 30, 2010
I arrived a little before 1 p.m. at the 24th annual Zydeco Extravaganza, held the Sunday before Memorial Day, featuring two stages of high energy zydeco entertainment. In recent years, Zydeco Extravaganza has been held at the Evangeline Downs Race Track and Casino in Opelousas, LA. There's an outdoor stage and an indoor stage in the new capacious Event Center. By early evening, both areas were packed with zydeco fans. The indoor stage closed about 7 p.m., but bands on the outdoor stage kept the party going until about midnight. I was worn out by 9 p.m., so the sets in this collection include all of the bands except the closign act, Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band. Some sets also include a few photos of dancers.
For a listing of Cajun and Zydeco bands and Mardi Gras photos included on these Flickr pages, go to www.cajunzydecophotos.com