Afternoon at Zydeco Extravaganza, Opelousas, May 26, 2013
The photos in this set were taken at 27th annual Zydeco Extravaganza, held at the Evangeline Downs Racetrack, Casino, and Hotel in Opelousas. The event featured two stages. I was there from about 2 p.m. until a little after 6 p.m. The music continued after I left until late in the evening.

The bands in this set include Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie, Rusty Metoyer and Zydeco Krush, Koray Brossard and the Zydeco Unit, Double Trouble Zydeco (with the zydeco twins, Ben and Bervick Guillory), Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, and Wayne Singleton and Same Ol’ 2 Step (a couple of shots just as I was leaving). Also included are a few shots of the accordion contest, including Vincent Cole, the Zydeco Superman, a perennial entrant who again finished out of the money but who deserves a prize for showmanship.

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