Mardi Gras Dances, Downtown Eunice, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
This photo set includes shots of Ryan Simon and the Acadien Cajun Band and of Fred Charlie and the Acadiana Cajuns performing on the Fred Charlie Stage at Walnut and Second Streets in downtown Eunice the Sunday before Mardi Gras Feb. 7, 2016. The Acadiana Cajuns included Gilman Aguillard on fiddle, brother of the late Eldrige Aguillard, who played fiddle with the band for many years.

Where in the past, Eunice had two stages downtown, in 2016, organizers decided to offer only one stage with more bands. It was named in honor of Cajun musician and record producer Fred Charlie, the leader of the Acadiana Cajuns band and the original organizer of the Second Street stage who is still an organizer for the current event. Various businesses and individuals contributed to fund the stage.

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