Music is an essential part of our celebration. Please join us and enjoy these fabulous bands! 

Saturday, November 2, 2019:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm --  The Has Beans

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Yvette Landry

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Major Handy

Sunday, November 3, 2019:

10:00 am - 1:00 pm -- Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boyz

1:30 pm - end of festival -- Fa Tras Cajun Band

Saturday, November 3:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Has Beans

The Has Beans perform an eclectic mix of Cajun, Zydeco, Americana, Swamp Blues as well as an ever expanding repertoire of original songs. Unafraid to color outside of the lines, but always keeping that strong South Louisiana groove going. The Has Beans are a band that could only have come out of the fertile musical climate of Lafayette, Louisiana!

Musicians Danny Kimball (drums), Ward Lormand (accordion), Blake Castille (guitar), Phil Kaelin (guitar), Tommy Bodin (bass) and Michael Pollock (fiddle) all spent years playing, absorbing and learning from the legends of Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music. Has Beans inspiration and namesake comes from Red Beans and Rice Revue (including original "Bean" Danny Kimball), who were one of the early influences of Cajun music to the youth of South Louisiana in the mid 1970’s.


Saturday, November 3:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Yvette Landry

Grammy nominated Musician. Author. Educator. Interpreter. Yvette Landry grew up in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, where she learned an appreciation for the music, dance, stories and language of her Cajun culture.

Yvette is a musician/singer/songwriter/author who continues to tour worldwide as a multi-instrumentalist. She has performed with hosts of musicians including Darrell Scott, Rhonda Vincent, and most recently with Vince Gill and The Time Jumpers.

Over the past several years, Yvette has traveled the world and played countless cultural festivals and venues. She toured Russia and served as a Cultural Ambassador on behalf of the Library of Congress, and has graced the stage at both the Library of Congress and John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

Elected as Governor to the Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy, Yvette strives to bring cultures and traditions together. Since her debut CD, “Should Have Known” in 2010, Yvette has released four more CD’s: “No Man’s Land” “Me & T-Coe’s Country,” “Oh What A Silent Night” (Valcour Records), and “Louisiana Lovin’” with her new group, Yvette Landry & The Jukes.

Saturday, November 3:  
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Major Handy

A musician for over 58 years, Major Handy was born and raised as the oldest of seven children in St. Martinville, La., a rural town about 15 miles southeast of Lafayette, considered to be the heart of the Creole and Cajun melting pot. Like many people from St. Martinville, Handy’s hearitage is Creole. Handy’s earliest musical inspiration came from his father who had an old accordion that he toyed with as nothing more than a pastime, along with some cousins who were “fooling around” with music. “I saw that and I wanted to take it and be better”, Handy says. “The first thing I picked up was a guitar, and I took it from there.” His first professional gig came on bass in a cousin’s band. From there, it was back to guitar and eventually accordion as a bandleader. In between, he played in the bands of Rockin’ Dopsie for many years as well as in the very first incarnation of Buckwheat Zydeco just after Buckwheat had left Clifton Chenier. Over his 40 years in music, Major Handy has toured much of the world with a number of his own bands, including seven years working as a bandleader in Northern Canada.

Sunday, November 3:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boyz

Founded in 2001 and hailing from Duson, Louisiana, Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boyz play a traditional style of zydeco with a touch of funk.

Sunday, November 4:
1:30 pm - end of Celebration

Fa Tras Cajun Band

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The Confrérie d' Abbeville

P O Box 1272

Abbeville, LA 70511

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