We're on the move - and getting ready for a very special housewarming!

We're very excited to announce that we have a new home!

We'll close our programming year with a very special Housewarming Party from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at our new home in the historic Begnaud House at 340 Fisher Road on the grounds of the Bayou Vermilion District in Lafayette.

Our new address: 340 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA 70508. Our phone number is still 337-234-8360.

Our housewarming party will be held in conjunction with Vermilionville's weekly jam session, and will celebrate our ongoing partnership with Lafayette's Bayou Vermilion District. Please save the date, and stay tuned for more details.


Grammy-nominated artist is one of our 2012 DBCCHW Instructors!

Accordionist extraordinaire Steve Riley, who, along with his band The Mamou Playboys, has just been nominated for a Grammy for their latest album Grand Isle, will be one of the full-time instructors at our 2012 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week, April 20-27, 2012! Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys will also be one of the featured bands at the 2012 DBCCHW.

You can check out all the instructors for the 2012 DBCCHW here.


ROOTSTOCK at Rock'n'Bowl in New Orleans, 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1!

Louisiana Folk Roots and Bayou Teche Brewing present a very special night of music, beer and dancing in celebration of the release of the critically acclaimed "En Français: Cajun'n'Creole Rock'n'Roll" CD and two new LA-31 beers! Check out this lineup!

The Lost Bayou Ramblers

Corey "Lil' Pop" Ledet & His Zydeco Band

LA-31 Bière Pâle

LA-31 Boucanée

LA-31 Grenade

LA-31 Bière Noire

LA-31 Bière de Joi - Mello Dubbel

Proceeds from this great event benefit Louisiana Folk Roots and its mission to perpetuate and share the incredible musical and cultural heritage of southwest Louisiana.

There will be great Louisiana food and a book signing on tap, and copies of the all-star CD of classic rock'n'pop songs performed in French will be available for purchase at ROOTSTOCK at Rock’n’Bowl, too!

Advance tickets are just $12. For tickets, please visit Merci, and we'll see you there!


Registration is now open for the 2012 Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week!

Our thirteenth annual Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week takes place April 20-27, 2012, at beautiful Chicot State Park near Ville Platte, Louisiana. Make your plans now to join us in April, 2012!

Learn from our incomparable full-time instructors, and enjoy a week of amazing Cajun and Creole cuisine and instruction coordinated by our Culinary Director Chef Patrick Mould, along with incredible dance instruction coordinated by Millie Ortego!

Our Roots Heritage Festival Day, Super Jam Sunday, and our nightly Stompin' at the Swamp dances will feature the talents of Balfa Toujours, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, The Band Courtbouillon, and many other outstanding Cajun, Creole and zydeco bands!


Louisiana Folk Roots at 2011's Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

Here's our entire schedule for this year's Festivals Acadiens et Créoles in Lafayette's Girard Park. Be sure to stop by our Atelier stage and our Jam des Amis Tent to catch these great workshops, performances and super jam sessions!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

LFR Atelier

11 a.m.-Noon: LFR Kids' Camp Spotlight hosted by Henry Hample

12:15-1:15 p.m.: Cedric Watson and D’Jalma Garnier 

1:30-3:00 p.m.: The Acadian Connection featuring Unisson, Hert Leblanc, Bruce Daigrepont and Blake Miller, facilitated by Valerie Broussard Boston and Lucius Fontenot

3:15-4:15 p.m.: Marce Lacouture’s Festival Community Chorus with special guest David Greely

4:30-6:00 p.m.: McCauley, Reed & Vidrine Reunion

LFR Jam des Amis Tent

12:30-2:00 p.m.: Corey Arceneaux

 2:15-3:45 p.m.: UL Lafayette Traditional Music Ensemble 


Sunday, October 16, 2011

LFR Atelier

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Twin Fiddling with Jonno Frishberg and Gina Forsyth

12:45-1:45 p.m.: Christine Balfa, Courtney Granger and Tony Balfa

2:00-3:00 p.m.: Classie Ballou Jr., Jeffery Broussard, D’Jalma Garnier and Brandon Ledet

3:15-4:30 p.m.: A Memorial Tribute to Peppy Carmello

LFR Jam des Amis Tent

12:30-2:00 p.m.: Sheryl & Russell Cormier

2:15-3:45 p.m.: Brazos Huval