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23rd Saulieu Festival

 

 

Each August, for the past 22 years, thousands of people attracted by Cajun and Zydeco music will gather in the small town of Saulieu (Burgundy, France) to share great moments of music, dance, cinema and gastronomy at the Saulieu Cajun & Zydeco Music, Film and Food Festival. In 2016, the Festival will celebrate its 23rd anniversary, a good occasion for having great times and great bands !
 
The guest band from Louisiana this year will be RUSTY METOYER & THE ZYDECO KRUSH.rusty-16 First time in France for this young band who have quickly become The Big Thing in Louisiana these last months. Not to be missed !
Also, 5 excellent bands from this side of the ocean will make people dance throughout the weekend. They are BAL DE MAISON, BLUE BAYOU, PRAIRIE RONDE, BELISAIRE and TON TON GRIS GRIS.
An open stage will be available every afternoon (13:00 - 14:00) at the Covered Market. Next guest stars of the Festival, get started !
The 16th edition of the Saulieu Louisiana Film, mastered by filmmaker  Jean-Pierre Bruneau, will be presenting film projects of music, history and culture of South Louisiana on Thursday 4 August (17:00 - 19:00 and 20:00 - 24:00)
 
Also and again, an extensive training course of C/Z dance and instruments will be held on Saturday 6th. Instructors are Sylviane Jean and Bernard Guihard, Marilyn and Yann Manac'h (dance), Vincent Giarrusso (fiddle), Gilles Kusmeruck (accordion) and Agnes Benar (‘Ti fer and frottoir).
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As for gastronomy, Lafayette famous Chef Michael Richard will cook Cajun meals every evening at Espace Jean Bertin. Come and check the “Savoir Faire” of one of the most renowned Chef of the Cajun Country.


We’ll also have a Farewell Sunday Gras Party on Sunday evening at Espace Jean Bertin (20:00 - 02:00). This will be a Mardi-Gras like party : bring your beads, masks and colours !

 

 

 

 

2016 SAULIEU

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Programm 2016

Download the .pdf agenda by clicking here

 

Friday 5 August

13:00 - 18:30 : dance at the Covered Market
OPEN STAGE
PRAIRIE RONDE (F)
TON TON GRIS GRIS (F)
drinks- sandwiches
 
20:00 - 02:00 : dance at Espace Jean Bertin
RUSTY METOYER & THE ZYDECO KRUSH (USA)
BAL DE MAISON (F)
BELISAIRE (F)
Cajun Restaurant from 19:00


Saturday 6 August

09:30 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:30 : dance and instrument workshops at Centre Social
Registration at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

13:00 - 18:30 : dance at the Covered Market
OPEN STAGE
BAL DE MAISON (F)
BELISAIRE (F)
drinks- sandwiches
 
20:00 - 02:00 : dance at Espace Jean Bertin
RUSTY METOYER & THE ZYDECO KRUSH (USA)
PRAIRIE RONDE (F)
TON TON GRIS GRIS (F)
Cajun Restaurant from 19:00

 

Sunday 7 August

13:00 - 18:30 : dance at the Covered Market
OPEN STAGE
PRAIRIE RONDE (F)
BLUE BAYOU (F)
drinks- sandwiches
 
20:00 - 02:00 : Sunday Gras Party at Espace Jean Bertin
BELISAIRE (F)
TON TON GRIS GRIS (F)
BAL DE MAISON (F)
Cajun Restaurant from 19:00
 

Fees :

Cinema : 5€ afternoon -  5€ night
Workshops : 20€
Afternoon dances : 10€
Night dances : 18€
Weekend Pass (6 dances) : 60€ (can be purchased from Friday 1 pm at the Covered Market)
 

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