Festival International Presented by LUS Fiber, Releases Official 2017 Mobile App Powered by Cypress Bayou Casino

March 29, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: April Courville, Marketing Director april@festivalinternational.org

Lafayette, LA – The Official 2017 Festival Mobile App Powered by Cypress Bayou Casino is now available for download on Android and iPhones. The Festival mobile app is the official electronic guide and one-stop shop for all things Festival International! The mobile app, designed by Avai, features the full lineup, schedule, sponsors, after-hours events, food vendors and weather updates.

In addition to the artists’ lineup, schedule, and after-hours events, there is now a brand new feature that allows people to sign up to volunteer, purchase a festival pass or merchandise, right within the app. Information about the artists, events, and sponsors will also be included in the Official Festival Guide, distributed by The Current and ABiz out on newsstands April 1, 2017. Marketing Director, April Courville encourages festival-goers to download the app for real-time updates. “We use the app’s push notifications for real-time updates during the event, such as weather delays or schedule changes,” she said. “It is the best way to stay informed during the Festival.”

Mobile App Highlights include:

Buy Passes: The Lagniappe Pass and Bons Temps Pass will be available to purchase.
Become an Amis: Users can become Amis and donate to the Festival from the mobile device.
Get Festival Merch: This feature will make shopping for all Festival gear easy.
Festival Leauxcal Supporters: The mobile app will feature all of the organizations who made the Festival possible through sponsorship and Festival Leauxcal program.
Volunteer Sign-Up: Sign up for volunteer shifts easily on the mobile app. Simply select a volunteer area and the shift from the convenience of a cell phone.
Full Lineup: The filter feature allows filtering options by performer, day, or stage, plus the option to build a custom schedule and sync with the calendar on your mobile device. The custom schedule feature allows users to plan each day based on the performances and activities they’d like to see.
Artist Info: Click on any artist to read bios, watch videos, view the website and follow social media pages.
Vendors: A full listing of all Cuisine, Arts & Crafts vendors at Festival. Filter by stage to find out which vendors are closest to a particular location.
Festival Info: Information is available on all things Festival, including emergency assistance, shuttle schedule, Festival Merchandise hours, and lost & found.
Weather: Festival forecast provided by KATC TV3 Doppler 3000.

The 2017 Festival International App Powered by Cypress Bayou Casino is available for free download for Android and iPhones under Festival International de Louisiane.

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About Festival International de Louisiane

Festival International de Louisiane is a non-profit organization that produces the largest International music and arts festival in the United States with a special emphasis on the connection between Acadiana and the Francophone world and an estimated economic impact of 49 million annually. With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual festival features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts. The 5-day festival is held in April transforming downtown Lafayette, Louisiana into an entertainment mecca.
Celebrate 31 years of Festival International de Louisiane, April 26-30, 2017!

Festival International de Louisiane
315 Lee Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70501
337-232-8086
www.festivalinternational.org
April 26-30, 2017

For Immediate Release: Le Grand Tour 2017 to Include Festival International de Louisiane

March 7, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: April Courville, Marketing Director april@festivalinternational.org

Lafayette, LA – Le Grand Tour is a Francophone voyage of five continents in a hundred stages, including twenty in France, to be held throughout 2017.

For the first time since its inception, Festival International de Louisiane, presented by LUS Fiber has been selected as one of the stops on the tour. “We are extremely honored that Le Grand Tour extends its visits outside of France this year,” expressed Consul Général of France Grégor Trumel, “and what better way of highlighting francophone culture than this unique festival… in Louisiana of course!”

“Le Grand Tour brings together great cultural and heritage events, which were selected for their ability to reveal and illustrate the wealth, diversity, and vitality of the Francophone culture. This year’s tour is to be held, for the first time since its inception, outside of France. The 100 events worldwide, varying from dance to photography, were selected to make 2017 a global celebration of the Francophonie culture! This directly aligns with our founders’ intent 31 years ago,” said Steven Gaubert, Board President for Festival International. “We are the largest International Music & Arts Festival in the United States and we are honored that Le Grand Tour chose us as the one event in the USA to align themselves with.”

Le Grand Tour is under the patronage of the President of the Republic and supported by Jean-Marie Le Guen, Secretary of State for Development and Francophonie, in collaboration with the International Organization of la Francophonie and its Secretary General, Michaëlle Jean.

More Information About Le Grand Tour

About the Consulate General of France in Louisiana

The Consulate General of France in Louisiana was founded in 1803, following the sale of the Louisiana territory to the United States by Napoleon Bonaparte. It is the oldest French consulate in the United States. The Consulate’s principal missions include consular assistance to the French community in Louisiana; support of French language educational programs; development of French cultural initiatives; facilitation of economic exchange between France and Louisiana. The Consul General of France in Louisiana, Mr. Grégor Trumel, is the Consulate’s chief of mission.

About Festival International de Louisiane

Festival International de Louisiane is a non-profit organization that produces the largest International music and arts festival in the United States with a special emphasis on the connection between Acadiana and the Francophone world and an estimated economic impact of 49 million annually. With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual festival features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts. The 5-day festival is held in April transforming downtown Lafayette, Louisiana into an entertainment mecca.
Celebrate 31 years of Festival International de Louisiane, April 26-30, 2017!

Festival International de Louisiane
315 Lee Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70501
337-232-8086
www.festivalinternatinal.org
April 26-30, 2017

For Immediate Release: (LIME) Connects Local Musicians to the Rest of the World

March 16, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: April Courville, Marketing Director april@festivalinternational.org

Lafayette, LA – Festival International’s Louisiana International Music Exchange (LIME) celebrates 10 years of bringing South Louisiana music to the world. Now in its tenth year, the one-day LIME event features Louisiana music showcases, music industry panels, and networking. The networking event will be held Friday, April 28th from 1 – 4 pm at Warehouse 535. Music showcases will feature fantasy pop group Rareluth and alternative Creole band Sean Ardoin + Zydekool. Local musicians looking to expand their audience and business knowledge will have a chance to network with visiting industry professionals from all over the United States.

LIME began as a response to an effort by the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism’s Office of Cultural Development to look for new and innovative ways to boost Louisiana’s cultural economy. LIME was the first to answer this call, using Festival International as the setting for interaction between the musicians of Acadiana and a bevy of presenters, agents, and labels. The Louisiana International Music Exchange forms a network between artists and presenters but also increases the economic wealth of Louisiana by creating jobs and futures.

There are also Festival After Hours showcases at live music venues throughout downtown. These events are offered to encourage professional networking opportunities for Louisiana musicians and help music industry professionals broaden their musical experience during Festival International de Louisiane, presented by LUS Fiber. Festival After Hours venues includes Warehouse 535, Phillyanna and Artmosphere.

Louisiana musicians and music business students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette get in free but must pre-register. Registration: https://festivalinternationallime2017.eventbrite.com

To learn more about LIME, visit http://festivalint.wpengine.com/events/ or www.facebook.com/louisianainternationalmusicexchange.

About Festival International de Louisiane

Festival International de Louisiane is a non-profit organization that produces the largest International music and arts festival in the United States with a special emphasis on the connection between Acadiana and the Francophone world and an estimated economic impact of 49 million annually. With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual festival features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts. The 5-day festival is held in April transforming downtown Lafayette, Louisiana into an entertainment mecca.
Celebrate 31 years of Festival International de Louisiane, April 26-30, 2017!

Festival International de Louisiane
315 Lee Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70501
337-232-8086
www.festivalinternatinal.org
April 26-30, 2017

Festival International de Louisiane Announces 2017 Special Events and Full Schedule 

Festival International de Louisiane Announces 2017 Special Events and Full Schedule 

Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Louisiane has released the 2017 schedule. This year’s Festival International, presented by LUS Fiber includes new events such as theater productions, art exhibits, visual installations and special after-hours events.

Festival International is proud to be a festival of music, arts, and theater. The 2017 schedule allows festival goers to plan their experience and take in the many performances throughout the season.

Some special exhibits include:
Tartuffe (The Imposter) at Cite des Arts
An Explosion of Words and Sounds: A Gathering of French Poets at Cite des Arts and The Hive @ 810 Jefferson Street
Creole One Man Show at Cite des Arts and The Hive @ 810 Jefferson Street
Sandra Eula Lee: Make of / Make do at the Hilliard University Art Museum
Official Art of Festival International at Acadiana Center for the Arts

 
More information on Special Events and Exhibits can be found at http://festivalint.wpengine.com/events/

Full schedule can be found online at festivalinternational.org/schedule

About Festival International de Louisiane

Festival International de Louisiane is a non-profit organization that produces the largest International music and arts festival in the United States with a special emphasis on the connection between Acadiana and the Francophone world and an estimated economic impact of 49 million annually.  With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual festival features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts. The 5-day festival is held in April transforming downtown Lafayette, Louisiana into an entertainment mecca.
Celebrate 31 years of Festival International de Louisiane, April 26-30, 2017!

Festival International Announces Volunteer Opportunities

Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Louisiane is actively looking for smiling faces to volunteer in a variety of positions during this year’s Festival International, presented by LUS Fiber, April 26-30, 2017. Festival International is known for the supporters and volunteers that help out year after year. The organization relies on upwards of 2,000 volunteers to assure the event is a success.

Registration is now open through the online Volunteer Center at www.festivalinternational.org/volunteer (http://festivalinternational.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/) . Users can view all of the volunteer opportunities and register for the area and shift times of choice. The online system will allow individuals and groups to register, create their own schedule and track hours worked. Volunteers are vital to the longevity and success of Festival year after year.

Festival International is looking for a variety of volunteers to work in the following areas:

-Artist Hospitality

-Festival Merchandise

-Marché Hospitality

-Musicians’ Village Cafe

-Pin Sellers

-Recycling

-Chevron Scène des Jeunes (Youth Area)

-Security

-Tickets

For more information on job descriptions, shifts, and how you can be a Festival Volunteer, please visit www.festivalinternational.org/volunteer or email: volunteer@festivalinternational.org

About Festival International de Louisiane Festival International de Louisiane is a non-profit organization that produces the largest International music and arts festival in the United States with a special emphasis on the connection between Acadiana and the Francophone world and an estimated economic impact of 49 million annually. With over 300,000 festival goers every year, the annual festival features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts. The 5-day festival is held in April transforming downtown Lafayette, Louisiana into an entertainment mecca. Celebrate 31 years of Festival International de Louisiane, April 26-30, 2017! Festival International de Louisiane 315 Lee Ave. Lafayette, LA 70501 337-232-8086 www.festivalinternatinal.org April 26-30, 2017

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