Festival Guide Sponsors

Borden’s
Canada/New Brunswick
Cedar Grocery
Codofil
Corner Bar
Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge
Developing Lafayette
DTA
Eat Lafayette
Festival Acadiens & Creole
Greg Moreaux
Guardian Angels’ Fund
IberiaBank
IDI Workplace
JD Bank
La Carreta
Lafayette Airport
Lafayette Music Academy
LUS 
LUS Fiber
Moncus Park
Nabil Loli
Nitetown
Pouparts
School of Rock
Shelter Insurance
St Martin Parish
Stirling Properties
Tsunami
UL Lafayette
UL Lafayette
Vermilionville

Virtual Festival Sunday

AOC Digital Archive Presentation:

shown on AOC TV and AOC Facebook page


1:00Sargent GarciaFrance/Cuba2013
2:15TinariwenMali2014

Virtual Festival Friday, presented by JD Bank:

on AOC TV and Festival International Facebook Page


*Starting times for the day and order of performances will be accurate. Due to the nature of our live streaming, the exact times of all performances will “breathe”. We are providing the approximate hour markers to give you some reference of expectations.

We will be streaming these shows live on our Facebook Page. Ideally, try to watch on a TV or computer with some good speakers.

TimeOrderArtistCountryYear
4:001Natu CamaraGuineaVirtual
2 Julian Primeaux LouisianaVirtual
 3Gregg Martinez, G.G. Shinn, & T.K. HulinLouisiana2017
 4Major HandyLouisianaVirtual
 5Lisa LeBlancNew Brunswick2015
 6Lone PiñonNew MexicoVirtual
 5:007Angélique KidjoBenin2015
8Jacques SuretteNova ScotiaVirtual
9Charles BradleyU.S.2013
 10Jelly ToastLouisianaVirtual
11Jeffery Broussard & the Creole CowboysLouisiana2017
 6:0012DelgresFrance/GuadeloupeVirtual
 13The WailersJamaica2013
 14SinkaneSudan/U.S.Virtual
15GIVERS w/ Special Guests Tom Tom Club, Mokoomba, & Dickie LandryLouisiana/U.S.2017
16Finale w/ Sinkane & special guestsSudan/Haiti/France/Guadeloupe/Brazil/Guinea/Louisiana/ZimbabweVirtual

Virtual Festival Saturday

AOC Digital Archive Presentation:

shown on AOC TV and AOC Facebook page


2:00Chic GamineManitoba2013
3:15BajoliDR Congo/Belgium2014

Virtual Festival Friday, presented by LUS:

on AOC TV and Festival International Facebook Page


We will be streaming these shows live on our Facebook Page. Ideally, try to watch on a TV or computer with some good speakers.

TimeOrderArtistCountryYear
5:001Natu CamaraGuineaVirtual
 2Red BaraatIndia/U.S.2017
 3Eric DionQuébecVirtual
6:004Leyla McCallaLouisiana/HaitiVirtual
 5GuGu Drum Group from ShanghaiChina2017
 6Nathan & the Zydeco Cha ChasLouisianaVirtual
 7MarchFourthU.S.2015
 8SpoutniqueNew BrunswickVirtual
7:009T’MondeLouisianaVirtual
 10GinkgoaFrance2017
 11Brother DegeLouisianaVirtual
 12Nomadic MassiveQuébec/Cuba/France/Brazil2015
 13Soul CreoleLouisianaVirtual
8:0014Balkan Beat BoxIsrael/France2017
 15Radio RadioNova Scotia/New BrunswickVirtual

Virtual Festival Friday

AOC Digital Archive Presentation:

shown on AOC TV and AOC Facebook page


4:00Sharon Jones & the Dap KingsU.S.2010
5:15Bomba EstéreoColumbia2011

Virtual Festival Friday, presented by Coca Cola:

shown on AOC TV and Festival International Facebook Page


*Starting times for the day and order of performances will be accurate. Due to the nature of our live streaming, the exact times of all performances will “breathe”. We are providing the approximate hour markers to give you some reference of expectations.

We will be streaming these shows live on our Facebook Page. Ideally, try to watch on a TV or computer with some good speakers.

TimeOrderArtistCountryYear
7:001Opening Ceremonies Virtual
 2Ceux Qui Marchent DeboutFrance2017
 3Pierre DonoréFranceVirtual
 4RAMHaitiVirtual
8:005MokoombaZimbabwe2017
 6Burke, Steve, & Dolsy Riley LouisianaVirtual
 7Rachid TahaAlgeria2009
 8AyradMorocco/QuébecVirtual
 9Dave PuhaczNew BrunswickVirtual
 10Marc BroussardLouisiana2017
 11Francisco El HombreBrazilVirtual
 12Las CafeterasMexico/U.S.2017
9:0013Chloé BreaultNew BrunswickVirtual
 14Roddie Romero & the Hub City AllstarsLouisiana2015
 15FeufolletLouisianaVirtual
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2018 Poster Signing Party Announcement!

News from Festival International
315 Lee Ave
Lafayette, La 70501
337. 232.8086/ Fax 337.233.7536

January 16, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Carly Viator, Marketing Coordinator
carly@festivalinternational.diablodev.com

 

Festival International Announces 2018 Poster Signing Party

Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Louisiane is excited to announce Mollie Wallace, the Official 2018 Visual Artist, will be signing Limited Edition Festival posters this Saturday, January 20, 2018! Posters are on sale now, so order yours while supplies last! The signing party will be held at the Festival Office, where only 32 autographed posters will be available for purchase.

Wallace has lived in New Orleans for over 13 years and this cultural fusion seems to have influenced her vibrant representation of the 32nd annual Festival International de Louisiane, presented by LUS Fiber. “So many of my close friends in New Orleans are tied to this festival,” says Wallace. “It is such an honor to be able to represent Festival International’s spirit through my art work.”

Join us for this extra special event. Order your signed 2018 Limited Edition Festival poster by clicking here! ORDER POSTER

 

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 32 years of Festival International de Louisiane, April 25-29, 2018!

Festival International de Louisiane
315 Lee Ave
Lafayette, LA 70501
337-232-8086
www.festivalinternational.org
April 25-29, 2018

All things Festival

Here is a letter that was sent out to our supporters in December. If you would like to be on the front lines and be one of the ones who hears these updates first, please consider signing up to be an ami today! I send regular updates about what is going on behind the scenes to all of our supporters.

December 21, 2017

We have a lot of things going on and most of them are great! We also have a few opportunities that I wanted to share. The bullet points below are brief, just want to keep you in the loop.

Our lineup is complete, with musicians from 21 different countries (will be released in February – stay tuned). We have committed more money this year than ever before to musicians and street animation (over $280,000, compared to $250,000 last year).

We have great opportunities for new sponsorship exposure this year. We have a $10,000 package that will receive over $75,000 worth of radio advertising alone. We have another opportunity to receive a TON of media exposure, branding and consumer engagement with a new technology that we will be rolling out with LUS Fiber next year. Interested? Know of any companies that might be? Contact us

Our Marketing Director, April Courville, recently resigned to pursue a new, exciting opportunity. We wish her the best and are grateful for all of the work she has done over the past several years – she left some big shoes to fill…

Our new Amis campaign started last month and so far, has been going well. You may have seen the signs around town and the commercials on the tube. A huge thank you to Neekee, Paul and Taylor for allowing us to share their stories. If you haven’t renewed for next year yet, click here and do it now – Let’s Own the Moment!

Liam Doyle has joined our team as our new ADA coordinator. He will be focused on accessibility throughout Festival Grounds. He has been doing good work as the Disability Affairs Coordinator for Lafayette Consolidated Government and we are looking forward to working with him.

We have a new mobile app provider and have recently begun the development of our brand new app. We will have dedicated features focused on sending Festival patrons to the businesses that support us…

Overall fundraising so far is going well, but we still have a long ways to go. If you are curious, you can see our progress on all programs by clicking here. Our goal is to hit the top of each bar shown before Festival begins. If you would like to be a part of what brings the world to Lafayette, choose the program that is right for you by clicking here!

I will be a guest on Jan Swift’s “Discover Lafayette” podcast in a couple of weeks. Be sure to tune in to hear more about everything else we have going on.

That’s it for now – I will circle back after the first of the year.

From all of us at Festival, Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année!

Scott Feehan
Executive Director I Festival International de Louisiane

Bonne Fête au Festival! 32 ans! Festival International de Louisiane
April 25-29, 2018
www.festivalinternational.org

Save the Date – La Fête du Festival

Take an exotic journey to the far east! Party Bollywood-style with Festival International de Louisiane for their annual fundraising celebration, La Fête du Festival! Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 11, 2016 from 7:00-10:00 pm at Warehouse 535, located at 535 Garfield St, Lafayette.

Center your chakras and consult your guru. This year’s fundraiser will take you to a world of enchantment with featured drink specials, delicious food (think curries and tikka masala), entertainment and a fun, energetic performance by a much-anticipated international performer! (Announcement coming soon.)

Stay tuned for more details and be among the first to snag entry to the hottest bash of the season! Tickets go on sale September 16th.

Save the Date – La Fête du Festival

Take an exotic journey to the far east! Party Bollywood-style with Festival International de Louisiane for their annual fundraising celebration, La Fête du Festival! Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 11, 2016 from 7:00-10:00 pm at Warehouse 535, located at 535 Garfield St, Lafayette.

Center your chakras and consult your guru. This year’s fundraiser will take you to a world of enchantment with featured drink specials, delicious food (think curries and tikka masala), entertainment and a fun, energetic performance by a much-anticipated international performer! (Announcement coming soon.)

Stay tuned for more details and be among the first to snag entry to the hottest bash of the season! Tickets go on sale September 16th.

AOC Community Media to Air Live Performances

Relive Festival International 2016 favorite performances during Fest Week July 1-8

AOC Community Media will premiere footage of Festival International 2016 main-stage performances during Fest Week July 1-8 on AOC 1 (Cox Communications channel 15 or LUS Fiber channel 3). AOC will air episodes each day during prime-time hours, culminating in an all-day Festival recap on Friday, July 8. Click here to see the full press release and schedule.

AOC Community Media to Air Live Performances

Relive Festival International 2016 favorite performances during Fest Week July 1-8

AOC Community Media will premiere footage of Festival International 2016 main-stage performances during Fest Week July 1-8 on AOC 1 (Cox Communications channel 15 or LUS Fiber channel 3). AOC will air episodes each day during prime-time hours, culminating in an all-day Festival recap on Friday, July 8. Click here to see the full press release and schedule.