Le Carnaval Du Festival Reveal Party

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

 
Feb. 3, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Carly Viator, Marketing Director

carly@festivalinternational.org
Festival International Announces First Ever Carnaval du Festival Event to Celebrate the 2020 Lineup, Pin & Poster
Lafayette, LA – For the first time ever, Festival International proudly presents its lineup, pin and poster reveals in one festive evening. Festival invites guests to Le Carnaval du Festival on Feb. 8, during Artwalk, at the Jefferson Street Pub from 6:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Le Carnaval du Festival is a celebration of the 2020 Festival International Lineup, Pin & Poster.  The theme of this unique event will fuse Louisiana and Haiti’s Carnaval cultures to set the international mood.  Haitian band, Lakou Mizik, will perform after Artwalk and keep the good times rolling.  Lakou Mizik was a fan-favorite last time they performed during Festival International. 

“This year,” said Festival’s Marketing Director Carly Viator, “we wanted to create a Festival extravaganza to reveal the 2020 artwork and music lineup. In the spirit of carnival season, ‘Le Carnaval du Festival’ will encompass the cultural diversity that comes along with these celebrations. Guests will have the chance to meet this year’s visual artist, Tommy Hughes, and to experience an incredible band from Haiti — all in one night.”

Meet-and-greet with 2020 Official Visual Artist, Tommy Hughes, snag limited-edition merchandise and be the first to view this year’s lineup during a live-screening of the video.  Pins, posters and limited-edition signed posters will be available for purchase. Purchasing pin and poster artwork shows your support for Festival and commemorates the uniqueness of each Festival season. 

The original artwork, standing nearly six-feet tall, will be up for auction.  There will also be a limited run of Festival skateboards for sale with vibrant elements from the 2020 poster on them.  

The event is free and open to the public from 6:30 – 8:15 p.m., and it is suggested that guests arrive at 6:30 to witness the reveals.  Following Artwalk, admission of $10 will be charged at the door for live music by Lakou Mizik.  Jefferson Street Pub is located at 500 Jefferson Street in Downtown Lafayette.  
 
Visit Festival International de Louisiane on Facebook to view the event invite.
Check out our Carnaval video!
DOWNLOAD EVENT PRESS KIT HERE
About Festival International de Louisiane
 Festival International is a 5-day celebration of culture through music, food, art and performance. Each April, this event transforms Lafayette, La., into an entertainment mecca with music from around the world shared on multiple stages throughout downtown.  Celebrate 34 years of Festival International de Louisiane, April 22-26, 2020!Festival International is the largest international music and arts festival in the United States and strengthens the Francophone and international communities’ ties to Lafayette. This annual ticketless festival features musical performances by artists from more than 24 countries, diverse cuisine, open-air art markets, workshops, exhibits, visual art, children’s activities, theater and performance arts.  Festival International is a non-profit organization that proudly attracts visitors from up to 48 states and 26 countries any given year. Aside from providing a great economic impact, Festival also provides visitors with a chance to explore the bold culture and creativity of Acadiana while experiencing diverse cultures from across the globe.
Festival International de Louisiane
315 Lee Ave. 
Lafayette, LA 70501
337-232-8086
www.festivalinternatinal.org
April 22-26, 2020
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