The Lake Charles Chapter of the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) is getting ready to hold its annual Cajun Food and Music Festival in Lake Charles. it will take place at the Burton Coliseum in South Lake Charles.

The CFMA festival has been held for four decades now starting in the mid-1980s. The festival features live music, great Cajun food, arts & crafts, silent auctions, accordion contests, dance contests, and a huge dance floor.

Get ready to waltz or two-step your way around the huge dance floor under the roof of the air-conditioned Burton Coliseum to some great traditional Cajun music. The festival is a one-day festival and will take place on Saturday, July 20th, 2024. The festival gets underway at 9:00 am and runs through 10:00 pm that day.

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Starting at 9:00 am that day, an Accordion Contest featuring a youth division which is ages 11 and younger, a teen division ages 12-17, and adult divisions ages 18 and up. The youth and teen division's first-place prize is $250 while the adult division will pay $500 for first place. 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes will also be awarded in each division.

Here is the 2024 entertainment lineup for the Cajun French Music Association Lake Charles Festival

  • Noon to 2:00 pm -- Jackie Callier, Ivy Dugas & the Cajun Cousins
  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Chris Miller & Bayou Roots
  • 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm -- John Dale Hebert & Friends
  • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Ray Thibodeaux & Cajun Friends featuring Jason Frey on the accordion
  • 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm -- Kevin Naquin & Cajun Preservation
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So there you go, the 2024 lineup for the Lake Charles Chapter of the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) annual Cajun Food and Music Festival taking place July 20th, 2024 at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles.

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