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Acadiana Center for the Arts - James Devin Moncus Theater
Acadiana Center for the Arts - James Devin Moncus Theater
101 W. Vermilion Street


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Fri, February 2, 2024


7:30 pm



50 Years of BeauSoleil – BOTH NIGHTS SOLD OUT

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BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet marks the fiftieth year of their remarkable career with two star-studded concerts on Thursday, February 1, and Friday, February 2, 2024, as part of the Louisiana Crossroads series, presented by First Horizon.

Each night of the 50 year anniversary celebration promises a special musical journey celebrating half a century of music of the legendary band that helped bring Cajun music across the globe, featuring Michael Doucet and an all star band from across the many iterations of BeauSoleil.

Nick Spitzer, producer and host of NPR’s “American Routes,” will serve as guest emcee both nights, and the performances will be recorded live for future use on “American Routes.”

These performances feature an array of guest artists who have performed with BeauSoleil during the course of the band’s five decades of making music, plus a few new faces. Guest artists include Tommy Alesi, Bill Bennett, Annick Kanter-Sain Hubert, Steve Conn, David Doucet, Matthew Doucet, Chad Huval, Tif Lamson, Sonny Landreth, Dickie Landry, Gary Newman, Mitch Reed, Don Vappie, & Chad Viator.

Lafayette Mayor-President Monique Boulet issued a proclamation recognizing the band for their role as ambassadors of culture.

BeauSoleil has won numerous awards including two Grammys and fourteen nominations, has played at Super Bowl XXXI, the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter, and on multiple episodes of “Prairie Home Companion.”

Their music has been in movie and TV soundtracks including for “The Big Easy”, “Belizaire the Cajun”, “Treme”, and most recently “I Don’t Feel at Home in the World Anymore”.

In addition to the two February performances, AcA presents a retrospective view exhibiting photos and memorabilia from the half century of BeauSoleil’s career in the Coca-Cola studio gallery.

This performance was made possible in part by support from NOLA Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

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