May 31, 1997
THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CAJUN & ZYDECO FESTIVAL today and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rainbow Lagoon, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach (562) 427-3713.
June 3, 1994 |
The lineup for the eighth annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival: * Noon: The Poullard Brothers Band (Saturday only). * Noon: Joe Simien & Lisa Haley (Sunday only). * 1:15 p.m.: D.L. Menard & the Louisiana Aces (Saturday-Sunday). * 2:30 p.m.: Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys (Saturday-Sunday). * 4 p.m.: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Saturday-Sunday). * 5:30 p.m.: Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas (Saturday-Sunday).
May 26, 1994
The annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival in Long Beach and the Troubadours of Music & Crafts Festival will not clash on June 4-5 after all. Troubadours fest promoter Jim Rissmiller said the event has been postponed, probably until late August, because of rising costs and the loss of the event's airline sponsor. He said the festival will not take place in UCLA's Drake Stadium as announced, but at a location to be determined.
May 4, 1994 |
The annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival in Long Beach and the Troubadours of Music & Crafts Festival won't clash on the weekend of June 4 and 5 after all. Troubadours fest promoter Jim Rissmiller has announced postponement of the event, probably until late August.
April 9, 1992
The Sixth Annual Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival will bring some top Louisiana talent to the Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach on Memorial Day weekend. Performing both May 30 and 31 are Michael Doucet & Beausoleil, John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys, Dewey Balfa, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas and the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band. Rounding out the Saturday lineup will be Bad Boy Zydeco, while Joe Simien & the Country Boys will play Sunday only.
May 30, 1996 |
Remember the sultry intro to Ike and Tina Turner's version of "Proud Mary," where Tina snarls: "We never, ever do nothin' nice and easy."? The Southern California Cajun & Zydeco Festival turns 10 this weekend in Long Beach, and its founder and still-head-cheerleader, Franklin Zawacki, just may be the Tina Turner of concert promoters. Noticing that audiences around the country are getting more and more enthusiastic about the pumped-up rhythms of zydeco, what did Zawacki do for this year's fest?