Eunice LA

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Bubba Hebert & the Playboys put on a great show at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center

Just an hour west of Lafayette is a little town called Eunice, and what seems like the wild west of Acadian culture. The place is saturated with music, crawfish, and “joie de vivre,” and Cajun Mardi Gras gives a whole new meaning to the annual festival..  The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center (part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park) has been a great resource, and Saturdays there are filled with music, dancing, crafts, and even food preparation.

Angelle Bellard, a ranger for Jean Lafitte National Park, gave us some great tips, and even taught us the Cajun Two-Step!
Joe and Bernice (90)
Joe and Bernice, age 90, come here every Saturday to dance.


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Next to the Cultural Center is the Liberty Theater, home to the Cajun “Grand Ole Opry.” Every Saturday night a Cajun or zydeco band is featured during a 90-minute live radio broadcast.
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Kenneth Benoit & the Gravel Road Band at the Rendez-vous des Cajuns in the  Liberty Theater



11 thoughts on “Eunice LA

  1. While in Eunice Janie make sure you visit Dee I’s It’s a Cajun venue out in the Bayou’s Lesley and me had a great time there dancing and listening to the bands and got to eat aligator.
    The visitor centre can give directions to it.
    Eric & Lesley xx


    1. I should have known you and Leslie would’ve found this part of the world! We met another British couple in Eunice who had come for the music.

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  2. Joe and Bernice look incredibly healthy for their age. Maybe we should all use more hot sauce. Thinking of you guys on Oscar night.


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