The Le Cajun Award and Festival is a unique three day event that features an awards ceremony honoring the best in Cajun music and Cajun musicians and includes a two-day dance festival with award winning Cajun bands providing the music.

The Grammy style awards ceremony, sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) includes awards for Band of the Year, Best Accordionist, Best Fiddler, Best Male and Female Vocalist, Song of the Year and Best Recording of the Year. Cajun bands from outside Louisiana including Europe are also recipients of awards.
Event Information

2018 Le Cajun festival
will be held Aug. 16,17 &18

Thursday Aug 16: La Poussiere-Breaux Bridge, La.

Doors Open @ 5PM—Program Starts @ 6PM. Music by CFMA young musicians.

Presentation of the French Speaking contest winners, Annual Chapter Awards and New Dawn Awards--- No Charge---Free Admission

Friday Night - Aug. 17: Awards Night
Rayne Civic Center, 201 Frog Festival DR, Rayne, LA 70578

Doors Open @ 5PM—Program Starts @ 7PM.

Admission $ 10.00, children under 12 free.

Presentation of the 2017 Music Awards, CFMA Hall of Fame Recipients and Miss Le Cajun Crowning.

Entertainment to be announced at a later date


Saturday August 18:
Rayne Civic Center: Rayne, LA

Doors Open @ 8 AM—Program Starts @ 9 AM..

Admission $ 10.00, children under 12 free.

Bands and performance times to be announced.



 Questions Contact: Estelle Guidry @ 337-207-0729             

Le Cajun Awards

2017 Winners

Accordionist of the Year
Chris Miller

Fiddler of the Year
David Greely

Male Vocalist of the Year
Bruce Daigrepont

Best First CD
Forest Huval - Forest Huval Band

Song of the Year
Le boute s'approche - Chris Miller & Bayou Roots

Best Traditional CD of the Year
Le boute s'approche - Chris Miller & Bayou Roots

Band of the Year
Chris Miller and Bayou Roots

Hall of Fame Inductees
Ervin "Dick" Richard
Johnny Sonnier
Lawrence & Judith Patin - La Poussiere Cajun Dance Hall

New Dawn Award
Lake Charles chapter - Abigail Miller
Chapitre de Lafayette - Gerald Wayne Broussard

Excellence Award
Steve Riley

Continuing Contribution Award
Derek Landry

Appreciation Award
Brazos Huval School of Music

Heritage Award
Dr. David Simpson

Pioneer Award
Les "PeTe" Johnson

2017 Miss Le Cajun Queen
Rheagan Ortego


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