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


Le Cajun Announcement:

Festival Info. (Oct. 6, 7 & 8)

Link to updated 2016 Festival Announcement

Thursday Oct. 6 : 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 - Oct. 7: Awards Night
Yambilee Festival building- Opelousas, La.

 Music By: Donny Broussard & The Louisiana Stars

Doors Open @ 5:00 PM---Show Starts @ 7:00PM

Food will be sold.

$10.00 per person---Age 12 & under Free.


Saturday Oct. 8 : Doors Open @ 8:00AM---Music @ 10:00AM - Yambilee Festival building

Food will be sold.

Admission--$10.00 per person---Age 12 & under Free.

10AM-11:30 AM—Ellis Vanicor & The Lacassine Playboys

11:30 -1:00PM – Jason Frey & Lagniappe

 1 PM - 2:30 PM - Sheryl Cormier & the All Girl, all star Cajun band

2:30 - 4:00 PM—The Mid-City Aces
4:00 - 6:00 PM -- Jesse Lege & his Cajun Band

 Questions Contact: Helen Pulnik@ 281-256-3097             

Le Cajun Awards

2015 Winners

Accordionist of the Year

Kevin Naquin

Fiddler of the Year

Beau Thomas

Female Vocalist

Yvette Landry

Male Vocalist of the Year

Lee Benoit

Best First Album or CD by a Band

Doug Kershaw & Steve Riley

Song of the Year

No Guarantee—Kevin Naquin

Album or CD of the Year

Kevin Naquin

Traditional CD of the Year

Kevin Naquin

Band of the Year

Kevin Naquin

People's Choice Award

Kevin Naquin

Hall of Fame Inductees

Ambrose Thibodeaux
Leroy Broussard
Milton Vanicor
Hadley Castille
Lee Manuel
Elias Badeaux
Will Balfa
Jessie Stutes
Cleveland Crochet
Angelais Le Jeune
Nolan Cormier
Rodney Balfa
Willis Touchet
Boi Sec Ardoin
Doug Kershaw
Geno Thibodeaux
Barry Ancelet

New Dawn Award

Acadiana Chapter—Caitlin Fruge
Chapitre de Lafayette-Maggie Bergeron
Gulf Coast Chapter—Mathew W. Meaux

Excellence Award

Donny Broussard

Continuing Contribution Award

Richard “Rick” Nesbitt

Appreciation Award

Mitch Reed

Heritage Award

Walter Mouton

Pioneer Award

J. Curtis Joubert

Prix d'Hors



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