LeCajun Music Awards

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

32nd Annual Le Cajun Awards and Music Festival

2020

CANCELED DUE TO COVID 19

THIS EVENT MAY BE RESCHEDULED ONCE THE PANDEMIC IS OVER.

 

Questions Contact: Blaine Dupont @ 337-349-1969

Le Cajun Awards

2019 Winners are:

Accordionist of the Year
Jimmy Breaux

Fiddler of the Year
Joshua Richard

Female Vocalist of the Year
Amelia Biere

Male Vocalist of the Year
Johnny Sonnier

Best First CD

Johnny Sonnier & Jimmy Breaux – A Tribute to Aldus Roger and More

Song of the Year
Reve a Lui – BlakE Miller & the old-Fashioned Aces

Best Traditional CD of the Year

Johnny Sonnier & Jimmy Breaux – A Tribute to Aldus Roger and More

Band of the Year

Johnny Sonnier & Jimmy Breaux – A Tribute to Aldus Roger and More

Hall of Fame Inductees
Alan Fontenot
Danny Cormier
Kerry Boute

New Dawn Award
Acadiana Charter Chapter – Ashley Miller
Lake Charles Chapter – Rainie Ortego
Chapitre de Lafayette – Kelsie Rene Gary & Reed Patin

Award of Excellence
no one nominated

Continuing Contribution Award
Liberty Theatre – Eunice, LA

Appreciation Award
Mike Broussard – Chapitre de Lafayette

Heritage Award
John Best – Acadian Charter Chapter

Pioneer Award
Alex Caswell – Gulf Coast Cajuns Chapter

Miss Le Cajun Queen XXVI
Sarah Lynn Sommers
21 years old
Daughter of Bill and Belinda Sommers
Moss Bluff, Louisiana
Senior at McNeese State University studying English + French Education

WINNERS CORNER
(WHO WON THE MOST AWARDS BY CATEGORY AND HOW MANY TIMES)

FIDDLER OF THE YEAR
Travis Matte (4)

ACCORDIONIST OF THE YEAR
Kevin Naquin (4)

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Becky Richard (4)

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Ivy Dugas (6)

SONG OF THE YEAR
Kevin Naquin (5)

BAND OF THE YEAR
Jackie Callier/Ivy Dugas and the Cajun Cousins (6)

CONTACT

CFMA
P. O. Box 92575
Lafayette, LA 70509