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

31st Annual Le Cajun Awards and Music Festival

2019

Aug. 15, 16 & 17, 2019

 

Thursday Night – Aug. 15, 2019
La Poussiere – Breaux Bridge, La.

Doors Open @ 5PM – Program Starts @ 6PM
Music by Brazos Huval School of Music backed by the Huval Family band – Sponsored by CFMA National Board

Presentation of the French Speaking contest winners – Sponsored by La Foundation Louisiane
Annual Chapter Awards
New Dawn Awards
Free Admission

Friday Night – Aug. 16, 2019
Awards Night Rayne Civic Center

112 Frog Festival Dr, Rayne, LA 70578
Doors Open @ 5PM—Program Starts @ 7PM
Admission $10.00, children under 12 free.

Presentation of the 2019 Cajun Music Awards
CFMA Hall of Fame Recipients
Live Cajun Band
Plaque Awards
Craft Vendors               T-Shirt Sales
Cajun Artifacts              Silent Auction
Hot Food                       Cold Drinks
Sweet Shop                   Adult Beverages
Accordion Raffle          Cake Walk
50/50 (split the pot)
Live Cajun music  by Dylan Aucoin & the Judice Ramblers – Sponsored by Acadiana Charter Chapter

Saturday – Aug. 17, 2019
Rayne Civic Center

Doors Open @ 9:30 AM—Program Starts @ 10:30 AM.
Admission $10.00, children under 12 free.

Live Cajun Bands
Accordion/Fiddle Contest
Miss LeCajun Pageant & Crowning
Craft Vendors               T-Shirt Sales
Cajun Artifacts              Silent Auction
Hot Food                       Cold Drinks
Sweet Shop                   Adult Beverages
Cake Walk                     50/50 (split the pot)
Accordion Raffle Sales and Drawing

11:00am to 1:00pm – Accordion and Fiddle contest
Accordion Contest – Sponsored by: CajunMusicRadio.com
Fiddle Contest – Sponsored by Cajun Country Lounge and Dance Hall

Bands performing and times are:
1:30 to 3:30 – Jamie Bearb/Jason Bergeron & Friends – Sponsored by Gulf Coast Cajuns Chapter

4:00 to 6:00 – Troy LeJeune & Cajun Review – Sponsored by Chapitre de Lafayette

6:30 to 8:30 – Keagan Navarre & Louisiana Traditions – Sponsored by Bayou Cajuns Chapter

9:00 to 11:00 – Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadors – Sponsored by Lake Charles Chapter
Featuring an “All-Star Family Tradition Extravaganza” includes Michael & Cameron Dupuy, Ellis & Orcy Vanicor, Jody Viator & Kira Viator Weber, Ricky, Derek, Damon Troy and Jayden Dugas – Sponsored by CFMA National Board

Sound and Stage sponsored by LT. Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Office of Tourism

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 – Blak 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