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01/04/2011
The 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl takes place at the Superdome in New Orleans (airs on ESPN @ 7:30 pm CT)
01/04/2011
Jam Cruise 9 (January 4-9) sets sail from Ft Lauderdale, FL; the 2011 line-up includes Galactic (w/ Corey Glover & Corey Henry), Anders Osborne, George Porter Jr, Johnny Vidacovich, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Gypsyphonic Disko, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Garage A Trois, Leo Nocentelli and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
01/20/2011
The 2011 Zydeco Music Awards take place at Heymann Center in Lafayette, LA
01/28/2011
Offbeat's "Best of the Beat Awards" take place at Generations Hall in New Orleans
02/13/2011
The 2011 Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras Marathon and Half Marathon takes place in New Orleans
02/13/2011
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles; event airs live on CBS; See our "Louisiana Music at the Grammys" section for past nominees and winners
02/19/2011
The 2011 Krewe du Vieux Parade & Vieux Doo takes place in New Orleans; see more on Mardi Gras 2011
02/25/2011
The 2011 Family Gras Celebration takes place in Metairie, LA on February 25, 26 & 27
03/07/2011
The 19th annual Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club Lundi Gras Festival takes place at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans
03/07/2011
The 25th annual Lundi Gras Celebration takes place at Spanish Plaza (Riverwalk Marketplace) in New Orleans
03/08/2011
It's Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans. Come and catch the world's greatest free party!
03/11/2011
The 2nd annual Foburg Music Festival takes place at various Frenchmen Street venues in New Orleans from March 11-13, 2011
03/11/2011
The 11th annual St. Petersburg Cajun Zydeco Crawfish Festival takes place in St. Petersburg, Florida from March 11-13, 2011
03/11/2011
The 2011 Solo Zydeco Festival takes place in Humble, TX from March 11-13, 2011
03/12/2011
The 8th annual Soul Fest takes place at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on March 12 & 13, 2011
03/12/2011
The Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade rolls in uptown New Orleans
03/12/2011
The annual Black Heritage Festival takes place in Lake Charles, Louisiana
03/13/2011
The Metairie Road St. Patrick's Day Parade rolls in Metairie
03/14/2011
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place in New York City; inductees include Dr. John
03/18/2011
The 3rd annual Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival takes place in Thibodaux, LA from March 18-20, 2011
03/18/2011
The 2011 Amite Oyster Festival takes place in Amite, LA from March 18 - 20, 2011
03/18/2011
The 6th annual Que'in on the Red takes place in Alexandria, LA on March 18 & 19
03/19/2011
The Italian American St. Joseph's Day Parade rolls in downtown New Orleans
03/19/2011
The 35th annual Los Islenos Fiesta takes place in St. Bernard Parish on March 19th & 20th
03/20/2011
The 29th annual Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade rolls in Metairie
03/23/2011
The 2011 Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival takes place in New Orleans from March 23-27, 2011
03/24/2011
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship - Southeast Regional - March 24 and March 26 - New Orleans Arena
03/24/2011
The 2011 Louisiana Crawfish Festival takes place in Chalmette, LA from March 24th - 27th
03/24/2011
The 2011 Baton Rouge Blues Foundation Slim Harpo Awards take place in Baton Rouge, LA
03/25/2011
The New Orleans Roadfood Festival takes place in New Orleans from March 25th - 27th
03/25/2011
The Smokin' Blues & BBQ Challenge takes place in Hammond, LA on March 25th & 26th
03/26/2011
The 4th annual Louisiana Oyster Jubilee takes place on Bourbon Street in New Orleans
03/30/2011
The North Louisiana Spring Bluegrass Festival takes place in Oak Grove, LA from March 30th - April 2nd
03/31/2011
The 2011 Louisiana State HOG Rally takes place in Alexandria, LA from March 31st - April 2nd
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04/01/2011
The 2011 Cypress Sawmill Festival takes place in Patterson, LA from April 1st - April 3rd
04/02/2011
The 14th annual Freret Street Festival takes place in uptown New Orleans (Freret Street at Napoleon Avenue)
04/02/2011
The 2011 Fete Francaise takes place in New Orleans
04/02/2011
The 2011 Old Algiers RiverFest takes place in New Orleans (across the river) on April 2nd & 3rd
04/07/2011
The 2011 French Quarter Festival takes place in New Orleans from April 7-April 10; the 4 day event is the largest free music festival in the South - book hotel rooms now!
04/08/2011
The 40th annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival takes place in Ponchatoula, LA from April 8th - April 10th
04/08/2011
The 2011 Cajun Hot Sauce Festival takes place in New Iberia, LA from April 8th - April 10th
04/09/2011
The 25th annual Franklin Parish Catfish Festival takes place in Winnsboro, LA on April 9th
04/09/2011
The Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival takes place in Austin, TX
04/15/2011
The Bayou Teche Bear Festival takes place in Franklin, LA from April 15th - 17th
04/15/2011
The 16th annual Natchitoches Jazz & R&B Festival takes place in Natchitoches, LA on April 15th and 16th
04/15/2011
The 2011 Louisiana DeltaFest takes place in Monroe, LA on April 15th and 16th
04/15/2011
The Dewey Balfa Cajun & Creole Heritage Week takes place at Chicot State Park (Ville Platte, LA) from April 15 - April 22
04/16/2011
The 5th annual CrawFest Music Festival & Crawfish Boil takes place on Tulane University Campus in New Orleans
04/16/2011
The 8th annual Crawfish Cook-Off takes place at Fritchie Park in Slidell, LA
04/23/2011
The Crescent City Classic 10K race takes place in New Orleans
04/25/2011
The 2011 Zurich Classic of New Orleans takes place at the TPC Louisiana Golf Course in Avondale from April 25 - May 1
04/26/2011
The 54th annual Contraband Days Festival takes place in Lake Charles, LA from April 26 - May 8, 2011
04/27/2011
The 25th annual Festival International de Louisiane takes place in Lafayette, LA from April 27 - May 1, 2011
04/28/2011
The Thibodaux Firemen's Fair takes place in Thibodaux, LA from April 28th - May 1st
04/29/2011
The 42nd annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival takes place in New Orleans on April 29-May 1 and May 5-May 8 - see list of performers - book hotel rooms
04/29/2011
The 2011 Zoo-To-Do for Kids fundraiser takes place at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans
04/29/2011
The V.O.L. Cajun Festival takes place in Marerro, LA from April 29 - May 1
04/29/2011
The 2011 Pensacola Crawfish Festival takes place in Pensacola, FL from April 29 - May 1
04/30/2011
The 2011 Cajun Woodstock takes place in Church Point, LA on April 30th & May 1st
05/06/2011
The 11th annual Strawberry Jam 'n Toast To The Arts Festival takes place in Ponchatoula, LA on May 6 & 7, 2011
05/06/2011
The 2011 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival takes place in Breaux Bridge, LA from May 6th - May 8th
05/07/2011
The Baton Rouge Blues Festival takes place at Repentance Park in Baton Rouge
05/12/2011
The Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival takes place in Belle Chasse, LA from May 12 through May 15
05/12/2011
The 2011 Cochon de Lait Festival takes place in Mansura, LA from May 12 - May 15
05/20/2011
The 5th annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival takes place in New Orleans from May 20 - 22
05/20/2011
The 2011 Gulf Coast Zydeco Music & Crawfish Festival takes place in Daphne, Alabama from May 20 - 22, 2011
05/24/2011
The 2011 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience takes place on May 24 - 28, 2011
05/26/2011
The 44th annual Jambalaya Festival takes place in Gonzales, LA from May 26 through May 29
05/26/2011
The 28th Mudbug Madness festival takes place in Shreveport, LA from May 26 through May 29
05/27/2011
The 38th annual Greek Festival takes place in New Orleans, LA from May 27th - May 29th
05/27/2011
The 2011 Swamp Pop Music Festival takes place in Hammond, LA from May 27 through May 30
05/27/2011
The 2011 Louisiana Southern Fried Festival takes place in West Monroe, LA on May 27th & 28th
05/28/2011
The 2nd annual Bayou Country Superfest takes place at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on May 28 & May 29; line-up includes Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins, Sugarland, Jason Michael Carroll, Zac Brown Band, Billy Currington, Luke Bryan, Josh Thompson and Lee Brice - search for Baton Rouge hotels -- Search for better seats at TicketNetwork.com
05/29/2011
The 2011 Zydeco Extravaganza takes place at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino in Opelousas, LA
06/02/2011
The 2011 Opelousas Spice and Music Festival takes place in Opelousas, LA from June 2 - 5, 2011
06/03/2011
The 22nd annual Back to the Beach Festival takes place in New Orleans (Kenner) from June 3rd - June 5th
06/04/2011
The 2nd annual New Orleans Oyster Festival takes place in New Orleans on June 4th & 5th
06/11/2011
The 5th annual Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival takes place at The Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans on June 11th & 12th
06/11/2011
The 2011 Louisiana Seafood Festival takes place at The Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans on June 11th & 12th
06/11/2011
The 25th annual Creole Tomato Festival takes place at the French Market in New Orleans on June 11th & 12th
06/11/2011
The 2011 Tchefuncte River Festival takes place in Madisonville, LA
06/24/2011
The 2011 Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival takes place in Ruston, LA on June 24th & 25th
06/24/2011
The 2011 Festival de la Viande Boucanee (Smoked Meat Fest) takes place in Ville Platte, LA on June 24th & 25th
06/25/2011
The 2011 Lacombe Crab Festival takes place in Lacombe, LA on June 25th & 26th
06/25/2011
The 2nd annual Clifton Chenier Celebration takes place at the Clifton Chenier Club in New Iberia, LA
07/01/2011
The 2011 Essence Music Festival takes place at the Superdome in New Orleans from July 1 thru July 3, 2011
07/01/2011
The 33rd annual Mandeville Seafood Festival takes place in Mandeville, LA from July 1 through July 4, 2011
07/02/2011
The 21st annual Lebeau Zydeco Festival takes place at Immaculate Conception Church in LaBeau, LA
07/15/2011
The 2011 Swamp Pop Music Festival takes place in Gonzales, LA on July 15th and 16th
07/15/2011
The 32nd annual Natchitoches NSU Folk Festival takes place in Natchitoches, LA on July 15th and 16th
07/16/2011
The 2011 Cajun French Music Association Festival takes place in Lake Charles, LA on July 16th and 17th
07/28/2011
The 2011 Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo takes place in Grand Isle, LA from July 28 thru July 30, 2011
07/29/2011
The 2011 Marshland Festival takes place in Lake Charles, LA on July 29th and 30th
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08/04/2011
The 11th Satchmo SummerFest takes place in New Orleans from August 4 - August 7, 2011
08/05/2011
The 2011 Mamou Cajun Music Festival takes place in Mamou, LA on August 5th & 6th
08/17/2011
The 2011 Delcambre Shrimp Festival takes place in Delcambre, LA from August 17 - August 21, 2011
08/18/2011
The 2011 Le Cajun Music Awards and Festival takes place in Cade, LA on August 18, 19 & 20
08/25/2011
The 2011 Gueydan Duck Festival takes place in Gueydan, LA from August 25 - August 28, 2011
08/27/2011
The 22nd annual Lafayette Reggae and Cultural Festival takes place at Pelican Park in Carencro, LA on August 27th & 28th
08/31/2011
The 40th Southern Decadence Festival takes place in New Orleans from August 31 - September 5, 2011
09/01/2011
The 76th annual Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival takes place in Morgan City, LA from September 1 - September 5
09/02/2011
The 2011 Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run takes place in Natchitoches, LA on Sept. 2nd & 3rd
09/03/2011
The 2011 Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival takes place in Plaisance (Opelousas), LA <= moved to 10/01
09/04/2011
The 2011 Creole Zydeco Festival takes place in St. Martinville, LA on September 4th
09/05/2011
The 2011 Boozoo's Labor Day Festival takes place in Lake Charles, LA
09/09/2011
The 5th annual New Orleans Seafood Festival takes place at Lafayette Square in New Orleans from September 9th - 11th
09/09/2011
The Lydia Cajun Food Fest takes place in Lydia, Louisiana on September 9th & 10th
09/09/2011
The 4th annual Roastin' with Rosie Bar-B-Que Festival takes place in Jennings, Louisiana on September 9th & 10th
09/10/2011
The 2011 Delta Music Festival takes place in Ferriday, LA; guitar legend (and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee) James Burton and Gospel group The Hemphills will be inducted into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame
09/15/2011
The 3rd annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival takes place in New Orleans on September 15, 16 & 17
09/16/2011
The 10th annual Ponderosa Stomp takes place in New Orleans on September 16th & 17th
09/17/2011
The 3rd annual Louisiana Gator Fest takes place in Mandeville, LA on 09/17 & 09/18
09/18/2011
New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears at the Superdome in New Orleans - first home game of the 2011 season for the Super Bowl XLIV champs!
09/21/2011
The 19th annual Cutting Edge Music Business Conference and Roots Music Gathering takes place in New Orleans from Sept 21 - Sept 24, 2011
09/21/2011
The 2011 Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival & Fair takes place in New Iberia, LA from September 21-25, 2011
09/24/2011
The inaugural Street Fare Derby takes place at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans - new event celebrates street eateries and food trucks + live music
09/29/2011
The 2011 New Orleans Swing Dance Festival & Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown takes place in New Orleans, LA from Sept 29 - Oct 3, 2011
10/01/2011
The 2011 Gentilly Fest takes place in New Orleans on October 1st & 2nd (at Pontchartrain Park Playground)
10/01/2011
The 2011 Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival takes place in Plaisance (Opelousas), LA <= moved from 09/03
10/01/2011
The 2011 Louisiana Cajun Food Fest takes place in Kaplan, LA
10/01/2011
The 2011 Les Cadiens du Teche Cajun French Music Festival takes place in New Iberia, LA on October 1st
10/01/2011
The Red River Revel Arts Festival takes place in Shreveport, LA from October 1 - October 8, 2011
10/02/2011
The 16th annual SugarFest takes place in Baton Rouge
10/07/2011
The 17th annual Gretna Heritage Festival takes place in Gretna, LA from October 7-9, 2011
10/07/2011
The 8th annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival takes place in Houma, LA from October 7 - October 9, 2011
10/07/2011
The 2011 World Championship Gumbo Cook Off takes place in New Iberia, LA from October 7 - October 9, 2011
10/14/2011
The 6th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival takes place in New Orleans on October 14th, 15th & 16th
10/14/2011
The 2011 Festival of the Lake takes place at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Mandeville, LA on October 14th and 15th
10/14/2011
The 2011 St. John Parish Andouille Festival takes place in LaPlace, LA from October 14 - October 16
10/14/2011
The 2011 Bridge City Gumbo Festival takes place in Bridge City, LA (The Gumbo Capital of the World) from October 14-16, 2011
10/14/2011
The 2011 Violet Oyster Festival takes place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Violet, LA from October 14 - October 16
10/14/2011
The 2011 International Acadian Festival takes place in Plaquemine, LA from October 14 - October 16
10/14/2011
The 2011 Festivals Acadiens et Creoles takes place at Girard Park in Lafayette, LA from October 14 - October 16, 2011
10/14/2011
The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race takes place in Natchez, MS from October 14 - October 16, 2011
10/14/2011
The 2011 Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival takes place in Conroe, TX from October 14 - October 16
10/15/2011
The 2011 Celebracion Latina takes place at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans
10/15/2011
Carnaval Latino 2011 takes place in New Orleans on October 15th & 16th
10/15/2011
The 2011 Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival takes place in Madisonville, LA on October 15th & 16th
10/19/2011
The Washington Parish Free Fair takes place in Franklinton, LA from October 19 - 22, 2011
10/20/2011
The 75th International Rice Festival takes place in Crowley, LA from October 20 - October 22
10/21/2011
The 2011 Louisiana Gumbo Festival takes place in Chackbay, LA from October 21 - October 23, 2011
10/23/2011
The 14th annual International Heritage Celebration takes place in Baton Rouge LA - a parade, entertainment, exhibits, food and visitors from around the globe celebrate our cultural diversity at this free event
10/27/2011
The State Fair of Louisiana takes place in Shreveport, LA from October 27 - November 13, 2011
10/28/2011
The 2011 Voodoo Music Experience takes place in New Orleans from October 28 - October 30, 2011
10/28/2011
The 2011 Bucktown Seafood Festival takes place in Metairie, LA from October 28 - October 30, 2011
10/28/2011
The 2011 French Food Festival takes place in Larose, LA from October 28 - October 30, 2011
10/28/2011
The 2011 South Louisiana Blackpot Festival and Cookoff takes place in Lafayette, LA on October 28 and 29
11/05/2011
The 2011 Mirliton Festival takes place at Markey Park in New Orleans
11/05/2011
The 2011 Louisiana Swamp Fest takes place at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on November 5th and 6th, 2011
11/09/2011
The 39th annual Rayne Frog Festival takes place in Rayne, LA from November 9-13, 2011
11/12/2011
The 2011 Atchafalaya Basin Festival takes place in Henderson, Louisiana
11/16/2011
The 2011 New Orleans Fringe Festival takes place at various venues in New Orleans from November 16-20
11/19/2011
The 3rd annual Brewhaha on Bayou Road takes place in New Orleans (2500 block of Bayou Road)
11/19/2011
The 2011 Highland Jazz and Blues Festival takes place in Shreveport, LA
11/20/2011
The 5th annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival takes place on Oak Street in uptown New Orleans
11/24/2011
The My Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade and the French Market Family Fest take place in New Orleans
11/26/2011
The 2011 State Farm Bayou Classic football game takes place at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, featuring Southern University and Grambling State
12/02/2011
The 65th Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival takes place in Buras, LA on December 2, 3 & 4
12/03/2011
The 7th annual Le Feu et l'Eau (Fire and Water) celebration takes place in Arnaudville, LA
12/10/2011
The 2011 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival takes place at The Jazz & Heritage Center in New Orleans
12/17/2011
The 2011 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl takes place at the Superdome in New Orleans
12/31/2011
Crescent City Countdown takes place around Jackson Square in the French Quarter with music, fireworks, and more
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