Zydeco icons will play April 16 fest in G.S.
Buckwheat, Rockin Dopsie & Rosie Ledet bands & crawfish galore
Some of the most highly regarded zydeco icons in the world, including Buckwheat Zydeco Jr., Rockin Dopsie Jr. and Rosie Ledet, have been booked to play the April 16 Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Fest in Gulf Shores.
This year the event will be moved across the street to the parking lot west of Tacky Jack’s and east of The Sloop. The event is free and includes arts and crafts vendors and children’s activities on site.
The City of Gulf Shores, the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism, and Waterway Village merchants are listed as joint sponsors of the fest.
Festivities will kick off at 8 a.m. with a 5K run/walk benefitting Furrever Homes. For more information, call 251-968-1171 or visit gulfshoresAL.gov. T
The full music line-up: 10 a.m. – Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse’; 11:30 a.m. – Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys ; 1 p.m. – Excelsior; 1:15 p.m. – IIs Sont Partis Band featuring Buckwheat Zydeco Jr.; 2:30 p.m. – Rockin Dopsie Jr.; 4:30 p.m. – Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band.
Pictured: Fun in the sun at the 2019 Zydeco Fest. The event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021.