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Postponed Events and Cancelations Around Acadiana

34th Annual Zydeco Extravaganza Canceled

We regret to inform you that Zydeco Extravaganza is officially called off for May 24, 2020.
After exploring all viable options we have come to the conclusion that the coronavirus, COVID-19, has posed too much of a threat for us to organize and execute the event next month.
We are evaluating all options for rescheduling the event at a later date this year. However, there are many obstacles in doing so, and we are working to process and evaluate our options. We will communicate any and all updates as they develop.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our patrons, sponsors, musicians, and partners during these trying times. We are a resilient community, state, and country. We will get through this pandemic together. It is our hope that Zydeco Extravaganza can play a part in your return to normalcy when we return.
Zydeco Extravaganza was started in 1987, by the Cravins Family, as a way to revive the Creole culture in St. Landry Parish and surrounding areas. It was a natural extension of the local Zydeco radio show, The Cravins Brothers, hosted by Donald and Charles Cravins.
Zydeco Extravaganza draws Zydeco fans from all over the country and world each Memorial Day weekend. Every year it features its ever popular amateur accordion contest, which is always a crowd favorite. It is the largest one day Zydeco festival in the world, with crowds numbering in the thousands. Zydeco’s biggest names, such as: Beau Jocque, Boozoo Chavis, Keith Frank, Terrance Simien, Curley Taylor, Geno Delafose, Zydeco Force, and Chris Ardoin have graced the stages of Zydeco Extravaganza. Its continued growth has been a tremendous asset to the revitalization of Creole culture.

Iberia Performing Arts League’s the Music Man Canceled Due to COVID-19

NEW IBERIA, La. — Due to the Coronavirus threat, the Iberia Performing Arts League’s Board of Directors has decided to postpone indefinitely the remaining productions of the spring musical, The Music Man.  
  
Those who have purchased tickets online will have their money automatically refunded by Brown Paper Tickets. Others wishing a refund immediately can go to the agency at which they purchased a ticket to obtain a refund. Season ticket holders or others with tickets can email ipal@cox.net or call the IPAL office at (337) 364-6114. 
 
Please watch for IPAL emails concerning future plans for The Music Man and the remaining season. Contact IPAL with any questions you may have about the rescheduling of the production.
For more information, contact Charlie Robertson at ipal@cox.net or call (337) 364-6114.

Shrimp Boil on the Rooftop – Rescheduled

Shrimp Boil on the Rooftop will be Thursday, September 24 from 6-9pm

El Festival Español De Nueva Iberia 2020:Rescheduled Date Announced

NEW IBERIA La. — During this difficult time amid the COVID-19 outbreak, La Asociacion Española de Nueva Iberia and the City of New Iberia have decided it would be in the public’s best interest to postpone this year’s festival scheduled for April 17 – 19, 2020.
Festival organizers hope you and your family will still be able to attend the 8th Annual El Festival Español de Nueva Iberia on its new dates, Aug. 28 – 30. The event will be held in Bouligny Plaza, on downtown historic Main Street New Iberia.
La Asociación Española Festival Planning Committee has been working diligently in preparation for this year’s festival theme: Taste of Spain on the Teche, celebrating Nueva Iberia with food, music, culture and more.
The festivities start Friday, August 28 with a free “Taste of Spain on the Teche” lecture at 6 p.m. at the Essanee Theatre (126 Iberia St.), followed by a viewing of the special Spanish exhibit at Bayou Teche Museum (131 E. Main St.) at 7 p.m.
A ticketed gala will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the Sliman Theater (129 E. Main St.) with wine, beer, sangria, gourmet foods, live Spanish guitar, flamenco dance performances and a live auction. Tickets are $75 per person and include a one year membership to La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia, Inc. (501c3 non-profit). Tickets are available for purchase at NewIberiaSpanishFestival.com or by check mailed and made payable to LAENI, PO Box 12963, New Iberia LA 70562.
On Saturday, August 29, the festival will provide many activities throughout the day such as Running of the Bull’s Dog-Friendly 5K/1 Mile Fun Run, parade, re-enactment of Spanish arrival, arts and crafts show, paella, tapas, jambalaya and Spanish desserts cook-off, genealogy displays, visiting royalty, paella eating contest, children’s tent and fun zone with face painting, fun jump, and petting zoo.
On Sunday, August 30, the public is invited to attended a mass of Thanksgiving at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (108 East St. Peter St.), in honor of New Iberia’s founding families (Gary, Lopez, Migues, Prados, Romero, Segura, and Viator).
“We would like to thank all of our sponsors, supporters, vendors, volunteers, Spanish festival royalty, family and friends of the festival, and the community for all you have given to help make our festival what it is today and for the years to come,” says Brinkley Lopez, El Festival’s secretary.
“Our focus and mission of the festival is to celebrate the 1779 founding of New Iberia by 16 Spanish families from Malaga, Spain and to create an educational and cultural awareness and exchange of food, music, art and history between New Iberia and the Andalusia region of Spain, while recognizing the contributions of the original Spanish settlers to our culture.”
For an up-to-date schedule of events for the festival, please visit NewIberiaSpanishFestival.com periodically or follow the association on Facebook. If you have any questions or need additional information, call (337) 349-7343 or (337) 380-7636.

Three Dog Night Concert Postponed

The Three Dog Night concert scheduled for April 10th has been postponed in order to comply with the Governor’s proclamation concerning public gatherings. We will announce the new date as soon as possible, and tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date.

Beach Boys Concert at Rapides Parish Coliseum Canceled

Alexandria, LA – 24 Apr 2020

Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Regular Meeting Canceled

The Iberia Parish Tourist Commission regular meeting on March 24 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. If the situation permits the commission will meet at its regular April 28 meeting.

Catholic Charities Food for Seniors- Canceled

Scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge has been cancelled!

First Baptist Church in Lafayette Canceled

“In keeping with the current recommendations by the CDC, First Baptist Lafayette has canceled ALL weekend and weekday worship services, group meetings, etc. through April 13. For now, the church office remains open on its regular schedule.” For more information go to www.fbclaf.org/coronavirus.

Camp Fair and Summer Fun Expo Postponed

“Like everyone, we are doing our best to navigate this challenging time. With so many uncertainties on the horizon, we will be postponing the Camp Fair and Summer Fun Expo, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21. We’re working closely with Junior League of Baton Rouge and city officials to find a new date that will be announced as soon as possible. We look forward to sharing the incredible camps we have in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas as soon as it is safe for families.
We will share updates as we have them, however, if you would like the updates sent directly to you, text “campfair” to 63975. For more information, call (225) 292-0032 and follow us on Facebook.”

Books Along the Teche Literary Festival

“Following the President’s recommendation on crowd sizes, the Books Along the Teche Literary Festival is cancelled.
Please look for emails and check the website for updates.
The Symphony on Sunday in the Park will also be cancelled.
Thankfully there are still many great books that we can read!
May your families stay healthy.
We look forward to seeing you next year on April 9-11, 2021.
Osha Gray Davidson has agreed to come back and there will also be tribute to the late great author Ernest Gaines.”

The Books Along the Teche Literary Festival Committee

 

WWE Road to Wrestlemania at Rapides Parish Coliseum Canceled

The WWE live event scheduled for this Saturday, March 21 in Alexandria, LA has been cancelled. Refunds are available at all points of purchase.

If you purchased your ticket at the Box Office, we are open Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM. Please be sure to bring the credit or debit card you used for purchase.

If you purchased your ticket on Ticketmaster.com, there’s nothing you need to do. It’s Ticketmaster’s standing policy to automatically refund the full cost of the ticket and fees to the original purchaser’s credit card. For any canceled events: Due to the unprecedented volume of cancelations, please note that you should expect to receive your refund in as soon as 30 days.

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Scott Boudin Festival Postponed

It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Scott Boudin Festival Board of Directors along with the
City of Scott Mayor, Jan-Scott Richard, announce the POSTPONEMENT of the 8th Annual Scott Boudin Festival
to September 18, 19, & 20, 2020 amid the current COVID-19 situation. The Scott Boudin Festival Board of
Directors and the City of Scott have closely monitored the recommendations and instructions of the United
States Government, US Center for Disease Control (CDC), the UnitedState Government, the Louisiana Department
of Health, and our Lafayette Parish Government. The most current information from the CDC recommends that community
events over 250 attendants should be postponed or canceled for the next eight weeks. This decision was made
to try and ensure the health and wellness of our festival guests. The Scott Boudin Festival Board of Directors
is working to contact everyone involved in hosting the Scott Boudin Festival in our community. We ask for your
patience and understanding during this difficult time. Wehope all of our booth vendors and bands will be able
to join us on this newly selected weekend. Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and community
for all you have given to make the Scott Boudin Festival what it is today. Our community is like none other
and we are proud to call it our home. Please take recommended precautions and check on your neighbors and those
most at risk. Remember to buy local and help our business owners in Scott, LA through this stressful time. Please
continue to check our Facebook Page for any further updates. We look forward to celebrating with you all September
18, 19, & 20, 2020

 

The Big Event

The health and safety of our campus’ students, faculty, staff, and of our community members will always be a primary concern of The Big Event; it’s why we do what we do! Our
team has worked diligently on making the best decisions for the campus and community who choose to participate.

The University has set into motion several precautionary steps being taken to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) by moving classes online and limiting large gatherings. In response to these precautions, our team has made the decision to postpone The Big Event to a later date.

Cajun Comic Relief Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns
Cajun Comic Relief to be Rescheduled

Lafayette– Cajun Comic Relief, scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at the Heymann Center for the Performing Arts, has been postponed due to Coronavirus concerns.

A date will be announced when details can be confirmed. Tickets purchased for the March 21 comedy show will be good for the future date. For refunds, go to the point of purchase.

“We appreciate all of the community support we’ve had through the years and hope you can make the next show,” said Jim Richard, Cajun Comic Relief founder and producer.

Founded in 1992 as a fundraiser for Lafayette Catholic Service Center, Cajun Comic Relief has benefited non-profit organizations over its 28-year history including Goodwill Industries, Mission Vets, the D.R.E.A.M. Foundation, Hospice of Acadiana, and Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana. This year, the event will benefit Special Olympics Louisiana – Acadiana Area.

Lafayette Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt

Due to the Coronavirus,Lafayette Parks and Recreation has canceled their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday April 5, 2020 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

La Boule Cadienne De Lafayette Petanque Club Is CANCELLING the Acadiana Petanque Festival.

The cancellations include not only:
-1- Petanque Tournament on Saturday March 21;
-2- Youth Day (Journée Jeune) on Sunday, March 22; and
-3- Petanque Training in French Immersion Schools in the coming week.
The club has reviewed the following reasons for cancellation:
-1- The Mayor-President of Lafayette Parish cancelled public events in public parks where the tournament will take place;
-2- The governor of the state of Louisiana has cancelled classes in schools;
-3- The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends not holding events with more than 50 persons; and
-4- The Federation Petanque USA has cancelled most (if not all) tournaments until April.
We will hold the petanque events in the coming months.
Your registration fees will be held for those events, unless you request a refund.

DSAA Is Cancelling the Shoot for the Stars Skeet Shoot.

Alycat Book Launch Party Postponed

The Alycat Book Launch Party has been postponed due to Covid-19. Alysson Bourque says’ “After careful consideration, we feel that it is sensible and socially responsible to ensure that the health and safety of the guests who attend are protected.” The party will be rescheduled for June 13th at 2:00PM. “This is a tough time for small businesses, but with your support, we can persevere. Please feel free to order the new book off of the Alycat website and we can ship signed copies to you (or you can order from any online retailer)! Thank you to the vendors for being flexible and thank you for your continued support of The Alycat Series. Can’t wait to celebrate with you! Until then, look for the official book release on March 17th in stores online and near you!” says, Bourque www.alycatseries.com for more information on this event you can visit their Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/events/443217319708364/

DOC Suspends Visitation, Tours, & Volunteering at Louisiana’s State-Run Prisons

Out of an abundance of caution concerning COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections has suspended prisoner visitation, tours, and volunteering for 30 days at Louisiana’s eight state-run prisons, and has indefinitely postponed Angola’s spring rodeo. While there have been no confirmed cases COVID-19 inside of these institutions, the Department has made this decision to protect the vulnerable incarcerated populations, staff, and to help reduce the spread of this disease. The Department will reevaluate in 30 days visitation, volunteers, tours and the spring rodeo. In lieu of visitation, the Department is working to expand access to telephone services to ensure inmates have continued connection to family and friends during this event. To help prevent the spread of this disease within Louisiana’s eight state-run prisons, the DOC has implemented a screening criteria with questions for anyone entering the state’s prisons, including staff and vendors. The DOC has educated its staff and inmates on social distancing and hand washing practices to reduce the potential spread of coronavirus. Staff who are sick with symptoms consistent with the flu or coronavirus have been asked to stay home. Disinfection recommendations have been ramped up to include more frequent sanitizing of frequently-touched surfaces, hand soap and paper towels are frequently restocked in the bathrooms, and hand sanitizer is available at the institutions.Each state prison has identified areas to quarantine DOC’s incarcerated population, if the need arises, and plans are in place should a large number of inmates need to be quarantined or isolated. Department leaders have met with the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association and shared with its members the procedures and protocols being taken by DOC to reduce the risk. The DOC, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association, is following CDC guidance, and continues to monitor the situation and update its response as necessary. Stay informed on decisions affecting the state’s prisons by visiting the Department’s website at doc.la.gov.

Louisiana Comic Con 2020 Canceled Due to Abundance of Caution Over COVID-19

It  is  with  a  heavy  heart  but  sound  mind  that  we  have  decided  to  cancel  Louisiana  Comic  Con  for  2020  out  of  an  abundance  of  caution.  We  have  spent  the  better  part  of  the  past  few  days  monitoring  other  events,  speaking    with    officials    at    the    Cajundome,    reading    updates    on    government   and   news   articles,   and   watching   the   Governor’s   press   conferences in regards to COVID-19 information. Please understand that no decision like this is made lightly, but know it’s being  done  for  the  greater  good  of  not  only  everyone  involved  with  the  event, but for the community at large. The only way to combat COVID-19 is  to  reduce  exposure  for  everyone  to  it,  and  by  putting  on  such  a  large  event  we  run  the  risk  of  exposing  people,  albeit  unknowingly,  to  a  virus  that may affect their loved ones. We also understand the financial impact that  this  decision  will  cause,  but  again  we  believe  that  for  the  greater  good, we are forced to cancel. In  the  coming  days  and  weeks,  please  be  cognizant  of  your  neighbors,  what is going on around you, and the information that is being released about COVID-19.The  Louisiana  Department  of  Health  has  opened  a  coronavirus  hotline,  accessible  Monday  through Friday  from  8  a.m.  to  4:30  p.m.  for  anyone  with questions at 1-855-523-2652.REFUNDS  WILL  BE  ISSUED  FROM  POINT  OF  PURCHASEWILL  START  MONDAY,   MARCH   16TH.   IF   YOU   BOUGHT   ONLINE,   IT   HAS   TO   BE   HANDLED ONLINETHROUGH TICKETMASTER.COM. IF YOU PURCHASED AT  THE  BOX  OFFICE,  COME  TO  THE  CAJUNDOME  BOX  OFFICE  FOR  YOUR REFUND.

 

Toughest Monster Truck Tour

The Toughest Monster Truck Tour has decided to make the difficult decision to postpone next weekend’s (March 20 & 21) scheduled event at CAJUNDOME to the weekend of May 29 and 30 due to Coronavirus concerns. Tickets for the March event will be honored at the May event for the same night (Friday ticket for Friday, Saturday tickets for Saturday although this can be changed by bringing your tickets to the box office). Pit Passes for the March event will also be honored at the May event.

“While we are disappointed to postpone the event, we ARE looking forward to taking part in the Cajun Heartland State Fair. And hopefully by taking this measure we will help reduce the risk for our fans, drivers and crew,” said Kelly Goldman, president of Thunderbird Entertainment who own the Toughest Monster Truck Tour.

For more information on exchanges, please visit CANJUNDOME box office person or call CAJUNDOME at 337-265-2100.

For information and updates about the Toughest Monster Truck Tour, visit the Toughest Monster Truck Tour Facebook page or www.toughestmonstertrucks.com

· Tickets previously purchased for KISS, Kane Brown or Toughest Monster Truck Tour will remain valid for the new date. Visit the event page links for ticket policies for each event.

KISS Concert

The final three shows of the spring leg of the KISS ‘End of the Road’ Tour are being rescheduled out of an abundance of caution. Tulsa, OK will now be Sunday, October 4th at BOK Center; Biloxi, MS will now be Tuesday, October 6th at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum; and Lafayette, LA will now be Wednesday, October 7th at Cajundome. All tickets will be honoured for the new dates. The Fall leg of the tour remains unchanged. The band looks forward to seeing the fans very soon. No Refunds.

· Tickets previously purchased for KISS, Kane Brown or Toughest Monster Truck Tour will remain valid for the new date. Visit the event page links for ticket policies for each event.

Kane Brown

Kane Brown has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 6th.

 

· Tickets previously purchased for KISS, Kane Brown or Toughest Monster Truck Tour will remain valid for the new date. Visit the event page links for ticket policies for each event.

 

Cirque Du Soleil OVO

Cirque Du Soleil OVO has cancelled all Lafayette show dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase beginning Monday, March 16th at 10am.

 

Debris Drop Postponed Until Further Notice

According to Lafayette Consolidated Government, this Saturday’s Debris Drop has been postponed until further notice. Once rescheduled, the new date for the event will be provided. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

Danny O’Flaherty’s Concert on March 14th Is POSTPONED

Due to the many calls received and concerns arising from COVID 19, we have decided to reschedule Danny’s show. We will announce the date in a few weeks when more is understood about the virus. Neither Danny nor our staff want our guests to take any risk. We appreciate your understanding, and wish everyone to remain in good health. If you have purchased tickets, and decide you want a refund, please email us at info@bayouplayhouse.com with details prior to Saturday. If you plan on attending once the show is rescheduled your tickets will remain in place for that showing.
Remember, cough in your shoulder, wash hands often, stay 6′ away from people, and just for now, “DON’T kiss me” I’m Irish!

 

Triad Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The senior citizen workshop in Arnaudville is canceled due to concerns of our senior’s risk to the exposure of the Coronavirus. This is the first time we had to cancel in 26 years but it is in everyone’s best interest. The next TRIAD is scheduled for June 10th, 2020 in Port Barre.

About Triad:

Triad is an agreement between the National Sheriff’s Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Association of Retired Persons. It was implemented to protect our senior citizens through activities that inform them of the latest fraud and scam’s tactics.

In April of 1994 St. Landry Sheriff’s Office, A.A.R.P. and ten municipal Chiefs of Police in St. Landry Parish signed our first Triad agreement. St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office has spearheaded the TRIAD by sponsoring the crime prevention workshops.

A workshop is a day of information on fraud, identity theft, drug awareness, personal safety, and other safety issues concerning our senior citizens. Workshops are held throughout the parish to reach all of our senior citizens. Groups average around 250 during the workshops and 400-500 at the TRIAD Christmas Party in December. After the workshops, our guests are treated to free lunch with all the trimmings donated by the sheriff. The workshop also includes door prizes from the sheriff, area merchants, and health care providers ranging from home decorations, personal items, to security equipment. The day is completed with games of bingo for more prizes. The grand prize is a check for 100 dollars donated by St. Landry Crime Stoppers. The winner has to be 60 or older.

 

Patty in the Parc 2020 Canceled

Townsquare Media of Lafayette – Patty in the Parc, scheduled for this Saturday in Downtown Lafayette, has been cancelled due to the growing concern about COVID-19 (coronavirus). The safety and health of our guests, staff and the community is our top priority and was a large part of making this tough decision. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials. Tickets purchased online will be refunded automatically through Eventbrite. Pre-sale tickets purchased in-person will also be refunded. Details on that refund process will be announced in the near future.

 

Bach Lunch

Presented by the Lafayette Science Museum Foundation, Bach Lunch is a concert series on Fridays during the Spring and Fall seasons where participants enjoy lunch to the sounds of live music at Parc Sans Souci in Downtown Lafayette.

Guests are invited to bring their own lunch, or they can purchase a meal through participating restaurants. All proceeds benefit the Lafayette Science Museum and help fund future exhibits and educational programs.

Sponsored by Lafayette Coca-Cola, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette, Louisiana, KRVS Public Media, Oats & Marino & Betty Wilkinson.

Spring 2020 | Bands & Restaurants

CANCELLED – March 13 – Les Freres Michot
Imonelli | Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina

March 20 – The Rayo Brothers
Creole Lunch House | Ema’s Cafe | Poupart Bakery, Inc.

March 27 – Jambalaya Cajun Band
Roly Poly | Great Harvest of Acadiana | Hub City Diner

April 3 – Cedric Watson Trio
Bailey’s Seafood and Grill | The Jefferson Street Pub | Poupart Bakery, Inc.

April 10 – Curley Taylor
Dean-O’s Pizza | Joey’s Lafayette | Zea Rotisserie & Bar

April 17 – La Recolte
Creole Lunch House | Dean-O’s Pizza | The French Press

April 24 – Lakou Mizik (Haiti) in Parc International
Antoni’s Italian Cafe | Chris’ PoBoys | Hub City Diner | Joey’s Lafayette | Roly Poly

 

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Downtown Alive! – Canceled