Wednesday 10th October 2018
5.30pm-8.00pm - Music cities convention Opening Reception @ Blue Moon Saloon
Music Cities Convention will begin with an official opening reception at the Blue Moon Saloon, with live music, and food & drinks provided for all convention attendees. The official launch reception will then be followed by the famous weekly Cajun Jam event, lead this time (especially for us) by a Grammy winning musician!
8.00pm - late - Cajun Jam (public event) @ Blue Moon Saloon
The weekly Cajun jam at the Blue Moon attracts some of the area’s best musicians as well as folks from around the globe. Open to all, the jam allows players of all skill levels to sit in and play Cajun tunes the way they used to be played (comme dans l’vieux temps), all acoustic on the back porch.
You don’t have to play to enjoy the jam. Have a drink, dance, just kick back, listen and meet folks from all around the world.
Convention Delegates will be treated to great Cajun and Creole cuisine that has helped Lafayette garner the title of Tastiest Town of the South by Southern Living Magazine and Best Food City in the U.S. by Rand McNally and USA Today.
Thursday 11th October 2018
5.30pm-LATE - day 1 Reception @ the warehouse 535
Day 1 will end with a live music packed reception at The Warehouse 535. The reception will begin with food, drinks and a handful of performances from the SOLO Festival 2018 musicians, who’ll be playing music written at the festival.
Then at 7pm we’ll move into a second space for a ‘revolving door’ format of live music from around 20 local musicians. There’ll be seating and standing spaces, with a side bar serving drinks ;).
Friday 12th October 2018
5.00pm-LATE - day 2 Reception @ Festivals Acadiens et creoles
The convention will end with the start of the amazing Festivals et Acadiens et Creoles.
At 5.00pm, there’ll be a live Boudin cutting to launch the festival, live music will then follow with all convention delegates also being invited to use the Music Cities Convention VIP tent as their base for the night, with drinks and dinner provided.
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October 2018
Festivals Acadiens et creoles
The Music Cities Convention VIP tent will stay open over the weekend, with lunch and drinks provided on Saturday and drinks provided on Sunday.