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


2017 Le Cajun festival
will be held Aug. 17,18 &19

Thursday Aug 17: La Poussiere-Breaux Bridge, La.

Doors Open @ 5PM—Program Starts @ 6PM. Music by CFMA young musicians.

Presentation of the French Speaking contest winners, Annual Chapter Awards and New Dawn Awards--- No Charge---Free Admission

Friday Night - Aug. 18: Awards Night
Rayne Civic Center, 201 Frog Festival DR, Rayne, LA 70578

Doors Open @ 5PM—Program Starts @ 7PM.

Admission $ 10.00, children under 12 free.

Presentation of the 2017 Music Awards, CFMA Hall of Fame Recipients and Miss Le Cajun Crowning.

Entertainment provided by Donny Broussard & the Louisiana Stars.


Saturday August 19:
Rayne Civic Center: Rayne, LA

Doors Open @ 8 AM—Program Starts @ 9 AM..

Admission $ 10.00, children under 12 free.

Bands and performance times.

10:00 AM : Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold

11:45 AM : Donovan Bourque & Friends

1:30 PM : Chris Miller & Boyou Roots

3:15 PM : Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers

5:00 PM : Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys


 Questions Contact: Helen Pulnik@ 281-256-3097             

Le Cajun Awards

2016 Winners

Accordionist of the Year

Junior Hebert

Fiddler of the Year

Jason Bergeron

Female Vocalist

Kelly Jones-Savoy

Male Vocalist of the Year

Junior Hebert

Best First Album or CD by a Band

Jr. Hebert and the Maurice Playboys

Song of the Year

Coursais une reve—Jr. Hebert

Album or CD of the Year
Coursais une reve - Jr. Hebert and the Maurice Playboys

Traditional CD of the Year
Coursais une reve - Jr. Hebert and the Maurice Playboys

Band of the Year

Jr. Hebert and the Maurice Playboys


Hall of Fame Inductees

Atlas Fruge
Dieu Donne "Don" Momtoucet

New Dawn Award

Lake Charles chapter - Abigail Miller
Chapitre de Lafayette - Gerald Wayne Broussard

Excellence Award

Michael "Bubba" Brown
Carl Sweeney Comeaux

Continuing Contribution Award

Megan Brown

Appreciation Award

Claudia Wood

Heritage Award

Donald "Don" Babin

Pioneer Award

D. L. Menard


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