Once again, the Acadiana Center for the Arts in downtown Lafayette will host what has been described as “the ultimate showcase of the musical talent we are blessed with in Acadiana” on Sunday, November 27. The event is called Zeno Fest, it’s the brainchild of Love of People executive director John Williams, and it’s a way for those who love Louisiana music to give back to those who make Louisiana music.
This year’s lineup for Zeno Fest includes the event’s namesake, Grammy-winning bassist Lee Allen Zeno. The event was launched in Zeno’s honor in 2019 as a way for the local creative economy to help defray medical costs for Zeno who was undergoing medical treatment at the time.
From there, Zeno Fest grew into a celebration of all things music in Louisiana. Proceeds from the event benefit Love of People. Love of People is a non-profit organization whose mission is “Helping Others, Helping Others”. The group supports those who support Louisiana’s creative economy. It’s actually more than musicians. Love of People supports service sector workers, engineers, technicians and others who support our creative economy.
This year’s Zeno Fest is scheduled for the Moncus Theater at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. The event starts at 11 a.m. and is expected to end around 3 p.m., but with the lineup of artists scheduled on the poster, they may well exceed that scheduled end.
Who is performing at Zeno Fest 2022?
It would probably be easier to list the ones that won’t be there but here is the list of the ones that should appear.
Steve Adams, Marcia Ball, Keith Blair, Ray Boudreaux, Teka Briscoe, The Doopsie Brothers, Gerard Delafose, Arsene DeLay, Grant Dermody, Tony Goulas, Gerald Gruenig, Sonny Landreth, Sasha Massey, Jill Butler, Ethan Moule, Michael Juan Nunez, Jason Parfait, Pablo Pellerin, Lloyd Richard, Roddie Romero, Sarah Russo, Beau Thomas, Sharona Thomas, Gino Vallecillo, Ryan Vicknair, Charlie Wooton and Lee Allen Zeno.
Tickets for the event are $25, but are limited because space at the Moncus Theater is limited. You can secure your tickets online by following this link. Or, you can call the Love of People Office (337) 988-0076 to secure yours.