Z105.9 is bringing the Zydeco Extravaganza experience live into your home, phone, or wherever you choose, Saturday May 23 at 8 pm. with our Facebook Live Sessions featuring the Zydeco Boss Keith Frank!
Kick off Memorial Day weekend with this very special Facebook Live event! Tune in for music and stories from Keith and stick around for a very special surprise announcement, exclusively for our Z105.9 listeners.
Make sure you “Like” our Facebook Page “The Real Z1059”. Keith Frank is the one performance everyone has been waiting for on Facebook.
For the first time in 33 years, due to the corona virus pandemic, Zydeco Extravaganza will not usher in the Memorial Day weekend in Lafayette, Louisiana. The annual celebration of our Creole Culture will take a different route this year.
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. They can be heard every Sunday from 9 to Noon along with Dustin Cravins on KFXZ Z-105.9 FM.
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.