Saturday was a beautiful day for the annual Cajun Fest up in Celina TX. Blue skies, 80 degrees, great food and non stop Cajun music. I was shooting up there while the industrial scale boilers were dumping thousands of steaming crawfish into hoppers and on to plates for most of the day, alongside music from the 9 year old Bella Hermundson, the energetic Pine Leaf Boys, through Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys to 1 of only 2 Cajun bands to win a Grammy, the Band Courtbouillon and finishing up with the amazing Wayne Toups (also a grammy winner). Thanks to Zydeco Mike for his great primer on Zydeco music - he was there with the current host of the Cajun show on KNON 89.3, Jimbreaux.
All this alongside a car show, funnel cake, bounce houses, ice cones, hurricanes, wine, and plenty of beer (not necessarily in that order) made a great family day out, mark it in your calendars for next year. You can check out some of the images here