New Year's Eve Dance with Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
Ring in the New Year with Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and admission is $35 (no table/no seating reservations; first-come, first-serve). For your member discount, please contact our Membership Coordinator at 337.233.4077 x.207. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No outside food or beverages allowed.
Delafose is a Zydeco Accordionist/singer born and reared in Eunice, Louisiana. His sound is deeply rooted in traditional Creole, Cajun music and also Country and Western. At the age of eight, he joined his father's band, the Eunice Playboys, as a rubboard player and continued to play with the band until his father's death in 1994.
In 1994, he debuted with his album 'French Rockin Boogie' on Rounder Records. The name of this album also became the name of his band with whom he still plays with today. He released two more albums from the label before signing with Time Square label to release 'Everybody is Dancin' in 2003. He has also appeared on the compilation album 'Creole Bred: A Tribute to Creole & Zydeco' released in 2004 on Vanguard Records.
He has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album category for his Le Cowboy Creole album (2007). He lives in Duralde, Louisiana, near Eunice, where he operates his Double D Ranch raising cattle and horses. He also holds fan appreciation parties, annually.
Vermilionville cannot allow any ticket holders inside the Performance Center before the doors open at 8:30 p.m. Lobby opens at 8:00 p.m. If you arrive before 8:30 p.m., you will have to stand in line outside the Performance Center. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
This event is accessible for people with disabilities.
Dress code is jeans/business casual.
No dance floor enhancements (i.e. cornmeal, sawdust, etc.) are allowed in the Performance Center.
Finger food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Performance Center. Party trays are $10 and jambalaya is $5.
Vermilionville provides one complimentary glass of champagne per person at 11:45 p.m. And, yes, non-alcoholic options are available. Outside food and beverages are strictly prohibited.
Vermilionville is located at 300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street in Lafayette, Louisiana. We are located across from the Lafayette Regional Airport and next to the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center, which features static exhibits and a wonderful film on the exile of the Acadians from their native Nova Scotia.
If you are coming from I-10 (either west or east), the following directions will take you to Vermilionville: Exit 103A to Lafayette. You will then merge onto US-167 South toward US-90/Morgan City. Continue onto US-90 East/Evangeline Thruway.
After approximately four miles, you will come to an intersection at Surrey Street/University Avenue and US-90 East/Evangeline Thruway. Turn left onto Surrey Street. You will then travel approximately four-tenths of a mile before reaching the Fisher Road intersection. Turn left onto Fisher Road. There is a large sign which reads "Vermilionville" indicating parking. The museum is located at 300 Fisher Road.
If you are coming from University Avenue, travel south until you reach the intersection with US-90 East/Evangeline Thruway. The only option is to turn right, stay in the far left lane when turning right and continue onto US-90 East/Evangeline Thruway a short distance. Using the left lane, turn left at the signal across from the airport (in line with car dealership). You must wait for the light to turn green to make your left turn here. Once green, turn onto US-90 West/Evangeline Thruway and take the right lane off of the Thruway onto Surrey (the next light). Take a left at the next light to get onto Fisher Road. Vermilionville will be on the left.
Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park (View)
300 Fisher Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
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|Dog Friendly: No|
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