Here is what TCA said about The Cajun Heritage Fest

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Texas Commission on the Arts is a proud sponsor of the Cajun Heritage Fest

The Texas Commission on the Arts‘ (TCA)  grant panelists reviewed the application for assistance submitted by the Southeast Texas Arts Council (SETAC) on behalf of the Cajun Heritage Fest and here is what they had to say:

In my opinion, SETAC is helping revive lost traditions in their community, which demonstrates a great cultural impact and has the ability to draw new audiences to the area, particularly with the intercity publication.”

As the Fest grows each year, organizers at SETAC are looking to expand the celebration of Cajun culture beyond food and music and into the realms of history, craft and influence on the arts (literature, film, etc).

The listed participants seem to be high quality, especially for a relatively new festival. I like the involvement of students from Lamar University.”

The Cajun Heritage Fest isn’t just for self-identified Cajuns either. The Acadian travelers had a heavy influence on the Gulf Coast region that touches all the area’s modern inhabitants in ways they may or may not be aware of. Drawing in students from Lamar University in Port Arthur to provide them with real-world training opportunities allows them to grow in both technical proficiency and cultural appreciation!

One panelist expressed a hopeful outlook based on SETAC’s consistency in event planning and execution.

I believe that Artistic Quality will be an area where there is room for growth as the event is put on year after year.”

The application scored high in all categories resulting in an overall A rating.

Artistic Quality: 90 %
Capability: 92 %
Impact: 92 %

Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns to Headline Cajun Heritage Fest 2017

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Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns will headline Cajun Heritage Fest 2017 in Port Arthur on April 8th.

Cajun Music Superstar Jamie Bergeron will bring his boys the Kickin’ Cajuns to the stage on April 8th at the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center in Port Arthur for the Cajun Heritage Fest 2017 (previously Carnival Des Cajuns). Bergeron played the fest last year and was so well loved the Southeast Texas Arts Council knew that he and his band had to be this year’s headliner.

Other acts at Cajun Heritage Fest 2017 will be Travis Matte & the Kingpins and Jo-El Sonnier. At just $10 a ticket, do not miss this opportunity to hear all these rockin’ Cajun bands in one place in Port Arthur on April 8th!

Get your tickets now!