Every other Saturday there is an interesting event at the Acadiana Museum. The Acadian Museum is found in the heart of Cajun country in Erath, Louisiana. Its purpose is to commemorate and honor the Acadian heritage and Cajun people in Louisiana.
One Saturday we headed over to the Acadiana Museum to watch the owners of Touchet’s Bar become inducted into the Order of Living Legends. Since 1997, the museum has recognized and honored individuals who help shape and define the Cajun culture. Once per month on a Saturday there is a free Living Legends program which includes a Cajun Jam Session from 2 PM until 6 PM featuring traditional French Cajun Country & Western music. All local musicians are invited to join in as well and we were sure not going to miss this event..As at every musical event spectators dance to the music and Sharon enjoyed a few dances with a local man who despite his age danced to nearly every song!
Betty Bernard was inducted into the Order of Living Legends last year at the Acadiana Museum. Inductions are held during the Cajun jam sessions at the Museum Café (bar). It is local events such as these that give one the true sense of the pride of the Acadian (cajun) culture that people in this part of Louisiana exhibit. It reminds us of the pride of the people in Texas and is probably one of the main reasons we love visiting this area.
There are many other opportunities to engage in the music scene. I mentioned Touchet’s Bar above as the owners were inducted into the Living Legends this year. Touchet’s is another locale that every other Saturday puts on a French Jam Session where groups come in and play and sing during twenty minute sessions. This is a great spot to come and see lots of the local talent in the area and even some of the young and up and coming talent.
I’d write more but we are off to yet another music event…