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Le Vieux Village to host Louisiana Folk Roots Summer Camp

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April 29, 2022

 Le Vieux Village to host Louisiana Folk Roots Summer Camp

(Opelousas, LA) – The City of Opelousas Tourism Office is excited to announce that Le Vieux Village will be a host site for Folk Roots Kids’ Cajun and Creole Music Camp this June.  The Kids Camp is being presented by Louisiana Folk Roots and a host of sponsors, including Opelousas Tourism and St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission.

The three- day summer camp, geared towards age 8 – 13 years old, will offer kids cultural and fun activities provided by a gifted group of music instructors. Each day will be filled with music classes, band lab, singing, dancing, and more activities. The camp is scheduled for June 15 through the 17th from 8 am to 4 pm. 

The public will also be invited “Sounds of Summer” celebration on Friday, June 17th from 5-8 p.m. at the Delta Grand Theatre in Opelousas.  Music students from the Louisiana Folk Roots Kids Camp will start the live music performance at 6 pm followed by Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-step band. The family friendly event will include a variety of fun activities.

The “Sounds of Summer” event is supported in part by the South Arts Rural Performance program, Atchafalaya National Heritage Association, Louisiana Division of the Arts, City of Opelousas, and the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission. 

For more info on how to register your child, visit Kids Camp — Louisiana Folk Roots (lafolkroots.org)

Students ages 8-13 are asked to bring a traditional musical instrument to use at Kids Camp.  Typical instruments include a guitar, violin, mandolin, bass guitar, or Key of C 10-button accordion. A limited number of financial aid scholarships to assist with instrument loans will be awarded. The scholarship application deadline is Monday, May 9, 2022. Community organizations interested in joining the “Sounds of Summer” event partnership can email info@lafolkroots.org or tourism@cityofopelousas.com