Zydeco musicians and fans of the genre are in Opelousas for the first Zydeco Capital Jam.
Zydeco Capital Jam is a monthly jam session started by the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission.
Grammy-nominated accordionist and former UL music instructor Corey Ledet is leading today’s jam session.
Executive director of the tourist commission Herman Fuselier said the event is the region’s first zydeco jam session in nearly a decade.
“Cajun music jam sessions are held throughout St. Landry Parish and Acadiana but nowhere is there a jam session for zydeco music.”
The jam sessions are from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. every second Saturday of each month at the parish’s visitor center.