Next level nights


Photo by Shaun Breaux

On a regular Saturday in Thibodaux, people get something to eat, many even go have a few beers downtown. Overall, it’s a nice night. Thibodaux can be a quiet city, but it always provides a good time. Last Saturday, however, The Acadia Music Fest not only turned the entertainment level up a notch but it simply broke the scale. Between good food, good people and a rocking stage, there was no other place to be, especially with all proceeds from the festival benefiting the Ben Meyer Foundation and the CASA of Lafourche. 

Although the front row of the stage was the prime place to be, the food court stayed rushing out orders. Ranging from Cajun specialties to old fashioned hamburgers to Mexican cuisine, places like Off the Hook, The Jambalaya Shoppe, Malt and Burger, Alumni Grill, Fete au Fete and La Carreta were busy with customers all day. Daiquiris and Company also did not disappoint, offering four of their signature flavors. 

Music-wise, if one was to get there at 12 p.m., when the music started, and leave at 12 a.m. when it ended, the one compliant might be their feet. As many people can attest to, the range and quality of the performers were stellar quality. Around 7 p.m., music was in full force, with bands like Bishop Gunn, Anders Osborne and Rehab. 

In order to transition from rock and roll to a more hip-hop vibe, Choppa lit up the stage, along with two hype men. With songs like “Choppa Style,” “Like a Dog” and “Get Out the Way,” the packed crowd had no choice but to get pumped up and ready for Flo Rida. 

Being no stranger to a South Louisiana party, Flo Rida put on a show like no other. Despite being from Florida, the chart-topping artist told the crowd that he loves Louisiana and returns every chance he gets. He sang hits like “My House,” “Whistle,” “Cake” and “Good Feeling,” and he even invited people on stage. To end the wild performance, Flo Rida casually popped the bubbly and sprayed the crowd. 

For festival lovers, Acadia Music Fest is one to watch, as it keeps getting bigger and better each year.