This year we are celebrating our 26th Anniversary of the Cajun Music and Food Festival. Our festival will be held July 19th thru July 21st in air-conditioned Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana. We have great plans for this our silver anniversary and we hope to see you there!
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS ARE HELD THE FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HOLIDAYS FALLING ON THIS DAY. A MEAL IS SERVED BEGINNING AT 5:30 PM AND THE BUSINESS MEETING BEGINS AT 7:00 PM. A CAKE WALK AND SWEET SHOP ARE HELD WITH EVERY MEETING. A LIVE CAJUN BAND BEGINS PLAYING AT THE END OF THE BUSINESS MEETING, AROUND 8:00 PM. THE MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN SEEING WHAT OUR ORGANIZATION IS ALL ABOUT.
FESTIVAL MEETINGS ARE HELD THE SECOND MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT THE CFMA BUILDING AS WELL. THEY BEGIN AT 6:30 PM. ALL FESTIVAL CHAIRMEN ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR THE FESTIVAL ARE ALSO WELCOME TO ATTEND.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEET THE THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT THE CFMA BUILDING AS WELL. THIS MEETING BEGINS AT 6:30 PM. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON THE AGENDA FOR ANY BOARD MEETING, YOU MUST CONTACT THE SECRETARY, RENEE DAIGLE AT 337-802-4077.
The Cajun French Music Association of Louisiana, Inc., is a non-profit (501-C3) organization comprised of musicians and non-musicians of Cajun and non-Cajuns whose sole purpose is to promote and preserve Cajun music and culture wherever possible.
The CFMA was founded and chartered in November 1984 by Harry LaFleur of Eunice, Louisiana. Since its' beginning with a handful of people, chapters have been established in the cities of Eunice, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lake Charles, Houma, Lafayette, and New Iberia, Louisiana, as well as Gulf Coast, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas. Associate chapters are in the process of being formed in other states as well.
The Lake Charles Chapter was chartered on September 28, 1987.