Balfa Week

There’s nothing like Louisiana Folk Roots’ Balfa Week! Our annual Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week is not a school, or a festival, or a family reunion – it’s all those things and more! It’s “The Greatest Week of Cajun and Creole Culture on the Planet!”

At Balfa Week, you can learn knee-to-knee with master musicians and culture bearers surrounded by great folks from across the globe. Our motto is “Jouer. Danser. Manger. Répéter. (Jam. Dance. Eat. Repeat.)” – and during Balfa Week, you’ll get a chance to live that mantra.

Photo Courtesy of Robin May

Photo Courtesy of Robin May

Balfa Week incorporates: Five days of 10 or more Morning Intensive Classes on fiddle, guitar and accordion; Twice-daily participatory teaching sessions on Cajun & Creole Vocals; Five days of instructor-coached Band Labs; Five Nightly Dances with fantastic Cajun and Creole bands; Five or more artist-led Jam des Amis sessions; Intimate afternoon words-and-music sessions with accomplished and legendary Featured Artists; Afternoon Lagniappe Sessions on topics from music to foodways to dance; and so much more.

Please make plans to join us April 8-13, 2017, and add your spirit to Balfa Week!

10 Minutes at Balfa Week 2014