As a member of Friends of Louisiana Folk Roots, you’ll receive discounted and priority registration for our programs, free admission to the nightly dances at our Balfa Week, a thank-you gift as a token of our appreciation, and the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped to preserve and perpetuate our cultural heritage.

Gift memberships are another great way to show your friends and loved ones that you support and honor their commitment to Louisiana culture.

When you invest in local culture, you invest in the future. By becoming a Friend of Louisiana Folk Roots, your investment pays both immediate and long-term returns.

In the short term, you'll receive:

  • priority registration and discounts for Louisiana Folk Roots events

  • free admission to the evening dances at our Balfa Week

  • a thank-you gift to show our gratitude

In the long term, you'll receive the satisfaction of knowing the ways of life we cherish will be here for generations to come.

Gift memberships are also available. By registering friends or loved ones, you’ll let them know you understand their commitment to Louisiana culture. At the same time, your gift will directly benefit the local community.

Private donations and corporate sponsorships are also welcomed. If you’d like to make a larger donation, or if you have sponsorship ideas, please contact us. Corporate matching gift programs can substantially increase your contribution. Please request the appropriate forms from your employer. There are so many cultural treasures in Louisiana - the more we grow, the more we can strengthen them!

Membership Options 

Special Thanks to Our Lifetime Members! 

A Lifetime Membership further supports our mission and sustains our organization’s programs.

Bien merci to our Lifetime Members:

Gilbert and Margaret Aucoin – Ville Platte, Louisiana

Alan and Brenda Broussard – Lafayette, Louisiana

René Chaze – McLean, Virginia

Richard Cheatham – Atlanta, Georgia

Maggie Casey and Pierre Henri Pichot – London, England

Marsha Engelbrecht – Lafayette, Louisiana

Will and Norma Frugé – Lake Charles, Louisiana

TEd Granger – Seattle, Washington

Jodi Hebert – Youngsville, Louisiana

The Henderson Family – Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Rob Krumm – Urbana, Illinois

John Morris and Karen Kaser – Mercer Island, Washington

Todd Mouton – Lafayette, Louisiana

NuNu Collective – Arnaudville, Louisiana

Johnny Phillips – Bayshore, New York (deceased 2014)

Tyler Sanders – Wichita, Kansas

Susan Shaw – New York, New York

Lorraine Shelton-Gaines – Helotes, Texas

Frederick Soileau – Splendora, Texas

Kenny Tweedy – Austin, Texas

Walker & Sons, Inc. (Slap Ya Mama®) – Ville Platte, Louisiana

James L. Wilson – Chicago, Illinois