Gator by the Bay Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival Returns for 12th Year

| May 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Gator by the Bay, the biggest Zydeco and Cajun festival on the West Coast, returns to Spanish Landing Park on May 10, 11, and 12, 2013 for a twelfth year of bringing the rich and unique culture of Louisiana to San Diego.

This spirited three-day music and food festival features an impressive variety of music and entertainment. For the first time this year, Latina bands have been added to the lineup, expanding the cultural and musical repertoire of the festival even further.

In fact, since the first festival in 2001, which focused on the Louisiana sound with Zydeco and Cajun bands, the festival’s lineup has grown over the years to include Blues, Jazz, Gypsy, Country, Honky-tonk, Swing, World Music, and now the Latina sounds of Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, and more.

Headlining the festival for the first time will be the Grammy-nominated Zydeco band Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, playing both Friday and Saturday. Born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana, Geno Delafose was born into a family that was deeply rooted in traditional Creole music. He is considered one of the pioneers of “Nouveau Zydeco,” deeply rooted in traditional Creole music, with strong Cajun and modern Country & Western influences.

For a complete lineup with band bios and schedule, visit

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