UL Lafayette Traditional Music Ensembles Upcoming Performances 

Wednesday April 11, 7:30pm, Burke-Hawthorne Theatre.
Bluegrass Concert featuring Vermilion Express

Friday April 13, 7:30pm, Burke-Hawthorne Theatre.
Blues Concert featuring Acoustic Blues Workshop, Ragin’ Blues Band, and special guests from Blue Monday

Sunday April 15, 4-7pm, The Madison in Broussard.
Bluegrass on the Bayou, a fundraiser for UL Lafayette’s Friends of the Humanities. Music by Vermilion Express

Tuesday April 24, 7:30pm, Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E Convent Street in Lafayette
Cajun and Zydeco dance night with McKinley St Merrymakers, Angelle Aces, Zydeco Ragin’ Steppers

Festival International de Louisiane 2018
KATC/La Folk Roots Chat Room
Fri April 27 6pm Ragin’ Blues Band w/ Corey Ledet
Sat April 28 1pm Zydeco Ragin’ Steppers w/ Lil Nathan
Sun April 29 1pm Vermilion Express

Fall 2018 Course Offerings


The Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at UL Lafayette sponsors a curriculum that gives student musicians, who learn by ear, an opportunity to improve their craft in styles such as Cajun, zydeco and bluegrass; to develop an academic foundation in music; and to become advocates for their culture. Each year, several high-profile artists come to campus to teach hands-on music classes for credit, while others visit classes occasionally or as featured artists in residence.

B.A. in Music with a Concentration in Traditional Music

Visit the UL Lafayette and School of Music websites to learn about the Traditional Music Curriculum.

If you are interested in becoming a traditional music major, contact Dr. DeWitt.

The mission of the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to stimulate interdisciplinary research on the foundations and diversity of traditional music worldwide and to advance the preservation, instruction, and performance of traditional music with an emphasis on traditions that have developed in Acadiana. The program began in the Fall of 2010. It is now possible to earn a B.A. in Music with a concentration in Traditional Music as well as a Music Minor with a Traditional Music emphasis. New classes and programs continue to be developed with involvement from musicians in the community.

For more information, please contact:

Mark DeWitt