Cajun, Creole and Zydeco are part of Opelousas’ rich cultural fabric.
Zydeco music has become a staple of the South Louisiana town of Opelousas, you quickly see that music is a big part of its culture – a music with a mixture of Afro-Carribean rhythms, jazz, and rock and roll. The old Richard’s Club has been revitalized since its inception in 1947. Through the years, legends such as B.B. King, Clifton Chenier and Rockin’ Sydney have graced this Zydeco landmark. The Zydeco mecca has also been included in national media outlets such as Time Magazine, CBS Sunday Morning, PBS and NPR. Visit the club on weekends to hear live Zydeco music! You won’t be disappointed!
The manager of Miller’s Zydeco Hall of Fame, Lloyd Mitchell, states the importance of Zydeco to the community, saying “The music is just, it’s a feel-good music.” Mitchell adds, “If you are having a bad day, find you a zydeco to go to, you know, it will make you all right.”