Wayne Toups Acoustic will kick off the 10th season for The Grand Opera House in Crowley, Louisiana on September 29, 2017. Wayne Toups Acoustic is an intimate and thrilling new way to see and hear all of your Toups favorites, like Take My Hand, Tupelo Honey, Johnnie Can’t Dance, and more. This small acoustic band is a stripped-down version of Toups’s popular songs with a whole new feel, and no loss of urgency. Toups showing off his raw vocals and mesmerizing accordion skills played alongside gutsy guitar riffs, fiddle, and harmonica. Embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from Cajun, Blues, Country, and Rock and Roll this is one show you don’t want to miss.
Pine Leaf Boys, four-time Grammy nominees will take the Grand’s stage. This band has a great reputation of linking the older generation with the younger generation by bringing awesome Cajun energy back into old Cajun music.
In a change of pace, on February 2, 2018, the 1980’s rock band Journey is saluted by Resurrection-A Journey Tribute. This program will feature one brilliant hit single after another, offering a perfect blend of songs to enthrall all levels of Journey fans.
The Cajun Accordion Kings, hosted by Steve Riley on March 3, 2018 will showcase many of the area’s top accordion players. Riley’s guests, all of whom have all greatly influenced the music of Cajun country, have contributed to making our culture unlike any other.
Caesar closes out the “season performances”. This jazz singer, who sounds like Nat King Cole with his baritone voice, will serenade all on April 23, 2018. Caesar’s exquisite renditions of classic standards and love songs, pulls the heart in and takes you back to the days of true romance.