Dwayne Dopsie

Posted on: October 3, 2017 | Posted in: news

We are excited to announce that Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers will be performing at the 2018 Lundi Gras Festival!

Dwayne will be performing at 5:15 pm on the Golden Nugget Stage.

“America’s Hottest Accordion” winner, Dwayne Dopsie plays a unique, high-energy style of zydeco. Dwayne hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world. Although inspired by tradition, he has developed his own high-energy style that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshingly distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music. This singer/songwriter and accordionist has performed all over the world since debuting his band, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, at age 19.

Dwayne, born March 3, 1979 in Lafayette, Louisiana, was the last of eight children.  Dwayne attributes his musical abilities to his father, Rockin' Dopise, Sr., a pioneer of Zydeco music.  As a small child, Dwayne was interested in the washboard, but quickly realized he had incredible talent with an accordion.  He has played the accordion since age seven and states, "This is my calling - Zydeco music is in my blood and it is my heart and soul."  As a tribute to his late father, the most influential person in his life, Dwayne plans to record an album of his Dad's greatest Zydeco hits.

Dwayne Dopsie and his Hellraisers have performed in 20 different countries and in hundreds of cities because of the energy and power of the music they play, he has been nominated for a Grammy award in 2007, and also nominated for the last  7 years for best accordion and artist from Off Beat Magazine Awards . September 2016, He was on "Louisiana Rising" with Harry Connick Jr and Randy Jackson, performing their song for the flood victims called "Rollercoaster" which is one of the songs on their new cd, soon to be released in 2017.  
"Dwayne takes the instruments and traditions of zydeco to new levels infusing blues, soul and funk with a driving rub-board rhythm. The Zydeco Hellraisers’ sound is relentless, pulsating and funky, easily appealing to fans of all genres.” – Toledo City Paper
He has no competition in his genres; he is the Jimmy Hendrix of the accordion.
Rolling Stone magazine

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We are excited to announce that Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers will be performing at the 2018 Lundi Gras Festival! Dwayne will be performing at 5:15 pm on the Golden Nugget Stage. “America’s Hottest Accordio…

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Our Lundi Gras Festival includes a huge lineup of talented artists:

  • Rebirth Brass Band
  • Zulu Ensemble
  • The New Orleans Mystics
  • Tereasa B.
  • DJ Jubilee
  • Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
  • Amanda Shaw
  • Big Fred & Lil Fred
  • Pin Stripe Jazz Band
  • DJ Polo
  • ...and many more

Our Lundi Gras Food Vendors will add great taste and flavor to your day:

  • The Praline Connection
  • Dunbar’s Creole Cuisine
  • Ajun Cajun
  • Bunnie’s Famous Seafood Dip
  • Jack Dempsey’s Restaurant
  • Lil Dustin’s Italian Ice
  • Your Sweet Cakes
  • The Original New Orleans Po-Boys
  • ...and many more
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VIP Seating in front of the King Zulu stage.

All day reserve seating in front of the King Zulu Stage. Enjoy the great entertainment and witness the arrival of King and Queen Zulu up close. Tickets will go on sale December 15, 2017 on Eventbrite.com.

Cost: $30.00 Only a limited number of seats are available so get your tickets early.


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