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 Giant Omelette 2016 Entertainment Schedule

What a line up. Grab your dancing shoes or your lawn chair and come on out.
All music is located adjacent to Abbeville's Magdalen Square. See you there!


 2016 Entertainment !


 Saturday November 5th, 2016 


Ganey Arsement- 10:00AM - 12:00

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While being Cajun will always be at the core of his being, Ganey views it as a positive that his life has been influenced by many different types of music.

Born in Lake Charles, LA, Ganey grew up 80 miles from the heart of Cajun land, Lafayette, LA and 45 miles from the hometown of George Jones, Beaumont, TX. From an early age, he felt an emotional connection to Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Country and Folk music.


Working for nearly twenty years as a bassist in great Cajun bands such as Balfa Toujours and the Basin Brothers, he has shared the stage with Doug Kershaw, Jo-EL Sonnier and many others. After a series of events led him to an opportunity to move to the front of the stage, a reluctant Ganey was reminded by a friend of a French poem he had written while in college pursuing his degree in English literature. In 2009, he showcased his songwriting skills in the form of a full length recording with his acoustic Cajun trio, the LakeSide Gamblers.


The success of this release brought to the front the realization that he had a lot to say in his songs, and it could not be limited to French. In 2012, the Louisiana Division of Arts honored Ganey by selecting him to receive an Individual Artist Career Advancement Grant. The result of this grant was a second full length recording released in the Summer of 2013 featuring not only original Cajun songs, but also Zydeco, Country, Folk and Americana.


Since the Fall of 2013, Ganey has primarily performed solo, or accompanied by one, and sometimes accompanied by a full band. He presents his music in the manner it was written, either on accordion or guitar, while tying them in with traditional music and explaining the differences between Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music.

 Sweet Cecilia :12:00 - 2:00PM



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Rising up from the meandering bayous and the lush sugar cane fields of Acadiana, the sounds of Louisiana have once again found their way to it's muse. This time through the most organic of ensembles, Sweet Cecilia. Daughters (and niece) of the late Grammy nominated and celebrated musican Al Berard, Sweet Cecilia's musical influences of Louisiana Roots, Americana, Folk, Country, Cajun and Rock are seemingly inevitable and joyously apparent. Having sung together since childhood, sisters Laura Huval, Maegan Berard, and first cousin Callie Guidry will capture you with their gifted harmonies and their true to life songwriting. In ode to their hometown and the patron Saint of Musicians, St. Cecilia, Sweet Cecilia officially formed in the fall of 2011, recorded and released their debut self titled CD in February of 2015.  They have already recorded with Grammy nominated Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, country singer Blaine Roy, original hard country band Double Wide and featured on Bonsoir Catin's Grammy nominated album “Light the Stars”. 

      Their passion and love for each other, music and their family roots are the spirited driving force in this homegrown talented trio.



Stop The Clock Cowboy Jazz Band:  2:00 - 5:00



Classic Western Swing tunes from Bob Wills, Cindy Walker, Spade Cooley, Fats Waller, Hank Thompson, Ray Price, and Patsy Cline, among others. A collection of iconic musicians and vocalists from all over Acadiana combine to create a swingin, dancin time to remember.

Stop The Clock indeed! They stop you in your tracks with infectious, playful, dance your boots off tunes from the golden age of western swing, which, in a music-crazy city like Lafayette, will never feel dated.




 Leroy Thomas: 10:00AM - 1:00PM


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Leroy Thomas was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and raised in Elton Louisiana. He comes from a family of zydeco musicians. His father Leo "The Bull" Thomas is the only zydeco musician to lead a zydeco band from the drums. Leroy's father has a distinct method of drumming that inspired not only his sons, but is still emulated by many zydeco bands today. Other family related zydeco musicians are Keith Frank, a second cousin on his mother's side, Geno Delafose, a second cousin on his father's side, and Brian Terry a cousin on his father's side.


At the age of eight Leroy decided to become a drummer like his father Leo so he and his little brother Lee Andrus Thomas made a set of drums with five gallon paint buckets. They used tree branches for drumsticks, and cardboard tubing from Christmas wrapping paper as a microphone. Leroy would play the bucket drums and sing without a care in the world. He didn't know he was on his way to becoming a very talented musician. In his early teens with determination, imagination, and resourcefulness Leroy set his sights on playing the accordion. He heard that a man in town had an accordion for sale. With his brother and cousin in tow Leroy walked to town with a used cassette player as currency and purchased his first accordion. Leroy taught himself how to play that accordion with the same determination he had formerly brought to his drumming. At the age of 18 Leroy joined his father's band on the accordion. Leroy was proud to play his fathers signature song, "Why You Wanna Make Me Cry," which is the most frequently repeated song in zydeco for over 27 years now. For fifteen years father and son played music and toured the world together. In 1998 Leroy decided it was time to form his own band, "Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners." Today Leroy and his band have performed in over 33 states and overseas and have released eight CDs. Leroy favors what he calls "Old School Zydeco." He likes keeping the tradition of Louisiana alive and flowing. He throws in his own flavor but always comes back to original zydeco, the real deal.



Fa Tras Band Cajun Band:Sunday 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Each year the Fa Tras Cajun Band entertains the crowd while the
5000 Egg Omelette is being prepared. They are an institution with
the Omelette Celebration and the local flavor they add to the afternoon is

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        Celebration Highlights

        Saturday, November 5th
        Walk for Charity

        Tour of Homes

        Juried Art Show

        Food Vendors

        Live Entertainment

        Kid's World

        Eggs Over Easy Egg Toss Competition

        Antique Implement Show

       Antique Tractor "Egg Cracking" 

        Sunday, November 6th
        Official Mass

        Cajun Challenge Bicycle Ride
        Poker Run

        Juried Art Show

        Food Vendors

        Antique Car/Implement Show

        Live Entertainment

        Procession of Chefs

        Petite Omelette Cooking

        Giant "5000 Egg" Omelette CookingFuture Omelette Dates
         Nov. 5th & 6th, 2016
         Nov. 4th & 5th, 2017
         Nov. 3rd & 4th, 2018
         Nov  2nd & 3rd, 2019
         Nov  7th  & 8th, 2020

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