Here on Vermilion Street we’ve unveiled our 5th season and we couldn’t be more thrilled! A season filled with fantastic musicians, composers, dancers, visual artists, acrobats and much more showcases the many dimensions of creativity in Acadiana. We can’t wait for you to experience it.
Incredible AllStar artists will take our Moncus Theater stage in the coming months for a series of intimate performances you won’t forget. Alabama soul stars St. Paul and the Broken Bones will get everybody dancing so we are transforming our theater into a partial standing room; old school Country star Lee Ann Womack brings a new Album named best country album of the year by Rolling Stone Mag; and Shovels & Rope, with their haunting vocal harmonies are also stopping over with a new album in their bags.
Our Louisiana Crossroads series features artists such as Buddy Guy, Rhiannon Giddens & Dirk Powell, George Porter Jr & Runnin’ Pardners and The Blind Boys of Alabama, a lineup that highlights nuances of Southern music. Our Crossroads series also includes special performances featuring local artists exploring the field recordings of Alan Lomax and the unmistakeable fingerprint of gospel music.
With a world-class jazz lineup, we think it’s important to create a cool club atmosphere for you to experience the vibrant history of jazz music. We transform our acoustically perfect Moncus Theater into a table seating arrangement, so you are able to connect with 16-time Grammy winning jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera, whose artistry with Latin Jazz has yielded over 30 solo albums. Fred Hersch, a piano prodigy of unbounded imagination and ambition will thrill you and the New Orleans father-son duo Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis brings their hard- swinging band to AcA.
In dance and theater, Los Angeles based BODYTRAFFIC takes our stage after a three-day residency, for a performance that has helped to establish Los Angeles as a growing center for contemporary dance. Local theater groups, The Teasippers’ Theatre Company and Acting Up (in acadiana), return to our stage to delight their audiences once again with their rich performances.
We have so much to show you, and can’t wait to see you experience the arts right here in Acadiana. Check out the full lineup for AcA’s Season 5 at AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org