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February 17, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Performance Center
Come dance the afternoon away at Le Bal du Dimanche à Vermilionville with Ronnie Matthews & Throwdown. Admission is $10 (free for members) and refreshments will be available for this smoke-free, family-friendly event. For more information call (337) 233-4077.
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February 24, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Vermilionville
Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park presents the Courir de Mardi Gras & Manger: A Community Celebration of Foodways. Join us as we celebrate two grand events during one festive day! Feel free to wear your Mardi Gras attire as you dance to the sounds of FeuFollett!
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Ronnie Matthews & Throwdown

When: 17-Feb-2019 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Performance Center

Ronnie Matthews & Throwdown have been described as ‘peppy, poppin!’

Their recipe for music is tried and true, especially when Richard Comeaux kicks in with a heavy steel ride and Jason Bergeron strikes on fiddle. Matthews' sonic individuality gives life to the zoomin’ ZydeCajun juxtaposed with sweeping Acadiana dance hall waltzes (i.e.“Convict Waltz,” and “Just Me & The Bottle”).

Throwdown throws down renditions of the often covered “Shaky Ground,” Waylon Thibodeaux’s Bourbon Street rave-up “No Draws.” In addition, the band pushes into a romantic dreamland with the western swing classic “Sleep Walk” with more steel magic conjured by Comeaux.

Then it’s back to a stirring waltz, Belton Richard’s “Waltz of No Return,” a rousing two-step (i.e. Dewey Balfa’s “When I Was Poor”) and flows into a ZydeCajun ride.

There last album was described by Offbeat Magazine as ‘one of the best records to fly out of Acadiana Records in some time.’