Come dance the afternoon away at Le Bal du Dimanche à Vermilionville with Jimmy Breaux & Friends. 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.
The 14th Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival will be held on January 23rd - January 30th, 2019 at venues in Lafayette, LA. Vermilionville will screen films in the Performance Center Thursday, January 24th & Friday, January 25th. Immerse yourself in the culture as the festival presents nearly 200 films from across the United States and around the world. View the schedule for Thursday, January 24th.
Jules (known in the region a "Nonc Jules") is a Cajun from Carencro, Louisiana. Jules taught himself to play the Cajun accordion, the triangle (or also known as the "tit fer"), and the harmonica (or also known as the "musique à bouche"). He currently leads the band "Nonc Jules and Lachez-Les" and has written and recorded many popular Cajun music songs with some of the area's leading musicians.
Since June of 1983, Jules has worked as the on-air host of KRVS's weekly Cajun music show, "Le Bal de Dimanche Apres Midi" (the Sunday afternoon dance), and is the recipient of the Jo-El Sonnier Greatest Cajun DJ Award presented to him in 2007. He hopes to preserve the tradition of Cajun music by promoting it among the young and aspiring musicians. He has been an active part of the Vermilionville family since opening in 1990. He is married to Mary Lou Guidry, who has also worked and performed at Vermilionville.
Even before Jules came to Vermilionville, his passion for the French language was evident by his work as the accountant for CODOFIL. (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) where he worked for 17 years. Jules enjoyed a 35-year career in Louisiana State Government, retiring in 1998. On February 27, 2010, Jules was inducted into the Order of Living Legends at the Acadian Museum in Erath, Louisiana.
Most days, you can find Nonc Jules at Vermilionville entertaining guests at the historic schoolhouse (L’École) with his stories of the Acadians and playing his accordion. Take the opportunity to stop in and visit with him. We can assure you your visit will be memorable and rewarding.