Acadia Music Fest continues to grow, predicting 2022 will be the biggest yet | Lafourche Strong

One of Thibodaux’s most popular fall events is back in 2022 and expect another great day of fun for people in our area.

The Acadia Music Fest will take place on October 29, 2022 at its usual location on Percy Brown Road.

This year’s event will feature local and national artists including Dumpstaphunk, David Shaw and headliner Ludacris.


Event organizer and local businessman Tommy Meyer of the Ben Meyer Foundation said this year’s event is shaping up to be a success.

“There are so many aspects of the festival to look forward to every year,” Meyer said. “I think this year, witnessing the growth that has taken place has brought a unique anticipation. Our lineup is amazing and includes local and national artists. … To be able to see so much talent on one stage and in one day is just surrealist.

The Acadie Music Festival began in 2016 as a way to give back to the people of Thibodaux and our surroundings.

The event is organized annually by the Ben Meyer Foundation, which honors the life of its namesake, who tragically passed away in 2018 after an accidental overdose. The Foundation was born out of a desire to keep Ben’s energy alive and present in the lives of community members.

For this reason, the festival each year benefits local organizations that most remember the members of the foundation in Ben. This year’s benefactor is The Bridge to Independence on the campus of Nicholls State University.

“This outstanding program right here on the Nicholls State University campus gives students with autism and other intellectual disabilities the opportunity to further their education and a chance for independence,” Meyer said. “Being able to give back to a program that directly enriches the future of these people’s lives has been most rewarding.”

Acadian Music Crowd

Acadia Music Fest has grown steadily in recent years, despite the challenges of our world since its arrival – namely COVID, Hurricane Ida, and economic challenges.

But in 2022, Meyer said things were looking up for such a normal festival as we’ve had in recent years.

“Touch wood, we’re embracing the sense of normalcy surrounding the preparations for this year’s festival,” Meyer said. “The number of festival-goers increases considerably every year. Based on presales and sponsorships, which are by far the largest this year, 2022 will be our biggest festival yet.

And it’s a fun day for everyone, not just music lovers.

In addition to music, Acadia Music Fest is a hub for delicious food, art booths and more. A children’s corner is also present every fall for the little ones to go out and have a good time.

Meyer said he believes the family atmosphere is part of what makes the festival grow and is part of why people attend once and then come back the following year to experience it again.

“At Acadia Music Fest, there really is something for everyone of all ages,” Meyer said. “From Kid’s Korner with bungee trampolines and rock climbing walls to delicious food from all cuisines, talented artists and a rockstar lineup, Acadia Music Fest is our region’s best. It’s a day that brings our community together to have fun for a good cause.

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