Jesse Lége & Joel Savoy


Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy play Cajun dance hall music from the prairies of southwest Louisiana, where young and old come together to celebrate their culture by dancing, socializing and having a good time.

Jesse Lége is the real deal grew up in rural Gueydan, La., where he spoke Cajun French and learned music from relatives, neighbors, and the family's much-loved battery-powered radio. He has played and sung Cajun French songs for more than 30 years and has been nominated for and won numerous Cajun French Music Association awards. In 1998, he was inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame.

Joel Savoy grew up in the middle of a renaissance for the Cajun culture of southwest Louisiana. In 2006, Savoy founded Valcour Records, which has earned seven Grammy nominations and one Grammy Award. He has worked and played with T-Bone Burnett, Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt, and most recently John Fogerty.

While he performs with a variety of bands in southwest Louisiana, he can most often be found with his brother, Wilson, and his parents, Marc and Ann, in the Savoy Family Band. He is among the young generation of Cajuns dedicated to honoring, preserving and living Cajun culture.

SCHEDULE: Friday, Dutton Street, 7:15 p.m.; Saturday, JFK Plaza, 5:30 p.m., Boarding House Park, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Boarding House Park, 2 p.m.