BeauSoleil on Saturday night at the NC Art Museum. The concert was part of the Arts in the Park series and it was the first time we've seen a show at the venue. This was a great place to see a concert. We were pleased that picnics are welcome. We'll be back.
The music was great -- fun music. If you are not familiar with BeauSoleil, they are a Cajun band from Lafayette, Louisana. They sing mostly in Cajun French but performed a few songs in English. Michael Doucet, the lead singer, introduced each song and explained the story of the song for the non-French speakers in the crowd.
I was surprised that with the exception of Michael Doucet, the group did not have a lot of stage presence. That really didn't matter though because there was a lot of dancing going on. In other words, there was plenty to watch! (DH does not dance and I was too chicken to go out by myself.) The two dance floors near the stage were completely filled as was all of the other available floor space. I was surprised that a lot of people literally came in their dancing shoes -- tango shoes mostly but some in cowboy boots as well.
All in all it was a great concert and I would see BeauSoleil again.
Below is part of a song that BeauSoleil played during the second set: