Monday, July 14, 2008


DH and I went to see 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:


  1. Sounds like it was a lot of fun! I love those kind of concerts!

  2. It was a fun concert and the venue could not have been better!