Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience performs two special shows

Can’t make it to Lake Eden Arts Festival? Going to LEAF but wish it began sooner? LEAF artist Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience performs two special events on Friday, Oct. 17 as part of outreach program LEAF in Schools & Streets.

Creole musician Simien has been on a mission to educate audiences about the indigenous Zydeco music of the French speaking Creoles of south Louisiana. His Creole for Kidz program (a multi-cultural arts-in-education performance) has reached over 60,000 students K-12, parents, and educators.

Catch Simien’s Asheville-based special shows at 10:30 a.m. (at The Orange Peel; info: 225-5851) and at 4 p.m. (at Asheville Community Theatre; info: 254.2939). Tickets are $3 at the door, children under age 5 are free.

Families, school groups, after-school programs and the general community are encouraged to attend. Call 686-8742 or email Outreach@LakeEdenArtsFestival.org for reservations. Financial assistance may be available through Asheville Area Arts Council’s KidsTix program (Info: 258-0710).

—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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