Louisiana Christmas Day Brings Holiday Magic to the Bayou


November 30, 2023

Get ready to ring in the holiday season with a touch of Louisiana flair! Bayou Teche Music Productions is thrilled to announce the Louisiana Christmas Day concert featuring an incredible lineup of world-renowned musicians, including André Courville, Wayne Toups, and Zachary Richard. This festive celebration promises to be an unforgettable experience where the spirit of Christmas merges with the soulful sounds of this unique and culturally rich region. It will be a perfect way to kick off the holiday season and create lasting memories with family and friends.

Internationally acclaimed opera star, André Courville, will perform a concert of your favorite Christmas songs with Grammy-winning vocalist and accordionist Wayne Toups, and Louisiana music legend Zachary Richard. The concert will also feature Louisiana Red’s star singer Jennifer Kaye, Grammy-nominated guitarist Sam Broussard, and drummer Aaron Hayes as guests and will be accompanied by André’s very own, hand-picked Atchafalaya Orchestra on December 17, 2023 at 6:00pm at the Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 South College Road, Lafayette, Louisiana. Tickets start at $22.50 and can be purchased at the Heymann Performing Arts Center box office,, or The concert will last two hours.

Courville is a Cecilia, Louisiana native and an internationally acclaimed bass-baritone.

Toups is a Grammy award-winning vocalist and accordionist and is a native of Crowley, Louisiana.

Richard, a Scott, Louisiana native, is a world-renowned singer-songwriter and poet.

See full bios below:


Bass-baritone André Courville is a star on opera stages throughout the world. His voice has been called “jaw-dropping”, “supercharged”, “splendid”, and “lush” by Opera News, “warm” and “rich” by The Washington Post, and “imposing” by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Recent and upcoming engagements include performances on some of the most celebrated stages in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America where he sings in seven languages. He has also appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York numerous times since his debut there. Trained at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, the Cecilia, Louisiana native has been honored with the ABC Fund’s Rising Star ICON Award. He is also recipient of top awards in eight national and international vocal competitions.


Wayne Toups is one of the most successful American Cajun singers and songwriters. He first picked up an accordion when he was 13 and quickly began winning local accordion contests. Toups’ progressive style of music has combined his love of Cajun music, rock, R&B, and zydeco into a genre he calls Zydecajun, earning him a grammy in 2013. He sings in both English and French.


A world-renowned singer-songwriter, poet, documentary film producer, cultural activist, environmentalist, Zachary Richard is best known as recording artist and performer with more than 20 albums on his roster. Living in both the United States and Canada, he has recorded music in French and English, and his work has reinvigorated Cajun musical traditions.


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