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Clifton Chenier Day

On Saturday, June 22, St. Landry Parish Tourism and the Opelousas Museum paid tribute to Clifton Chenier through art and music. In 2000, the Louisiana State Legislature designated Chenier’s hometown of Opelousas as the Zydeco Music Capital of the World. In 2021, June 25 was declared Clifton Chenier Day in the state by the Louisiana state legislature. The museum celebrated this important day in many ways such as revealing a larger-than-life cutout image of Clifton Chenier designed by Opelousas artist, Theon Guillory, and a Zydeco Jam for Clifton Chenier led by CJ Chenier.