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Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience – The Big Easy in Buffalo NOLA Series

July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience – The Big Easy in Buffalo NOLA Series
wsg El Batey’s Agua de Liberte
Wednesday July 31, 2024
Show 5pm – 8pm
Larkin Square

The Big Easy in Buffalo returns to the free Live at Larkin series with Grammy-winning band Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, with special guests El Batey’s Agua de Liberte.

For 40+ years, two-time GRAMMY award winning, 8th generation Louisiana Creole, Terrance Simien has been shattering the myths about what his traditional Zydeco roots music is – and is not. It most certainly is Black American roots music and it is music born of the African American/Black and mixed race French speaking Creoles of South Louisiana. Simien is blessed with an extraordinary vocal talent and on- stage charisma. He expresses our deepest human emotions through the original instrument: The Voice. He and his band mates take their audiences on a multicultural tour of the world as the many countries they’ve visited while touring have informed their musical language.

This stellar group of artists create a hypnotic blend of New Orleans funk and brass- reggae-flavored-world-blues-American and zydeco roots music, that beckons you to your feet and into the groove. Simien has found an authentic and artful way to deliver his roots music as a relevant, evolving artist who is clearly rooted in Louisiana Creole music traditions. Well known for his legendary live performances, Simien also helped change the often (mis) perceptions of his genre by introducing complex vocal harmonies, diverse repertoire and carefully crafted high quality recordings.

Since 2007 The Big Easy in Buffalo has brought New Orleans and Louisiana music and culture to the Western New York region several times a year for free and low cost live performance, as well as music education and mentoring for local musicians, students, and the community. Through The Big Easy in Buffalo thousands of students, dozens of local bands, and countless audience members in Western New York have been exposed to this unique American culture.

Live at Larkin is sponsored by Key Bank. The Big Easy in Buffalo is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Hochul and the NYS Legislature, Erie County, buffalo.fm, Dick & Jenny’s, and National Fuel Gas Co.



July 31
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Big Easy in Buffalo


Larkin Square
745 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY 14210 US
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