Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is joined by (left to right) Herman Fuselier, Celeste Gomez, Sean Ardoin, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, and Pat Cravins to dedicate a lemon tree to Amede Ardoin.

LEMON TREE PLANTING AND PLAQUE DEDICATION HELD IN HONOR OF AMÉDÉ ARDOIN'S CULTURAL AND MUSICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO LOUISIANA


BATON ROUGE, La. - Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser dedicated a lemon tree and plaque during a ceremony commemorating the birthday of Amédé Ardoin (March 11, 1898 – November 3, 1942). Ardoin was one of Louisiana's first Creole, Cajun, and Zydeco recording artists, singer, and accordionist. Ardoin is credited with creating the framework for Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music's evolution in the early 1900's. Today's dedication remembers Amédé Ardoin for his cultural ...more...