John Swift and Rick Chappuis of Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association with Jan Swift taping Discover Lafayette at AOC Community Media The anticipation of Mardi Gras and the festivities associated with the annual carnival is a tradition that defines South Louisiana, home to the greatest free party on Earth. “Throw me something, Mister!” is […]
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By Jan Swift, Host/Producer Discover Lafayette is a podcast dedicated to the people, places, and culture of Lafayette, the gateway to South Louisiana and the region we call Acadiana. I was motivated to create Discover Lafayette as a medium which focuses on the warm joie de vivre, or “joy of living,” exemplified by our people, […]
Lafayette is known for its family-friendly music festivals. Festival International is the largest international music and arts festival celebrated in the U. S. with over 300,000 attending the free outdoor event for five days the last week in April each year. Showcasing Lafayette’s warm joie de vivre and family-friendly environment, visitors travel here from around […]
Issac Williams serves as Executive Director of AMIkids of Acadiana, which is located in Branch, a rural town right outside of Lafayette in Acadia Parish. Mr. Williams has 24 years of experience working with troubled youth and has dedicated his life to helping young men separate their troubled past from a bright future. His own […]