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Lake Charles native, Rusty Metoyer, is one of southwest Louisiana’s premier stars. Metoyer and his unique brand of Zydeco music have thrilled audiences from California to New York, in Holland and France, and every weekend from Houston to New Orleans. Rusty Metoyer was immersed in Creole music from a young age. Both of his grandfathers were Creole musicians. However, he didn’t pick up the accordion until the age of 14 after both grandfathers had passed away and he felt that someone needed to keep the tradition going in the family. In 2010, his senior year of high school, he formed the band Rusty Metoyer and The Zydeco Krush.

 

Metoyer and his band perform regularly in Louisiana and Texas for a wide variety of events, including festivals, night clubs, trail rides, corporate events, casinos, and private parties. What makes Metoyer’s music unique are the noticeable influences from many different genres such as funk, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, country, hip hop, and soul. Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush have released three albums: Unlike Any Other (2022), Take My Hand (2013) and In Due Time (2016) and three singles: HYPE (2023), Riverbank (2019) and Hurricane Proof (2020). He is also a member of the creole super group known as Creole United, featuring seasoned creole musicians Andre Thierry, Sean Ardoin, Ed Poullard, and Lawrence Ardoin. 

 

Metoyer is dedicated to preserving his Creole heritage and culture. In 2016, he was a recipient of the “Lasting Impression Award” by LA Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, from the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, at the National Tourism Week Awards Ceremony. He was also presented with the “Best New Artist Award” at the 5th Zydeco Music and Creole Heritage Awards Ceremony in March of 2017. The award was presented by the C.R.E.O.L.E. Inc (Cultural, Resourceful, Educational Opportunities, & Linguistic Enrichments, Inc) organization of Louisiana. Metoyer was most recently voted winner of American Press’ “People’s Choice of SWLA – Best local musician” (2021). 

 

Rusty Metoyer and his band has performed at a variety of festivals including: The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival (New Orleans, LA), Strawberry Park Blast from the Bayou Cajun Zydeco Festival (Preston, Connecticut), ZydecoZity (Raamsdonksveer, Holand), and Nuits Cajun Festival (Saulieu, France). Metoyer continues to share his deeply rooted passion for Zydeco and Creole culture through his music and interviews. One of his latest interviews with Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) can be seen here

 

Rusty’s music can be heard on all major digital streaming services - Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, and more. Rusty and his band are sure to have their audience dancing and passin’ a good time!

October

10/1/23

Private Event

| Lake Charles, LA |

10/6/23

KBON Festival 

 Rayne, LA | 11:15pm-12:15am 

10/7/23

Parks Boucherie 

True Friend Hall 

Parks, LA | 9pm-12am

10/8/23

Rock N Bowl de Lafayette

Lafayette, LA | 5pm-8pm

10/13/23

On the Rocks

Lake Charles, LA | 10pm-1am

10/14/23

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

 Lafayette, LA | 5pm-6:30pm

10/14/23

The Grouse Room

Lafayette, LA | 10pm-1am 

10/19/23

Mid-City Lanes Rock N Bowl 

New Orleans, LA | 8pm-11pm 

10/20/23

Cowboys Nightclub Lafayette 

 Lafayette, LA | 10pm-1am 

10/21/23

St. Mary's Gumbo Festival 

 Houston, TX | TBD 

10/22/23

Avenue Riders Trailride

True Friend Hall

Parks, LA | 4pm-7pm

November

11/4/23

Private Event

| Lake Charles, LA |

11/11/23

Paul's Playhouse

 Sunset, LA | 10pm-1am

11/12/23

Rock N Bowl de Lafayette

Lafayette, LA | 5pm-8pm

11/16/23

Mid-City Lanes Rock N Bowl 

New Orleans, LA | 8pm-11pm 

11/17/23

Cowboys Nightclub Lake Charles

Lake Charles, LA | 10pm-1am

11/24/23

Cowboys Nightclub Lafayette 

 Lafayette, LA | 10pm-1am

 

 

11/25/23

Allen Parish Civic Center

Oberlin, LA | 10pm-1am

11/26/23

Club Sugas

Opelousas, LA | 6pm-9pm

December

12/1/23

Jingle Jamz Festival

Rayne, LA | 9pm-11:30pm

12/2/23

TX-LA Takeover Trailride

 Buffalo, TX | 9pm-12am

12/3/23

Rock N Bowl de Lafayette

Lafayette, LA | 5pm-8pm

12/7/23

Mid-City Lanes Rock N Bowl 

New Orleans, LA | 8pm-11pm 

12/8/23

O'Darbys

Carencro, LA | 10pm-1am

12/10/23

Private 

| Beaumont, TX | 

12/15/23

On the Rocks

Lake Charles, LA | 10pm-1am 

12/16/23

Paul's Playhouse

Sunset, LA | 10pm-1am 

12/22/23

Cowboys Nightclub Lafayette 

 Lafayette, LA | 10pm-1am 

12/23/23

Private 

Lafayette, LA | 

12/29/23

El Sido's

Lafayette, LA | 10pm-1am

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