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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 four albums: Comin' in Hot Vol. 1: Live in Lake Charles (2024), Unlike Any Other (2022), In Due Time (2016) and Take My Hand (2013) 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). And most recently nominated for "Best Zydeco Album" for OffBeat Magazine's Best of The Beat awards.


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!



Cowboys Lake Charles

Lake Charles, LA | 10pm-1am


The Vault

Oberlin, LA | 10pm-1am


Zydeco 4 A Cure

Houston, TX | 8-11pm


Montgomery Seafood & Arts Festival

 Montgomery, AL | 6pm-7pm 


Grouse Room

 Lafayette, LA | 10pm-1am 


This is Home Fest

 Lake Charles, LA | 5-6:30pm


3D's Krazy Kitchen

 Humble, TX | 4-7pm


Cowboys Nightclub Lafayette

 Lafayette, LA | 10pm-1am 


Festival International

 Lafayette, LA | 7:30-8:45pm


Crawfish Hut

 Rayne, LA | 5-8pm



Scott Equipment Grand Opening

Mandeville, La | 4-7pm


Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Breaux Bridge, La (Festival Stage) |



Paul's Playhouse

Sunset, La | 10pm-1am


Cinco De Zydeco at Juicy's Lounge

Lake Charles, La | 5-8pm 


Southwest Charter School

Lake Charles, La | 10-11:30am


Tucka James Music Fest

Evangeline Downs Opelousas, La | TBA


Rayne Frog Festival

Rayne, La | 2-4pm


Mid-City Lanes Rock n Bowl

New Orleans, La | 8-11pm


Linda's Lounge

Lake Charles, La | 10pm-1am


The Grouse Room

Lafayette, La | 10pm-1am


Ride R Die Riders Trailride

Yambilee Building Opelousas, La | 6-8pm


Music at Morganfield

Lake Charles, La | 5:30-8:30pm


Cowboys Nightclub Lafayette

Lafayette, La | 10pm-1am


Family Day in the Park

Port Allen, La | 2-5pm


Zydeco Mudbug Madness w/ Rusty Metoyer and Lil Nate

Mamou, La | 9pm


Zydeco Extravaganza

Lafayette, La | TBA

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