Grammy-winning zydeco showman
Chubby Carrier is the third generation of Louisiana zydeco artists with such famous relatives as Roy Carrier (father), Warren Carrier (grandfather), and cousins, Bebe and Calvin Carrier, who are considered to be legends in zydeco history. Chubby began his own musical career at the age of 12 playing drums with his father’s band. He picked up the accordion when he was 15, and by the time he was 17, Chubby had begun to play with Terrance Siemien and toured the world for two years before forming his own band in 1989. Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have recorded 10 CDs and traveled all over the world performing to audiences and taking their act to festivals, such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Chicago Blues Fest, Summerfest (Milwaukee), Memphis in May, and several festivals in Europe. Chubby also has done guest appearances on recordings for Tab Benoit, 6Was9, and Jimmy Thackery. Chubby won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Cajun or Zydeco Album.
Levitt Pavilion General Information:
Concerts are FREE and family friendly, except for the annual fall benefit concert, which requires a ticket purchase. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors to the FREE concerts should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome to the FREE concerts. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.