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.
Join us on the lawn!
This concert is free! Open seating is available on the lawn. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. You also can bring your own food and coolers with beverages, including alcohol, but no glass containers, please. Parking is free. For directions to the Levitt, please see Directions & Parking.