Photos: Festival International

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Geraldine Vaurigaud and Torlief Williams two-step to the music on Saturday afternoon at the Scene TV5MONDE Lafayette Stage during Festival International de Louisiane in downtown Lafayette. This is the twenty-seventh annual Festival International de Louisiane.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Mara Tremblay, left, and Sunny Duval, of Duval's self-titled band perform on Saturday afternoon at the Scene TV5MONDE Lafayette Stage during Festival International de Louisiane in downtown Lafayette. This is the twenty-seventh annual Festival International de Louisiane.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Mara Tremblay, of the Sunny Duval band performs on Saturday afternoon at the Scene TV5MONDE Lafayette Stage during Festival International de Louisiane in downtown Lafayette. This is the twenty-seventh annual Festival International de Louisiane.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Megan Mccreary, left, and Lucey Wright dance together on Saturday afternoon in front of the Scene TV5MONDE Lafayette Stage during Festival International de Louisiane in downtown Lafayette. This is the twenty-seventh annual Festival International de Louisiane.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- A bust in front of the Federal Courthouse overlooks a large crowd on Saturday afternoon at the Scene TV5MONDE Lafayette Stage during Festival International de Louisiane in downtown Lafayette. This is the twenty-seventh annual Festival International de Louisiane.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Rejean Brunet, with the Canadian band Le Vent du Nord finishes his set with flair at the Scene Stabil Drill International Stage on Saturday afternoon during Festival International de Louisiane in downtown Lafayette. This is the twenty-seventh annual Festival International de Louisiane.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Gary Larsen and Nora Patterson, members of the Louisiana native band Royal Teeth, perform on Saturday afternoon at the Scene TV5MONDE Lafayette Stage during Festival International de Louisiane in downtown Lafayette. This year's event is the 27th annual Festival International de Louisiane.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Marco Calliari gets the crowd pumped up on Friday night on the Stabil Drill Stage at Festival International de Louisiane in downtown Lafayette. On the trumpet, behind Calliari, is Lysandre Champagne. The festival continues Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.festivalinternational.com.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- John Avant touches up a portrait he is working on of Suzzanne Girouard Friday in at Festival International de Louisiane in downtown Lafayette. Girourd is also a volunteer and will be serving in one of the tipsy tents tomorrow.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Mark Neustreadt and Beth Pepper study a map and schedule as they plan the rest of their evening at Festival International de Louisiane. The pair is visiting from Baltimore.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Mauri Robichaux distributes trash and recycling containers around the grounds at the Scene TV5MONDE Lafayette stage as the Festival International de Louisiane rolls in to it's third day. Robichaux has been in charge of managing the entire festival's garbage and recycling for the last three years.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Artist John Avant, left, chats with friend Keith Guidry RN, in front of the Arts CO-OP in downtown Lafayette during Festival International de Louisiane. The Festival, which is the largest free festival in the state runs through Sunday evening.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Fifteen year old Matt Doherty, left and seventeen year old Andre Lafleurenjoy and impromtu sidewalk jam session in downtown Lafayette during Festival International de Louisiane. The Festival, which is the largest free festival in the state runs through Sunday evening.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Johnny Campos, with the band Brass Bed, performs Thursday night at the Lafayette General Scene Fais Do Do stage in downtown Lafayette during Festival International de Louisiane. The Festival, which is the largest free festival in the state runs through Sunday evening.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Christiaan Mader, with the band Brass Bed, performs Thursday night at the Lafayette General Scene Fais Do Do stage in downtown Lafayette during Festival International de Louisiane.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Members of the Namibaya Women Drummers kick off the music Thursday at the Scene Stabil Drill International stage in downtown Lafayette during Festival International de Louisiane. The Festival, which is the largest free festival in the state runs through Sunday evening.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Members of the Namibaya Women Drummers kick off the music Thursday at the Scene Stabil Drill International stage in downtown Lafayette during Festival International de Louisiane. The festival ends Sunday.

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by BRAD BOWIE -- The crowd gathers awaiting the Namibaya Women Drummers to kick off the music Thursday at the Scene Stabil Drill International stage in downtown Lafayette during Festival International de Louisiane. The Festival, which is the largest free festival in the state runs through Sunday evening.

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