Jeff Smith 12:15 p.m., April 24
Gator by the Bay 2014
Thirteenth annual zydeco and Cajun festival showcases over 60 bands, artists, and performers, food, dance, "8000 pounds of crawfish straight from Louisiana." Also on tap: authentic Creole food, dancing and dance lessons, costumed New Orleans-style parades daily, kids' activities. 619-234-8612.
Tab Benoit will perform on May 8, Annette DaBomb on May 9, Fuzzy Rankins on May 10, and Lafayette Blues Band on May 9 and 11.