Press Release
Posted February 22, 2019

Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Arts Center will host a concert featuring Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience as part of the Random Acts Series and part of the Mardi Gras in Lorain County celebration. The concert will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 in the Hoke Theatre at Stocker Arts Center.

Terrance Simien
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at Stocker Arts Center.

Along with the Lorain County Commissioners and Visit Lorain County, LCCC hosts the New Orleans style concert celebrating the heritage of Louisiana Creole music. Since 1981, two-time Grammy award-winning artist Simien has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is – and is not. Leading his five-piece, highly skilled and well-traveled, Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed more than 8500 concerts and toured millions of miles to over 45 countries during their eventful career. Terrance and the band have also been musically featured in films from “The Lucky One” to Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog.” 2019 marks Terrance’s 34th consecutive performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the gold standard for showcasing and celebrating Louisiana music alongside more mainstream, popular music.

Guests can sample authentic Creole fare before the concert for $15 per person (concert ticket included). The culinary showcase begins at 5:30 p.m. in Spitzer Conference Center’s Reaser Grand Room.

Tickets for the concert only are $5.Tickets for the concert and Creole culinary showcase dinner are $15 per person. Tickets are available through the Stocker Arts Center Box Office by calling (440) 366-4040 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes before curtain time. You may also purchase tickets online

The Mardi Gras in Lorain County celebration (March 1-9) also features specials and deals at select Lorain County restaurants and businesses. Learn more about the Mardi Gras in Lorain County happenings at