Sweet Cecilia

The trio Sweet Cecilia, Callie Guidry, left, Laura Huval and Maegan Berard, will open the 14th Performing Arts Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Poydras Museum and Art Center.

The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee will open its 14th Performing Arts Series with the Louisiana trio Sweet Cecilia.  

The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Poydras Museum and Art Center in New Roads.

Tickets are available at Roy’s Jewelers and The Therapy Center or can be reserved by contacting Arts Council Executive Director Gale Roy at (225) 718-1574.  

Sweet Cecilia is a family trio composed of sisters Callie Guidry and Maegan Berard and first cousin Laura Huval.

The daughters and niece of the late Grammy nominee Al Berard, of Cecilia, have drawn their musical influences from Louisiana, Americana, folk, country, Cajun and rock.

In an ode to their hometown and the patron saint of musicians, St. Cecilia, Sweet Cecilia officially formed in the fall 2011 and released its self-titled CD in February 2015.

That debut album “Sweet Cecilia” was named one of the Top 50 by OffBeat magazine.

Sweet Cecilia was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Regional Roots Album Category for “A Tribute to Al Berard.”  

They also have recorded with Grammy-nominated Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, country singer Blaine Roy, hard country band Double Wide and featured on Bonsoir Catin’s Grammy-nominated album “Light the Stars.”

Sweet Cecilia has performed at the Festival International de Louisiane, Festival Acadiens et Creole, Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, Festival International, French Quarter Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Information about other performances in the 14th Performing Arts Series is available on the Arts Council’s website at www.artscouncilofpointecoupee.org.

The 2022 Performing Arts series is supported by grants from Union Pacific, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation and the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Fund.