Clifton Chenier, the Grammy-winning “King of Zydeco” music, was born June 25, 1925, near Opelousas, Louisiana. The year 2025 will mark the 100th anniversary of Clifton Chenier’s birth. The Zydeco Historical & Preservation Society is spearheading a fundraising effort to honor and recognize the centennial birth of Clifton Chenier by commissioning the design, construction and placement of a bronze statue for the late “King of Zydeco” music. The centennial commemorative statue of Clifton Chenier will become a critical historic part of The National Creole & Zydeco Heritage Trail Project. You can make a difference by donating today!