The Foundry is an Acadiana-based non-profit organization established to foster a healthy music economy. Our mission is to support the area’s artists and those who create the culture that develops along with the music industry. Whether that culture is South Louisiana’s indigenous Cajun and Zydeco roots or the deep influences the region has on the genres of Rock n Roll and Metal, The Foundry seeks to elevate every aspect of the area's music economy.
Established in 2016 as a means of networking musicians to local industry professionals, The Foundry has grown to offer developmental workshops, educational seminars, and establishing a think tank among its members to grow the music landscape here in Lafayette and the surrounding cities. The efforts, particularly in the non-traditional genres, has elevated the once dwindling market into a healthy music scene over the past two years.
Future initiatives involve engaging the youth market with specialized events centered around their demographic, involving fans through non-music related fundraisers which will create a more visible awareness of Acadiana’s growing music economy, and develop deeper, more engaging workshops for artists and supporting industry professionals to attend in an equitable fashion.