Bon Temps Socialites Carole and Al
Ted and Karen at Gator By The Bay
Andre Thierry at Gator By The Bay
Chubby Carrier at Gator By The Bay
Horace Trahan at Gator By The Bay
Tab Benoit at Gator By The Bay
Tab Benoit at Gator By The Bay
Billy Lee and The Swamp Critters
Theo and The Zydeco Patrol
Horace Trahan and Ossun Express
Chubby Carrier wins a GRAMMY!
Cajun-Creole Week at Augusta Heritage Center, West Virginia July 6-11, 2014
CFMA Award Winning San Diego Cajun PLayboys
Andre Thierry on the keys --- Video with Ruben Moreno on rubboard
Chet and The Committee --- Video by Al Gardner
Meet a Whole New Group of Dance Friends
Dancing is a great way to reduce stress, have fun, learn new ways of moving your body, develop a new appreciation for music, become part of a group of friends with love of dance in common, and to express yourself. So let's get started!
Cajun and zydeco dances occur weekly, monthly, and on special dates when bands are in town. Before most dances a dance instructor or experienced dancer will present a beginner's lesson lasting about a half hour, often followed by intermediate or advanced moves for fifteen minutes. Each month the Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego hosts a dance on the Second Saturday in Balboa Park. A beginner's dance lesson begins at 6:20 p.m., and their is open dancing to a live Cajun or zydeco band 7-10:30 p.m. Check the display on the home page or the "Calendar" page of this website for descriptions of future dances.
Receive the BTSC Email Newsletter by emailing Jan Maxted at email@example.com. Newsletter updates are sent out about every week, and sometimes more often with late-breaking news .
The Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego is a member of the International Dance Association of San Diego County. Dance events in Balboa Park are sponsored in part by the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department.
Every Tuesday Evening in San Diego
Zydeco at Tio Leo's from 6:45 pm to 10:00 pm. Zydeco dance lessons are taught from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm by a local instructor followed by the dance from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Normally a local Cajun or Zydeco band plays and the cover is $10 which includes the lesson. Location is at Tio Leo's west of Fashion Valley at 5302 Napa St. (near where I-8 and I-5 cross). Map and other information is online at www.meetup.com/zydecosandiego or call Tio Leo's at 619-542-1462.
Dance Opportunities Outside San Diego
Joel Savoy and Jesse Lege appeared at the Golden Sails Hotel in Long Beach in September. Bands appearing in San Diego are frequently playing the following day in Orange County or Los Angeles area.
Brad Sjoblom posts Los Angeles Cajun and zydeco dance events on his Website. If you have an event in the Southern California area you would like promoted on Brad's site, email Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (310) 320-1915.
Every Friday Night --- Zydeco dance at Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Avenue in Alameda, CA. For info, contact Dana DeSimone at email@example.com, (Website www.sfzydeco.com).
Visit www.FloridaCajunZydeco.com for dance events in Florida and the South.
"How-To" Video on Zydeco Dancing
Here is a brief lesson in the basic zydeco dance steps. There are many other steps and stylings which can be added to these steps. Contact Greg for private instruction in zydeco. Greg Benusa's contact number is 619-857-8409, and his Web site is www.zydecoach.com.
Mother's Day Weekend on San Diego Bay
Photo/Publication Design by Jim Hance.
Angelique, The Living Music Box, peers over Southwest Spotlight, a Florida news magazine, at Gator By The Bay. Angelique's Facebook Page.
Gator By The Bay, held at Spanish Landing Park on San Diego Bay, is the yearly celebration of Cajun, zydeco, blues and country music as well as incredible Lousiana food. Each year the festival hosts some 60 Cajun, zydeco, blues and country bands playing continuously on five or more stages, two with tented wood dance floors each accommodating well over 100 dancers. The festival also features a dance instruction pavilion featuring a number of nationally prominent instructors. Make your plans to be in San Diego May 8-11, 2014. Visit the Gator By The Bay Website for more information as it is available, or check back here!
>> Triple Crown of Zydeco (Wayne Singleton, Geno Delafose, Andre Thierry)
Festival-O-Rama --- Festivals Across America
Festival season is in full swing. Gator By the Bay in San Diego May 8-11, 2014. Many other festivals are continually being added below.
April 4-6, 2014 --- 17th Annual Cajun Cafe on the Bayou Crawfish Festival (Pinellas Park, FL). Bands include Wayne Singleton and Same Ol Two Step, Donna Angelle and the Zydeco Posse, and JB's Zydeco Zoo. Boiled Crawfish, Authentic Cajun Food and Fine Craft Ales available for purchase. Live Music and Dancing. Check Cajun Cafe Facebook page for details. 8101 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park, Florida 33781. Phone 727-46-6732. firstname.lastname@example.org
April 5-10, 2014 --- Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week (Evangeline Parish, LA) Louisiana Folk Roots, based in Lafayette, the heart of Cajun and Creole Louisiana. Through the years since we were founded in 2000, we've been on a mission to nurture, share and perpetuate Louisiana's rich cultural heritage. No other organization does what we do. We celebrate Louisiana culture right at the source, right here at home. We offer lots of experiential, immersive learning opportunities year round. Whether it's the music, the food, the dancing, the native crafts, the language and oral traditions, the natural history of our beautiful state, or all these things that draw you here, Louisiana Folk Roots is your connection. Website.
April 10-12, 2014 --- Wanee Music Festival (Live Oak, FL) The Spirit of the Suwannee in Live Oaks, FL. Honey Island Swamp Band, Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov't Mule, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler, Hot Tuna Electric, Rusted Root, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk (Music of Led Zeppelin), Walter Trout, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Matt Schofield, Sean Chambers, Hip Abduction. Three-day pass: $205. Located just north of Live Oak, Fla, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is a one-of-a-kind music park and premier campground nestled on the shady banks of the historic, tea-colored Suwannee River in North Florida. The Spirit of the Suwannee is proud to host a variety of events throughout the year. In addition to these events, the park offers live music during the week in the Music Hall and a natural amphitheater for outdoor music festivals. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park was named the Best Live Music Venue in Florida in 2009 by Florida Monthly Magazine. 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Phone 386-364-1683. Email: email@example.com. Website. Website.
April 25-27, 2014 --- Annual Etoufee Festival (Arnaudville, LA) St. John Francis Regis Church Grounds, 370 Main Street, Arnaudville LA. (337) 754-5912 or www.johnfrancisregis.net. Friday dance with Rklandy Hebert (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.) and Don Rich Band (10 p.m. to midnight). Saturday dance Clay Cormier and The Highwayment (noon to 2 p.m.), Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie (2:30 to 4:30 p.m.), Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.), and Joel Martin Project (10 p.m. to midnight). Sunday dance Cypress Band (12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.), Krossfyre (3 to 5 p.m.). Website.
April 23-27, 2014 --- Festival International d'Louisiane in downtown Lafayette, LA (Evangeline Parish, LA).The annual 5-day festival is held during the last full week of April. Historic downtown Lafayette, Louisiana, is transformed into an entertainment complex featuring six music stages, food court areas, street musicians and animators, arts and crafts boutiques, art galleries, beverage stands, cultural workshops, international cooking demonstrations and a world music store. Bands include: Zachary Richard with special guest Sonny Landreth, The Duhks, Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Geno Delafose and French Rockin Boogie, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole. Festival International de Louisiane Website.
April 25-May 4, 2014 --- New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA. 12 stages at New Orleans Fairgrounds. Bands are Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage include: Jimmy Breaux & Friends, Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, Honey Island Swamp Band, Wayne Toups, Zachary Richard, Jeffery Broussard and The Creole Cowboys, Buckwheat Zydeco, CJ Chenier, Terrance Simien, Rockin Dopsie Jr., D.L. Menard, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Keith Frank, CJ Cehnier, Lil Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers, Rosie Ledet, Marcia Ball, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Dwayne Dopsie, Pine Leaf Boys, Corey Ledet, Savoy Family Cajun Band. Other performers include Santana, Eric Clapton, Jason Isbell, Keb Mo, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Robin Ticke, Boz Scaggs, Branford Marsalis Quartet, The Mavericks, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Raw Oyster Cult, John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett, Alabama Shakes, Christina Aguilera. Website.
April 26-27, 2014 --- Adams Avenue Unplugged in San Diego, CA. 25 stages, 135 acts, 150 performances. Unplugged, formerly the Roots Festival, is a musical walk-about. Acoustic performances are held inside businesses and on large outdoor stages. Music is scheduled fro noon to 10 .m. on Saturday, April 26 and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Adams Avenue Unplugged is free and open to the public. Website.
May 2-4, 2014 --- Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival (Breaux Bridge, LA). Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, Parc Hardy, Breaux Bridge, LA. Bands: Yvette Landry, Nathan Williams and The Zydeco Cha Chas, High Performance, Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold, Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, Carl Hollier & the Crowley Playboys, Ray Abshire, Wayne Singleton & Same Ol Two Step, Jambalaya with DL Menard, Keith Frank and The Soileau Zydeco Family Band, Jamie Bergeron and The Kickin Cajuns, Wayne Toups and Zydecajun, Nik-L Beer, Kira Viator & Bayou Beat, Huvan Family Band, Terry and Zydeco Bad Boys, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie, Horace Trahan and New Ossun Express, Travis Matte & The Kingpins, Lil Nathan & Zydeco Big Timers. The Crawfish Festival has also become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun musicians. All weekend long you can hear the sound of authentic Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop music rising from the festival. Whether your musical taste is Cajun or Creole, you can witness over 30 bands perform over the three day event if you think you have the stamina. It's a perfect opportunity to see our musical tradition passed from generation to generation. Watch the Cajun dance contests, and if you're brave, join in. There's no better way to learn. There are even Cajun music workshops held in the heritage tent. Information.
May 2-4, 2014 --- Pensacola Crawfish Festival featuring Roddie Romero (Pensacola, FL). Roddie Romero and the Hub City All Stars at the Pensacola Crawfish Festival on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The Pensacola Crawfish Festival will bring a taste of Louisiana right here to Pensacola Bay with a wide variety of Cajun fare such as crawfish poboys, crawfish pies, and over 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish. Other festival favorites include chicken baskets, red beans and rice, gyros, bloomin' onions, kettle corn, apple dumplins and Deep Fried Brownies. Alcholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Friday, May 2: Noon - 11 p.m., Saturday, May 3: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday, May 4: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Website.
May 9 and 10, 2014 --- WMNF's 33rd Annual Tropical Heatwave (Tampa, FL). Since 1982, Tropical Heatwave has been a rite of spring for fans of eclectic music. Once just a Cuban Club event, Tropical Heatwave now spreads all over Ybor City, presenting an incredible lineup of diverse entertainment with more than 60 bands on multiple stages. Tickets $40 for 2 nights. Website.
May 8-11, 2014 --- Gator By The Bay Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival in San Diego, CA. Gator By The Bay, held in San Diego, is the yearly celebration of zydeco blues music and incredible Lousiana food. With top names in the field coming out for this years festival, there will be even more amazing artists and food on offer. Whether you come for the blues or the crawfish, you cannot miss the annual Gator By The Bay in San Diego! Festival takes place at Spanish Landing Park on beautiful San Diego Bay (across Harbor Drive from San Diego International Airport). 2014 lineup includes Tab Benoit, GRAMMY®-winner Chubby Carrier and Bayou Swamp Band, Horace Trahan and The Ossun Playboys, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, Balfa Toujours, Mark Hummel, Nick Gravenites, Johnny "V" Vernazza, Deanna Bogart, Linnzi Zaorski, Steve Lucky and The Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit, Bill Magee Blues Band, Boogie Woogie Queen Sue Palmer, Zapf Dingbats, Bayou Brothers, Blue Largo, Theo & The Zydeco Patrol, BlueFrog, Joe Fontenot Creole Cajun Band, Mercedes Moore Band, Euphoria Brass Band, Three Chord Justice, Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters, and CFMA-winners San Diego Cajun Playboys. Tickets now on sale. (Prices go up March 31st and April 15th)
May 8, 2014, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. -- Tab Benoit in Concert, tickets $25 to $75
May 9, 2014, 3:30 to 10:30 p.m. -- Gator By Night, 11 bands, 3 stages, tickets $30 at gate, $25 online
May 10, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. -- Festival All Day, 35 bands, 6 stages, kids activities, food demos, tickets $35 at gate, $30 online
May 10, 2014, 9 p.m. to midnight -- Saturday Evening Dance with Andre Thierry & Guests, Sheraton Ballroom, $15 at the door or online
May 11, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. -- Festival on Mother's Day, 35 bands, 6 stages, kids activities, food demos, tickets $30 at gate, $25 online
Friday, Saturday, Sunday -- Three-Day Festival Pass, tickets $75 online
Info and advance ticket sales on Gator By The Bay Website, or call festival office at 619-234-8612. Convenient lodging adjacent to festival at Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina -- call 619-291-2900 and ask for Gator By The Bay Festival rates. Additional rooms for Wednesday and Thursday, call festival office at 619-234-8612. NOW would be a good time to make that reservation. Some rooms and price ranges already SOLD OUT.
May 24-25, 2014 --- 25th Annual Simi Valley Cajun, Blues Music Festival in Simi Valley, CA. Memorial Day Weekend in Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 E Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93063-3429. Bands include CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, Lisa Haley & the Zydekats, Nathan Williams, Nathan Williams Jr. and the Zydeco Big Timers, Feufollet, Bayou Brothers, John Mayall, Canned Heat, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Guitar Shorty, Flattop Tom and His Jump Cats, Nancy and the Night Crawlers, and sensational dance instructor AJ Gibbs. Tickets $20 online. $22 per day at gate. Website.
May 30, 31, June 1, 2014 --- Michael Arnone's Crawfish Festival in Augusta, NJ (Sussex County Fairgrounds). What started as a small crawfish boil for 70 people homesick for boiled crawfish in 1989, has turned into Michael Arnone's 25th Annual Crawfish Fest. Featuring the best Music and Food that Louisiana and New Orleans has to offer. Cajun, Zydeco, Delta Blues, New Orleans R&B, Brass, Gospel and Jazz on 4 Stages. Bands: Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, Ray Abshire Cajun Band, The Crawdaddies, Earphunk, Marcia Ball, Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience, Dumpstaphunk, The Fkunky Meters, JJ Grey and Mofro, Raw Oyster Cult, The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Kermit Ruffins, Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters. Tickets at the gate $35 and $60; as well as 3-day camping packages @ $145. Website
June 5-8, 2014 --- Blast From The Bayou Cajun-Zydeco Festival at Strawberry Park, Preston, Connecticut. Bands: Planet Zydeco, Jimmy Jo & The Jumbol Ayuhs, Slippery Sneakers, Bonsoir Catin, Lil Wayne and Same Ol Two Step, The Revelers, Dennis Stroughmatt Creole Stomp, Pine Leaf Boys, Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, Cest Bon, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Zydeco, Mamou 2-step and jitterbug dance lessons. Festival day passes $40-60 for adults, $120 for 4-day pass. For 2014, there is plenty of free camping for those with weekend passes, as well as some sites with water, electric, cable (and septic, if needed). Our rental units, including cabins, Park Models and RV rentals, fill quickly, but there are numerous hotels and B&Bs in the area. Day tickets and weekend passes also available by calling 860-886-1944. Website.
June 21-22, 2014 --- 28th Annual Long Beach Bayou Zydeco, Blues, Creole & Cajun Festival in Long Beach, CA. In its 28th year, The Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival offers patrons a weekend filled with cultural music, cuisine, and dance from a place called ‘home’-- New Orleans and the Louisiana Bayou Country. We are excited to share the best parts of Louisiana Bayou and New Orleans Culture with Long Beach. We invite you to delight in the specialties of Cajun and Creole cuisine and savor the many delicacies and flavors of the Big Easy. Rich in cultural music traditions, the Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival presents a wide range of groups, featuring Cajun, Zydeco and Blues artists. Band include: Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, Sunpie and The Louisiana Sunspots, Theo & The Zydeco Patrol, CFMA-winners San Diego Cajun Playboys, Mark St. Mary Blues and Zydeco Band, Bonne Musique Zydeco, Creole Belles, T-Lou and His Super Hot Zydeco Band, Al Williams and lBarbara Morrison, and Delta Groove All Stars. Tickets $20-30 per day. Tickets and info on Long Beach Bayou Festival Website.
July 2-6, 2014 --- Oshkosh Sawdust Days in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This festival is a multi-cultural, multi-event, happening hosted by the city of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Most of the events & festivities happen in Menominee Park, right next to Lake Winnebago. The area is rich with Native American Historical significance. Go back in time to the 1870's when Oshkosh had 24 sawmills, 15 shingle mills, and 7 sash and door factories and was known as the "Sawdust City"! Experience these times when you visit the annual "Sawdust Days" festival, which features five days of music, food, fun, parades and the largest 4th of July fireworks display in the Fox Valley on the shores of Lake Winnebago. With 4 stages of music, Sawdust Days is one of the country’s most unique family festivals since it's really 3 separate festivals in 1. Over 150,000 people attend over 5 days. Website.
July 3-6 2014 --- Portland's Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon. Bands include Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, John Nemeth and the Bokeys, Maceo Parker, Gregg Allman, Los Lobos, Boz Scaggs, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Los Lonely Boys, Blind Boy Paxton, Homemade Jamz, Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials, The Soul of John Black. Website.
July 6-11, 2014 --- Cajun-Creole Week at Augusta Heritage Center, West Virginia. "It's a great way to get out of the heat and head for some of the most scenic mountains in the East. Over the years a lot of Floridians have attended." Music and cooking workshops and dancing. See American Heritage Center YouTube Channel. Video capture some of the fun: dancing, playing, singing, cooking, learning, and growing at Augusta. Music workshops are for designated levels of experience: Novice or "From Scratch" (never used the instrument before), Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Informal jam sessions, a mid-week party with Cajun cuisine, concerts, sessions in the Icehouse and on the “porch,” and music in the dancers’ ears will create a sea of smiling faces for the whole week. Each day starts with a choice of jam sessions or a visit with various artists; a cup of good strong Cajun coffee is always available. All classes meet for about two hours in the morning and again in the afternoon. Each afternoon the entire group gathers for special presentations on Cajun and Creole music or culture. With mini-courses, a concert, dances, and a mid-week party featuring Cajun gumbo, it’s a gala week of nonstop music and dancing. Cajun/Creole Week runs concurrently with the new Early Country Music Week. Courses on accordion with Jason, Frey, Edward Poullard, Sheryl Cormier, Blake Miller, and Preston Frank. Other courses on fiddle, bass, vocals and Cajun cooking. Classes (except Novice or /From Scratch Classes) are intended for those who can already play their instrument to some extent and are ready to start learning Cajun/Creole style, technique, and repertoire. Cost for week is $450, housing is additional. Link to Cajun-Creole Week. Info: 800-624-3157, ext. 1209, or 304-637-1209 (email: matthew@AugustaHeritageCenter.org).
August 2 & 3, 2014 --- Long Beach Crawfish Festival at Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach. Bands will include Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic, Step Rideau, Bonne Musique Zydeco, Chris Ardoin, and Wayne Thibodeau. Tickets $13 and up. Info updated on Website soon. Website.
August 16-17, 2014 --- Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, California. Bands: Andre Thierry, Mark St. Mary, MotorDude Zydeco; also, Alicia Baker, Big Lou's Dance Party, Dick Contino, Future Accordion Stars, Jet Black Pearl, Matuto, Polkacide, Rory McNamara and The Ring of Truth Trio, Sourdough Slim and Robert Armstrong, Mad Maggies, Wild Catahoulas. Festival location is north of San Francisco. Website.
August 29-31, 2014 --- 17th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island. Host band will be The Duhks. Ninigret Park is flat, grassy and spacious! It is perfect for RVs, pop-up campers and tents. Camping at Ninigret Park is allowed ONLY during the Rhythm and Roots Festival. A full festival camping ticket includes camping from 9:00 am Friday thru Noon on Monday (Labor Day). Each person over the age of 12 who plans to camp at Rhythm & Roots needs a full festival camping ticket. Anyone without a full festival camping ticket must leave the premises by 12:30 each night (a half hour after the music ends at the dance pavilion). Website.
October 10-12, 2014 --- Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, LA. Celebrate the rhythm of Cajun and Creole life at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Dance to a traditional waltz. Two-step to the upbeat rhythms of accordions, fiddles and ti fers (triangles). Step back in time as traditional crafters demonstrate their artistry. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles pays tribute to the Cajun and Creole cultures with a combination of FREE festivals. Held the second weekend in October! Website.
October 17-29, 2014 --- Magnolia Fest at Spirit of the Suannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL Bands include Donna The Buffalo, The Duhks, Honey Island Swamp Band, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples, Drive-By Truckers, Col. Bruce Hampton, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Habanero Honeys. Single day tickets $50-$70, 4-day festival with camping $140-$190. Located just north of Live Oak, Fla, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is a one-of-a-kind music park and premier campground nestled on the shady banks of the historic, tea-colored Suwannee River in North Florida. The Spirit of the Suwannee is proud to host a variety of events throughout the year. In addition to these events, the park offers live music during the week in the Music Hall and a natural amphitheater for outdoor music festivals. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park was named the Best Live Music Venue in Florida in 2009 by Florida Monthly Magazine. 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Phone 386-364-1683. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website.
October 24 & 25, 2014 --- South Louisiana Blackpot Festival and Cookoff in Acadian Village, Lafayette, LA. The South Louisiana Black Pot Festival & Cookoff is one of the most unique festivals in Louisiana. Held annually at Lafayette’s Acadian Village, the festival celebrates its 5th year this October with two days of great music, dancing, food, camping & jamming. The festival is a cooperative of south Louisiana musicians, artists and southern culture enthusiasts, creating an unprecedented gathering of south Louisiana’s hottest roots bands, as well as a number of groups from all over the country. Live performances range from Cajun & Zydeco, to Creole, Swing, Hot Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, Irish & Old-Time. Plus, an old-fashioned black pot cook-off, accordion contest, called square dancing, and ample camping space for tents & RV’s. Website.
These unique listings are compiled by Jim Hance directly from prominent band and festival websites. Changes in lineups and times are common. Refer to both the event websites and websites of your favorite artists appearing at the festivals prior to making your travel plans.
Cajun-Zydeco on The Radio
Here is a list of Cajun and zydeco radio programming streaming over the Internet. The times indicate when the broadcast is live (Pacific Standard Time in parentheses) on the radio and streaming live, but some programs are archived and can be enjoyed any time. Click on the link to view the broadcaster's website, and navigate to the program schedule for more information.
"Louisiana Dance Hall"
WRIR (Richmond, VA)
Mondays 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (PST midnight to 2 a.m.)
"Zydeco n Blues"
KMUZ, Salem, OR / Link: http://kmuz.org/
Tuesdays, 8-9:30 p.m. (PST 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
KOCZ, Opelousas, LA / Link: http://kocz.org/
Tuesdays, 6-11 p.m. (PST 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Carolyn Spivey and Leon Chavis host
"Zydeco Workout with Lola Love"
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST
(PST 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
KFAI, Minneapolis, MN
Fridays 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (PST noon to 2:00 p.m.)
"Zydeco Est Pas Sale"
KRVS, (Lafayette, LA)
Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon (PST 6 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)
Traditional, contemporary and live Zydeco sounds. Cultural conversation and information on community events.
KRVS, (Lafayette, LA)
Host: Herman Fusiler
Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. (PST 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Louisiana music including Zydeco, Cajun, Swamp Pop and Blues.
"Born on the Bayou"
KRVS (Lafayette, LA)
Saturdays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (PST 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
hosted by Lee Kleinpeter
Swamp pop and Louisiana R&B, zydeco, Cajun, blues and more.
"Second Line Parade" with Drew Miller
KSDS (San Diego, CA)
Saturdays, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (PST 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
"Zydeco Pas Sale"
KPFT (Houston, TX)
Sunday mornings, 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. (PST 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.)
"Zydeco Zity Radio"
Sundays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (PST 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
Click "Replay" button on Website to replay past programs anytime
"Cajun and Zydeco"
with Charles Laborde and Jim Hobbs
WWOZ (New Orleans, LA)
Sundays, Noon to 2 p.m. (PST 10:00 a.m. to noon)
WRFG (Atlanta, GA)
Sundays 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (PST 10:00 a.m. to noon)
KZSU (Stanford University, CA)
Sundays 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (PST 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
"Louisiana Gumbo Show" with John Osgood
WSLR (Sarasota, FL)
Sundays 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (PST 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Recent Dance Video
>> Breaux Brothers' "La Valse Du Bayou Plaquemine" Cajun Waltz with Mambo Styling (1934)
>> T-Lou & His Super Hot Zydeco Band -- BTSC's November Band
>> Tedeschi Trucks Band plays "Bound for Glory"
>> Lafayette Rhythm Devils --- at Gator By The Bay, San Diego. Video by Brad Sjoblom.
>> Erin Brandt --- Leading Cat Christ in Zydeco to Same Ol 2 Step at Gator. Video by Brad Sjoblom.
>> Mama Tokus with Bayou Brothers --- at Gator 2013. Video by Brad Sjoblom.
>> Hustle Dancing --- at Clay's Stage June 1, 2013. Video by Fred Harshbarger.
Get Ready for
Gator By The Bay Festival!
May 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2014
Spanish Landing Park
Weekly Zydeco Dances
Can't wait until Gator By The Bay. Get your groove on Tuesday nights at Tio Leo's with live bands and dance lessons. Check our C/Z Calendar for info.
Hear zydeco programs from all over the country and Amsterdam too! Click on the "Cajun-Zydeco on the Radio" tab on the widget to the left for a list of programs and links.
Make your plans to visit festivals like Gator By The Bay. Click on the "Festival-O-Rama" tab on the widget to the left for a list of festivals. Of you're traveling to another part of the country, be sure to check our C/Z Links Page as well.
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