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The Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego holds Monthly Dances featuring bands from Louisiana, and social events in San Diego, and is an active partner in larger events such as Gator By The Bay Zydeco, Blues and Crawfish Festival, and Balboa Park's annual  December Nights. You don't have to be a member to join us at our dance events, but the modest cost of membership helps us measurably in producing our events. Members receive discounts and  special opportunities not available to non-members. We hope you'll join us at our next dance event, and consider joining our social club.

 

 

Calendar

 

Mon., Aug. 21, 2017  --- Third Monday Zydeco Dance (Kearny Mesa)

6:15pm - 6:45pm Zydeco Basics Lesson w/Greg

6:45pm - 7:15pm Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco Lesson

7:15pm - 9:00pm Zydeco DJ Dance

Cost: $5 cover.  Admission enters you in drawing for CDs and other goodies, and dance lessons
Location: Kearney Mesa Moose Lodge,
3636 Ruffin Rd., San Diego, CA 92123, phone 619-542-1462. Questions: Greg, 619-857-8409, email: greg@zydecoach.com

Free Online Zydeco Warmup Lesson: www.ZydecoLesson.com

 

Sat., Sept. 9, 2017  --- BTSC Presents Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic

War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

6:20 p.m. Zydeco basics lesson
7:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. open dancing to Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic

 

Mon., Sept. 18, 2017  --- Third Monday Zydeco Dance (Kearny Mesa)

6:15pm - 6:45pm Zydeco Basics Lesson w/Greg

6:45pm - 7:15pm Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco Lesson

7:15pm - 9:00pm Zydeco DJ Dance

Cost: $5 cover.  Admission enters you in drawing for CDs and other goodies, and dance lessons
Location: Kearney Mesa Moose Lodge,
3636 Ruffin Rd., San Diego, CA 92123, phone 619-542-1462. Questions: Greg, 619-857-8409, email: greg@zydecoach.com

Free Online Zydeco Warmup Lesson: www.ZydecoLesson.com

 

 

Festival-O-Rama

 

August 19-20, 2017 --- Cotati Accordion Festival (Cotati, CA)

Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, California.  Festival location is north of San Francisco. Zydeco bands include Mark St. Mary, MotorDude Zydeco. http://www.cotatifest.com

 

August 24-27, 2017 — Gueydan Duck Festival (Gueydan, LA)

404 Dallas Guidry Rd, Gueydan, LA 70542.  Friday, 10 p.m. to midnight: Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie. Website: http://www.duckfestival.org

 

Sept. 1-3, 2017 --- Ninigret Rhythm & Roots Festival (Rhode Island)

Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island. Bands include: The Mavericks, Rosanne Cash, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, MarchFourth!, The Squirrel Nut Zippers , The Knickerbocker All Stars w/ Special Guests TBA,  The New Orleans Suspects w/ Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Marcia Ball, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Shinyribs, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, The Pine Leaf Boys, 10 Strings and A Goatskin, Big Sandy & the Fly Rite Boys,  Sarah Potenza & Ian Crossman, The Turtle Duhks, Los Texmaniacs, Courtney Granger & the Bad Hombres, Lilly Hiatt, Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express, Say Darling,  Sunday Gospel w/ Sarah Potenza & Christine Ohlman, The Revelers,  The Alex Meixner Band, David Greely, Johnny Nicholas, Li'l Anne and Hot Cayenne, Magnolia Cajun Band and  Ed Poullard & Preston Frank.http://www.rhythmandroots.com

 

Sat., Sept. 2, 2017 --- 35th Zydeco Music Festival (Opelousas, LA)

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Jamie Bergeron and the Kicking Cajuns, Travis Matte & the Kingpins, Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas and Lil Nate & The Zydeco Big Timers. Website is https://www.zydeco.org

 

Sept. 2-3, 2017 --- Sonoma County Cajun, Zydeco and Delta in Sebastopol, CA

Sept. 2 and 3, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Ives Park in Sebastopol. Saturday is zydeco, Sunday is rockabilly. Band include Geno Delafose, Mark St. Mary and HIs Blues and Zydeco Band, The BluesBox Bayou Band, CZ and the Bon Vivants. http://winecountrycajun.com/

 

Sat. , Sept. 9, 2017 — St. Tammany Crab Festival (Slidell, LA)

Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Ln, Slidell, LA 70458. Amanda Shaw, Rockin’ Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters, Leo Nocentelli from The Meters. Festival continues on Sunday, Sept. 10. Website: https://www.sttammanycrabfestival.com

 

Sept. 9-10, 2017 —- Crawfish and Catfish Festival (Woodland, CA)

Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 East Gum Ave, Woodland, CA 95776. Website does not show bands, but one source says Mark St. Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band, Motordude Zydeco, Zydeco Flames will perform. Confirm before going. Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crawfish-catfish-festival-tickets-32193421390

 

October 12-15, 2017 --- Swannee Roots Revival (Live Oak, FL)

Lineup will include Donna the Buffalo, Grandpa's Cough Medicine, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jim lauderdale, Verlon Thompson and dozens more. Website: http://www.suwanneerootsrevival.com

 

October 12-15, 2017 --- Festivals Acadiens et Creoles (Lafayette)

Festival de Musique will showcase the best of Cajun and Zydeco music at the annual Fetivals Acadiens beneath the spreading oaks of Girard Park in Lafayette, LA. Festival de Musique Acadienne, celebrating 36 years of entertainment, originated as the Tribute to Cajun Music Festival, an event that was designed to attract and educate the younger generation to the traditional values of the Cajun culture. Festival de Musique Acadienne now attracts Louisiana's best Cajun and Zydeco bands and draws thousands of people from across the country and around the world. http://www.festivalsacadiensetcreoles.com/

 

Oct. 13-15, 2017 — Richmond Folk Festival (Richmond, VA)

CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Website: http://www.richmondfolkfestival.org

 

Oct. 20-21, 2017 — St Francis Xavier Catholic Church Annual Fall Bazaar (Houston, TX)

Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws, Jerome Batiste & the Zydeco Players, DJ Mike T. St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4600 Reed Rd, Houston, TX 77051. Website:  http://www.josephites.org/parish/tx/sfx/

 

Sat. Oct. 21, 2017 — Attalla Heritage Day Festival (Attalla, Alabama)

Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. Website: http://www.attallacity.com/attalla-heritage-day

 

Oct. 21-28, 2017 — Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Departs Ft. Lauderdale to Aruba, Curacao, Bahamas.  Bands include Chubby Carrier, Cyril Neville's Swamp Funk, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, Victor Wainwright and the Wildroots Revue, Samantha Fish, California Honeydrops, TajMo, Tommy Castro, Buddy Guy.  Info: http://bluescruise.com/lrbc-29-oct-2017-southern-caribbean/

 

October 28-29, 2017 --- South Louisiana Blackpot Festival and Cookoff (Lafayette, LA)

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.  Artists this year will include Lil Buck Senegal, Pine Leaf Boys, Freetown Aces, Courtney Granger, Ed Pollard and Preston Frank, Feufollet, The Revelers and Los Texmaniacs. http://blackpotfestival.com

 

Nov. 2-4, 2017 — Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival (Urbana, IL)

Cajun, Old Time/Contra Dance, Swing, Country, Folk, Hispanic, Celtic, Blues. Website: http://folkandroots.org/

 

November 10-12, 2017 --- Cracklin Festival (Port Barre, LA)

Bands include Geno Delafose, Kevin Naquin, Wallace Trahan, Wayne Toups.  Website: https://louisiana.kitchenandculture.com/event/port-barre-cracklin-festival

 

Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, 2017 --- KBON Louisiana Proud Dance Cruise (New Orleans)

Website: https://www.travelmachine.net/Featured-Cruises/65

 

December 1-2, 2017 --- Balboa Park December Nights (San Diego)

Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 39th consecutive year on Friday, December 2 from 3-11pm and Saturday, December, 3 from noon-11pm. Friends, families and the community are invited to come together for festive fun, food and attractions throughout the park, including complimentary admission to Balboa Park museums from 5-9pm. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights is expected to attract more than 350,000 visitors to the park over two days to revel and enjoy the season. Each year Bon Temps Social Club and Gator By The Bay host bands at the BTSC dance stage featuring danceable music by Cajun, zydeco, blues, and country bands. A different band takes the stage every hour, and free dance lessons are taught at the band breaks. Website: https://www.balboapark.org/decembernights

 

Dec. 1-3, 2017 --- Bradenton Blues Festival (Bradenton, FL)

Bands include Chubby Carrier, Damon Fowler, Joe Louis Walker, Curtis Salgado, Sugar Blue, Vanessa Collier, Sean Chambers Band.

Website: www.bradentonbluesfestival.org/

 

Houston/Texas Cajun-Zydeco Events

http://www.zydecoevents.com/texaszydecoevents.html

 

Florida Cajun and Zydeco Events

Want information on even MORE FESTIVALS? Visit http://www.floridacajunzydeco.com

 

Refer to both the event websites and websites of your favorite artists appearing at the festivals prior to making your travel plans.

 

 

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