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Cajun & Zydeco in St Louis

2014 Dances at Focal Point
2720 Sutton, Maplewood, MO
for more info on dances (314) 822-0310
click here for directions to
Focal Point & the Maya Cafe

basic Cajun dance lessons at 7:30pm music for dancing 8:15pm
no partner necessary, all ages welcome

** Wednesday April 8**
Southside Creole Playboys ($8-$10 )

*See "Day Trips & Beyond" below for Cajun Events & Festivals out of town

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Southside Creole Playboys
Southside Creole Playboys
Steve Bauer, Tom Martin, Thayne Bradford, Ron Sykes (percussion)
contact Tom at 314 971-4210

Veux-tu parles le francais?
Allez au lien ici!

Or got an envie for some Cajun food? Check out Riverbend Restaurant, Zydeco Blues in Des Peres, The Kitchen Sink on Union near Lindell.

link to listen on line to
Howzit Bayou
4:00-7:00pm Tuesdays,
on KDHX 88.1fm
St Louis community radio
Play that Chanky-Chank so we can dance!

T-Wayne avec les Swamptones - Cajun dance veterans
Les "Jellyroll" Lewis,guest artist Dennis "McGee" Stroughmatt, Thayne "T-Wayne" Bradford, Country Bob Breidenbach (back row) Vinnie "DuBois" Corkery, Rusty Parker, Gary "Chubby" Hunt
St. Louis' traditional Cajun Band. This was our first band that got Cajnu dancing on the map in St. Louis.

Coming to St Louis
Saturday March 28
Boudin Brothers
Stout & Oyster Festival

Schlafly Tap Room

Soulard Mardi Gras
go to the link for
2015 Events!
Get you ready !
Day Trips & Beyond
April 11-16, 2015

Louisiana Folk Roots
Chicot State Park,
Ville Platte, LA

learn Cajun music, language & culture from master artists
Dewey Balfa week
last weekend of April 2015

Festival International
Lafayette, LA
stages in the downtown area feature music from Cajun country & French speaking countries
Spring 2015
Folklore Village
Cajun music & dance weekend
Dodgeville, WI
a lovely intimate setting for a weekend retreat with good food, friends, dancing & music
May 2015
1st full weekend
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Parc Hardy
Breaux Bridge,
see the link for bands & schedule in the Crawfish Capitol
May29-30, 2015
Pheasant Hollow Winery's
Cajun Festival!
Whittenberg, IL near Rend Lake
Creole Stomp,
additional info
Dennis Stroughmatt & Hadley Castille

June 2015
1st weekend

Gumbo Ya Ya?
Rock Island, IL


July 2015
Celebrate Waupun
Tanner Park
Waupun, WI
Celebrate Waupun, WI
July 10 - 12, 2015
Cajun Concert on the Hill
Stone Hill Winery, Hermann, MO
Brett Denais & T-Rouge Cajun band play for dancing under the pavilion & on the hilltop!
plus Cajun dance troup
see video from July 2008
from Lafayette, LA

Stone Hill Winery Cajun concert on the Hill

August 2015

Nuits Cajun et Zydeco Festival
Saulieu, France

Les Nuits Cajun et Zydeco de Salieu France
August 2015
26th annual
Le Cajun French Music Assn Awards

Rayne Civic Ctr, Rayne, LA
see link for Saturday's lineup
awards Friday, live music & dancing Saturday - Sunday
Labor Day weekend
SW Louisiana Zydeco Festival
Plaisance, LA
CFMA awards
September 2015
Festus MO Parks
Traditional Music Festival
West City Park
Festus, MO
see link on George Portz' site for artists
Saturday - Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole
September 2015
International Accordion Festival
San Antonio, TX
La Villita on the Riverwalk - free festival
Reuben Vela
October 2015
annual Fete de L'Automne
Hwy 21 & CC, Fertile, MO
L'Esprit Creole noon-4:30pm
celebrate the French heritage of Old Mines, MO
Dennis Stroughmatt
October 2015

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
Girard Park
Lafayette, LA

the ultimate traditional Cajun music festival - free

Festivals Acadiens
October 2015
South Louisiana Blackpot Festival & Cookoff
Cajun, old time, blues & country
Acadian Village, Lafayette, LA
see link
November 2015
Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival
Urbana, IL
Cajun, Old Time/contra dance, Swing, Country, Folk, Hispanic, Celtic, Blues
November 2015
Cajun dance with Ehren Oncken & Swampweed
bring non-perishable food items to benefit for Hermann Community Food Pantry
Stone Hill Winery Pavilion
Hermann, MO
Take this link to photo galleries of other festivals