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Cajun & Zydeco in St Louis

2017 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 waltz & Cajun 2-step dance lesson at followed by music for dancing
no partner necessary, all ages welcome

**Tuesday November 14**
David Greely, Cajun fiddle from Louisiana
House concert *Call host, Peggy Dersch, at 314-229-1292 to make reservation

 

**Wednesday December 13**
Holiday dance party with the
Backdoor Cajuns ($15)
Dennis Stroughmatt, Rob Krumm, Doug Hawf
7:30pm (dance lesson)
at Focal Point


*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

Boudin Brothers Zydeco

Boudin Bros

 


link to listen on line to
Howzit Bayou
4:00-7:00pm Tuesdays,
on KDHX 88.1fm
St Louis community radio

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

Or got an envie for some Cajun food? Check out Riverbend Restaurant, The Kitchen Sink on Union near Lindell or dowtown location.
Play that Chanky-Chank so we can dance!


T-Wayne avec les Swamptones - Cajun dance band 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
This was our first band that got Cajun dancing on the map in St. Louis.

Coming to St Louis
Wednesday August 2, 2017
T'Monde Cajun Trio
7:30pm
Focal Point

2720 Sutton Blvd,
Maplewood, MO

 
Soulard Mardi Gras
go to the link for
2016 Events!
Get you ready !
       
Day Trips & Beyond
November 19, 2017
Cajun dance with Ehren Oncken & Swampweed
bring non-perishable food items to benefit for Hermann Community Food Pantry
3:00-7:00pm
Stone Hill Winery Pavilion
Hermann, MO
Swampweed Cajun Band
March, 2018
Folklore Village
Cajun music & dance weekend
Dodgeville, WI
TBA from Louisiana, plus Midwestern Cajun artists
a lovely intimate setting for a weekend retreat with good food, friends, dancing & music
April , 2018

Louisiana Folk Roots

Lafayette, LA

Balfa Week - learn Cajun music, language & culture from master artists
Dewey Balfa week
last weekend of April , 2018

Festival International
Lafayette, LA
stages in the downtown area feature music from Cajun country & French speaking countries
June 1-2, 2018
Pheasant Hollow Winery's
Cajun Festival!
Whittenberg, IL near Rend Lake
Creole Stomp,
Roux de Bayou,
Sarah Jayde Williams & the Sharecroppers,
Ward Lormand & the Has Beans
additional info
Dennis Stroughmatt & Hadley Castille

June , 2018


Gumbo Ya Ya
Rock Island, IL

TBA

July 7, 2018
Cajun Concert at Stone Hill Winery, 1:00-5:00pm
Swampweed Cajun Dance Hall Band - dancing, food & drink for sale
 
August 2018

Nuits Cajun et Zydeco Festival
Saulieu, France

Gerard Delafose(LA),
Ton Ton Gris Gris
(F),
Bal de Maison (F),
Prairie Ronde (F),
Blue Bayou (F),
Belisaire (F)

Les Nuits Cajun et Zydeco de Salieu France
August 2018
Great Lakes Folk Festival
E. Lansing, MI

TBA

T'Monde Cajun Trio
August 2017
28th annual
Le Cajun French Music Assn Awards

Rayne Civic Ctr, Rayne, LA

see link for 2017 winners
Young musicians at La Pousierre Thursday, awards Friday, live music & dancing Saturday at Rayne Civic Ctr
Labor Day weekend
SW Louisiana Zydeco Festival
Plaisance, LA
CFMA awards
last weekend of September
Festus MO Parks
Traditional Music Festival

West City Park
Festus, MO


George Portz & Friends of Bluegrass,
guests TBA
see link for schedules
see link on George Portz' site for artists
first Sunday October 2018
annual Fete de L'Automne
Hwy 21 & CC, Fertile, MO
L'Esprit Creole 11:00am-5:00pm
celebrate the French heritage of Old Mines, MO
Dennis Stroughmatt
October 2nd weekend 2018

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
Girard Park
Lafayette, LA


the ultimate traditional Cajun music festival - free
listen live at KRVS Radio Acadie

Festivals Acadiens
October 2018
South Louisiana Blackpot Festival & Cookoff
Cajun, old time, blues & country
Vermillionville, Lafayette, LA
Preston & Keith Frank, Savoy Family Band, Pine Leaf Boys, The Revelers, - see link for more
November 1st weekend 2018
Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival
Urbana, IL
Old Time/contra dance, Swing, Country, Folk, Hispanic, Celtic, Blues - see link for more
see link for schedule
 
Take this link to photo galleries of other festivals