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Cajun & Zydeco in St Louis

2015 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 December 9**
Holiday Cajun dance with
Dennis Stroughmatt & the Backdoor Cajuns! ($10)

Dennis Stroughmatt

*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
Wednesday December 9
Dennis Stroughmatt & the Backdoor Cajuns

dance at Focal Point

Soulard Mardi Gras
go to the link for
2015 Events!
Get you ready !
Day Trips & Beyond
November 22, 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
April 2016

Louisiana Folk Roots
Chicot State Park,
Ville Platte, LA

learn Cajun music, language & culture from master artists
Dewey Balfa week
last weekend of April 2016

Festival International
Lafayette, LA
stages in the downtown area feature music from Cajun country & French speaking countries
Spring 2016
Folklore Village
Cajun music & dance weekend
Dodgeville, WI
a lovely intimate setting for a weekend retreat with good food, friends, dancing & music
May 2016
1st full weekend
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Parc Hardy
Breaux Bridge,
see the link for bands & schedule in the Crawfish Capitol
date tba May-June, 2016
Pheasant Hollow Winery's
Cajun Festival!
Whittenberg, IL near Rend Lake
Creole Stomp,
Roux de Bayou,
Sarah Jayde Williams,
Forest Huval
additional info
Dennis Stroughmatt & Hadley Castille

June, 2016

Gumbo Ya Ya
Rock Island, IL


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 2016

Nuits Cajun et Zydeco Festival
Saulieu, France

Les Nuits Cajun et Zydeco de Salieu France
August, 2016
27th 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, 2016
Festus MO Parks
Traditional Music Festival
West City Park
Festus, MO
see link on George Portz' site for artists
September, 2016
International Accordion Festival
San Antonio, TX
noon - 10:00pm
La Villita on the Riverwalk - free festival
Reuben Vela
1st Sunday October, 2016
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
2nd weekend October, 2016

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
Girard Park
Lafayette, LA

the ultimate traditional Cajun music festival - free

Festivals Acadiens
October, 2016
South Louisiana Blackpot Festival & Cookoff
Cajun, old time, blues & country
(new venue) Vermillionville, Lafayette, LA
T-Monde, Oeuval, Preston Frank, Pine Leaf Boys, Creole Stringbeans, Aurora Neeland - see link for more
November 2016
Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival
Urbana, IL
Cajun, Old Time/contra dance, Swing, Country, Folk, Hispanic, Celtic, Blues
see link for more
Take this link to photo galleries of other festivals