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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 7:30pm, music for dancing 8:15-10:00pm
no partner necessary, all ages welcome

**Wednesday April 12**
Cajun dance with
the Southside Creole Playboys! ($10)

**Sunday June 11**
2:00pm - Cajun dance with
the Southside Creole Playboys! ($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

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 December 14, 2016
Dennis Stroughmatt & Backdoor Cajuns
Focal Point

2720 Sutton Blvd,
Maplewood, MO

Soulard Mardi Gras
go to the link for
2016 Events!
Get you ready !
Day Trips & Beyond
April 8-13, 2017

Louisiana Folk Roots
Lafayette, LA

Balfa Week - learn Cajun music, language & culture from master artists
Dewey Balfa week
April 26-30, 2017

Festival International
Lafayette, LA
stages in the downtown area feature music from Cajun country & French speaking countries
May 5-7, 2017

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Parc Hardy
Breaux Bridge,
see the link for bands & schedule in the Crawfish Capitol
June 2-3, 2017
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 , 2017

Gumbo Ya Ya
Rock Island, IL


July 8, 2017
Cajun Concert at Stone Hill Winery, 1:00-5:00pm
Swampweed Cajun Dance Hall Band - dancing, food & drink for sale
August 2017

Nuits Cajun et Zydeco Festival
Saulieu, France

Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Krush (LA),
Ton Ton Gris Gris
Bal de Maison (F),
Prairie Ronde (F),
Blue Bayou (F),
Belisaire (F)

Les Nuits Cajun et Zydeco de Salieu France
August 11-13, 2017
Great Lakes Folk Festival
E. Lansing, MI

August 17-19, 2017
28th annual
Le Cajun French Music Assn Awards

Rayne Civic Ctr, Rayne, LA

see link for Saturday's lineup
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 2017
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 1, 2017
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 13-15, 2017

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
Girard Park
Lafayette, LA

the ultimate traditional Cajun music festival - free

Festivals Acadiens
October 2017
South Louisiana Blackpot Festival & Cookoff
Cajun, old time, blues & country
Vermillionville, Lafayette, LA
Feufollet, Los Texmaniacs, Ed Poullard & Preston Frank, The Revelers, Caleb Clauder Country revue with Courtney Granger, Miss Tess & the Talk Backs- see link for more
November 3-4, 2017
Champaign-Urbana Folk & Roots Festival
Urbana, IL
Cajun, Old Time/contra dance, Swing, Country, Folk, Hispanic, Celtic, Blues - see link for more
better luck next year with scheduling
November 19, 2017
Cajun dance with Ehren Oncken & Swampweed
bring non-perishable food items to benefit for Hermann Community Food Pantry
Stone Hill Winery Pavilion
Hermann, MO
Swampweed Cajun dance hall 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
Take this link to photo galleries of other festivals