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Cajun & Zydeco in St Louis

2018 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


Backdoor Cajuns


**Wednesday December 5, 2018**
Holiday Cajun Dance at Focal Point

with the - Backdoor Cajuns -
Dennis Stroughmatt, Rob Krumm & Thayne Bradford
dance lesson 7:30pm, music 8:00pm,
$12 admission

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

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Southside Creole Playboys

Southside Creole Playboys
Tom Martin, Thayne Bradford, Steve Bauer, 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
Friday July 20, 2018
Jane (Virgee) & John Vidrine, Les Lewis
at Focal Point

2720 Sutton Blvd,
Maplewood, MO

Soulard Mardi Gras
go to the link for
2018 Events!
Get you ready !
Day Trips & Beyond
Labor Day weekend
SW Louisiana Zydeco Festival
Opelousas, LA
CFMA awards
September 22-23, 2018
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
Sunday October 7, 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 12 - 14, 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
October 18-20, 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
November 18, 2018
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 Band
March 2019
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 2019

Louisiana Folk Roots

Lafayette, LA

Balfa Week - learn Cajun music, language & culture from master artists
Dewey Balfa week
last weekend of April 2019

Festival International
Lafayette, LA
stages in the downtown area feature music from Cajun country & French speaking countries
June ? 2019
Pheasant Hollow Winery's
Cajun Festival!
Whittenberg, IL near Rend Lake
Creole Stomp,
Forest Huval Band,
Sarah Jayde Williams & the Sharecroppers,
Ward Lormand & the Has Beans
additional info
Dennis Stroughmatt & Hadley Castille
July 2019?
Cajun Concert at Stone Hill Winery, 1:00-5:00pm
Swampweed Cajun Dance Hall Band - dancing, food & drink for sale - free admission!
swampweed Cajun band
August 2019

Nuits Cajun et Zydeco Festival
Saulieu, France


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

for 2018

August, 2019
31st annual
Le Cajun French Music Assn Awards

Rayne Civic Ctr, Rayne, LA

see link for 2018 winners
French Speaking Awards & CFMA Chapter Awards at La Pousierre Thursday,
Le Cajun Awards Friday, live music & dancing Saturday at Rayne Civic Ctr
Take this link to photo galleries of other festivals