Cajun and Zydeco Dance Events

Your Source for Cajun-Zydeco Dancing in Florida

Welcome to FloridaCajunZydeco, a website dedicated to people who love to dance to Louisiana-style music. This site features a calendar page of Cajun and Zydeco dance bands and events in the state of Florida, and a "Festival-O-Rama" page of major Cajun and Zydeco events anywhere in the United States -- even Louisiana!  Also check out "The Story" page where a different Cajun or zydeco band is featured each month.

As they say in French-speaking Louisiana, "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" ("Let the good times roll!") And in the spirit of the dance community that embraces this joyful music, "If you're smiling, you're doing it right!"

 

Calendar

Fri. Mar. 1, 2019 ---  JB's Zydeco Zoo Mardi Gras Throwdown (Tallahassee)

9:00 p.m. at Bradfordville Blues Club, 7152 Moses Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32309

Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X564vKAovBM

 

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Tues. Mar. 5, 2019 ---  "Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Dance" with St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club (Downtown St. Pete)

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Caddy's on Central Ave., 217 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33705.
Website:
caddysoncentral.com

 

Good mix of danceable music by Cajun and zydeco artists, and on this night we're including a few Mardi Gras party tunes. As Boozoo sang, "Dance all night, stay a little longer." We're in the lounge with a wood dance floor at Caddy's. It's around the corner from Ringside Cafe and Jannus Landing. No cover charge and Mardi Gras drink specials. Stop by and don some beads!

 

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Tues. Mar. 5, 2019 ---  Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band (Miramar Beach, FL)

7 p.m. at The Village Door at Seascape (60 Seascape Drive - Suite 101, Miramar Beach, FL 32550).
This event listed at #ZydecoEvents

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Tues. Mar. 19, 2019 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Caddy's on Central Ave., 217 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33705.
Website:
caddysoncentral.com

 

Good mix of danceable music by Cajun and zydeco artists singing about death, divorce, drinking and dancing. As Boozoo sang, "Dance all night, stay a little longer." We're in the lounge with a wood dance floor at Caddy's. It's around the corner from Ringside Cafe and Jannus Landing. No cover charge and drink specials the first hour. Great food. I can recommend the fish tacos and shrimp appetizer and the key lime pie. Stop by and let your hair down.

 

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April 12 through 14, 2019 ---  CJ Chenier, Rosie Ledet at Tampa Bay Blues Festival (St. Petersburg)

Many great blues bands in 2019 lineup. SUNDAY APRIL 14 features Louisiana talent: 1 p.m. Rosie Ledet and The Zydeco Playboys; 2:30 p.m. Mike Zito; 4:30 p.m. C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band; 6:30 p.m. Kenny Neal; 8:30 p.m. Tab Benoit. Sunday general admission: $40. Website: http://www.tampabaybluesfest.com

 

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Fri. Apr. 12, 2019 ---  Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys (Orlando)

8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Veranda at Thornton Park, 707 East Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32801.

Website: http://www.verandaevents.com

 

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Sat. Apr. 13, 2019 ---  Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys (Dade City)

at String Break Festival — Website: http://lindentertainment.com/stringbreak-home/

 

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Sun. Apr. 14, 2019 ---  Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys (St. Augustine)

Pretty Cool Music Festival. https://www.facebook.com/events/827931070588265/

 

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Outside Florida

Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 --- Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp

Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30328.

7 p.m. Beginner Dance Lesson; 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Open dancing ; $18 admission

Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association website: http://aczadance.org/Bands usually play at Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328; Phone: 404-613-4900.

Check website for dance events in Atlanta area at http://aczadance.org/

Charleston, South Carolina

Website: https://ccprc.com/137/Lowcountry-Cajun-Festival

Houston/Texas Cajun-Zydeco Events

www.zydecoevents.com/texaszydecoevents.html

Southern California Events

www.icajunzydeco.com

Rhode Island Events

www.rhythmandroots.com

Philadelphia Events

www.allonsdanser.org

NYC Events

letszydeco.com

 

Saturday Night Blues on the Web

Saturday Night Live web broadcast from Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee @ 9 p.m.:  http://1061thesound.com/

 

Listings on this page:

Contact Jim Hance at floridacajunzydeco@yahoo.com to have your Cajun or zydeco dance event listed on this page.

 

 

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