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

Tues. Dec. 18, 2018 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Caddy's on Central Ave., 217 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33705.
Website:
caddysoncentral.com

 

More holiday tunes. (Well, not too many.)

 

There are two bands that go by "Zydeco Flames." One is a band in California established in 1990, still making great zydeco music with seven albums to their credit. Another band is Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames, presumably related to Boozoo, home based in Lawtell, Louisiana but playing a lot in Houston. Leon has a smooth R&B sound, one of the best vocalists around, easy on the ears. If you like Chris Ardoin or Curley Taylor, you will like Leon Chavis. I will be including some music from both bands at Tuesday's Cajun Zydeco Dance at Caddy's on Central, 217 Central Ave., St. Pete 33701, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 

Holidays tunes will be in the mix, and music from these bands will be featured: Leon Chavis (new album in 2018 and others), Keith Frank (new album in 2018 and others), Chris Ardoin (also featured on the Leon Chavis album), Travis Matte (holiday album "Ho Ho Ho"), and lots of other bands. Also a Christmas tune from Cupid. Don't miss it! We will rock the holidays together.

 

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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Fri. Dec. 28, 2018 ---  Donna The Buffalo at City Winery (Atlanta)

8:00 p.m. at City Winery. citywinery.com/atlanta

 

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Sat. Dec. 29, 2018 ---  Donna The Buffalo (Ponte Vedra Beach)

8:00 p.m. at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. pvconcerthall.com

 

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Sun. Dec. 30, 2018 ---  Donna The Buffalo at Skipper's (Tampa)

8:00 p.m. at Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, FL 33613. Skipperssmokehouse.com

 

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Mon. Dec. 31, 2018 ---  Donna The Buffalo at Skipper's (Tampa)

New Year's Eve party -- 8:00 p.m. at Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, FL 33613. Skipperssmokehouse.com

 

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Wed. Jan. 2, 2019 ---  Donna The Buffalo at Green Parrot (Key West)

Visit greenparrot.com

 

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Thurs. Jan. 3, 2019 ---  Donna The Buffalo at Riverwalk (Stuart, FL)

Visit historicdowntownstuart.com/events

 

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Tues. Jan 8, 2019 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

SECOND TUESDAY THIS MONTH ONLY: DJ JIM'S BIRTHDAY BASH

Yes, we will have cake. Tonight's music: Jim's Faves!

 

6:00 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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Tues. Jan 15, 2019 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

6:00 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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Fri. Jan. 25, 2019 ---  Chubby Carrier at Skipper's (Tampa)

8:00 p.m. at Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, FL 33613. Skipperssmokehouse.com

 

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Sat. Jan. 26, 2019 ---  Chubby Carrier at Harold's Place (Naples)

Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, FL 33613. Skipperssmokehouse.com

 

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Sun. Jan. 27, 2019 ---  Chubby Carrier at Gumbo Fest (N. Fort Myers)

1 to 4 p.m. at the Shell Factory, shellfactory.com

 

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Tues. Feb. 5, 2019 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

6:00 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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Tues. Feb. 19, 2019 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

6:00 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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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 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

6:00 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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Tues. Mar. 19, 2019 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

6:00 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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Outside Florida

Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 --- Gerard Delafose and the Zydeco Gators

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 --- Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Saturday, Feb. 10, 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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