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

Sun. May 21, 2017 --- Gumbo Boogie (Bradenton)

5-9 p.m. at Ace's Live Music 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton, Fl. 34209, 941-795-3886.

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Sat. May 27, 2017 --- Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe (Tampa)

Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road Tampa, Florida 33613 813.971.0666. Cost: $10/$13. Come on out!  Website for tickets: www.skipperssmokehouse.com

Dikki Du (Troy Carrier) was born in 1969 in Church Point, Louisiana and discovered his love for zydeco music at the tender age of nine. Troy’s brother Chubby Carrier started a family band and offered Troy a job playing the drums. Troy toured with his brother from the late '80s until the '90s when he returned home to pick up the accordion. It has now been nineteen years that Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe have been on the scene. Dikki Du has incorporated his musical heritage and created one of the most innovative zydeco groups around. His original funky and hypnotic zydeco style announces that he has arrived, occupying a spot on par with the best.” Come out and dance to a great zydeco band.

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Tues. June 6, 2017 --- Cajun Zydeco Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

6:00-9:00 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.

It's been said that dancing to Cajun and zydeco music is most fun you can have with your clothes on. Stop by and decide for yourself. We're in the lounge with a wood dance floor at Caddy's. It's around the corner from Ringside Cafe and Jannus Landing. Parking on the street is free after 6 p.m. and there is plenty of parking a block and a half away in the Sundial Parking Structure for just a $1 for the evening. 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. June 20, 2017 --- Cajun Zydeco Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

6:00-9:00 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.

It's been said that dancing to Cajun and zydeco music is most fun you can have with your clothes on. Stop by and decide for yourself. We're in the lounge with a wood dance floor at Caddy's. It's around the corner from Ringside Cafe and Jannus Landing. Parking on the street is free after 6 p.m. and there is plenty of parking a block and a half away in the Sundial Parking Structure for just a $1 for the evening. 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. June 23, 2017 --- Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys (Bradenton)

8:00 p.m. at Ace's Live Music 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton, Fl. 34209, 941-795-3886.

 

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Sun. June 25, 2017 --- Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys (Tampa)

Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road Tampa, Florida 33613 813.971.0666. Cost: $7/$10. Come on out!  Website for tickets: www.skipperssmokehouse.com

 

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Sun. June 25, 2017 --- Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys (Tampa)

Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road Tampa, Florida 33613 813.971.0666. Cost: $7/$10. Come on out!  Website for tickets: www.skipperssmokehouse.com

 

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Tues. July 4, 2017 --- NO Cajun Zydeco Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

 

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Tues. July 18, 2017 --- Cajun Zydeco Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

6:00-9:00 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.

It's been said that dancing to Cajun and zydeco music is most fun you can have with your clothes on. Stop by and decide for yourself. We're in the lounge with a wood dance floor at Caddy's. It's around the corner from Ringside Cafe and Jannus Landing. Parking on the street is free after 6 p.m. and there is plenty of parking a block and a half away in the Sundial Parking Structure for just a $1 for the evening. 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 June 10, 2017 --- Cedryl Ballou & Zydeco Trendsetters

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 to Cedryl Ballou & Zydeco Trendsetters

$18 admission / $14 for members

A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Cedryl (pronounced "see-DRELL") Ballou began playing music at the tender age of five. He made his professional debut as a drummer with his grandfather, legendary guitar pioneer Classie Ballou, at the age of 11. His future as a front man was inevitable. Both Cedryl's father, Cedric Ballou, and step-grandfather, "Rockin' Sidney" Simien, were successful touring musicians, and Cedryl grew up steeped in Creole music and culture.

"Being raised in a family of musicians gave me the chance to learn the ropes," says Ballou. "But also the freedom to try new things. This music is all about people. People change, and the music changes with us."

A young but seasoned zydeco musician and singer, Ballou shifts easily from drums to accordion and vocals, fronting the Zydeco Trendsetters and touring extensively with regional zydeco artists including Andre Thierry, Corey Ledet, Rosie Ledet, Step Rideau and Soul Creole.

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/

 

Houston/Texas Cajun-Zydeco Events

http://www.zydecoevents.com/texaszydecoevents.html

 

Southern California Events

http://www.icajunzydeco.com

 

 

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