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

 

Sat. Aug. 3, 2019 ---  JB's Zydeco Zoo (Tallahassee)

9:30 p.m. at Bradfordville Blues Club, 7152 Moses Lane, Tallahassee, phone 850-906-0766. All BBC shows now non-smoking!  Cost: $15

From JB: “JB's ZydecoZoo shakes the place again. Ain't nuttin' but a zydeco dance party when the Zoo takes the stage. Dancin' shoes, are strongly suggested. Expect a cramped dance floor and pulsating bodies as usual.”

The Zoo is led by their keeper JB (John Babich) squeezin' the box, Missippy James bendin' the strings, and Commander Keith McCraw rackin' it up on the rubboard, and, we hope, our great bass-man Jiggs will be holdin' up the bottom. It doesn't get much more fun than this!"   Website: bradfordvilleblues.com

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Tues. Aug. 6, 2019 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

Open dancing 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (6 p.m. beginner dance lesson) 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. Stop by and let your hair down.

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Tues. Aug. 20, 2019 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

Open dancing 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (6 p.m. beginner dance lesson) 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. Stop by and let your hair down.

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Tues. Sept. 3, 2019 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

Open dancing 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (6 p.m. beginner dance lesson) 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. Stop by and let your hair down.

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Sat. Sept. 14, 2019 ---  Doug Kershaw and Jo-el Sonnier Concert (Weirsdale, FL)

7:30 p.m.  at Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Website: obopry.com

Bayou legends — together on stage for one night only: The King of Cajun Music Jo-El Sonnier and the Famous Fiddle playing "Ragin' Cajun" Doug Kershaw. Jo-El Sonnier Grammy Award Winner, singer-songwriter, World class accordian musician and Cajun/Country recording artist known for hits "Come on Joe" and "No more one more time." Doug Kershaw famous for his fiddle playing and his #1 hit that sold 18 million copies, "Louisiana man,"  that was broadcast back to earth by the crew of the Apollo 12 moon mission. Sonnier and Kershaw have a combined 120 years of performing on stages across the globe and with such names as Dylan, Cash, Williams/Williams Jr., Clapton, Rolling Stones, and list goes on. Experience Real Cajun music by the real deal. Cost: $48-$52-$56. Opening Act: The Orange Blossom Opry Band. Link to event: http://bit.ly/BayouLegends0914

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Tues. Sept. 17, 2019 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

Open dancing 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (6 p.m. beginner dance lesson) 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. Stop by and let your hair down.

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Tues. Oct. 1, 2019 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

Open dancing 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (6 p.m. beginner dance lesson) 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. Stop by and let your hair down.

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Tues. Oct. 15, 2019 ---  St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Social Club Dance (Downtown St. Pete)

Open dancing 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (6 p.m. beginner dance lesson) 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. Stop by and let your hair down.

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Outside Florida

Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association

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

Sun., June 23 — Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at Vista Room, Atlanta

Sun., July 21 — DJ Dance Party and Potluck

Fri., August 9 — Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at Vista Room

4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Garden Hills Recreation Center, 339 Pinetree Dr. NE Atlanta 30305.

$10/$8 ACZA members/ $5 students. Free beginners’ dance lesson 4-4:45 pm.

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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