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. 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)

3-6 p.m. Raiford Starke Band,  6-10 p.m. Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band. at Gulf Coast Inn, 2555 Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL (239) 263-7254. $40 Incl. New Orleans food. Website: gulfcoastinnnaples.com

 

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

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Porchdogs; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Chubby Carrier. Free admission. 2787 N. Tamiami Trail (US 41), North Fort Meyers, FL (239) 995-2141. 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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Sat. Feb. 16, 2019 ---  ArtiGras Festival w/Cedric Watson (Tallahassee)

2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Festival and After Party featuring Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole.
Website: www.crossculturalcoalition.org

 

FREE ArtiGras festival in Tallahassee on Sat. Feb. 16th at Railroad Square Art Park.  And then afterwards, come to the Signature Lounge at 242 East Orange Ave. by the Lindy's (get advance tickets for $20 or $30 VIP at www.crossculturalcoalition.org).  VIP tickets get reserved seating, a free mixed drink OR a bowl of Robert Dorsey's homemade chicken/sausage gumbo or a bowl of shrimp etouffee.  AND, most importantly, you are helping sponsor the band from S.W. Louisiana).  There will be ZYDECO DANCE LESSONS just before 10 p.m. at the lounge.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.: ArtiGras 2019 activities open in Railroad Square -- food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, kids' activities, etc.; 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Costume and float parade; 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.: Bill 'Sauce Boss' Wharton; 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.: The Common 'Taters & the Turn-Ups; 7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.: Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole; 8 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.: JB's ZydecoZoo; 9 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Just Us in Counterpoint.

 

After Party: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.: Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole  and The Soul Collective at the Signature Lounge.

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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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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, 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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