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. Feb. 29, 2020 ---  15th Annual Rockabilly Ruckus (Tampa)

7 p.m. to midnight: Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Sarah Borges, Jeff Vitolo and Little Sheba and the Shamans at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road Tampa, Florida 33613.  Phone: 813-971-0666, skipperssmokehouse.com Cost: $20/$25 Contact WMNF.org or 813.238.8001 for questions or purchase tickets via wmnf.org.

 

According to wikipedia: Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys is a western swing/country boogie musical band from California. The band is composed of Robert Williams, alias Big Sandy, Ashley Kingman, Ricky McCann and Kevin Stewart. They began as rockabilly revivalists in the late 1980s, then dug deeper into the music which rockabilly came from: western swing and particularly the country boogie style of the late 1940s and early 1950s, which served as a link of sorts between the western swing and rockabilly eras and was particularly associated with California country music in that era. Former members include Joe Perez, Jeff West, Bobby Trimble, TK Smith, Carl Leyland, Lee Jeffriess, and Wally Hersom. The band has been inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

 

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Thurs. Mar. 12, 2019 ---  Cadillac Cowboys (Safety Harbor)

7 p.m. at Brady's BBQ, 340 Main St, Safety Harbor, FL 34695. Phone 727-712-3727.

 

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Fri. Mar. 13, 2019 ---  Cajun Zydeco Dance at Sauced Bar & Pizzeria (Largo)

Free admission. Dance Lesson with Jerry Carrier at 7 p.m. followed by Open Dancing until 9:30 p.m. 
DJ music with Jim Hance all Louisiana style dancehall music throughout the evening by Cajun and zydeco artists from Louisiana, Texas and California.

Sauced, 1250 Seminole Blvd, Largo, FL 33770, phone (727) 584-7100

Come out and support the restaurant!

 

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Tues. Mar. 24, 2020 ---  Cajun Zydeco Dance at Skipper’s (Tampa, FL)

Free admission! 910 Skipper Road Tampa, Florida 33613.  Phone: 813-971-0666 
skipperssmokehouse.com

Dance Lesson with Sharon Stern at 7 p.m. followed by Open Dancing until 9:30 p.m. 
DJ music with Jim Hance all Louisiana style dancehall music throughout the evening by Cajun and zydeco artists from Louisiana, Texas and California.  Every tenth song is a waltz.

 

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Sat. May 30, 2020 ---  The Mavericks at Eckerd Hall (Clearwater)

8 p.m. at  Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759

Website: rutheckerdhall.com

 

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Sun. May 31, 2020 ---  The Mavericks  (Key West)

7 p.m. at  Sunset Green Event Lawn, 3820 N Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040
Promoter says: "At the Sunset Green venue where this show is, there is an XL dance floor!! String lights hang above the al fresco concert space and in front of the stage is about 50 x 10 feet of space for dancing!"

Website: keywestconcertseries.com

 

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Wed. June 3, 2020 ---  The Mavericks at The Plaza Live (Orlando)

8 p.m. at  The Plaza Live, 425 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, phone (407) 228-1220, 
Website: plazaliveorlando.org/

 

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Outside Florida

Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association

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

Sat. Feb. 8 — 8 p.m. Valentine’s Concert and Dance with Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp - at the Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Sandy Springs, 30328.

Concert and Dance 8–10 pm; Free beginners dance lesson 7-8 pm. $20/$5 students/$14 active military. No partner required. All ages welcome. Authentic Cajun/Creole food for sale from Fusions Catering.

Sat., March 7 – Hair of the Dog at Garden Hills Rec Center

Sun., April 19 – DJ Dance Party at Garden Hills Rec Center

Garden Hills Rec Center is located at 335 Pine Tree Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

 

Regional Events:

Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp on Fri., Feb. 7 (Asheville, NC)

Cork and Keg, 86 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC; 8:30 pm;$10; www.facebook.com/pg/CorkandKegBar/events/

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience on Wed., Feb. 19 (Auburn, AL)

Auburn University, Gogue Performing Art Center, 7:30 pm; $27;

https://www.goguecenter.auburn.edu/zydeco-experience/

Mardi Gras Dance & Umbrella Parade on Sat., Feb. 22 (Stone Mountain, GA)

2-5 pm; Main Stree, Stone Mountain; free. SMVMardiGras@comcast.net for info.

Steve Riley & Racines with The Revelers on Saturday, Apr. 4 (Savannah, GA)

Savannah Music Festival; Cajun Dance Party; Charles H Morris Center; 4 pm & 8 pm shows; $39; www.savannahmusicfestival.org (ACZA members receive 10% discount!)

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys on Sat., Apr. 11 (Savannah, GA)

Savannah Music Festival; Cajun Dance Party; Ships of the Sea Museum; 4 pm & 8 pm shows; $39; www.savannahmusicfestival.org (ACZA members receive 10% discount!)

 

Philadelphia Cajun Zydeco Dances

Sat., Feb. 29 — Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band

Sat., Mar. 28 — Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krewe

$20 admission, $10 for students. Website for additional information: allonsdanser.org

San Diego Cajun Zydeco Dances

Sat., Feb. 8 — David Sousa and Zydeco Mudbugs

Sat., Mar. 14 — Bruce Daigrepont

May 7-10 — Gator By The Bay Festival at  (gatorbythebay.com)

Saturday dance events (except Gator By the Bay) are held at Balboa Park War Memorial Building. Website: icajunzydeco.com

Houston/Texas Cajun-Zydeco Events

www.zydecoevents.com/texaszydecoevents.html

Rhode Island Events

www.rhythmandroots.com

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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