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

Free admission. / Open Dancing 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
Introductory zydeco dance lesson with Jerry Carrier at 7 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. The music this evening will be mostly zydeco, and our Sunday Cajun Holiday Party (see event listed below) will be 100% Cajun. Good mix of tempos and artists this evening, and every tenth tune is a waltz!

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

Our first dance at this new venue! Come out and support the restaurant and break in the dance floor!

 

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Sat. Dec. 14, 2019 ---  Cadillac Cowboys at Skippers (Tampa)

Tickets $7 online or $10 ad the door.  8:00 p.m.  
Popular country band that plays mostly original tunes. (If you can't make it this evening, they are also appearing on Tuesday evening at the James Museum, downtown St. Pete.)

Skippers Smokehouse is located at 910 Skipper Road, Tampa 33613, phone 813-971-0666. skipperssmokehouse.com

 

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Sun. Dec. 15, 2019 ---  Cajun Holiday Party featuring Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band (Pinellas Park)

5 P.M. TO 9 P.M. (Social hour 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., dance to live Cajun music 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Come celebrate the holidays at our POTLUCK CAJUN DANCE PARTY on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Share the joy of the season with friends new and old. If you haven't been to our Cajun and Zydeco dance events before, you are welcome to join the celebration. We will have lots of great dance tunes, some we bring out just for the holidays. And if you need a brief dance lesson to get you started, we can arrange that.

 

THE VENUE

Sunset Palms Park Clubhouse / Library

3401 Gandy Blvd. North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

 

Sunset Palms Park is on the north side of Gandy Blvd. The party will be in the Clubhouse, straight ahead from the entrance to Sunset Palms Park, a mobile home community. There is diagonal parking all around the clubhouse, so proceed to the left of the clubhouse to the first available parking space. Speed limit on the grounds is 10 m.p.h. DRIVING DIRECTIONS FOLLOW.

 

WHAT TO BRING

• Your choice: a main dish, salad, appetizer or dessert. Plates, utensils and ice will be provided.

• Also, bring a beverage of your choice.

• And, wear festive attire and comfortable shoes for dancing.

• Official clubhouse rules say WE CAN'T SELL TICKETS, but DONATIONS from the dancers will go to the band.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

FROM I-275 North: Exit to the right at Exit 28 (FL-694). Head west on Gandy Blvd. Proceed thru traffic light (at Wawa) and turn right into SUNSET PALMS IN ABOUT 150 FEET. You will be on SUNSET PALMS BLVD. Clubhouse is straight ahead. Drive left around the clubhouse and park in diagonal spaces around clubhouse. NOTE: Speed limit on grounds is 10 MPH.

 

FROM I-275 South: Exit right onto Exit 28, head west on FL-694 Gandy Blvd for approximately 1.1 miles+-, going thru light at the Wawa and turn right into SUNSET PALMS IN ABOUT 150 FEET. You will be on SUNSET PALMS BLVD. Clubhouse is straight ahead. Go left around the building to access diagonal parking around the clubhouse complex. NOTE: Speed limit on grounds is 10 MPH.

 

FROM THE WEST: On Park Blvd (turns into Gandy Blvd at the US 19 overpass), drive past 34th Street North / SR 19 about .75 miles to the light at the Wawa, make a U-turn on Gandy Blvd., stay to the right, turn into SUNSET PALMS. When you turn into the Park, go straight ahead to the Clubhouse. Go left around the building to access angle parking around the clubhouse complex. NOTE: Speed limit on grounds is 10 MPH.

 

Special thanks to Chuck Hamm for making his clubhouse available to us, for Jerry Carrier for signing the band.

 

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Tue. Dec. 17, 2019 ---  Cadillac Cowboys (Downtown St. Pete)

$10 admission includes admission to museum. 7 p.m.

James Museum, 150 Central Ave., St. Pete 33701

Additional information: thejamesmuseum.org

 

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Tues. Dec. 31, 2019 ---  Blues Year Eve at Skipper's (Tampa)

Betty Fox + Damon Fowler + Rev. Billy C. Wirtz. $20/$25
910 Skipper Road Tampa, Florida 33613.  Phone: 813-971-0666

Website: skipperssmokehouse.com

 

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Tues. Dec. 31, 2019 ---  Donna The Buffalo (Ybor City)

Have Gun Will Travel and Someday Honey will open
The Cuban Club, 2010 Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa, FL 33605. Tickets $35

Website: cubanclubybor.com

 

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Wed. Jan. 1, 2020 ---  Donna The Buffalo (Ybor City)

Have Gun Will Travel and Someday Honey will open
The Cuban Club, 2010 Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa, FL 33605 Tickets $35

Website: cubanclubybor.com

 

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Sat. Jan. 4, 2020 ---  CJ Chenier (Delray Beach, FL)

CJ Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band play at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

Information: 561-450-6357 Website: artsgarage.org

 

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Sun. Jan. 5, 2020 ---  CJ Chenier (Tampa, FL)

CJ Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band play at The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, 1901 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33605. Information: 813-241-0110. Website: rockbrothersbrewing.com

 

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Fri./Sat. Jan. 17 & 18, 2020 ---  Tab Benoit at Skipper’s (Tampa, FL)

Tickets $30/$35. 910 Skipper Road Tampa, Florida 33613.  Phone: 813-971-0666 
skipperssmokehouse.com

 

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Sun. Feb. 9, 2020 ---  Mardi Gras Dance w/Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band (Gainesville)

4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  (beginner dance lesson at 3:30 p.m.) Admission $10.
Venue: Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave., Gainesville.

Gumbo Limbo Band is setting the stage for a Mardi Gras celebration in Gainesville! Come join us for some great swamp pop music and dance the afternoon away. Dance, dance, dance. A second line. A King Cake. Costume and/or mask optional, but appreciated, no matter how minimal or outrageous. Laissez le bon temps rouler, all for $10! We are looking into having a food truck; if not, there will be a snack table with King Cake.

 

Any questions, please email GumboLimboDance@gmail.com
Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2511238842264297/

 

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Outside Florida

Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association

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

Sun. Jan. 5 —5 p.m. to 7 p.m. New Years Dance Party at Garden Hills Rec Center, 337 Pinetree Dr. NE, Atlanta 30305. website: aczadance.org

Philadelphia Cajun Zydeco Dances

Sat., Dec. 14 — Andre Thierry

Sat., Jan. 11 — Nathan and The Zydeco Cha Chas

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., Dec. 14 — Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

These dance events 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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