Cajun and Zydeco Music Festivals
Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, 2018 --- Bradenton Blues Festival
Bands include Welch-Ledbetter Connection, Mr. Sipp, Shakura S'Aida, Chris Cain, Harper and Midwest Kind, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Kelley Hunt, Trey Wanvig, Bridget Kelly Band, Memphis Rub Band, Bryan Lee. Website: www.bradentonbluesfestival.org/
December 7-8, 2018 --- Balboa Park December Nights (San Diego)
Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 39th consecutive year on Friday, December 2 from 3-11pm and Saturday, December, 3 from noon-11pm. Friends, families and the community are invited to come together for festive fun, food and attractions throughout the park, including complimentary admission to Balboa Park museums from 5-9pm. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights is expected to attract more than 350,000 visitors to the park over two days to revel and enjoy the season. Each year Bon Temps Social Club and Gator By The Bay host bands at the BTSC dance stage featuring danceable music by Cajun, zydeco, blues, and country bands. A different band takes the stage every hour, and free dance lessons are taught at the band breaks. https://www.sandiego.gov/december-nights
Houston/Texas Cajun-Zydeco Events
These unique listings are compiled by Jim Hance directly from prominent band and festival websites. Changes in lineups and times are common. Refer to both the event websites and websites of your favorite artists appearing at the festivals prior to making your travel plans.