Cajun and Zydeco Music Festivals

Festival-O-Rama

2020

 

Jan. 19-26, 2020 — Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise (Wait list for sold out cruise)

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Tab Benoit, Gumbo Grits & Gravy (Anne Harris, Guy Davis. https://bluescruise.com/

Jan. 24-26, 2020 — Goucester Cajun & Zydeco Festival 2020 (England)

Bands include Sheryl & Russell Cormier and a variety of European bands. https://www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk/live-events/cajunandzydecofestival2020

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2020 — Gumbo Fest [Date not confirmed] (North Fort Myers)

The Shell Factory & Nature Park presents the annual Gumbo Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Continuous live entertainment headlined by a Louisiana band. Admission is free. Children will also receive free admission to The Nature Park the day of the event. The Shell Factory Fun Park, Nature Park, and Retail Store will all be open. For information about Gumbo Fest and all The Shell Factory, visit www.shellfactory.com or The Shell Factory Facebook page. Venue: Shell Factory Nature Park, 2787 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, Florida 33903.

 

Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2020 — Mile-O-Fest (Key West)

Mile-0-Fest Key West is a brand-new music festival assured to be a “must see” in the burgeoning Red Dirt & Americana music scene. Bands include Shinyribs, Jason Isbell, The Steel Woods, Randy Rogers Band, Wlhiskey Myers, Robert Earl Keen.  Website: MileOfest.com

February 6-9, 2020 — Sounds of Mardi Gras 2018 (Fresno, CA)

Bands include Gator Nation (formerly Gator Beat), Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Gino and the Lone Gunmen. http://www.fresnodixie.com

Feb. 14-15, 2020 — Sandestin Gumbo Festival and Seafood Boil

Baytowne Wharf, 9100 Baytowne Avenue, Destin. Seafood boil on Friday. On Saturday, sample a variety of gumbo and vote for your favorite; Live music on Sunday by Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe.

http://www.sandestingumbofestival.com/

Feb. 22-23, 2020 — Clearwater Sea Blues Festival (Clearwater, FL)

General information: https://www.myclearwaterevents.com/featured-events/sea-blues-festival

Feb. 22-23, 2020 — Street Painting Festival (Lake Worth, FL)

More than 100,000 art lovers attend this annual festival over the weekend. With more than 600 artists on the pavement, music on the main stage, restaurants, shops, festival food court and bistro, you’re sure to get caught up with the excitement. Website: http://www.streetpaintingfestivalinc.org

Feb. 22-26, 2020 [Projected] — Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival (Miami)

Website: http://virginiakeygrassroots.com

 

Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2020 — St. Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival

Vinoy Park, downtown St. Pete. A variety of seafood entrees and vegetarian dishes will be available, along with a diversity of side dishes and desserts, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  General admission: $5. Friday, 4pm – 10pm ; Saturday 11am – 10pm; Sunday 11am – 6pm

Feb. 28 through Mar. 8, 2020 — Festival of the Arts (Boca Raton, FL)

Established in 2007, Festival of the Arts BOCA was designed to promote the cultural arts and to enrich the quality of life of the residents of Boca Raton, North Broward and Palm Beach County. Since its inaugural year, the festival hosted Itzhak Perlman, Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell, Lang Lang, and Pat Metheny. The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, West Side Story and Raiders of the Lost Ark have been performed with live orchestra.  Artists and speakers this year include T-Bone Burnett and comedian Bill Murray. Website: https://www.festivaloftheartsboca.org

Mar. 7-8, 2020 --- Spring Frisco Festival (Garyville, LA)

"San Francisco Plantation House --- The Most Opulent Plantation in the South."  The Frisco Spring Crafters & Artists Garden Show will be held Saturday and Sunday  from 9:00 am til 5:00 pm daily at beautiful San Francisco Plantation. The festival will feature over 100 crafters, artist, and chefs. Open Car Show 25 & 40-Mile Bike Tours. 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run. Website: http://www.sanfranciscoplantation.org/frisco-fest/

Mar. 7-8, 2020 — Gasparilla Music Festival (Tampa, FL)

Two stages at Curtis Hixon Park, downtown Tampa. Info at https://gasparillamusic.com

Mar. 13-14, 2020 — Bonita Blues Festival (Bonita Springs, FL)

Bands include: DamonFowler, Little Freddie King, JP Soars, Hurricane Ruth. Venue is Riverside Park on Old US 41 in Bonita Springs, FL. Website: http://www.bonitablues.com

Mar. 19-22, 2020 --- Suwannee Spring Reunion (Live Oak, FL)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. Four days of music (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) on 3 stages; 4 nights of camping; workshops; kids tent; yoga; Eclectic Vending Village; Campground stages at Slopryland and Bill Monroe Shrine; and campground jamming. https://suwanneespringreunion.com/

Mar. 20-22, 2020 — St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival (St. Augustine, FL)

The festival features tons of delicious food, outstanding entertainment and affordable arts & crafts. Visit the Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts show,  Spanish Landing and Pirate Village. Make a pit-stop in the Winn Dixie Tent to try some of their Seafood specialties.  Friday night is Jazz night, Saturday and Sunday will feature Country and Americana music. Families will enjoy the Kiddie Rides, Magic Shows, Pirate Fun, Super Heros & Princesses, the Clown Adventure and Interactive Drum Show. Website: http://lionsfestival.com/

Sat., Mar. 21, 2020 [Projected] — CrawDebauchery Crawfish and Music Festival

Amphitheater Field, Pompano Beach. Website: https://crawdebauchery.com/

 

Apr. 3-5, 2020 — Tampa Bay Blues Festival (St. Petersburg)

At Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg. Aaron Neville, JJ Grey & Mofro, Larkin Poe, Jimmie Vaughan, Danielle Nicole, Ronnie Earl, Rod Piazza, Mindi Abair, The Proven Ones, and others. After party on Saturday at the Ringside Cafe features The Proven Ones and Dawn Tyler Watson.  http://tampabaybluesfest.com

Apr. 3-5, 2020 [Projected] --- DeSoto Seafood Fest (Palmetto, FL)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. Presented by the DeSoto Historical Society, the three-day event is at Sutton and Lamb parks, 10th Ave. West at 6th St. West. Admission is $5 for the day.The website is www.desotosff.com and phone number is (941) 747-1998. Website: http://desotosff.com/

Apr. 3-5, 2020 — Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival (Ponchatoula, LA)

Venue: Memorial Park in historic and beautiful Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is a FREE family friendly outdoor festival, filled with lots of great food, games, entertainment, and fun for people of all ages to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you at the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, where we promise you will have a BERRY good time! Past festivals have featured bands like Chubby Carrier. Website: http://www.lastrawberryfestival.com

Sat., Apr. 4, 2020 — Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run (Gulfshores, AL)

Venue: Waterway Village in Gulf Shores-Under the Intracoastal Bridge (North & South Side) 225 E. 24th Ave. Gulf Shores, AL 36542. Parking for the festival will be available at the Waterway Village public parking lot and free shuttles will be running from the Erie Meyer Civic Center and Meyer Park. East 24th Avenue will be closed to all traffic from the W.C. Holmes Bridge to Acme Oyster House. Website: https://www.gulfshores.com/events-calendar/art-culture/2020-waterway-village-zydeco-crawfish-festival-5k-run/

Apr. 15-19, 2020 --- Cycle Zydeco Bicycling Tour (Lafayette, FL)

Bicycle, dine and dance your way through Acadiana. Join 300+ folks for leisurely cycling 40 to 60 miles per day with numerous stops for dancing to top Louisiana bands, dining and tourist stuff. Lineup will include Rockin' Doopsie, Chubby Carrier and Nathan Williams, with much more to follow. Famed Tour du France champion Bernard Hinault will be attending as "Capitaine du Cycle Zydeco." Website: www.cyclezydeco.com

Apr. 16-19, 2020 — French Quarter Festival (New Orleans)

The four-day weekend festival is FREE and there is no cost to attend any of the performances. The only costs are for food, beverage, and merchandise purchases on festival grounds, and certain off-site special events. In order to keep this festival free and open to the public, outside food and beverages are prohibited. French Quarter Festival is held throughout the historic French Quarter (Vieux Carre) neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. Music stages are located at Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, Bourbon Street, Royal Street, Bienville Triangle, Preservation Hall, the French Market, St. Mary’s at the Ursuline Convent, and Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint. ‘World’s Largest Jazz Brunch’ booths can be found in Jackson Square, Woldenberg Riverfront Park, the Jax Brewery parking lot, and Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint. Special events take place at various locations throughout the French Quarter. Website: https://frenchquarterfest.org/

Apr.  16-19, 2020 — Stringbreak Music Festival (Brooksville, FL)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. Website: http://www.riverhawkmusic.com

Apr. 17-19, 2020 — Kemah Crawfish Festival (Texas)

609 Bradford Ave., Kemah, TX. Website: http://www.gulfcoastfestivals.com

April 19-24, 2020 --- Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week (Lafayette, LA)

Annual Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Week is not a school, or a festival, or a family reunion – it’s all those things and more! It’s “The Greatest Week of Cajun and Creole Culture on the Planet! At Balfa Week, you can learn knee-to-knee with master musicians and culture bearers surrounded by great folks from across the globe. Our motto is “Jouer. Danser. Manger. Répéter. (Jam. Dance. Eat. Repeat.)” – and during Balfa Week, you’ll experience all that and so much more. Balfa Week features: Five days of 10 or more Morning Intensive Classes on fiddle, guitar and accordion; Twice-daily participatory teaching sessions on Cajun & Creole Vocals; Five days of instructor-coached Band Labs; Nightly Dances with fantastic Cajun and Creole bands; Five or more artist-led Jam des Amis sessions; Intimate afternoon words-and-music sessions with accomplished and legendary Featured Artists; Afternoon Lagniappe Sessions on a variety of topics; and more. Website: https://www.lafolkroots.org/balfa-week

Apr. 22-26, 2020 --- Festival International d'Louisiane (Lafayette, LA)

Festival International d'Louisiane in downtown Lafayette, LA (Evangeline Parish, LA).The annual 5-day festival is held during the last full week of April. Historic downtown Lafayette, Louisiana, is transformed into an entertainment complex featuring six music stages, food court areas, street musicians and animators, arts and crafts boutiques, art galleries, beverage stands, cultural workshops, international cooking demonstrations and a world music store. https://festivalinternational.org/

Apr. 23-26, 2020 [Projected] Pensacola Crawfish Festival

Takes place at Bartram Park. Admission is free. Note the date change. Festival vendors will serve 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish provided by the Cordova Crawfish Company of Pensacola. Cajun dishes such as red beans and rice, boudin balls, seafood gumbo, étouffée, jambalaya, and Cajun pasta will also be available

April 23-May 3, 2020 --- New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (New Orleans, LA)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. 12 stages at New Orleans Fairgrounds.  http://www.nojazzfest.com/

Sat. April 25, 20120 [Projected] --- Adams Avenue Unplugged (San Diego)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. Adams Avenue Unplugged, a free musical walkabout along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue, from University Heights on the West through Normal Heights, and into parts of Kensington to the East. The event will feature live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood. Being able to pair the Avenue’s unique dining and drinking establishments, each with their own special ambiances and selections, with free musical performances, makes Adams Avenue the place to be on the last weekend of April. The AABA hopes to treat musical aficionados and foodies to the rich neighborhood culture.

Sat. Apr. 25, 2020 [Projected] --- Annual Etoufee Festival (Arnaudville, LA)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. Call the church or refer to its website when making travel plans. The Etouffee Festival is a local celebration of the culture and food of south Louisiana.  The festival began as a fundraiser for the Little Flower School in 1985, and was initially established by the Knights of Columbus.  Since that time, the school has closed, but the church parish continues the tradition of the festival to help offset the costs of insuring the school buildings.  The buildings are still used by the parish for CCD, RCIA, Adoration Chapel, St Theresa Store, and other church related functions. St. John Francis Regis Church Grounds, 370 Main Street, Arnaudville LA. (337) 754-5912 or  http://www.johnfrancisregis.net/index.php/festival

 

May 1-3, 2020 (Projected) --- Suwannee River Jam (Live Oak, FL)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. At The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, FL. Website: http://suwanneeriverjam.com/

May 1-3, 2020 --- Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival (Breaux Bridge, LA)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. The Crawfish Festival has also become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun musicians. All weekend long you can hear the sound of authentic Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop music rising from the festival. Whether your musical taste is Cajun or Creole, you can witness over 30 bands perform over the three day event if you think you have the stamina. It’s a perfect opportunity to see our musical tradition passed from generation to generation. Watch the Cajun dance contests, and if you’re brave, join in. There’s no better way to learn. There are even Cajun music workshops held in the heritage tent. Website: http://bbcrawfest.com/

May 7-10, 2020 — Gator By The Bay Music, Food & Crawfish Festival (San Diego)

Rumor has it that Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys and Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band will be headlining thee 2020 festival. The event draws more than 20,000 each year, and offers the dancer seven music stages from which to choose, with two main stages offering 3,000 sq. ft. tented dance floors at each. The event is situated on mile-long Spanish Landing Park on San Diego Bay directly across the street from San Diego Lindbergh International Airport. The weather in San Diego is particularly nice in May with temps at the bay around 75 degrees, but bring a jacket because when the sun goes down it gets a bit chilly. Website: www.gatorbythebay.com.

May 7-10, 2020 — Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance.

https://shakorihillsgrassroots.org

May 21-24, 2018 — Jacksonville Jazz Fest (Jacksonville, FL)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. Experience all Downtown Jacksonville has to offer as it comes alive with the sounds of jazz greats and modern favorites at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Memorial Day weekend. One of the largest jazz festivals in the country, offering a fun and vibrant street festival atmosphere. Website: http://jacksonvillejazzfest.com/

May 22-24, 2020 --- Long Beach Crawfish Festival

Long Beach Crawfish Festival at Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach. http://www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com

May 22-24, 2020 --- Florida Folk Festival (White Springs, FL)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. A three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. From Irish fiddle tunes and kumquat pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the state's cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities. Throughout the Memorial Day weekend more than 300 performances give voice and meaning to Florida's heritage. Every year the Department of State's Florida Folklife Program researches a special topic on Florida's traditional heritage. Florida Folk Festival is near intersection of I-10 and I-75 in northern part of Florida. Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is a Florida State Park located in White Springs off U.S. 41, along the Suwannee River in north Florida, 11016 Lillian Sanders Dr, White Springs, FL 32096  Website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/stephen-foster-folk-culture-center-state-park/florida-folk-festival-participant-information

May 22-24, 2020 [Projected] --- "Zydeco Zity" International Cajun Zydeco Festival (Netherlands)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. Festival location: Corner Kloosterweg and Wilhelminalaan, next to the soccer fields, Raamsdonksveer. Website: http://www.zydecozity.nl/en

May 23-24, 2020 --- Simi Valley Cajun, Blues Music Festival (CA)

Memorial Day weekend. Website http://www.simicajun.org

May 23-24, 2020 [Projected] --- Pensacola Crawfish Festival (Pensacola, FL)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. Some Louisiana bands have performed in the past. Check website for lineup closer to the event dates. http://www.fiestaoffiveflags.org/pensacola-crawfish-festival

May 29-31, 2020 --- "A Bridge Toward Louisiana" Cajun Zydeco Festival (Yvelines, France)

 Website (English): http://www.topela.eu/pages/en/the-cajun-festival.php?lang=EN

May 29-31, 2020 --- Michael Arnone's Crawfish Festival (Augusta, NJ)

Website: http://www.crawfishfest.com

 

June 4-7, 2020 --- Orange Blossom Country Dance Festival (Orlando, FL)

Country, swing, hustle, and cabaret division competitions as well as dedicated ballrooms for just social dancing throughout the event. Event will be held at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center, 1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809. 2019 rate - $117.00 per night. Website: http://www.orangeblossomdance.net/

June 4-7, 2020 [Projected] --- Blast From The Bayou Cajun-Zydeco Festival (Preston, CT)

https://www.facebook.com/Strawberry-Park-Blast-from-the-Bayou-Cajun-Zydeco-Festival-205474722813332/

June 20-21, 2020 [Projected] --- Long Beach Bayou Zydeco, Blues, Creole & Cajun Festival (Long Beach)

Website: http://www.longbeachbayou.com

June 20-21, 2020 [Projected] —  Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival (New Orleans)

11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. both days. Louis Armstrong Park. 901 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116. Admission: Free  Website: https://www.jazzandheritage.org/cajun-zydeco/

June 26-28, 2020 --- Muddy Roots Europe Festival (Waardamme, Belgium)

Website: http://muddyrootsrecords.com/mr_events/mr_europe/

July 2-5, 2020 — Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland)

Website: http://www.waterfrontbluesfest.com

July 5-10, 2020 [Projected] --- Cajun-Creole Week at Augusta Heritage Center (West Virginia)

"It's a great way to get out of the heat and head for some of the most scenic mountains in the East. Over the years a lot of Floridians have attended." Music and cooking workshops and dancing. See American Heritage Center YouTube Channel.  https://augustaheritagecenter.org/augusta-schedule/cajuncreole/

July 16-19, 2020 --- Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance (Trumansburg, NY)

Host band is Donna The Buffalo. See individual artists' schedules for other performances prior to or after the festival. Other offerings include camping, local food and craft  vendors, children's activities, daily yoga, healing arts, an instrument workshops, and visual arts exhibits. www.grassrootsfest.org

July 18-19, 2020 [Projected] --- Cajun Music & Food Festival (Lake Charles, LA)

Preserving and promoting Cajun music and heritage with continuous live Cajun music, traditional Cajun foods, arts and crafts, Cajun waltz and two-step dance contests, and children's activities all at Burton Coliseum. CFMA Building and Museum located at 3481 E, Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles. Friday 4 p.m. to 11p.m. & Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Children under 12 Free. Phone: (337) 794-2541. Venue: Burton Complex, Burton Coliseum, 7001 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles, LA 70605.

 

August 7-9, 2020 [Projected] --- Sailieu Cajun and Zydeco Nights Festival (France)

Email: bayouprod@aol.com.

August 7-9, 2020 [Projected]  --- Buffalo By the Bayou (West Virginia)

Cabins for couples and women sold out. Camping $150 per person. $50 per person admission without camping. All payments by check. Email promoters to make reservations. Nearest motel accommodations 30 min. drive. Capon Bridge, West Virginia. Information: buffalobythebayou@gmail.com  Website: http://www.dancingbythebayou.com/

August 7-9, 2020 [Projected] --- Annual Baja Blues Fest  (Rosarito Beach, Baja, Mexico)

On the beach at Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort. Info: http://www.bajabluesfest.org/

Aug. 22-23, 2020 — Cotati Accordion Festival (Cotati, CA)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, California.  Festival location is north of San Francisco. http://www.cotatifest.com

 

Sept. 4-6, 2020 --- Ninigret Rhythm & Roots Festival (Rhode Island)

This listing will be updated with bands as they are announced. Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island. http://www.rhythmandroots.com/ws/pages/home.php

Sat., Sept. 5, 2020 [Projected[ — Cane River Zydeco Festival (Natchitoches, LA)

All musical events are held on the downtown stage in the historic district, Natchitoches, Louisiana.

 

Oct. 8-11, 2020 — Shakori Hills GrassRoots Fall Festival of Music and Dance

 https://shakorihillsgrassroots.org

October 8-11, 2020 [Projected] --- Suwannee Roots Revival (Live Oak, FL)

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is pleased to announce the annual Suwannee Roots Revival featuring some of the finest in Americana, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Zydeco, Blues, and more! The event takes place at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, FL. With multiple stages (Amphitheater Stage, Porch Stage, Dance Tent, Music Hall, and Music Farmer’s Stage) Suwannee Roots Revival is jam-packed with stellar music and dance! A handful of bands will perform multiple sets and some artists will be participating in workshops throughout the weekend. This family-friendly festival includes four days of music, camping, yoga, a Kids Tent, as well as campground pickin’ sessions. Set in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River, the venue is a playground for endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf, and biking. Tickets: www.suwanneerootsrevival.com/tickets/

October 9-11, 2020 --- Festivals Acadiens et Creoles (Lafayette)

This listing will be updated with dates and bands as they are announced. Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, LA. Celebrate the rhythm of Cajun and Creole life at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Dance to a traditional waltz. Two-step to the upbeat rhythms of accordions, fiddles and ti fers (triangles). Step back in time as traditional crafters demonstrate their artistry. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles pays tribute to the Cajun and Creole cultures with a combination of FREE festivals. Held the second weekend in October! http://www.festivalsacadiens.com

October 24-25, 2020 [Projected] --- South Louisiana Blackpot Festival and Cookoff (Lafayette, LA)

South Louisiana Blackpot Festival and Cookoff in Acadian Village, Lafayette, LA. The South Louisiana Black Pot Festival & Cookoff is one of the most unique festivals in Louisiana. Held annually at Lafayette’s Acadian Village, the festival celebrates its 5th year this October with two days of great music, dancing, food, camping & jamming. The festival is a cooperative of south Louisiana musicians, artists and southern culture enthusiasts, creating an unprecedented gathering of south Louisiana’s hottest roots bands, as well as a number of groups from all over the country. Live performances range from Cajun & Zydeco, to Creole, Swing, Hot Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, Irish & Old-Time. Plus, an old-fashioned black pot cook-off, accordion contest, called square dancing, and ample camping space for tents & RV’s.  Confirm the dates and location at http://blackpotfestival.com

Oct. 25, 2020 - Nov. 1, 2020 — Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

https://bluescruise.com/ (These cruises sell out early.)

 

Nov. 5-8, 2020 (Projected) --- Riverhawk Music Festival (Brooksville, FL)

This listing will be updated with dates and bands as they are announced. Website: http://www.riverhawkmusic.com/

November 6-8, 2018 (Projected) --- Cracklin Festival (Port Barre, LA)

Website: http://www.portbarrecracklinfestival.com/

November 6-8, 2020 --- Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival (Pensacola)

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is one of the best-regarded, most popular arts festivals in the United States. The three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nation's best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. The Festival is ranked #30 in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Location: Seville Square, Pensacola, Florida. Website: http://www.ggaf.org

November 7 & 8, 2020 --- Halifax Art Festival (Daytona Beach)

2nd oldest continual art festival in the state of Florida and attracts well over 30,000 visitors annually. This free festival, open to the public, on historic downtown Beach Street from Orange Avenue to Bay Street n front of the Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach. The Festival will have over 200 juried artists and artisans exhibiting original two-dimensional art, photography, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal, and glass pieces for purchase. The Festival has expanded to celebrate seasoned as well as emerging artists and craftsmen. There will be two distinct exhibit areas. International street cuisine and good old-fashioned festival food will be featured for the hungry festival attendees. Beach Street cafes and restaurants will be open and featuring festival specials. There will, also, be live entertainment with musicians playing a variety of popular music. Website: http://halifaxartfestival.com/

 

December 4-5, 2020 (Projected) --- 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. Also, check with the Bon Temps Social Club website for details on bands and dance lessons: www.icajunzydeco.com

Dec. 4-6, 2020 [Projected] --- Bradenton Blues Festival

Website: www.bradentonbluesfestival.org/

 

Houston/Texas Cajun-Zydeco Events

http://www.zydecoevents.com/texaszydecoevents.html

 

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.

 

 

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