2. Upcoming Events (Seattle Area)

3. Dances & Events (Northwest)

4. Dances & Events (National)

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1. ONGOING DANCES & EVENTS (Seattle) top

SUNDAYS

THURSDAYS

  • Cajun Jam Sessions at various locations. Dancers and listeners welcome. To get on the mailing list and for questions, email Katherine.

2. UPCOMING DANCES & EVENTS (Seattle Area) top

Live from Louisiana!
Thu, Jun.29 | The Revelers
Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 7:30-11:30pm, tix at Brown Paper Tickets and more details on the event page.

Live from Louisiana!
Fri, Jun.30 | Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse
Highway 99 Blues Club (1414 Alaskan Way, 206.382.2171), 8pm, $20. It's been a while, and Donna and the band are fired up for their return to Seattle! Come get yourself some authentic, super soulful zydeco, aight!

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Live from Louisiana!
Jul.1 & Jul.4 | Seattle Cajun Music Fest
July 1: Doug Kershaw, Steve Riley and special guest Chris Stafford of the band Feufollet will share songs and stories, present a daytime acoustic concert, and evening Cajun cooking lesson/dinner and a knock yer socks off evening dance concert. July 4: Pine Leaf Boys will offer workshops in Cajun song lyrics and music and present a daytime ‘New Songs Preview’ with a Q&A, dinner will be a Jambalaya cooking demonstration presented by guitarist/rice farmer Jon Bertrand, and the dance floor will explode in energy for a night time dance before the fireworks launch overhead. There will be all-inclusive package offerings for each day, as well as opportunity to pick and choose a la carte, or to package from any segment through the remainder of the day. The all-inclusive Kershaw Riley package will include an invitation to a private reception/jam with Doug, Steve and Chris. The Pine Leaf Boys package will include a space-as-available shuttle to the vicinity of Gasworks Park right after the dance to witness the city’s biggest 4th of July fireworks display fill the sky over Lake Union. Questions and/or reserve your space now by emailing cajunseattle@comcast.net

Sat, Jul.15 | Chuck Berry Tribute Band
Dancing at the Landing with Orville Johnson and the Jukehouse Hounds bringin' down home rhythm and jumpin’ blues to honor one of the most influential rock ’n’ rollers of all time. These stellar musicians let their talent shine performing Chuck Berry classics you can’t help but sing along to, as well as lesser known numbers that make you wanna stomp your feet. As the man himself said, "We're sure 'nuff gonna boogie tonight!” 6-7pm Dance Lesson (Jitterbug Swing with Sean Donovan), 7-9pm Dance, outdoors and free. Directions to The Landing (828 N 10th Pl, Renton).

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Jul.21 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint
Gator Boy's Juke Joint (every 3rd Friday!) at the Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 8-11pm, $10. Dance lesson 7:15pm. This month's lesson: Cha cha cha. 3rd Friday dances continue with blues, swing, zydeco, Cajun, Country, waltz, cha cha cha and more with your host, the Gator Boy, spinning tunes from far and wide to pleasure your dancing. Yeah, you right. Full bar, great dance floor. All ages 'til 10pm. RSVP the Juke Joint event page on FB and help spread the good word!

Sat, Jul.29 | Zydeco Rex
Dancing at the Landing: Get ready for the irrepressibly joyful grooves from way down south, as Zydeco Rex brings the music of Louisiana to the Great Northwest. No one sits still when the joint is jumping with the happy sounds of zydeco, waltzes, and blues. 6-7pm Dance Lesson (Zydeco Two-step with Sean Donovan), 7-9pm Dance, outdoors and free. Directions to The Landing (828 N 10th Pl, Renton).

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Sat, Aug.5 | Brian Lee & the Orbiters
Dancing at the Landing: Fresh off two 2017 “Best of the Blues” awards from the Washington Blues Society for “Best Traditional Blues Act” and “Best Slide Guitar,” this band delivers exceptional performances featuring top-flight musicianship — including superb harmonica and guitar work — all with a groove that really swings! Treat yourself to a night of uplifting blues music and a straight ahead good time. 6-7pm Dance Lesson (Cha Cha Cha with Sean Donovan), 7-9pm Dance, outdoors and free. Directions to The Landing (828 N 10th Pl, Renton).

Tue, Aug.8 | Aaron Crawford
Dancing 'til Dusk at Westlake Park (401 Pine St) with the Country Western sounds of Aaron Crawford, and a Country Two-step lesson with the Gator Boy! Lesson 6pm, Dance 7-9pm, free.

Thu, Aug.10 | Zydeco Sound
Dancing 'til Dusk at Freeway Park (600 Seneca St) with the Louisiana grooves of Zydeco Sound, and a Zydeco Two-step lesson with the Gator Boy! Lesson 6pm, Dance 7-9pm, free.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Aug.18 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint
Gator Boy's Juke Joint (every 3rd Friday!) at the Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 8-11pm, $10. Dance lesson 7:15pm. This month's lesson: Country 2-step. 3rd Friday dances continue with blues, swing, zydeco, Cajun, Country, waltz, cha cha cha and more with your host, the Gator Boy, spinning tunes from far and wide to pleasure your dancing. Yeah, you right. Full bar, great dance floor! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news, dance and music videos, and other cool content.



3. DANCES & EVENTS (Northwest) top

Jun.30-Jul.4 | Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland, OR)
Waterfront Blues Festival 30th Annual at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, benefitting Oregon Food Bank. Chris Isaak, Joss Stone, JD McPherson, Pine Leaf Boys, Chubby Carrier, Southern Avenue, Greyhounds, The Revelers, Donna Angelle, Cedryl Ballou, Jeffery Broussard and so much more! More info and festival passes

Jul.21-23 | Winthrop R&B Festival (Winthrop, WA)
30th Anniversary Winthrop R&B Festival in Winthrop, WA, featuring Delbert McClinton, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Lukas Nelson, Southern Avenue, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Greyhounds and many more! Click for tix and more info on the fest

Jul.21 | Chubby Carrier (Everett, WA)
The Historic Everett Theatre (2911 Colby Ave, Everett WA), 8-10pm, $30

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Ongoing...
          Portland, OR • Wednesdays
Cascade Zydeco's Weekly Zydeco Lesson and CD dance; check their website for location and times.
          Portland, OR • 1st Friday Roland and Janine host a "Zydeco Social" at Viscount Dance Studios, 7:30-10:30pm, $5. Dance lesson and a nice relaxed evening of zydeco dancing. Roland and Janine are happy to offer assistance if you want to work on your styling.
          Vancouver, WA • Sundays Zydeco at Dodge City Bar & Grill, hosted by Penny and Phil 7-9pm. All ages.
          Eugene, OR • Dancing at Diablo's Downtown Lounge on Wednesdays, free, Cajun/Zydeco lesson 7-8pm, dancing 8-10pm; for more info contact S
cott at bonci@nu-world.com



4. DANCES & EVENTS (National) top

Also, see links to other Cajun/Zydeco calendars around the nation.



5. HOT LINKS & DANCE CLASSES top

DANCE CLASSES

Gator Boy Productions
Ongoing classes and private lessons with the Gator Boy! Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Country, Swing, Waltz and more. Click here for more info.

Lykes to Dance (MaryLee Lykes, 425.678.8300)
Classes ongoing with MaryLee Lykes, a Seattle icon and dancer extraordinaire!

For additional local Cajun/Zydeco information, see the Gator Boy's HOT LINKS


ALLONS ZYDECO! top

The mission of Gator Boy Productions and the Seattle Zydeco Events Network (Seattle ZEN) is to promote Zydeco, Cajun and Louisiana cultural and music events in and around Seattle by providing regular, accurate, and comprehensive information in an effort to continually expand and energize Seattle's Cajun/Zydeco community.

This service is provided by Sean Donovan and Gator Boy Productions.