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

3rd Friday Dance • Live music this month!
Fri, Oct.18 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint with Zydeco Low Down
Gator Boy's Juke Joint (every 3rd Friday!) at the Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 8-11pm. LIVE MUSIC this month with Zydeco Low Down! $15. Zydeco Low Down's got that happily chugging zydeco groove that leaves no foot untapped, no musical desire unrequited. The dancers are lovin' 'em and we look forward to a rippin' fun night with y'all! No lesson this month, but the Gator Boy will curate music for dancing and socializing starting 7pm. Full bar, great dance floor, all ages 'til 10 pm. RSVP to the event here and like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB for all the latest updates.

Fridays, Oct.4, 11, & 18 | Zydeco Workshops with the CrashDancers
Learn Zydeco with the Gator Boy on three successive Fridays, hosted by the CrashDancers at the NVC Hall (1212 S King St), 6:30-8pm with dancing til 9pm, just $10/week, complimentary food starting 6pm, BYOB. Dive into that soulful Zydeco groove and explore the joie de vivre of this fabulously funky music and dance! We’ll reinforce fundamentals, practice fresh footwork and moves, and discover the unique connection between you and your partner that can make zydeco dancing so joyful and compelling. Originating in Louisiana, Zydeco music incorporates African and Caribbean polyrhythms along with down-home elements of soul, funk, and R&B, and the dance is both highly conversational and expressive. Zydeco, where there’s no such thing as too much fun!

Fri, Oct.18 | Filé Gumbo
Conway Muse, Bard Loft. Marc says: Bring your dancing shoes and your dancing partners, and all your friends! This will be Dan Taylor's last show with us for quite a while it seems, so everyone who's gotten to enjoy his guitar playing with us wouldn't want to miss that.

The Gator Boy recommends...
Sun, Oct.27 & Tue, Oct.29 | Davina & the Vagabonds
The much-beloved Davina & the Vagabonds at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 7:30pm, $32.50. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music, and is converting audiences one show at a time. So much more than just a blues act, DATV's shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina's voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice. Sowers is a true original. Reserve your seats and find full details and tix here.


Sun, Nov.10 | Louisianathon
16th Annual Louisianathon at Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 12:30-8:30pm, $15. Line-up includes: 12:30 The Jamsters, 1:30 Sky Valley Prairie Band, 2:30 Zydeco Low Down, 3:30 Swamp Soul, 4:30 Zydeco Explosion, 5:30 Folichon, 6:30 Troupeau Acadien, 7:30 Les Femmes d'Enfer. Info & tix.

Mon, Nov.11 | Zydeco Low Down
Hales Brewery, 7-9pm, $10.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Nov.15 | 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. Lesson this month: TBA, 7:15pm. 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, everyone welcome! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news along with dance and music videos and other cool content.


Live from Louisiana!
Sat, Dec.7 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble return to Seattle for a Zydeco Christmas Celebration at the Royal Esquire Club (5016 Rainier Ave S), 8pm (doors 7pm), $20 ($30 VIP). This incredibly talented band brings the big fun and endless grooves, and puts on a fantastic show every time out. From Curley's smooth-as-silk vocals to the joyfully danceable rhythms, it's fresh, it's righteous, and it's guaranteed you'll be on your feet and hollerin' for more! The very best of Louisiana coming to YOUR town, Seattle, get it while it's hot. RSVP the FB event and help spread the good word. General admission $20, reserved seating with champagne $30. Don't be left cryin' over a lump of coal, get your tix here now!

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Dec.20 | 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. Lesson this month: TBA, 7:15pm. 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, everyone welcome! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news along with dance and music videos and other cool content.


Terrance Simien + Michael Doucet avec Beausoleil
Sat, Apr.18, 2020 | BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet + Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Edmonds Center for the Arts, 7:30-9:30pm, $19-$54. Details & tix here.



3. DANCES & EVENTS (Northwest) top

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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.



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.