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

4th SATURDAY Dance
Sat, Jun.22 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint
Gator Boy's Juke Joint -- moving to 4th Saturday (instead of 3rd Friday) for one month only -- at the Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 8-11pm, $10. Lesson this month: Summertime Blues, 7pm -- Learn rhythm shifts and embrace variants, along with other simple devices, to employ as groundwork for those magic moments. Juke Joint 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. RSVP the FB event to let us know you're comin' and help spread the good word! Also, like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news along with dance and music videos and other cool content.

Sun, Jun.23 | Zydeco Low Down (Arlington, WA)
Zydeco Low Down at the Mirkwood Public House (117 E Division St, Arlington WA 98223), 3-5pm. The Zydeco Low Down Band plays Louisiana Zydeco dance music, with Mark Myking on Accordion/Vocals, Tina Tanaka on Rubboard/Vocals, and a great group of musicians laying down a rock solid Zydeco groove. The Mirkwood is a cool space with a full bar, great food, an awesome sound system, AND a wooden dance floor! So y’all grab your Zydeco dance shoes and come on out for a Sunday afternoon Zydeco LaLa right here in the Northwest. Allons Dancer! See also FB event here.


Louisiana music extravaganza!
July 4-7 | Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland, OR)
Waterfront Blues Festival is coming, and it's better than ever! An exceptional lineup of Louisiana talent lead the charge, including Trombone Shorty, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Wayne Singleton & Same Ol' 2-step, Feufollet, Li'l Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations, plus not-to-be-missed acts like Christone "Kingish" Ingram, Southern Avenue, Larkin Poe and many more. The Festival is offering a special deal for us zydeco lovers this year, the Zydeco Buddy Pass! The package deal includes a ride on the new Bayou Blues Cruise featuring Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Bayou Boys, Terry Hanck, and The BrassRoots Movement -- can you say PARTY BOAT?! Also included are a Buddy Pass (admission to all four days of the fest, July 4-7), and discounted admission to after hours shows (which are killer this year!). If you've already bought a pass you can upgrade to this for just 10 bucks and still save a bundle. To take advantage just:
• 1. Click here
• 2. Choose Add to Cart
• 3. Where it says “Please list your association here” enter Gatorboy (all one word)
See you on the boat, baby!

Live from Louisiana!
Wed, Jul.10 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at The Royal Room, 7-10pm, $15 adv / $20 dos, tickets available at Stranger Tickets. Doors open 6pm, Zydeco lesson with the Gator Boy, 6:30pm. See more info and help spread the good word here on the FB event . You know it's gonna be a smokin' hot show, with a zydeco party down South Seattle way at this wonderful venue, and with capacity limited it's likely to sell out, so get your tix today!

Music & Dance Outdoors in Downtown Parks
Jul.11-Aug.28 | Dancing til Dusk
The Dancing til Dusk Summer concert and dance series is back with Louisiana zydeco, swing, blues, salsa, tango, and much more! Dance in the great outdoors at our beautiful downtown parks to your favorite bands -- for free -- on 13 different weeknights. A dance lesson with one of the area's top instructors commences at 6pm, live music and dance from 7-9:30pm, all with your hosts Lilli Ann Carey and Sean "Gator Boy" Donovan. Full schedule and details here.
July 11 • Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble • Hing Hay Park
July 16 • The Billy Joe Show • Occidental Square
July 18 • Casey MacGill Quartet • Hing Hay Park
July 23 • Ranger & the "Re-Arrangers" • Occidental Square
July 25 • Portage Bay Big Band • Freeway Park
July 30 • The Ben Thomas Tango Trio • Westlake Park
August 1 • Mark DuFresne Band • Freeway Park
August 6 • DJ Koichi West Coast Swing • Westlake Park
August 8 • Mambo Cadillac • Freeway Park
August 13 • The Buckaroosters • Westlake Park
August 15 • Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints • Freeway Park
August 20 • DJ Carey Hollywood Night • Westlake Park
August 22 • Swingin' in the Rain w/Dina Blade • Freeway Park
August 28 • Dancing til Dusk Fundraiser w/KGB • Golden Gardens Beach

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Jul.19 | 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.

Sun, Jul.21 | Swamp Soul (Bellingham, WA)
2-5pm, Fairhaven Village Green (1207 10th St, Bellingham, WA 98225).

Sun, Jul.21 | Zydeco Low Down (Bainbridge Island, WA)
Zydeco Low Down at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art's Gateway Plaza "Music on the Plaza," 3-5pm. Mark Myking and Tina Tanaka and the rest of the Zydeco Low Down band play straight ahead Zydeco music. Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon of dancing on beautiful Bainbridge Island! Let's spread the Zydeco good times to new places and folks! Allons Zydeco! See FB event here.


3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Aug.16 | 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.

Sat, Aug.31 | Zydeco Low Down (Conway, WA)
Zydeco Low Down at the Conway Muse (18444 Spruce St, Conway, WA 98238), 8-11pm. Tina Tanaka's bluesy rich vocals along with Mark Myking's hard-driving, energetic accordion playing and singing will transport you right down to the steamy Louisiana Bayou for a great Zydeco throw-down. The Zydeco Low Down Band will be playing your favorite Zydeco dance tunes in the upstairs “Bard” room with a great sound system and ambiance, and lots of room to dance! We love our dancers! Celebrate the summer and Labor Day with some fun Zydeco dancing in a unique venue (It’s a converted dairy barn)! See also FB event here.


Sat, Sep.7 | Swamp Soul
Swamp Soul 7-8:45pm, CrossRoads Bellevue (15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008).

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Sep.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.


3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Oct.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. 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.


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.


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.



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.