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

Dancing til Dusk
August | Dancing 'til Dusk
Dancing til Dusk is 14 nights of free Lessons & dancing in the great outdoors at Seattle's downtown city parks! Come boogie to Big Band/East Coast Swing, Tango, Salsa, Zydeco from Louisiana, West Coast Swing, Funk and Blues, Honky Tonk, and Waltz. Dance lessons with some of your favorite (and soon-to-be-favorite) instructors run 6-7pm, live music 7-9:30pm. It's magical, fun, and free! And this summer the Gator Boy has been invited to book and host four of the shows (in bold below), an honor and a privilege! Full schedule:
August 14 • Tangoheart | Tango | Westlake Park
August 16 • Ranger & the Re-Arrangers | Gypsy Swing/Variety | Freeway Park
August 21 • Swingin’ In the Rain w/ Dina Blade | A Little Bit of Everything | Westlake Park
August 23 • Kevin Buster's Lunch Money | Swing, Waltz & Blues | Freeway Park
Seattle Parks & Recreation provides a large dance floor for all events, there are string lights to help make it magical, and your lovely presence is requested. Find complete details at the links above and at the Dancing 'til Dusk website.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Aug.17 | 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: Cajun/Creole Waltz. 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.

Live from Louisiana
Aug.24 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Highway 99 Blues Club, 8pm, $20. It's a dog days zydeco party, y'all!

Aug.25 | Judy & Ken's Blissfest (Portland, OR)
Judy & Ken’s Blissfest 2018 Thank You Dance with Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, 7:30-10pm, Village Ballroom (upstairs, 704 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211), free entrance, cash bar. Judy & Ken say: "We want to thank the wonderful Cascade and Seattle Zydeco Communities for being so warm and open and generous. This is where we feel in love. So it is no surprise that we want to put on a dance after our vow renewal. And we are inviting all of you!" Dress: Casual, Blue Jeans and boots welcome.

Aug.25 | Filé Gumbo
At Flyers in Oak Harbor, late afternoon.

Aug.28-29 | Davina & the Vagabonds
Davina & the Vagabonds return to Dimitriou's Jazz Alley (2033 Sixth Ave) for two nights, 7:30pm, $30.50. With their signature high-energy live shows, top-notch musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Davina Sowers’ commanding stage presence, Davina & the Vagabonds are converting audiences one show at a time. Influences range from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, and having seen a number of their shows over the past few years, I can attest as to how wonderfully moving they are. I've laughed, I've cried, I've danced for joy! Catch 'em and for sure you'll love 'em. Details and ticket info.

Aug.31 | Zydeco Fly-by-Nights
Billy Wilson & Lloyd Meadows return to Hale's Brewery (4301 Leary Way NW) with Kevin Kilmartin, Grant Steele, and Danny Salonen. Details TBA.


Sep.1-2 | The Zodiko 1 Nightaz (Port Townsend, WA)
Billy Wilson & Lloyd Meadows et al for two shows in or near Port Townsend: Saturday 7:30-9pm Pourhouse | Sunday 4:30-6pm Finnriver Cidery. More info on the FB event page here.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Sep.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: TBA. 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.

Sat, Sep.29 | Swamp Soul
Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), details TBA.


3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Oct.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. Dance lesson 7:15pm. This month's lesson: TBA. 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.


Nov.1-4 | Seabeck Dance Camp (Seabeck, WA)
NW Dance Network presents: Two live bands plus dance workshops in West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Blues, Foxtrot, Western Swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa, and possibly more with Guy Caridi, Nancy Fry, Sean Donovan, Scot McKay, Wren Newman, Dean Paton, Janice Eklund, John Lozano, and Winfield Hobbs. Registration and more info here.

Nov.4 | Louisianathon
Save the date for the 15th Annual Louisianathon at Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 1:30-8:30pm, $15. Six live bands and more. Details TBA.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Nov.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. Dance lesson 7:15pm. This month's lesson: TBA. 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

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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.