2. Upcoming Events (Seattle Area)

3. Dances & Events (Northwest)

4. Dances & Events (National)

5.
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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
July-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:
July 19 • Casey MacGill Trio | Swing | Occidental Square
July 24 • Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble | Louisiana Zydeco | Westlake Park
July 26 • Portage Bay Big Band | Big Band Swing | Freeway Park
July 31 • Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints | Swing & Rock 'n' Roll Revival | Westlake Park
August 2 • Buena Vibra | Salsa | Westlake Park
August 7 • DJ Koichi Tsunoda | West Coast Swing | Westlake Park
August 9 • Lady A Band | Blues, Funk & Soul | Freeway Park
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, Jul.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. Dance lesson 7:15pm. This month's lesson: Zydeco. 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
Jul.20-22 | Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival (Winthrop, WA)
The 2018 "Best Little Fest" features Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble along with Los Lonely Boys, Samantha Fish, California Honeydrops and many more. Visit the website for details and how to order tix, and keep up with the lively goings-on at their excellent Facebook page. Yeah you right!

Live from Louisiana
Jul.21 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at Highway 99 Blues Club, 8pm, $20. Tix & info.

Live from Louisiana
Jul.24 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at Westlake Park, 6-9:30pm. See the Facebook event for details and to RSVP and share the good news! Dancing til Dusk Summer Concert series, Zydeco lesson with the Gator Boy 6pm, band 7-9:30pm. Eh toi!


Aug-4-5 | Blues at Pier 58
Highway 99 Blues Club, Friends of Waterfront Seattle, and Gator Boy Productions are teaming up to bring you Blues at Pier 58 with live music 12-8pm each day. Saturday lineup: Honey Mustard, Drummerboy, and Patti Allen & Monster Road. Sunday lineup: Nick Vigarino, Big Road Blues, and Joe Blue & the Roof Shakers. Your emcee and DJ Sean "Gator Boy" Donovan will be spinning tunes between bands to pleasure your dancing on the dock! More details to come...

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: 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.


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.



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.