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
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. We'll also feature some great danceable Motown tunes to which you can practice your 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!

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

Wed, Jul.26 | Zydeco Workshop with MaryLee
Lykes to Dance presents...Zydeco Beg/Int Workshop with MaryLee Lykes, Deanna Whetsell, and Larry Weinberg, 6-9pm, $35 for all, $20 single workshop. Learn fundamentals plus teachers’ favorite moves, styling, and attitude. 6-7pm Beginning Zydeco Two-step / 7:15-8:30pm Intermediate Zydeco Two-step / 8:30-9pm Dance and practice. Details & registration info

Sat, Jul.29 | Zydeco Rex
Dancing at the Landing with Zydeco Rex: 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 with Brian Lee & the Orbiters: 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 Nancy Fry & Guy Caridi), 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 (aka Bayou Envie), 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: 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, Aug.19 | Bayou Envie
NW Dance Network presents our newest zydeco band, Bayou Envie, at Leif Erikson Hall (2245 NW 57th St), 8:30-11:30pm, $15. Zydeco lesson 7:30pm with Claire Carey & Sean Donovan, free with admission.



3. DANCES & EVENTS (Northwest) top

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.