2. Upcoming Events (Seattle Area)

3. Dances & Events (Northwest)

4. Dances & Events (National)

5.
Hot Links & Dance Classes

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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, Jun.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: Country 2-step. 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! Summer Party!
Sat, Jun.17 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
The Sultan of Smooth, Curley Taylor, returns with Zydeco Trouble for another magnificent night at Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 8pm, $20. Zydeco dance lesson with the Gator Boy, 7pm, free with admission. A first-rate, full-on, brilliantly soulful show every time, this is a definite must-see to kick off summer in the very best way. You know it's always a party when Curley's in town, and this promises to be another fabulously good time. Full bar, great dance floor. All ages 'til 10pm. RSVP here to help spread the good word and like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB for all the latest updates.

Tue, Jun.27 | Jesse Legé & the Egalitarians
Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 6:30-9:30pm. Food bank donations and band tips. See also FB event page.

Live from Louisiana!
Thu, Jun.29 | The Revelers
Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 7:30-11:30pm, tix at Brown Paper Tickets.

Live from Louisiana!
Fri, Jun.30 | Donna Angelle & the Zydeco Posse
Highway 99 Blues Club (1414 Alaskan Way, 206.382.2171), 8pm, $20. It's been a while, and Donna and the band are fired up for their return to Seattle! Come get yourself some authentic, super soulful zydeco, aight!

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Live from Louisiana!
Jul.1 & Jul.4 | Seattle Cajun Music Fest
July 1: Doug Kershaw, Steve Riley and special guest Chris Stafford of the band Feufollet will share songs and stories, present a daytime acoustic concert, and evening Cajun cooking lesson/dinner and a knock yer socks off evening dance concert. July 4: Pine Leaf Boys will offer workshops in Cajun song lyrics and music and present a daytime ‘New Songs Preview’ with a Q&A, dinner will be a Jambalaya cooking demonstration presented by guitarist/rice farmer Jon Bertrand, and the dance floor will explode in energy for a night time dance before the fireworks launch overhead. There will be all-inclusive package offerings for each day, as well as opportunity to pick and choose a la carte, or to package from any segment through the remainder of the day. The all-inclusive Kershaw Riley package will include an invitation to a private reception/jam with Doug, Steve and Chris. The Pine Leaf Boys package will include a space-as-available shuttle to the vicinity of Gasworks Park right after the dance to witness the city’s biggest 4th of July fireworks display fill the sky over Lake Union. Questions and/or reserve your space now by emailing cajunseattle@comcast.net

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: 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

Jun.30-Jul.4 | Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland, OR)
Waterfront Blues Festival 30th Annual at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, benefitting Oregon Food Bank. Chris Isaak, Joss Stone, JD McPherson, Pine Leaf Boys, Chubby Carrier, Southern Avenue, Greyhounds, The Revelers, Donna Angelle, Cedryl Ballou, Jeffery Broussard and so much more! More info and festival passes

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.