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

New Orleans Charm | Memphis Soul
Tue, Mar.28 & Wed, Mar.29 | Davina & the Vagabonds
Jazz Alley (2033 Sixth Ave, 206.441.9729), 7:30pm, $27.50. Davina & the Vagabonds gave a stellar performance last year, and it's so exciting they're back! With a "new spin on an old sound," Davina & the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Davina's commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band romps and rolls so you can't stand still. “Davina is a modern day, female version, of Louis Armstrong.” -- Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine

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Sunday, Apr.2 | Filé Gumbo
30th Anniversary Celebration with special guests at Highway 99 Blues Club (1414 Alaskan Way, 206.382.2171), 7pm (doors 5pm), $15.

Special Zydeco Workshops
Fri, Apr.7, 14, & 21 | Beginning Zydeco Series
ID Crash Dancers Dance Crew presents the Gator Boy teaching Beginning Zydeco on three successive CrashDance Fridays: Lesson 6:30-8pm, Practica 8-9:30pm, at the NVC Hall (1212 S King St), $10.

Saturday, Apr.8 | Early Life Speech & Language Benefit Beer Fest
Seattle Scottish Rite Masonic Center (1207 N 152nd St, Shoreline), Noon-5pm, $30 adv/$35 dos. Great beer, full bratwurst lunch, music by Sean "Gator Boy" Donovan, raffles, giveaways, silent auction, and much more. Early Life Speech & Language do incredible work with kids which you can read about here, and you can find more info on the event here. Tix available on Brown Paper Tickets here.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Apr.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.

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Friday, May.13 | Filé Gumbo
Salmon Bay Eagles, 8pm-midnight, $5.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, May.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.

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Zydeco Weekend with the Gator Boy
Sat, Jun.10 - Sun, Jun.11 | Zydeco Workshop Weekend
Zydeco Weekend with Sean Donovan and Zydeco Rex. Join us for another fabulous weekend of intermediate/advanced zydeco, Cajun, and blues-infused wonderful! Sean "Gator Boy" Donovan returns as our guest instructor to share his skill, knowledge, and love of dance at the Polish Hall (3832 NE Interstate Ave, Portland OR) on Saturday afternoon. That evening, dance to Zydeco Rex at Duff's Garage (2530 NE 82nd Ave, Portland OR, full bar and food for purchase). Sunday morning Zydeco Brunch (location TBA). Brought to you by Cascade Zydeco.

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: 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. More details to come on band lineup, but it's going to be another stellar year for Louisiana Cajun/Zydeco!

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 and many more! Buy tix now and save! Click for tickets and more info on the fest.

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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.