USA by Area

San Diego:
Bons Temps Social Club:

Local Bands - San Diego:
Bayou Brothers
Theo & Zydeco Patrol
The San Diego Cajun Playboys

Los Angeles:
Karen Redding
Zydeco Brad

Upcoming Festivals:

April 13th, 14th, & 15th, French Quarter Festival, New Orleans, LA,73,0,0,1,0

May 2nd-4th, Beau Bridge Crawfish Festival

May 9th, 10th & 11th - Gator By The Bay - San Diego
It's a biggie baby !!

May 28th, 29th Weekend - Simi Valley C/Z Festival, Simi Valley, CA
It's the next BIG west coast festival. Andre Thierry, Pookie and Buckwheat Zydeco are the big headliners. AJ, myself, Marla Meyer, Karen Redding, Sandy Baker will be doing lessons among others.

Big Saturday night after festival dinner and the dance is free at the Grand Vista Hotel in Simi Valley for all the dancers.....

Simi Valley Festival Web Site:

Dance Lesson Schedule
Saturday Dance Event Web Page

May 28th, 29th Weekend - Taste Louisiana Cajun/Zydeco Festival, Amana, IA

May 30th-June1st, Crawfish Fest, Augusta, NJ
Featuring 15 bands playing Zydeco, Cajun, New Orleans R&B and Delta Blues straight from deep in the bayous. Fresh boiled crawfish, jambalaya, shrimp Creole, fried catfish, grilled alligator sausage make great music even better. 10 - 7. $30. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..

June 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th, Strawberry Park - Preston CT,
If you have not been to a east coast festival this is one good one...

June, CT - June
Big C/Z Festival on east coast.

June, 25th & 26th Long Beach Bayou Festival

July 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th 2007 Portland, Waterfront Blues Festival

July 8th-13th, 2007, Augusta Cajun/Creole Week, Elkins WV
One of the best weeks at a camp I have ever spent....

August 9th-12th, 2007 Buffalo Gap - Zydeco & Cajun Festival - Darlington MD -

August, Cotati Accordion Festival, Cotati, CA (near SF)
ton of Zydeco dance stuff going on over the weekend to keep your feet stomping and the only problem will be trying to fit in a few tourist things to do in Napa Valley in between Zydeco stuff...
For what's going on that weekend watch Louisiana Sue's web site at the following link..

August 2nd-6th, Soulieu Cajun & Zydeco Festival, France, EU
Need an excuse to head to Europe... here it is....

August 13th, Ardenwood Cajun/Zydeco Festival, CA
Great excuse to take in a festival and go check out San Fransisco on the same weekend :)

August 31st-Sept 2nd, Ninigret Festival - Charlestown RI

August, Labor Day Weekend, Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival, Louisiana Baby !!

September 14-16th, Cascade Zydeco Dance Camp, Portland Area
This years camp features Leon Chavis who played at Gator By The Bay in 06.  Very good Zydeco band.  Plus they have Anthony and Cheri teaching dance workshop.  Great combination.   I have my ticket already, you fly into Portland and just drive an hour.   Cascade Zydeco Dance Camp is at Camp Howard near Corbett, OR.  I will have
flyers for the camp at Tio Leo's over the next few weeks if you want to grab one...

September 29th, Saturday Adams Avenue Street Fair!
You can't beat the price of free and there will be Zydeco this year!
Bayou Brothers, 2:15pm Saturday, DiMilles Stage

October 5th-7th, Dance Vortex Camp, Mentone, AL
This camp is on my "todo" list as I keep hearing good things about it !!

November 11th - 18th - Zydeco Cruise 2007 !!
The Zydeco cruise is coming up if you have not got your ticket yet there are still spots.  Great line up this year so it should be a good one !!  Several folks from San Diego and LA are going as well as dancers from all across the country. See all the details at the following link...

December 31st, New Orleans & Lafayette Louisiana !!

December 31st, San Francisco, Brian Jack

December 31st weekend, Dick Brainard's Lafayette C/Z Trip
Great new years trip for folks who connect up in Lafayette over New Years

February 23rd&24th, Memphis TN
Beale Street Zydeco Festival...

March 7th-9th, Solo Zydeco Festival, Houston
Huge Zydeco festival in the heart of Houston!!!



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