Zydecobrad's Cajun & Zydeco Dancing in Los Angeles

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 This web site has been created to promote Cajun and Zydeco dancing in the Southern California area. The dance times, dates and locations may change or an event may be cancelled. Be sure to use the information numbers (if provided) to confirm time and place. If you know of an error on this web page, please contact me and I will correct it.

This is a non-profit, voluntary site. I need your help to keep me informed about what is going on. If you would like to pass on Cajun/Zydeco news to the community, please email at zydecobrad@aol.com or call. Phone (310) 962-6596

Thanks, Brad Sjoblom

 

http://www.experienceLA.com

 

High Life Cajun Band

http://highlifecajunband.com/

 

ZydecoRoad Videos's

 

Karen Redding Dance Lessons

http://zydecola.blogspot.com/

 

www.bayoutalk.com 

 

Ted Sherrod's * www.twoleftfeetca.com

 

Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic

 

Long Beach Bayou Festival

Simi Valley Cajun/Creole Festival  

Bonne Musique Zydeco

 

Lisa Haley and the Zydekats

 

http://www.zydecoach.com

 

Bons Temps

Social Club of San Diego 

http://www.icajunzydeco.com/

 

David Sousa and

The Zydeco Mudbugs

 

The San Diego Cajun Playboys

 

Buffalo Bayou Wednesday 1:00-3:00PM

 

The Gumbo Pages

 

Acadiana Cajun/Zydeco Band

 

Louisiana Sue's Bay Area

 

Zydeco Blues Patrol

 

 Mark St Mary Zydeco

 

San Francisco Area

 

Geno Delafose -

http://www.myspace.com

/genodelafosefrb

 

BeauSoleil's Cajun Band

 

The Northwest Zydeco Web

 

Zydeconews from Houston

 

www.bayoubrothers.net

 

My Daughter Lauren Sjoblom's 11th Birthday & Peter March 14 2001 Point 705

https://youtu.be/It6h9pqPtrY

 

My daughter Lauren's 11th Birthday dance with many dancers * I start  

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My daughter in Swinging in the Century

 

 

 

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Other Dance Links

LINDY BY THE SEA with Rusty Franks and Peter Flahiff

SoHo Dance LA is

officially opening

http://www.sohodancela.com/

Have a question? Need to schedule a private lesson?

Give us a call, send us an email or stop by studio and let us know.

310-473-8187

info@sohodancela.com

Founded by champion dancer Raul Santiago, students are introduced to a social environment and get the opportunity to learn not only dance, and all that goes along with it (motor skills, coordination, rhythm), but also the confidence and the ability to enjoy this journey. If you want to stand out at a dance club, be confident at a party, have a fun way to get in shape, have the perfect wedding dance, be the next competitive champion dancer, or are just looking for a way to relieve stress and relax, Soho Dance LA is the dance studio for you! We offer private lessons, group classes, social parties, and private/custom group classes. We specialize in Ballroom, Salsa, Latin Hustle, wedding dance instruction, and all styles of partner dancing.

 

 

 

 

  Swingtime Studio - Phil Adams

StarDanceStudios Salsa/Swing/Ballroom

Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association

 

 

 

Zydecobrad’s SoCal Cajun & Zydeco Website for Cajun / Zydeco Entertainment Andre Thierry Sunday October 14th at The French Quarter

 

Sunday, October 14th  ... from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

 at:  The French Quarter Creole Bar & Grill
16728 Bellflower Blvd. - Bellflower, CA 90706
Admission:  $15 at the Door

 

 

Andre Thierry and Zydeco Majic

 

 

 

 

The French Quarter features authentic Cajun Food and Live Music ...
Here's a link to their menu 
Info: Dempsey (562) 396-1132 bontemppappion@aol.com
David (909) 527-0926 davidsousa@verizon.net
Kids welcome! Families, singles welcome!

 


 

San Diego Events: 

 

Theo and the Zydeco Patrol  are playing:

Friday September 14 – 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM   Food Truck Friday...Balboa Pk. 

 

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Big thanks to all who made it out to the 2nd Saturday night dance as we had 113 people which was a good sized crowd considering Keyun is a new name in Zydeco and not as well known as some of the other big headliners we get from time to time.

 

If your wondering if Keyun had a good time....  omg...  check out all the posts he made in the last few days...   they changed their airline ticket to stay over another day and go to Los Angeles as well...

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009266138899

 

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We had a great sing-along / acoustic music jam on Monday at the Moose Lodge.  Check out the clip below.   You don't need to be able to play an instrument to attend and we all sing bad so that's part of the charm 😉...   there is no cover for singers..   just the guitar people.  Come on out next Monday and join in the fun.

Video Clip:
https://youtu.be/TknsNikShpI

Meetup Link:
www.meetupjam.com

 

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Just wanted to share a bit related to Cajun/Zydeco festivals … 

 

In Louisiana there are many festivals to go back to and one of them listed below is coming up in October called Festival Acadiens.  Dick Brainard from Portland coordinates rooms and communicates festival weekend band schedules for a few festivals as listed below.   He does a Great job and just email him at his email address below if you want to get on his email list…    

 

As a separate note James Hance does great job of listing all of the major festivals that happen every year… check out his list at the following link… 

http://www.floridacajunzydeco.com/festivals.html

 

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From: Dick Brainard <dickbrainard@gmail.com>

Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:10 AM

To: Dick Brainard <dickbrainard@gmail.com>

Subject: 2018 Festivals Acadiens Schedule

 

FESTIVALS ACADIENS SCHEDULE—so far

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 11

Terry & the Bad Boys @ Feed & Seed w/ Dexter Ardoin: Dance Lesson @ 7:15 PM: Dance @ 8:00 PM

Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ R ‘n’ B Lafayette, 905 Jefferson @ 8:30 PM

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

Chubby Carrier @ 5:30 @ Girard Park w/ Steve Riley at 7:00 PM: Both celebrating 30 years of music.

Geno Delafose @ St. Julien Park Amphitheater, Broussard, LA: 6:00 PM.

Pine Leaf Boys @ LaPoussiere, Breaux Bridge @ 8:00 PM

Gerard Delafose & Zydeco Gators @ Cowboys @ 8:00 PM + Geno Delafose @ 10:00 PM.

Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step @ Feed & Seed: 9:00 PM.

Terry & the Bad Boys + Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys @ R ‘n’ B Lafayette, 905 Jefferson: 8:30 PM

Lost Bayou Ramblers @ Blue Moon Hostel: 10:30 PM

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Zydeco Pancake Breakfast @ Parc International, 200 Garfield St: w/ Terry & the Bad Boys

Zydeco Breakfast @ Buck & Johnny’s w/ Lil’ Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations-8:30 AM

Festivals Acadiens @ Girard Park-schedule at www.festivalsacadiens.com

After Festival Dance @ R ‘n’ B Lafayette w/ Chubby Carrier-8:30 PM

Don Rich @ Pat’s Atchalafaya, Henderson: 8:30 PM

Corey Ledet Zydeco Band @ Feed & Seed @ 9:00 PM.

Pine Leaf Boys w/ Jourdan Thibideaux @ Artmosphere: 9:00 PM

Creole Throwdown w/ Tery & the Bad Boys + Rusty Metoyer @ O’Darby’s Pub & Grill, 827 Hector Connoly Rd, Carencro: 9:00 PM

Feufollet & Givers @ Blue Moon Hostel: 10:00 PM.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

Festivals Acadiens @ Girard Park-schedule at www.festivalsacadiens.com ;

Jackie Caillier/Ivy Dugas & Cajun Cousins @ LaPoussiere, Breaux Bridge: 2:00 PM

Geno Delafose @ R ‘n’ B Lafayette: 6:00-9:00 PM

Stop the Clock Cowboy Jazz @ Feed & Seed. @ 6:00 PM.

Terry & Bad Boys w/ Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble: Cowboys @ Amb. Caffey on north side of I-10: 7:00 PM

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From your Board:

   HALLOWEEN BASH...it only comes once a YEAR...please join us this year, see below

TIX SALES ARE NOW OPEN at www.bayoubrothers.net !!!      

 

 

SAT Oct 27th 4:30 – 9pm  TIX SALES ARE NOW OPEN!!!

~ Bayou Brothers ~

2nd Annual HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY & BASH!!

(This will be another Famous Sista’ Judy House Party)

MANY GREAT BANDS  & SPECIAL GUESTS to be announced!!!

Come Join the Fun:

v BBQ (With Grillmaster Ray Brown!) and POT LUCK

v COSTUME CONTEST (Prize for best Costume!)

v GREAT MUSIC AND DANCING!!

v FUN, FOOD & FRIENDS!!!

v BYOB please

 

TICKETS: $18 advance/$20 at the door (if available)

Advance Tix options: 2/$30 – 4$55 – 10/$120 + 1 potluck dish per person (event is BYOB).

TICKETS ARE LIMITED: Advance Purchase is Required!

LOCATION: Sista’ Judy’s House in La Mesa/Mt. Helix (directions provided with tix purchase)

TIX: Please purchase online: www.bayoubrothers.net

QUESTIONS: Text Judy at: (619)251-5763, please text, thanks.

For Photos and  other updates...go to:  www.facebook.com/thebayoubrothers  AND “LIKE” OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!!

 See our Full Schedule here: www.BAYOUBROTHERS.net

For Band Bookings reply to this email or call Ric Lee: (619) 691-1609

PS, WE DO CORPORATE EVENTS TOO!!  "LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER!"

 Sista' Judy
Bayou Sister / Rubboards

President, Bayou Brothers Fan Club

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RIP
Albert John Lewis

June 26, 1936

Albert John Lewis (Al Rapone of Zydeco fame) died as he lived on his own terms peacefully in the arms of his loving wife Alice of 45 years Thursday August 30, 2018. He served proudly in the U.S. Air Force and as member of its Drum and Bugle Corps. Music was his life-long passion and profession. He partnered with his sister Ida Guillory and brother Willie Lewis to create the Queen Ida Bon Temps Zydeco Band. Writing and composing many of the songs for the band led to world-wide recognition a Grammy Award in 1981. Al takes these gifts with him from this world to the next as he joins his parents, Ben and Elvina, Siblings Agnes (Thomas), Hazel (Bellow), and Paul. He leaves to cherish his memories; his wife Alice (Turner-Lewis), Children Ramona Cole, Albert Dyrness, Lisa Lewis-Dyrness, Vera Conrad, sisters Ida (Guillory), Mabel-Joann (Guillory), brother Willie, sister-in-law, Joan (Ernie), Juanita (Burdette), Maureen (Tim), Lonna (John), brothers-in-law Gordon (Vicki), Raymond (Ali), Jerry, many grand-children and great grand-children, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and countless friends. A Special thanks to SFVA House Based Care and Crossroads Hospice for the caregiving provided to a USAF veteran.

A funeral service will be held Thursday September 6, 2018, 10:30-11:00am viewing, and Mass at 11:00 am, at the Good Shepherd Church, 901 Oceana Blvd, Pacifica, CA


 

From Brad Sjoblom:

It has been fun but after 20 years of putting out a weekly newsletter I have decided to hand off my newsletter effort to others that have a more vested interest in promoting Cajun and Zydeco news and events. The http://zydecobrad.com site will stay up and you can use the links to find bands, , festival information, and event promoters. I will always love the culture, music, and dance.  See you on the dance floor!

 

Note: Please send your events to GUY@GUYMARTINDESIGN.COM and zydecobrad@aol.com.  Guy Martin Wenzel will be taking over the newsletter for all future events.

 

You can find Cajun and Zydeco news, events, lessons, tours from the following sites:

Creole Cajun Social Club Joe Sands Fontenot http://www.cajuncreolesocialclub.com/

San Diego Gator by the Bay Festival https://www.gatorbythebay.com/

Simi Valley Cajun Blues Festival http://www.simicajun.org/

Long Beach Bayou Festival http://longbeachbayou.com/

Long Beach Crawfish Festival https://www.longbeachcrawfishfestival.com/index.php

San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club http://www.icajunzydeco.com/

San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club News email posts:Request to be added -  btsc@dances.com

Facebook: Request to join the Group Louisiana Zydeco/Cajun Bands on USA Tour

Golden Sails Dance Events email DavidSousa@verizon.net

Cajun & Blues Music Festival blog http://cajunbluesblog.com/

Folkworks Events Calendar https://folkworks.org/folk-happenings/folkworks-music-calendar

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Instruction in Los Angeles Area : Karen Redding http://zydecola.blogspot.com/


 

Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
GRAMMY Nominee – Americana/Cajun/Zydeco
 

From Simi Cajun Fest: Watch the Live video of our ‘Healing Song’ “Always Be Your Guide!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNWY_3UxmY

Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Almost 682,000 Youtube hits – and counting! B’gawk!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4 
- and on Nickelodeon “React To That!” http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/react-to-that-109-clip.html

Yes We Are!! Booking shows NOW for 2018-19!!
Do YOU have favorite Events for which you’d love free tickets to see the Zydekats?
Help us spread “Zydecosis!!” Join our "Fest Quest Team"
 – see below for details! 

Facebook Fanclub Page - Latest photos & videos –Post yours! www.facebook.com/lisahaley.zydekats

OUR WORLD NEEDS JOYFUL MUSIC!! Love, Lisa and the Kats

   

SEPTEMBER

  

SATURDAY 9.15.18 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA – 2PM

TRIO - A MUSICAL HISTORY OF LOUISIANA CULTURE - LIBRARY CONCERT
16010 La Monde St, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
www.lacountyarts.org/calendar/free-concert-lisa-haley-and-zydekats-hacienda-heights-library

  

SATURDAY 9.22.18 IRVINE, CA – 5:30PM
17th Annual IRVINE GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL

New location! Orange County Great Park, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618 
http://www.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage/

 

 SATURDAY 9.29.18 IDYLLWILD, CA – 12PM
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR IDYLLWILD FIRE DEPARTMENT!!

Please help our Firefighters, as well as folks who lost everything in the recent fire!

Dance! Music! Food! 54160 Maranatha Dr., Idyllwild, CA 92549-0656 / 951-659-2153

  

OCTOBER

  

SATURDAY 10.13.18 PALMDALE, CA
KALEIDOSCOPE ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Palmdale Amphitheater,  2723 Rancho Vista Bl, Palmdale, CA  93551
http://www.palmdaleamphitheater.com/event/04dd48aceb9bf19928b1b1148d22ece2

  

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:
“Every day is an opportunity to make 
A new happy ending!”

 

HUGE BUNCH of 2018 & 2019 Shows In the Works - Everywhere!

Club Zydecosis "Fest Quest Team!"

Please help us come to your town! It works like this:

1.  You reply to this email, telling us an event for which you would like to see us perform.

2.  Our office "officially" contacts the promoter.

3.  We then personally email you the event’s contact info for “suggestions” for bands.

4.  You send them a short email or phone message: 
"We would love to see Lisa Haley & the Zydekats! Their new 9thalbum is "Sky Hook," with a whole new show!"

5. The first Club Zydecosis member to successfully land us a new show will receive:

FREE ADMISSION for 2 people to that event!
Promoters really do respond to requests from our fans - Please call them and tell them about us!!

Retro Treat from the “Lisa Haley Secret Archives!”

In 2006 & 2007, Lisa yodeled her way thru 4 now-famous “SlimJim Snapalope Commercials!”

Snapalopes were very silly marionettes, made from… Slim Jims! And hunted in the aisles of the MiniMart

Here are the links:

1.     SnapalopeTrap”                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OJpIC8DS4

2.      SnapalopeCamouflage”     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL0r1X2Mxao

3.     SnapalopeHeadlights”        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yENA87ptHHo

4.     SnapalopeDecoy”              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iAKpoMfjso

(Yes, that’s Lisa also playing violin!) (reposted by jackmckeon)

-        And - 
The EMMY-WINNING “Late Mr. Pete Show”
featuring Lisa with her previous musical group, Zydeco Party Band!
See all 13 Episodes here: http://wn.com/the_late_mr_pete_show_1991_channel_5_ktla_los_angeles
Episodes include: the EMMY Ceremony - Dick Clark - Steve Allen – and Lisa & the boys!!


Updates from

Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blog

Contents:

Celebrate National Rice Month with This Cajun Classic

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Sep 13, 2018 09:00 am

Celebrate National Rice Month with some Cajun flair. Did you know what September is National Rice Month?  In honor of this month, you should whip up a delicious dinner that features rice as the star.  In Cajun cooking, there are many dishes that feature rice as a key component.  So, try whipping up this delicious
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Cajun-Inspired Back-to-School Lunch Ideas
Pool Safety Tips for Summer
Learn How You Can Keep Your Kids Mentally Engaged This Summer
Enjoy this Cajun Inspired Recipe at Your Next Summer Party
2018 Cajun & Blues Music Festival Performer: Lightnin’ Willie

 


From Dana D. Alameda, CA


Hi everybody..wanted to say again thanks for all the money from the GoFundMe page I received and the cards as well..they are all so appreciated..So thank you everyone..I will still be taking a few more weeks off, as the recovery time is pretty slow..But thanks again..I'm shooting for Friday Sept..21 with Andre and the 30th with Mitch Polzak, but right now I'm not so sure..Wish me luck..

 

Some shows coming up will be Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys on Oct. 19, and the 22nd Annual Halloween Costume Contest with the Zydeco Flames on the 26..There will be more but I'm just in the process of getting it together..so thanks..

 

On a sadder note, for those of us who have been around a long time, Al Rapone died a few days ago..Al was the guitar player, accordion player, producer, and brother of Queen Ida..He produced a lot of her records and was a great live act in his own right..His style was a bit more Cumiba-Zydeco, but as a live act he was really really good..The services for those interested are tomorrow, Thursday, September 6 at the Good Shepard Church in Pacifica Ca..901 Oceana Blvd..Viewing is from 10:30 to 11, then a Mass..A celebration of life is planned for later..RIP Al, you were truly one of a kind..

 

Thanks again for the support.

we hope to see you somewhere along the Zydeco Road..

Dana D..

zydecod@msn.com

 

 EAGLES HALL

2305 ALAMEDA AVE.

ALAMEDA,CA..94501

 

23+ YEARS OF ZYDECO/CAJUN/AND MORE

GOING STRONG:

 

FRIDAY-SEPTEMBER 21 ANDRE THIERRY

SUNDAY-SEPTEMBER 30 MITCH POLZAK

FRIDAY-OCTOBER 19 JEFFREY BROUSSARD AND THE CREOLE COWBOYS

FRIDAY-OCTOBER 26 22 ANNUAL ZYDECO COSTUME CONTEST WITH THE ZYDECO FLAMES

 

THERE WILL BE MORE ONCE I GET STRONGER..THANK SO MUCH AGAIN....

 

 

 

 

From Dick Brainard Portland, Oregon
 

 Tentative Schedule for Festivals Acadiens Weekend—there will be more I am sure

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 11

Terry & the Bad Boys @ Feed & Seed w/ Dexter Ardoin: Dance Lesson @ 7:15 PM: Dance @ 8:00 PM

Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys @ R ‘n’ B Lafayette, 905 Jefferson @ 8:30 PM

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

Chubby Carrier @ 5:30 @ Girard Park w/ Steve Riley at 7:00 PM: Both celebrating 30 years of music.

Geno Delafose @ St. Julien Park Amphitheater, Broussard, LA: 6:00 PM.

Pine Leaf Boys @ LaPoussiere, Breaux Bridge @ 8:00 PM

Gerard Delafose & Zydeco Gators @ Cowboys @ 8:00 PM + Geno Delafose @ 10:00 PM.

Wayne Singleton & Same Ol’ 2-Step @ Feed & Seed: 9:00 PM.

Terry & the Bad Boys + Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys @ R ‘n’ B Lafayette, 905 Jefferson: 8:30 PM

Lost Bayou Ramblers @ Blue Moon Hostel: 10:30 PM

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Zydeco Pancake Breakfast @ Parc International, 200 Garfield St: w/ Terry & the Bad Boys

Zydeco Breakfast @ Buck & Johnny’s w/ Lil’ Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations-8:30 AM

Festivals Acadiens @ Girard Park-schedule at www.festivalsacadiens.com

After Festival Dance @ R ‘n’ B Lafayette w/ Chubby Carrier-8:30 PM

Don Rich @ Pat’s Atchalafaya, Henderson: 8:30 PM

Corey Ledet Zydeco Band @ Feed & Seed @ 9:00 PM.

Pine Leaf Boys w/ Jourdan Thibideaux @ Artmosphere: 9:00 PM

Creole Throwdown w/ Tery & the Bad Boys + Rusty Metoyer @ O’Darby’s Pub & Grill, 827 Hector Connoly Rd, Carencro: 9:00 PM

Feufollet & Givers @ Blue Moon Hostel: 10:00 PM.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

Festivals Acadiens @ Girard Park-schedule at www.festivalsacadiens.com  

Jackie Caillier/Ivy Dugas & Cajun Cousins @ LaPoussiere, Breaux Bridge: 2:00 PM

Geno Delafose @ R ‘n’ B Lafayette: 6:00-9:00 PM

Stop the Clock Cowboy Jazz @ Feed & Seed. @ 6:00 PM.

Terry & Bad Boys w/ Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble: Cowboys @ Amb. Caffey on north side of I-10: 7:00 PM

 

 


Seattle Events

 

Ticket Giveaway!

Sep.10 | Hot Club of Cowtown

Western Swing, Jazz, Hillbilly, whatever you call it, lift your spirits with international musical ambassadors Hot Club of Cowtown at Jazz Alley Monday night! Exclusively for the Gator Boy’s email subscribers, I've a pair of tix to give away -- to enter, hit reply and let me know you wanna go, random winner will be chosen on Sunday. Another unforgettable show at Jazz Alley, September 10, 7:30pm. Details and tix here.

 

Sep.8 | Louisianathon Yard Sale

Louisianathon "pay the band" yard sale to raise money to bring a band up from Louisiana, 11am-3pm at Mimi Stewart's (3924 SW Rose Street, West Seattle, 98136). In addition to clothes, housewares & Cajun music memorabilia, we will have some dandy guitars and other musical instruments for sale. Feel free to stop by, donate stuff or money. More info at Seattle Louisianathon Facebook page.

 

Hot Links | The Gator Boy Recommends…

Sep 10 Hot Club of Cowtown (Jazz Alley)

Sep 22 Stickshift Annie (Mercer Island VFW)

 

Upcoming…

  

Sep.10 | Hot Club of Cowtown

 Jazz Alley, 7:30pm

See info on ticket giveway, above!

 

Sep.16 | New Classes start with the Gator Boy

Swing 1 (3pm), Swing 2: Tuck Turn Combinations (4pm),

and Int. Country Two-step (5pm)

with Cathy Footer & Sean Donovan

 

Sep.21 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

3rd Friday Dance at Eagles Aerie No.1

Dance lesson, 7:15pm, dancing 8pm

 

Sep.22 | Stickshift Annie

New venue for NW Dance Network at Mercer Island VFW

Swing lesson with the Gator Boy 7pm, dancing 8pm

 

Sep.29 | Swamp Soul

Eagles Aerie No.1

Dance lesson with MaryLee Lykes

 

Oct.5, 12, 19 | Swing with the Crash Dancers

Swing lesson series with the Gator Boy, 6:30-8pm

 

Oct.19 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

 

Details at GatorBoyProductions.com unless otherwise noted

 

 

Did you know?

 

The Gator Boy is also a Graphic Designer? That’s right, if you need a new logo, brochure, flyer, poster, web graphic, what have you, call Sean! Check out my online portfolio and/or email your queries.

 

Private Lessons can be just the thing…Treat yourself and/or your friends to the focused attention and optimal results a private lesson can provide. See GatorBoyProductions.com for details and/or for gift certificates, and for group lessons, DJ services, and special events, email Sean for info.

 

Get the latest dance news, cool dance vids and more by clicking "Like" on the Gator Boy Productions Facebook page -- help spread the gospel of zydeco!

 

 

Allons Zydeco!

The mission of Seattle Zydeco Events Network (Seattle ZEN, est. September 12, 2000) is to promote zydeco events in and around Seattle by providing regular, accurate, and comprehensive information in an effort to continually expand and energize Seattle's zydeco community. This service is brought to you by Sean Donovan and Gator Boy Productions.

The Gator Boy loves his subscribers, but knows things sometimes change. To cease delivery, click here 
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Long Beach Bayou Festival videos of the festival:

 

Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21gLj793wPM

 

Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf4oLDAcMSk

 

Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_1cheAiaRI

 

Acadien Cajun Band Long Beach Bayou 2018 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKRoszcW9LE

 

Jeffrey Broussard Long Beach Bayou festival 2018

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXAi1xGLkN4

 

JoJo Reed Long Beach Bayou 2018

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TapruUAFI3E


2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

 

Lisa Haley & The Zydekats – In Honor of Stephen D. Smith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kNWY_3UxmY

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers 3 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cza_l4TvfAA

 

Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys 1 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZQP0ynIADE

 

Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys 2 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmq9Rk6ePHI

 

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band 3 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_gOQd36UiY

 

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band 2 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXNLlBptDFM

 

Chubby Cariier & The Bayou Swamp Band 1 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSu-OkQL8Os

 

Lost Bayou Ramblers 1 -2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAaBpuepkuM

Lost Bayou Ramblers 2 -2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKTX3ybrpro

 

La Recolte 1 - 2018 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKTAgMstTPc

 


 

Long Beach Bayou 2017

 

Pine Leaf Boys Long Beach Bayou 2017 1

https://youtu.be/NvHAX1v8VaY

 

Pine Leaf Boys Long Beach Bayou 2017 2

https://youtu.be/BUUKXfWEdaE

 

Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers at Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/YF3hmtQIYVE

 

T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers 1 Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/64ZnZ5tEG1s

 

T Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers 2 Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/bQ2DUggLt4o

 

Mark St Mary Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/7Y0AIzeKun0

 

Seville and Company  Long Beach Bayou 2017

https://youtu.be/K_GC2HedDeI

 


2017 Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Here are a few videos:

 

1. Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/uXsePOU13mI

2. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Doug Kershaw 2 @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/Ko2L6sflMpc

3. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Jo-El Sonnier 2 @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/HVGmOV5r_HU

4. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Jo-El Sonnier @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/Ul6sYjL_1cw

5. The Cajun Trio: Michael Doucet, David Doucet & Mitch Reed with Doug Kershaw @ Simi Valley Cajun&Blues Festival 2017

https://youtu.be/5qyzoMZG6WE


2017 San Diego’s Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

Peter Oliver MC - Geno Delafose and the French Rockin' Boogie & Ben Rice Gator by the Bay 2017

https://youtu.be/cBHNgcb31Io

 

Geno Delafose, Chubby Carrier, Steve Riley, & Ben Rice @ Gator by the Bay 2017 2

https://youtu.be/cC4wKm0EtSQ

 

Geno Delafose, Chubby Carrier, Steve Riley, & Ben Rice @ Gator by the Bay 2017 1

https://youtu.be/_3b0npXKth0

 

Chubby Carrier Gator by the Bay 2017 2

https://youtu.be/5gLPxFvNT8Q

 

Chubby Carrier Gator by the Bay 2017 1

https://youtu.be/vvkqwsFaMXY

 

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys Gator by the Bay 2017 1

https://youtu.be/0JP_6b1QH74

 

Steve Riley in the Mamou Playboys  Gator by the Bay 2017 2

https://youtu.be/euWsLGbJ5lM


Check out the Video’s from The Long Beach Bayou Below:

 

Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners at The Long Beach Bayou 2016

 

https://youtu.be/1fnjcjklJXM

 

J.J. Caillier & the Zydeco Knockouts at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 with Wendy Lemlin

 

https://youtu.be/Rnik2niBJ2A

 

La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 3

 

https://youtu.be/UI0Cgc6_hqU

 

La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/swU0PlPRrl4

 

La Recolte Cajun Music @ Long Beach Bayou 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/Xd08LIyiobY

 

Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band  at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/DY2RdyN4oF0

 

Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band  at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/EnNQWadGq3c

 

Bonne Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/nzBbTSDsPCM

 

Bonne Musique Zydeco at The Long Beach Bayou 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/eiZ2rJY4VxA


2016 Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival Videos

 

Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/L4utPB4yn1E

 

Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 2

https://youtu.be/KC1n4TegFnI

 

Jo-El Sonnier Simi Valley Cajun Biues Festival 2016 3

 

https://youtu.be/4sFrbEywsMc


Erin Brandt and Peter Oliver Dancing at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/2xw-67mORuQ


Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/0P1hJDRjSus

 

Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/JzELJmiGX-I

 

Chubby Carrier at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 3

 

https://youtu.be/hfBt5ykqCD4


Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 1

 

https://youtu.be/GeKXc8mr95k

 

Dwayne Dopsie at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016 2

 

https://youtu.be/4E_Gh8umNQs


Zydeco meets Lindy at the Simi Valley Cajun Blues festival 2016

Great dancing Robert Vangor  with your beautiful dance partner.

 

https://youtu.be/j9IJy-LYhNk

 


 

Leon Russel at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/20KSC16EPFc


Doug Kirshaw and Steve Riley at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 1

 

https://youtu.be/Iz4eaWZLOU4

 

Doug Kirshaw and Steve Riley at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2

 

https://youtu.be/OStVuBlqMTU


Bonnie Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 1

 

https://youtu.be/ZOZOakolwBI

 

Bonne Musique Zydeco at Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2

 

https://youtu.be/5TVxpQ9BbBg


Barbara Morrison Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/cu-cZ1uRDl4

 

Thank You Peter Oliver, Al Gardner, San Diego Bon Temps Social Club and All for another great San Diego Gator by the Bay Festival.  Below are a number of Videos from the festival

 

San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Brad Sjoblom and Kathy dancing to Bonsoir Catlin. Peter Oliver doing the filming. Thank You Peter & all for putting on a great Festival! As you can see Kathy and I had a great time.  There are more videos uploading. Greg Benusa & Erin Brandt are also dancing in video (Two Great dance Instructors)

https://youtu.be/hSTDHc2-PzM


Gator by the Bay 2016 Erin Brandt & AJ Gibbs

https://youtu.be/3Fui8c9zWEk


Gator by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Bonsoir Catin Karen Hinz & Peter Oliver Dancing

https://youtu.be/istWBNvkvV8

 


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble 1

https://youtu.be/jo-zs0hSTbc


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin

https://youtu.be/07DeiEVxejI


San Diego Gator by the Bay 2016 Bonsoir Catin Workshop 1

https://youtu.be/X-QZqRA1TJI


Gator by the Bay 2016 Cajun Zydeco Zydecobrad Curley Taylor 2

https://youtu.be/pMHa30gLuAY

 

 

Here are three YouTube Video’s that I took of The Revelers at Timewarp Records last Friday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2g-UTqgapM

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq1G1Nl6wZ4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9r5MClnUpU

 

The purpose of this Website is to promote Cajun and Zydeco dancing in the Southern California area. 

 

This Web Page will have additional information such as dance flyers and numerous links to Cajun/Zydeco Web Pages around the world. The dance time, date and location may change or cancel so please call the numbers provided to confirm. If you notice an error in any of the information let me know at Zydecobrad@aol.com.  If you have any Cajun/Zydeco functions or news that you want placed on the newsletter and Web Page, please send them to me via email.. You may also call me at home at (310) 962-6596.   I will try to answer your calls and letters as soon as I can.

Thank You,

Brad Sjoblom

Live Life to the Fullest / One Day At a Time 

 

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