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 Magic

 

 

 

 

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!


Festivals Acadiens

October 11th - 14th

http://www.festivalsacadiens.com/

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



Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Revue

Eric Johanson, Jeff McCarty

Friday Oct 26, 2018

Doors: 6:00 PM 
Show: 8:00 PM

21 and over

$30

Saint Rocke

142 Pacific Coast Highway 
Hermosa Beach, CA

This is a General Admission ticket and does not guarantee seating. For table upgrades please call 310.372.0035

https://www.saintrocke.com


 

San Diego Events: 

Friday Oct 12th:

Music Jam & Sing Along

Bring your guitar, voice or other instrument as we sing and play to popular songs from a variety of genres.

6pm to 7:30pm Greg will start with beginners playing and singing to the hits…

8pm to 10:00pm Mario from StringThingLessons.com will host an intermediate/advanced level playing songs.

(you don’t need to have any music or playing experience to join in the fun)

Website:

https://www.meetup.com/Acoustic-Guitar-Jam-Karaoke-Style/

 

Thursday Oct 10th:

Bayou Brothers at Humphrey’s Backstage 7:00pm

http://www.bayoubrothers.net/bbschedule.html

 

Saturday Oct 13th:

Theo & Zydeco Patrol and Gino and the Lone Gunmen

Location: War Memorial Building, Balboa Park… details through the link below..

3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego (Balboa Park)

6:20pm Lesson w/Liza from DanceWithLiza.com

7:00pm Dance till 10:00pm

Cost: $10

https://www.facebook.com/Bon-Temps-Social-Club-208816275875982/

Come Pass a Good Time 😊

 

Saturday Oct 27th:

Bayou Brothers @ Sista Judy’s Halloween Bash

SISTA JUDY'S & BAYOU BROTHERS Second Annual Halloween Bash !! 

lots and lots of special guests with great BBQ by the grill master Ray Brown ( he will sing a few tunes for us too) costume contest and always a super funky good time.... 

check website for tix http://www.Bayoubrothers.net

 

Day by Day Dance Calendar…

http://sdswingcats.com/calendar/

 

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

In October, we Celebrate 24 years as a band! Aaayyyeee!!  Leap Into Fall, Y’All - Come Out & dance!!

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

Lisa Haley "Chicken Fiddler" Video – Over 684,000 Youtube hits – and counting! B’gawk!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llHKUzjggg4

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?
Join our 
"Fest Quest Team" – see below for details! Help us spread “Zydecosis!!”

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

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

 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

  

SUNDAY 10.14.18 – RENO NUGGET, NEVADA - 3:30PM & 5PM
“SOUTHERN FARE ON THE SQUARE” FEST- VICTORIAN SQUARE
 
1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431 – Info 800-648-1177 
https://www.visitrenotahoe.com/event/southern-fare-on-the-square-2018/

  

APRIL 2019

  

SATURDAY 4.13.19: WEST L.A., CA

FOLKWORKS FESTIVAL + Musicians’ Workshop

St John’s Presbyterian Church, 11000 National Blvd, L.A., CA 90064

“Exploring African Roots from Zimbabwe to Appalachia” (and Louisiana!)

FolkWorks promotes our shows to Americana music lovers throughout greater LA area.

This fest is their fundraiser for the year. Please come out & dance!

  

MAY 2019

 

SATURDAY 5.25.19: SIMI VALLEY, CA

30th Annual SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL

Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063

http://www.simicajun.org/

  

SUNDAY 5.26.19: SIMI VALLEY, CA

30th ANNUAL SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL

Rancho Santa Susana Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063

  

CAJUN PROVERB OF THE MONTH:
“Always be polite. It costs nothing, and buys everything!”

 

 

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:

Best Music Activities for Young Children

By Simi Valley Cajun Music & Blues Festival Blogging Team on Sep 27, 2018 09:00 am

Learn how you can incorporate music into the lives of children aged 0 to 5. It’s never too early to introduce your baby to music.  In fact, there are musical activities that you can try when your child is still an infant.  Studies have shown that introducing music to children at an early age helps
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Celebrate National Rice Month with This Cajun Classic
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

 

 


From Dana D. Alameda, CA


Wanted to say thanks to folks who came to both things I did last week.Last Friday, I taught in front of Andre Thierry at the Oakland Museum and had a great time..was great to see lots of new people do their thing and enjoy the music..Then on Sunday, We had Mitch Polzak play with his band the Royal Deuces..It was a nice night..Lots of folks like Mitch and his band and he played a good 2 1/2 hours straight..So thanks for the nice people who came out..

I'm taking two weeks for some needed therapy on my leg, which is still not 100% but we'll see..

 

We are coming back with Jeffrey Broussard on the 19th, and the Flames on the 26th, for the Annual Halloween Dance.

 

Blake Miller and Jimmy Breaux are coming in to play on the 4th of November....Then Andre on the 18th, and we'll resurrect our Annual Day After Thanksgiving Dance with Troy Carrier, otherwise known as Dikki Du and the Zydeco Cru, who haven't played out here in a good 6 years..

 

So there you go..thanks again for all the nice words, cards, money, and vibes with my leg infection..It's coming along very slowly, and I've had some relapses due to working it out too much..Seems I am in the 3% of people who don't just sit around and do nothing..Thanks to all of you though..it really has meant a lot and will help too..

 

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-OCTOBER 19 JEFFREY BROUSSARD AND THE CREOLE COWBOYS

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

SUNDAY-NOVEMBER 4 JIMMY BREAUX AND BLAKE MILLER

SUNDAY-NOVEMBER 18, ANDRE THIERRY, CELEBRATING DANA'S BIRTHDAY

FRIDAY-NOVEMBER 23 DIKKI DU, FROM LAWTELL, LA..

 

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

 

 

 

 

From Dick Brainard Portland, Oregon
 

 Hey All,

Might be a good time to book your room when in LFT for Festivals Acadiens, or online if you aren’t fortunate enough to join us.

As many of you know the hotel sold out for Festivals Acadiens. We took 66 of the 80 rooms!

We have dance events beginning the 27th thru NYE—morning, afternoon & night—WOW!

See many of you Thursday.

Dick

 

 

Hi All,

We can now make our New Year’s reservations at the Fairfield Inn in Lafayette, LA for the week between Christmas & the New Year.

As for Festivals Acadiens in October, we have filled 60 rooms of the hotel (80 rooms total) so far for Thursday thru Sunday nights plus a few additional nights.

Look forward to seeing all of you again between Christmas & New Year—plus next week for Festivals Acadiens..

Dick

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Dick,
Here is the reservation link your guests can use to make online reservations:

Book your group rate for New Years Zydeco

If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

Emily McVay, General Manager

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New Years Zydeco

Start date: 12/26/18
End date: 1/2/19
Last day to book: 12/25/18

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lafayette I-10  for 65.00 USD  - 69.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate for New Years Zydeco

 

 

 


Seattle Events

 

Sep.29 | Swamp Soul

It’s another Swamp Soul Saturday Night at Eagles Mother Aerie, with the marvelous MaryLee Lykes kicking off the festivities with a dance class at 7:15pm. Details at GatorBoyProductions.com

 

Sep.30 | Zydeco Workshop

What to do when that unstoppable groove makes you wanna dance?! Learn or brush up on the Zydeco Two-step with Nancy Fry & the Gator Boy at our Zydeco Fundamentals workshop Sunday night at Swedish Club, 6-8pm. Info & registration

 

Oct.5 | CrashDancers Swing

The Gator Boy teams up once again with the CrashDancers in the south end for Bandstand Swing workshops at St. Peter’s on S King St, 6:30-8pm with a one-hour practice dance afterwards. Details at GatorBoyProductions.com

 

Special Guests!

Oct.19 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

Live music this month with the fabulous Brian Lee & the Orbiters, mark your calendar! Details at GatorBoyProductions.com

 

Hot Links | The Gator Boy Recommends…

Nov.1-4 Seabeck Dance Camp (just a few more leads needed, nwdance.net)

Nov.4 15th Annual Louisianathon (event info)

 

Upcoming…

  

Sep.29 | Swamp Soul

Eagles Aerie No.1

Dance lesson with MaryLee Lykes

 

Sep.30 | Zydeco Fundamentals Workshop

at Swedish Center, 6-8pm

with Nancy Fry & Sean Donovan

 

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

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

with a focus on Bandstand Swing

 

Oct.19 | Gator Boy’s Juke Joint

3rd Friday Dance at Eagles Aerie No.1

Live music with Brian Lee & the Orbiters!

 

Nov.1-4 | Seabeck Dance Camp

Just a few more leads needed to fill the camp!

 

Nov.4 | Louisianathon

15th Annual, with 7 live bands at Eagles Aerie No.1

 

Feb.10, 2019 | The Revelers

Live from Louisiana, save the date!

Still finalizing details, stay tuned...

 

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.

 

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Allons Zydeco!

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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

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