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Welcome to ISSUE #44 of FloridaCajunZydeco.com Update!

This newsletter showcases dance events from the FloridaCajunZydeco.com website and publishes articles not on the website pages.

On Friday, Sept. 9, JB’s Zydeco Zoo plays at Tallahassee’s Downtown Getdown (and again next month at BBC for their Halloween party). On Sunday, Sept. 11 don’t miss the WSLR Dance Party at Fogartyville in Sarasota. And we party again on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Cajun Zydeco Dance at Dennis’ Truck Parts in Pinellas Park.

Also, check out these stories in this edition: Spotlight on musician-architect Joel Breaux; Lipbone Redding installs solar power on his touring vehicle; the city of St. Petersburg launches a month-long arts festival; and Facebook descriptions of Tropical Storm Hermine from people in western Florida coastal towns.

We're on Facebook in Groups (Florida Cajun Zydeco Dancers) and with our own Facebook Page (Florida Cajun Zydeco). Check us out and "Like" us to see the posts and reminders throughout the week. This is a good way to get your Cajun and zydeco fix between newsletters.

FloridaCajunZydeco.com loves to travel — in your pocket on your smart phone. Check the website for dance information wherever your travels take you.

Regards, Jim Hance
Publisher, FloridaCajunZydeco.com


Fri. Sept. 9 --- JB's Zydeco Zoo at Downtown GetDown (Tallahassee)

7 p.m. on Adams Street at College Avenue, Tallahassee, FL

Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/877836558948862/

Part of Tallahassee’s Downtown GetDown concert series. The event is free and open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to attend. The event opens at 6 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors and food trucks. Local charities provide craft beer and wine for purchase. 100% of alcohol sales will go directly towards supporting the local charity for that event. The event takes place downtown on Adams Street and College Avenue.


Sat. Sept. 10 --- Travelin' McCourys with Dré and the Collective (Tampa)

at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, FL Tickets $15/$20.  "The best set of the festival came courtesy of The Travelin' McCourys, which is essentially the host's backing band — sons Ronnie on mandolin and Robbie on banjo, Jason Carter on fiddle, and Alan Bartram on bass — with the addition of guitarist Cody Kilby." Rolling Stone.
Tickets at skipperssmokehouse.com


Sun. Sept. 11 --- WSLR Dance Party (Sarasota)

7:30 p.m. (right after radio broadcast of "Louisiana Gumbo Show") at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

Tickets $8/10: Can be purchased at: www.wslr.org

WSLR Dance Party with Kid Red and The Pontchartrain All-Stars and Gumbo Boogie Band at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, FL 34236. Produced by Kid Red, the new host of the “Louisiana Gumbo Show."

“The Big Easy comes to life with all things New Orleans, like your own made to order Mardi Gras complete with the beads. The event is a benefit for WSLR and will feature Kid Red and The Pontchartrain All-Stars and The Gumbo Boogie Band. These bands will bring the energy and celebration of a night on Bourbon Street to WSLR. Wear your dancing shoes! Laissez le bon temps roulet!” 


Tues. Sept. 13 --- Cajun-Zydeco Dance (Pinellas Park)

6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Dennis' Chevy Truck Parts, 10265 68th Street, Pinellas Park 33782

6:15 p.m. introductory zydeco dance lesson with Sharon Stern

Wood dance floor, air conditioning, great tunes curated by DJ Jim. $5 donation covers the expenses of A/C and use of Dennis' dance room.

Bring your own beverages or snacks if desired; water, ice, soda and cups provided. Bring a pair of suede-bottom dance shoes. I will bring shoe covers that go over your street shoes if you don't have dance shoes. Dennis would like to protect his dance floor from all of the gravel and dirt we are likely to track in, and avoid the scuffing that would result.

For those who are interested, a shoe repair store will apply dance suede to your sneakers for about $25. Or you can apply suede to a pair of your own shoes yourself. Check out this video for a particular dance suede sole product: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr7yMUu_BOU

Nice mix of old and new Cajun and zydeco tunes, mostly medium tempo, waltz and swing. And we will play your requests in the Louisiana music and blues genres. Questions: Jim Hance, j-hance@wowpromotions.com



Spotlight on:

Joel Breaux’s “Berard Residence”

I recall meeting Joel Breaux a dozen years ago at a Cajun Zydeco dance camp in the mountains east of San Diego. He had his laptop computer with him, and was reviewing some architectural renderings of a large public space he was working on, maybe part of a major airport or convention facility. He is credited with the design of the 9/11 Memorial at Los Angeles International Airport, so that might have been the project he was showing me. What he shared with me on his computer was a very impressive 3-D animation.

About ten years ago as part of the San Diego Cajun Playboys he was instrumental in the making of the band’s only CD, “Small Town Two Step”, for which he wrote two songs and created the album artwork. The album was awarded the Cajun French Music Association's prestigious Le Cajun Award in the Prix Dehors de Nous category on August 18, 2006 in Lafayette.

Joel is still making music and doing the architecture thing.

Joel’s recent project named “Berard Residence” (after his grandmother, Desia Berard), is the subject of an article on the online publication Archinect.com, dedicated to "bringing together the ideas of designers from around the world to introduce new ideas from all disciplines."

According to the article, the house which Joel now calls home de-emphasizes cosmetic concerns in favor of a focus on experience, which the design team defined in four basic questions: “What do I see? How does this feel? Am I confined or comforted? At what pace does the outside world ebb and flow?” The result is a house that while not completely lacking in cosmetic choices certainly limits the number to a bare minimum. Color, for example, is rarely refined or cultivated; the materials that make up the structural elements, aside from the red front door, are essentially displayed in their raw form. Utility is also displayed, even integrated into the design: as the team notes, "If during building assembly a tool is needed for lifting, then the tool remains as part of the building." This utility extends to the foundations: located in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, the house was built eight feet above the ground to avoid flooding which is not uncommon in the region.

Joel says, “The article, however, gives the impression that the project is the work of mainly my efforts. Nothing could be further from the truth. The project is a result of many individual contributions. First and foremost Lisa Bourque, whose talent, skills and contributions are so numerous that they are immeasurable. This project would not be the same without her input and knowledge. Secondly my father, Karl, who assisted in construction from start to finish. Also Miguel Lasala, who was instrumental in the foundation, including making all the forms. And Ben Davis, who fabricated all of the cabinetry (which are also walls).”

Congratulations, Joel, on the recognition for your fine work and passion for architecture. To read the entire article, click here visit the Archinect article.

Photography credits: Catherine Guidry, Joel Breaux


Lipbone Redding's Solar-Powered Touring Vehicle

The Lipbone rigged his touring vehicle, "The Beautiful Flying Machine," with solar power panels to run his lights and computer when he's on the road. Then he made a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eml9uHOefJk

Lipbone’s rendition of “16 Tons” has been on the playlist of every west coast swing event in the U.S. That’s how Jane and I were first introduced to his music styled with the trombone sounds with his lips (“lip-bone,” right?) and quirky percussive sound effects accompanying his singing and acoustic guitar playing. He is like a three-piece band all by himself. We’ve been delighted to find him performing in Florida at venues such as The Ale and The Witch in St. Pete and Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa. With his Beautiful Flying Machine with interior lights now powered by the sun, Lipbone Redding travels the country entertaining music lovers in coffee houses and house parties.

Lipbone Redding mostly tours as a solo act but collaborates regularly with other musicians and his trio, The Lipbone Orchestra. He has shared the stage with many great artists including Marcia Ball, John Mayall, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Jimmy Hall, Jonathan Edwards, Rita Wilson, Shemekia Copeland, Tommy Castro and others.

 Lipbone has taken his singular vocal instrumental style to a new level by playing guitar and producing all of the instrument sounds while simultaneously singing and storytelling without the use of electronic effects. Really, you should check him out.

His website is http://www.lipbone.com/


September is Arts Month in St. Pete

Experience the Arts and Culture of St. Petersburg during SPFESTIVAL, a month-long celebration of St. Petersburg’s artistic creators and creations.

SPFESTIVAL 2016 kicked off on Sept. 1 with SHINE: St. Petersburg Mural Festival showcasing creative and inspiring murals at various locations around the city.
SPFESTIVAL 2016 features events and activities produced by local and national artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses in and around the city. There will be weekly spotlights on all the arts including fine arts, performing arts, and a family arts festival taking place on Sept. 24, in conjunction with the Central Avenue Solstice Festival, and an art walk.
John Collins, executive director of St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, is organizing the talent and events for SPFESTIVAL 2016. His plans include artist “pop-ups” at various locations — impromptu performances in public locations by performance artists which are intended to surprise and amaze walkers-by. Dozens of artists will be involved. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is the umbrella organization serving the arts and cultural community — advocating for the arts, facilitating the growth of the arts community, and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg.

When visiting restaurants, galleries or businesses in downtown St. Petersburg this month, pick up a free map to studios and galleries that are participating in the art walk. The second Saturday Art Walk will feature more than four dozen studios open to the public, exhibiting or demonstrating mixed media, clay, glass, painting, jewelry, classes and workshops on weekends and throughout the month of September.

For more information on SPFESTIVAL 2016, visit stpetefest.org



Photo by Herman Fuselier

Fund Drive for Louisiana Flood Victims

Historic rainfall and flooding have impacted thousands of people and many communities across southern Louisiana. The amount of rainfall the area received in just four days exceed the total rainfall Southern California has received in four years! Groups from Louisiana and other states have stepped up and organized relief efforts for flood victims.

Al and Peter in San Diego have asked me to post information on the Bon Temps Social Club website (www.icajunzydeco.com) about a fund drive they are developing which will include a donation page on the site. Also, BTSC and Ric Lee of Bayou Brothers are putting together a benefit dance on Wednesday, Sept. 21st at Tio Leo's in San Diego featuring seven bands and a dance lesson. Information on the benefit is on the BTSC calendar at http://icajunzydeco.com/cz-calendar.html. The cover charge will go to Louisiana musicians and their families. Check out the website in days to come for updates and a donation page.


'Adios' to Tropical Storm Hermine

The tropical storm which gained hurricane status when it touched land south of Tallahassee brought fierce winds and thunderstorms to Florida’s west coast this past week. Flooding occurred in coastal areas such as Gulfport where the water level rose over the beach and surrounded the popular dance hall, Gulfport Casino. On Facebook, diverse reports on the the effects of the storm were reported along the west coast of Florida:


"Good Morning and Greetings from, "Paradise," NAS MWR RV Park Sigsbee Island, Key West, Florida, where we are under a little cloud cover, from remnants of the Tropical Storm Hermine, as she is up in the Gulf of Mexico, heading to make land, later this afternoon. Current Temperature is 84° Fahrenheit = 29° Celsius, winds are out of the Southeast at 19 mph = 31 kmh. Humidity is at 88%. Expected high today is 86° Fahrenheit = 30° Celsius, with partly sunny skies throughout the day, with chances of rain showers. Enjoy your day and be safe."

"I was in Key West when Kate hit Tallahassee! Here I am again in Key West, and Hermine is headed into the capital city. What are the chances?? Sheesh! Hold tight Tallahassee peeps! 'Thar she Blows!' And I am not talkin' 'bout whales! Is Hermine a male name?? Oops! Make that 'thar HE blows!'"


"Wow! Hurricane Hermine isn't even near us here in Fort Myers, but its blowing like stink outside and the water isn't favorable for sailing today....or tomorrow. Hang on, northern Florida. Double up them dock lines and batten down the hatches."


"Hermine's punch on Blind Pass so far has only been strong winds. Tide trying to go out, next high tide is at 2:11am. Hang in there neighbors!"

"Due to high tide, the flooding on St.Pete Beach, Florida was at it's worst at 3:30am this morning. This video from Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant shows at least 3 feet of water in the street! At this point the water has subsided but there is another high tide at 3:20pm today."


"Clearwater Beach is getting pummeled with heavy rain. It is also very windy out there. Stay safe!"


"Pensacola had 4 drops of rain and a tiny bit of wind and that was it. EXCEPT for Pensacola Beach had pretty huge waves. Everything blew over and had to turn on the sprinklers today. Hopefully the ease coast can handle all that they are receiving!"


"A transformer explodes along this road in Tallahassee, Florida. Hurricane Hermine caused more than 200,000 people to lose power in Florida."


GroovaRoo Teacher Training Coming to  Jacksonville

Here's a video of GroovaRoo dance session with mothers and their babies invented by Meeshi Palani Anjali:


Meeshi is offering teacher training for parent-child line dancing, and he says he will be bringing that training to Jacksonville soon. "It's not just about baby-wearing or dance, but about building connections between people in a really fun way! Join me for a free trial class soon as part of my certification requirement (help a sister out — babies not required; guys and gals welcome)."

Meeshi writes: "After this wonderful weekend intensive, we are so happy we didn't offer this as an online training. For us, GroovaRoo is not just about dance. It's about the deeply bonded feeling that dance can create between people who groove together with open hearts. That feeling can not be re-created online. We can't wait to see more mamas and papas from around the world "get their GroovaRoo on" with our wonderful new teachers. If you are interested in our in-person teacher training, fill out our worldwide teacher application at http://groovaroo.com/groovaroo-teacher-training/"


Erin Brandt is a zydeco dance instructor from San Francisco, and wanted me to let you know she will be available for private dance instruction while attending the Rhythm and Roots Festival this weekend in Rhode Island. If you are at the festival, you might contact her: (650) 520-1373, erintherapy@gmail.com, and Facebook.

Cajun-Zydeco Dance every first and third Tuesday in St. Petersburg

Florida bands Gumbo Boogie and Porchdogs are appearing at the following locations in July:

Sept. 3 & 4:  Porchdogs at Johnny Longboats (Riviera Beach)
Sunday, Sept. 11 — Louisiana Gumbo Dance Party at WSLR featuring Kid Red and The Pontchartrain All-Stars and Gumbo Boogie
Sat. Sept. 24 — Gumbo Boogie at Clancy’s, 6218 Cortez Rd. West Bradenton, FL 34210. 941.794.2489

For more information, visit floridacajunzydeco.com/calendar.html

Easy Street Duo with Mary Morella

Find a list of festival events throughout the United States at floridacajunzydeco.com/festivals

 Sept. 2-4, 2016 --- Rhythm & Roots Festival (Rhode Island) THIS WEEKEND!
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Lucinda Williams, David Grisman Sextet, Donna the Buffalo, Dave & Phil Alvin, Matt Andersen & The Bona Fide, Sarah Potenza,  Uncle Earl Reunion, Dustbowl Revival, Roomful of Blues, The Revelers, Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur, Cedryl Ballou & The Zydeco Trendsetters, Waylon Thibodeaux, Hat Fitz & Cara, Willie J Laws, The Huntress & Holder of Hands, The Suitcase Junket, Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree, The Quiet Life, Kelsey Waldon, Occidental Gypsy Jazz BandRhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island. http://www.rhythmandroots.com/ws/pages/home.php
October 1, 2016 — The Creole United Festival (Sausalito, CA)
The Creole United Festival celebrates it's 4th year in Northern California, a rhythmic magnet attracting all generations from throughout the U.S. and abroad. Grammy-nominated Andre Thierry brings high energy and captivating entertainment  with special guest bands from Louisiana and Texas.  Fun for all ages, arts & crafts, kidzone, wood dance floor, food vendors selling a variety of authentic Louisiana flavors, Creole cuisines combined with a blend of California favorites and libations. Plenty of lawn seating and VIP reserved table seating available, set for comfort and serving delicious hospitality.The Creole United Festival at Lagoon Park, San Rafael, CA. http://www.creoleunitedfestival.com
October 13-16, 2016 --- Festivals Acadiens et Creoles (Lafayette)
Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, LA. Celebrate the rhythm of Cajun and Creole life at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles. Dance to a traditional waltz. Two-step to the upbeat rhythms of accordions, fiddles and ti fers (triangles). Step back in time as traditional crafters demonstrate their artistry. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles pays tribute to the Cajun and Creole cultures with a combination of FREE festivals. http://www.festivalsacadiens.com
October 13-16, 2016 --- Suwannee Roots Revival
Bands include Donna the Buffalo, Sam Bush, The Wood Brothers, Leftover Salmon, Peter Rowan Band, Jim Dauderdale, Verlon Thompson, and many more. Magnolia Festival at Spirit of the Suannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL  Located just north of Live Oak, Fla, the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is a one-of-a-kind music park and premier campground nestled on the shady banks of the historic, tea-colored Suwannee River in North Florida. The Spirit of the Suwannee is proud to host a variety of events throughout the year. In addition to these events, the park offers live music during the week in the Music Hall and a natural amphitheater for outdoor music festivals. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park was named the Best Live Music Venue in Florida in 2009 by Florida Monthly Magazine. 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Phone 386-364-1683. Email: spirit@musicliveshere.com. Website: SuwanneeRootsRevival.com.

Sat. Oct 8 --- Marcia Ball at Daytona Blues Festival
at Daytona Blues Festival, Jackie Robinson Ballpark, 105 East Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Website: http://daytonabluesfestival.com

October 21-23, 2016 — Musicport (UK)
The Mahotella Queens (S. Africa), the Blockheads, Lynched  (Eire), Kathryn Tickell and The Side, Soupsongs Live (The Songs of Robert Wyatt), Martin Taylor MBE, Jeremy Hardy, Lemn Sissay, Don Letts (DJ set), Hardeep Singh Kohli, Vardens Band (Sweden) and many others. Website: http://www.musicportfestival.com

October 28-29, 2016 --- South Louisiana Blackpot Festival and Cookoff (Lafayette, LA)
This year the festival is at Vermillionville with camping available on nearby baseball fields. Check website for camping information. Bands include Feufollet, The Revelers, Caleb Klauder Country Band with special guest Courtney Granger, Lil Buck Sinegal, Los Texmaniacs, Freetown Aces, Ed Poullard and Preston Frank, Pineleaf Boys, Square Dance with Clelia Stefanini and Nancy Spero calling. Full festival including camping $60, and individual day passes $20 and $30. Children 12 and under free.  Website: http://blackpotfestival.com

Don't want to camp? I have stayed at Hampton Inn & Suites Lafayette, 1910 S College Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508. Only suggestion: don't take one of the suites with a spa in the bedroom. It's hard to sleep when your neighbor is using their spa.

Nov. 10-13, 2016 --- Riverhawk Music Festival (Brooksville, FL)
Bands include Travelin' McCourys, Delta Rae, Solas, Driftwood, Cornmeal, Shiny Ribs, Grandpa's Cough Medicine, The Honeycutters. Additional info: phone 863-984-8445 or email riverhawk1@lindentertainment.com. The Riverhawk and Stringbreak music festivals are held annually at the Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville, FL. Street address: 18953 Clay Hill Rd., Dade City, Fl 33523. Website: http://www.lindentertainment.com


Cajun-Zydeco Programming on the Radio

Here is a list of Cajun and zydeco radio programming streaming over the Internet. You can find this list and a host of other information at floridacajunzydeco.com/links.html

Thank you to Charlie MacEachern for suggesting KBON programs be added to the list. KBON is Charlie's favorite station. Check it out.

"Louisiana Dance Hall"
WRIR (Richmond, VA)
Mondays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST (EST 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
"Gumbo" Phil Daigle
KBON (Eunice, LA)
Monday-Friday Noon - 6 p.m. (EST 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
"Zydeco n Blues"
KMUZ, Salem, OR  /  Link: http://kmuz.org/
Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m. PST (EST 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.)
"Layton Thibodeaux Show"
KBON (Eunice, LA)
Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (EST 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.)
"The Swamp & Roll Show" with Todd Ortego
KBON (Eunice, LA)
Thursdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (EST 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.)
"Zydeco Workout with Lola Love"
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST
(EST 10:00 p.m. to 1 a.m.)
"100% Louisiana Music"
KBON (Eunice, LA)
Fridays 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EST 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
"Louisiana Rhythms"
KFAI, Minneapolis, MN
Fridays 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (EST 3 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
"Zydeco Est Pas Sale"
KRVS, (Lafayette, LA)
Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon  (EST 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Traditional, contemporary and live Zydeco sounds. Cultural conversation and information on community events.
"Saturday Afternoon Live" with Big Al Benoit
KBON (Eunice, LA)
Saturdays Noon to 6 p.m. (EST 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
"Zydeco Stomp"
KRVS, (Lafayette, LA)
Host: Herman Fusiler
Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. (EST 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
Louisiana music including Zydeco, Cajun, Swamp Pop and Blues.
"Born on the Bayou"
KRVS (Lafayette, LA)
Saturdays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
hosted by Lee Kleinpeter
Swamp pop and Louisiana R&B, zydeco, Cajun, blues and more.
"Saturday Night Throwdown" with Paul Marx
KBON (Eunice, LA)
Saturdays 6 p.m. to midnight (EST 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.)
"Second Line Parade" with Drew Miller
KSDS (San Diego, CA)
Saturdays, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. PST (EST 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.)
"Zydeco Zity Radio"
(Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Link: http://www.zydecozityradio.com/
Sundays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (EST 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
"Cajun Sunday Morning"  with Derek Landry
KBON (Eunice, LA)
Sundays 7 a.m. to noon (EST 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
"Cajun and Zydeco"
with Charles Laborde and Jim Hobbs
WWOZ (New Orleans, LA)
Sundays, Noon to 2 p.m.  (EST 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
"Louisiana Gumbeaux"
WRFG (Atlanta, GA)
Sundays 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST
"Zydeco Workout" featuring Zydeco Lady, Lola Love
KZSU (Stanford University, CA)
PST 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sundays (EST 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
"Louisiana Gumbo Show" with Kid Red
WSLR (Sarasota, FL)
Sundays EST 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association

September 10 --- Johnny Ace and Sidewalk Zydeco
at Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328; Phone: 404-613-4900. Free beginners dance lesson 7-8 p.m. Free intermediate dance lesson 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dance to live music 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Johnny Ace and Sidewalk Zydeco love zydeco music and that comes across in their live performances and "joie de vivre" attitude! From Charleston, South Carolina, they also play Swamp Pop and Cajun music. Great energy, very danceable, solid rhythm, and the "laissez les bons temps rouler" attitude that makes audiences feel good. Let's welcome them to their first appearance in Atlanta! Authentic Cajun food for sale from Fusions Custom Catering. Please note: No bar but ample parking and fabulous air conditioning.

October  1 --- Zydeco T
October  29 --- Roux du Bayou
December 3 --- Jambalaya Cajun Band

The Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association (ACZA) would like to remind dancers traveling to Atlanta that there is information about a hotel discount for out-of-town dancers on their website (http://aczadance.org/). “It’s the hotel where the bands stay when they play for us.”


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Regards, Jim Hance