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Cajun/Zydeco [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

8:00pm PDT

Swamp Soul Cajun Band
Dance music from Louisiana

Performers
SS

Swamp Soul Cajun Band

John Morris and Karen Kaser have traveled often to SW Louisiana to learn and dance to Cajun andZydeco music. Getting other musicians interested in playing this unique American music style waseasy. Swamp Soul Cajun Band has been playing dances, weddings and festivals in the Seattlearea... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:00pm - 8:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:50pm PDT

Learn to Cajun Dance
With MaryLee Lykes

Performers
LT

Learn to Cajun Dance

MaryLee Lykes has attended Folklife for 34 years. Her dance passion began at the Roadhouse - Contra Dancing. This led her to other partner dances. In 1992 she began Lykes To Dance - she teaches a variety of partner dance forms ~ she is passionate about Zydeco and Cajun dancing. She... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:50pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

9:00pm PDT

Bayou Envie
New Generation Louisiana Music!

Performers
BE

Bayou Envie

Raised on Vashon by a musical family with deep southern roots, Louisiana music has always been central to the Salonen brothers. In Bayou Envie (Cajun French for Bayou Craving or Bayou Envy, depending on how you’re feeling) the brothers team up with zydeco veteran Kevin Kilmartin... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00pm - 9:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

NW Cajun Jammers
Cajun Music for All

Performers
NC

NW Cajun Jammers

Cajun Music for All


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:15pm PDT

The New Iberians Zydeco Band
Stumptown Zydeco

Performers
TN

The New Iberians Zydeco Band

Formed in 1997, this line-up active together since 2004. Leader Evan Shlaes learned accordion as a kid growing up in Polish/German neighborhood in Chicago, played piano and Hammond B3 in blues bands, Inspired by seeing a Queen Ida concert in early 1980's. joined Mmbo Gumbo Zydeco... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

WHOZYAMAMA Cajun and Zydeco
Music of Southwest Louisiana

Performers
WC

WHOZYAMAMA Cajun and Zydeco

WHOZYAMAMA plays Cajun and Zydeco two-steps and waltzes in the traditional style of southern Louisiana. Vocals are in Cajun French. Claudette Boudreaux is from Dulac Louisiana and teaches Cajun vocals, accordion and dance. Tami and Claudette played Cajun music in “Les Femmes d’Enfer... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Western WA Toyota Dealers 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Touloulou
Cajun Dance Music

Performers
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Touloulou

Touloulou has been together since 2013. Members include John Hurd on accordion, Karen England on fiddle, Steve Perry on fiddle, and Elena DeLisle on guitar. They share a love of Louisiana French music and play in a style that would have been right at home in house dances of 100 years... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:50pm PDT

Learn to Cajun Dance
With MaryLee Lykes

Performers
LT

Learn to Cajun Dance

MaryLee Lykes has attended Folklife for 34 years. Her dance passion began at the Roadhouse - Contra Dancing. This led her to other partner dances. In 1992 she began Lykes To Dance - she teaches a variety of partner dance forms ~ she is passionate about Zydeco and Cajun dancing. She... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:50pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Folichon Cajun Band
Mashdown Cajun Dance Music

Performers
FC

Folichon Cajun Band

The ever-evolving "Greater Folichon Co-Prosperity Sphere" sprang from the Seattle Cajun jam experience, beginning in the mid-1990s. The Folichon name was applied in about 1996 when Tim Parker, TEd Granger and Karen England play their first gig. It has grown and shrunk ever since with... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Zydeco Rex
Hot Louisiana Dance Music

Performers
ZR

Zydeco Rex

Zydeco Rex is born from the last 25 years of zydeco and music in Seattle. Its members come from the Lang family bands of the '80's to present, the Culture Pirates of the '90's, and the Zydeco Locals of the '00's (Oughts). They've been at this music a long time, its members having... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

11:45am PDT

Learn to Cajun Dance
With MaryLee Lykes

Performers
LT

Learn to Cajun Dance

MaryLee Lykes has attended Folklife for 34 years. Her dance passion began at the Roadhouse - Contra Dancing. This led her to other partner dances. In 1992 she began Lykes To Dance - she teaches a variety of partner dance forms ~ she is passionate about Zydeco and Cajun dancing. She... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:45am - 12:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

12:00pm PDT

Troupeau
Cajun and Honky Tonk!

Performers
T

Troupeau

Cajun and Honky Tonk!


Monday May 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison
 


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