The CZ Mission

Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Association dedicated to bringing Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community.

October 26th, 2016

4th Wednesday Zydeco with Terri Jo

terrijo bonbright

3832 NE Interstate Ave
Portland, OR

7:15 - 8 Lesson or longer
8 - 10 DJ'd music
$7 general, $5 CZ Members

Sunday Zydeco in Vancouver

Penny and Phil






Silver Star Saloon
6718 NE 4th Plain Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661

Sundays, 7 - 9 pm, Free!

2016 Golden Gator
Kenneth Parker

Ken Parker Golden Gator






Kenneth Parker, our Cascade Zydeco Vice President and Band Coordinator, was named 2016 Golden Gator in recognition of his outstanding service as a CZ volunteer. Ken works diligently behind-the-scenes, staying in communication with bands and local venues to keep live music on our calendar.

Past Golden Gators:

2008 Dick Brainard
2009 Patty Kadel
2010 Penny Holeman & Phil Coquillette
2011 Janine Tebeau-Jemerson & Roland Jemerson
2012 Jim Lalone
2013 Rick Wiseman
2014 Adam and Ali Grimshaw
2015 Chere Weiss

Zydeco News

Be sure to check the CZ Calendar for more details and other events around town! And, while you're at it, sign up for our newsletter, read past newsletters, and visit CZ on Flickr.

TooLoose Cajun Zydeco Band
Sunday, October 30thtoo loose in costume







CZ hosts the fabulous Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band at the East Portland Eagles, Sunday, October 30th. Gigsalad says, "The band delivers traditional and modern Louisiana music with two fiddles, accordion, bass, drums, guitar and New Orleans piano player Steve Kerin. They are at home on the big Waterfront Blues Festival Stage or playing acoustically on a farmhouse porch. Singing in French, Creole and English, this group adds an earthy érudition aux règles du monde."

Full bar, off street parking, & a big dance floor. Dress up or not and join the party!

East Portland Eagles
4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR

Zydeco Lesson 3 -3:45 • Band plays 4 - 7 • $10

Wednesday Zydeco in Portland

When we don't have a live band, Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance every Wednesdays.

7:15 - 8pm Lesson
8 - 10pm Dance to Zydeco, Cajun, & Blues with a rotating lineup of DJ's

1st Wednesdays at the
East Portland Eagles
4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd • Portland, OR

2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Wednesdays
Polish Hall • 3832 NE Interstate Ave • Portland, OR

Admission $7 General • $5 Cascade Zydeco members

Join Cascade Zydeco
or Renew Your Membership

Ken, Diane, PhilCascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 non-profit association. Volunteers keep the music and dancing alive and every dollar you contribute in the form of membership dues, dance admissions, and donations goes right to our mission.

Membership is only $25 a year per person, and members receive a $2 discount to all Cascade Zydeco DJ dances. And it's tax deductible!

Use PayPal or a credit card, download a printable membership form, or pick one up at a Wednesday night dance. Membership dues give you DJ dance discounts and help bring Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community!

Make a Donation

Cascade Zydeco is a 5019(c)3 non-profit association. Your donations are tax deductible and every dollar goes to our mission of keeping Zydeco music and dance alive and well in the Pacific Northwest. Donate securely on line with a credit card or Paypal account, using the button below! Thank you!

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Get Involved, Get Connected

2nd Friday
Zydeco Social
November 11th
at Viscount Studio

Roland and Janine

Join Roland and Janine every second Friday of the month for a friendly, laid back night of zydeco at Viscount Studio.

Second Friday Zydeco Social 8 - 10:30pm

Viscount Studio
720 SE Sandy Blvd
Portland, Oregon

All ages welcome, $5

Coming in December

Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band

Holiday Dance
Sunday, Dec 11th

Too Loose

East Portland Eagles
4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR

3 - 3:45 Zydeco lesson
4 - 7 Dance to Too Loose!

$10 •All Ages

Cascade Zydeco photos on Flickr

Past Issues of the CZ Newsletter


Cascade Zydeco
TooLoose Cajun Band
New Iberians

Seattle and National

Gatorboy Productions

NW Zydeco Cajun Connection

National Zydeco & Swing