The CZ Mission

Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 non-profit association dedicated to building and sustaining Zydeco, Cajun, and other Louisiana music and dancing in our community.

Zydeco Wednesdays

Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance every Wednesday. We start with a basic zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by 2 hours of open dancing. Great for beginners and experienced dancers, no need to bring a partner. Drop in once, become a regular! Et toi!

• August 2nd
1st Wednesday with
Roland & Janine
E Portland Eagles

• Aug 9th
2nd Wednesday with
Adam & Ali
Polish Hall

• August 16th
3rd Wednesday with
Chere & Ken Polish Hall

• August 23rd
4th Wednesday with
Terri Jo
Polish Hall

• August 30th
Zydeco/Blues Fusion
5th Wednesday with
Marjorie Taylor
Polish Hall

Polish Hall
3832 NE Interstate Ave Portland, OR

East Portland Eagles
4904 SE Hawthorne Portland, OR

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

Second Friday Zydeco Social returns Aug 11th

Viscount logoRoland and Janine host a relaxed Zydeco Social on the second Friday of the month at Viscount Studio. Get some coaching or just dance!

Viscount Studio
720 SE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR

8:30 - 10:30
$5, all ages


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.

Sunday, August 27th

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at the Secret Society Ballroom

Curley Taylor

Sunday, August 27th, Curley and the band return for a first time gig at a new Cascade Zydeco partner venue, the Secret Society Ballroom! Join us at this historic Portland dance hall in central N.E. Portland, near the Rose Quarter. Enjoy the full bar and restaurant and the excellent dance floor.
$15 cover. All ages welcome!

Secret Society Ballroom
116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR

3 - 3:45pm Dance Lesson
4 - 7pm Dance Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

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 Tax-deductible Donation t0 CZ

Cascade Zydeco is a 501(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!

Get Involved, Get Connected

Saturday, September 9th

Annual Cascade Zydeco Picnic

cow Gather at Ben's Camas home out in the country for dancing, potluck, and our (very short) annual meeting. Welcome new board members and honor our 2017 Golden Gator, volunteer extraordinaire.

Burgers, Dogs, and cool beverages from CZ.
Potluck dishes from y'all.
BYOB if you want something fancier than pop.

2202 NE 249th Ave
Camas, WA 98607
Noon - 4pm

If you get lost call
or 360-907-1058

Business meeting and State of the Union message
Eat some more.
Dance some more.

Free for CZ members,
$5 for non members.

Join Cascade Zydeco at the picnic and save yourself 5 bucks!

Cascade Zydeco photos on Flickr

Past Issues of the CZ Newsletter


Cascade Zydeco
TooLoose Cajun Band
New Iberians

Seattle and National

Gatorboy ProductionsNational Zydeco & Swing