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.

Sept 21st, 2016

3rd Wednesday with Terri Jo
Polish Hall

Polish Hall

Polish Hall
4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR

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

Sunday Zydeco starts Oct 2nd 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.

September 21st, Polish Hall
Third Wednesday Zydeco

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

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 (No Zydeco on Sept 14th due to the Polish Festival)
Polish Hall • 3832 NE Interstate Ave • Portland, OR

Admission $7 General • $5 Cascade Zydeco members

Motordude Zydeco
at Duff's Garage Friday, Sept 30th

Motordude ZydecoCascade Zydeco and Duff's Garage bring you Motordude Zydeco!

Powered by five zydeco greats - Willy Jordan, Lloyd Meadows, Billy Wilson, Dennis Calloway, and Ian Lamson - Motordude Zydeco will have you burning up the dance floor. This is an awesome band! Watch "Contagious!", a documentary about Motordude Zydeco.

Duff's Garage
2530 NE 82nd Ave, Portland

Zydeco Lesson 7 -7:45 • Band plays 8 - 11 • $15 • Ages 21+

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
October 14th, 2016
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

CZ Holiday Dances in October and December

Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band
Halloween Dance
Sunday, Oct 30th
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