Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Association dedicated to bringing Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community.
Ken and Chere, in matching CZ t-shirts, teach a lesson at the 2016 Waterfront Blues Festival
Come on down to Polish Hall for a zydeco lesson with Ken & Chere from 7:15 - 8. Open dancing from 8 - 10 to Ken's bluesy, upbeat playlist of zydeco, waltz, Cajun, and blues.
3832 N Interstate Ave
7:15 - 8 Lesson
8 - 10 DJ'd music
$7 general, $5 CZ Members
Date & Location TBA!
Every year CZ in August, CZ holds a picnic/potluck/party that serves both as our annual meeting and a great time to dance, eat, and mingle. Meet your newest board members, congratulate the recipient of the 2016 Golden Gator Award for volunteering, participate in a short meeting, and dance!
If you'd like to volunteer to help, please email email@example.com.
When we don't have a live band, Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance on most Wednesdays of every month. (No first Wednesday dance in August)
7:15 - 8pm Lesson
8 - 10pm Dance to Zydeco, Cajun, & Blues with a rotating lineup of DJ's
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Wednesdays
Polish Hall • 3832 NE Interstate Ave • Portland, OR
Admission $7 General • $5 Cascade Zydeco members
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!
Leslie Faris, Seattle, plays rubboard with Chubby Carrier
Photo by Peter Dervin
Marsha Sills, reporter for the Acadian Advocate, came all the way from Louisana to the 2016 Waterfront Blues Festival to write a story on the special relationship of between Louisiana and the Pacific Northwest Zydeco community. Read her story, 'Zydeco Trail' Leads from Aciadiana to the Pacific Northwest.
The best on-line resource for Portland dance information now lists Cajun/Zydeco events under the letter Z!
Dance in the park with Too Loose this summer.
6:30 - 8:15pm
Sandy Summer Sounds
Meinig Memorial Park
6:30 - 8pm
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
720 SE Sandy Blvd
All ages welcome, $5