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.

July 4th, 2016

House Party with
Chubby Carrier &
the Bayou Swamp

chubby carrier

Hosted by Vicki Louthan

Vicki is opening her home so we can all enjoy Chubby Carrier on the 4th of July. Bring a potluck dish to share, your own beverage of choice, and your dance shoes. CD dancing before and after the band.

This is a residential area, so please carpool, or think about taking Uber or Lyft, or the bus. Vancouver dancers can carpool at 12:30 at the Salmon Creek Park & Ride.

Out of town dancers, please stop by the CZ booth at the Festival to make contact with locals for a ride!

Check the CZ calendar for Vicki's address.

1pm Doors Open
2 - 4:30 Live Music
$15, all ages

Sunday Zydeco in Vancouver

Penny and Phil






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

Every Sunday, 7 - 9 pm,
through June 26th, 2016
lesson on request


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.

Wednesday Zydeco is at Polish Hall
June 29th with Marjorie Taylor teaching a Blues Lesson!

Marjorie TaylorWhen we don't have a live band, Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance on the first Wednesday of every month.

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

Important to know!
Waterfront Blues Festival 2016
You can't get in without a pass!

blues festival pass logoAll passes, at every level, admit you to all the music at the festival. Regular passes, from Sponsor down to the single day passes, are available at:

Purchase Blues Festival Passes

A special pass that supports Zydeco and Cajun bands at the festival and helps pay for the dance floor is available at:

Blues Fest Zydeco Buddy Pass

Now, for the best part, here is the line up of Zydeco and Cajun bands and dance lessons at the Blues Festival (thanks, Dick Brainard!)

Friday, July 1 on the main stage

8:00 or 9:00 PM; Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Saturday, July 2 on the zydeco stage w/ big dance floor

11:30 Line dance w/ Roland & Janine Jemerson
Noon Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band
1:20 TooLoose Cajun-Zydeco Band
2:50 Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
4:10 Roddie Romero & Hub City All Stars
5:30 Terry & the Bad Boys
6:50 Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys
8:20 Roddie Romero & Hub City All Stars
9:50-11:00 Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band

Sunday, July 3 on the zydeco stage w/ big dance floor

11:30 Zydeco lesson w/ Adam & Ali Grimshaw
Noon Terry & the Bad Boys
1:20 Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys
2:40 Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
4:00 Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys
5:20 Roddie Romero & Hub City All Stars
6:50 Curley Taylor & Zydeco trouble
8:20 Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band
9:50-11:00 Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys

Join Cascade Zydeco or Renew Your Membership

Use PayPal or a credit card, download a printable membership form, or pick one up at a Wednesday night dance. Membership dues of just $25 a year give you DJ dance discounts and help bring Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community!

The best on-line resource for Portland dance information now lists Cajun/Zydeco events under the letter Z!

Get Involved, Get Connected

July 6th, 2016

Live Music!
Curley Taylor &
Zydeco Trouble

Curley Taylor

Curley and the Band are staying an extra couple of days after the blues fest to play for us!

Time and Venue TBA!

2nd Friday
Zydeco Social
July 8th, 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

Cascade Zydeco photos on Flickr

Past Issues of the CZ Newsletter


Cascade Zydeco
Bon Ton Roulet
TooLoose Cajun Band
New Iberians

Seattle and National

Gatorboy Productions

NW Zydeco Cajun Connection

National Zydeco & Swing