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 friendly, welcoming DJ dances and at least twice-a-month live music on Wednesday nights. We start with a basic zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by dancing. Great for beginners and experienced dancers, no need to bring a partner. Drop in once, become a regular! Join Cascade Zydeco for live band events with some of the best local talent you'll find anywhere, plus special events with traveling Zydeco talent from other cities. Watch the calendar for the next dance!
Et toi!

• May 30th
5th Wednesday
Zydeco/Blues Night
Sister Mercy Blues Band
Dance lesson 7pm
with Marjorie Taylor
Band plays 7:30 - 10
Secret Society Ballroom

• June 6th
1st Wednesday
DJ'd Dance
Dance lesson 7:15pm
Dancing 8 - 10
Secret Society Ballroom

• Wednesday, June 13th
Too Loose
Cajun Zydeco Band
Dance lesson 7pm
Band plays 7:30 - 10
Secret Society Ballroom

• June 20th
3rd Wednesday
DJ'd Dance
Dance lesson 7:15pm
Dancing 8 - 10
Secret Society Ballroom

• Wednesday, June 27th
Swamp Thang Band
Dance lesson 7pm
Band plays 7:30 - 10
Secret Society Ballroom

Secret Society Ballroom
116 NE Russell St
Portland, OR

Goodbye party for Sunday Zydeco in Vancouver
May 27th

Penny and PhilSunday Zydeco in Vancouver, hosted for many years by Penny Holeman and Phil Coquillette, is coming to an end. May 27th will be the last one. Join us for cake and a big thank you to Penny and Phil for 10 years of sweet music and dancing.

7 - 9pm dancing

Silver Star Bar & Grill
6718 NE 4th Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA


Zydeco News

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Sister Mercy Blues Band
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
Zydeco/Blues Night

Special Blues night! Join Marjorie Taylor for a blues lesson from 7 - 7:30 at Secret Society Ballroom Wednesday, May 30th. Then get your zydeco blues groove on with the Sister Mercy Blues Band. Co-sponsored by Ann Fullerton, Cascade Zydeco, and the Secret Society Ballroom.

Dance lesson 7:00 - 7:30pm
Live music 7:30 - 10pm

$12, ages 21+

Secret Society Ballroom
116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR

Sign up for your spot in CZ Blues Festival booth!

Ken Diane PhilEvery year CZ has an information booth at the Blues Festival. We need an hour of your time to spread the love. Sign up for a shift or two on line:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com




Join Cacade Zydeco or renew your membership...

Cascade 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!

Every membership lasts for a full 12 months from the time you pay your dues. Join any time of year!

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!

Donate to Cascade Zydeco!

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

4th Annual Zydeco Weekend Workshop
June 2 & 3rd

Sean Donovan


Want to take your Zydeco up a notch? Join Cascade Zydeco and Sean 'Gator Boy' Donovan at our Zydeco Weekend Workshop in June. This year we'll have a morning session for beginners and a longer afternoon session for intermediate & advanced dancers. Saturday night's dance will feature the new band, Swamp Thang, and Sunday morning Vicki Louthan opens her fabulous home for our Zydeco Brunch and CD dance.

Get all the details and printable registration forms right here!

blues fest boothHelp Cascade Zydeco support the 2018 Waterfront Blues Festival

Cascade Zydeco is collecting donations for the Blues Festival in support of the great Zydeco and Cajun music line-up and the wonderful dance floor. Get the whole scoop about the music line-up for 2018 and what your donation can do! Make your tax-deductible donation to the CZ Blues Fest fund with a credit card or Paypal by clicking on the Donate button below.

Seattle and National Calendars

Gatorboy Productions
National Zydeco & Swing