CASCADE ZYDECO

zy·de·co, noun.
Popular music of southern Louisiana that combines French dance melodies, elements of Caribbean music, and the blues, played by small groups featuring the guitar, the accordion, and a washboard. [From Louisiana French, possibly alteration of Les haricots (sont pas salé), name of a song, pl. of French haricot, bean.]

GET YOUR ZYDECO BUDDY PASS
for the
2019 WATERFRONT BLUES FEST JULY 4 - 7

ZYDECO BUDDY PASS NOW INCLUDES THE NEW BAYOU BLUES CRUISE!

Your $85 Zydeco Buddy Pass includes:

Buddy Pass: early admission and priority re-admission to all 4 days of the festival plus a commemorative button

A ticket to the new Bayou Blues Cruise
BAYOU BLUES CRUISE: Zydeco/Crescent City Theme
featuring Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, the Bayou Boyz, Terry Hanck and BrassRoots Movement, July 5th 3 - 5pm
(Bayou Blues Cruise purchased ala carte is $40)

Discounted admission ($5 per show, normally $20 each) to the after-hours concerts at the Marriott (California Honeydrops & Karl Denson on Friday; Southern Avenue w/ Kingfish & Vintage Trouble on Saturday) Opt in/out to one or both at check-out.


Buy your Zydeco Buddy pass at
https://www.tickettomato.com/event/6164
Please enter the promo code "CZA" in the "Comment your association here" box in the upper left of the purchase page.

Anyone who has already purchased a regular buddy pass may upgrade to a Zydeco Buddy Pass for $10 by calling Ticket Tomato, 503-432-9477, during regular business hours.

Wednesday Night Zydeco
Secret Society Ballroom

Dance to Classic & Contemporary Zydeco, Cajun, Blues, Swing & Waltz
DJ'd nights & Live music nights
Zydeco lesson 7pm
Dancing 7:30 - 10pm
Secret Society Ballroom
116 NE Russell St • Portland, OR



Wednesday, May 8th, DJ Zydeco night
Rotating host/instructors bring their hand-curated playlists for your dancing pleasure
CZ members $8, General $10
Age 21+


Wednesday, May 15th, DJ Zydeco night
Rotating host/instructors bring their hand-curated playlists for your dancing pleasure
CZ members $8, General $10
Age 21+

Wednesday, May 22nd, Live music
Swamp Thang!

Swampy soul & rock n roll in the zydeco tradition
CZ members $12, General $15
Age 21+


Wednesday, May 29th, Live music
New Iberians

NW Inflected Zydeco/Blues
$10
Age 21+


Wednesday, June 5th, DJ Zydeco night
NO ZYDECO
Secret Society is hosting a special event


Wednesday, June 12th, Live music
Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band

Portland's own Louisiana Dance Hall music
CZ members $12, General $15
Age 21+

Help us support Zydeco at the 2019 Waterfront Blues Festival

Every year Cascade Zydeco gathers Blues Fest donations from the community, businesses, and our members and friends to help support the great music that we all enjoy at Waterfront Blues Fest . Some of the 2019 lineup...

Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Foufollet
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Cyril Neville
and so much more...


But, we need YOU to help keep Blues Fest healthy and solvent. It's all about enjoying the music and the dancing together!

You can make your donation to the Cascade Zydeco Blues Festival Fund at any Cascade Zydeco event, mail a check made out to "Cascade Zydeco" c/o Gabe Farkas, Treasurer, 12220 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97229, or donate on line with your Paypal account or using a debit or credit card. Every penny we receive goes to the Blues Festival to keep the music coming.
DONATE TO THE CASCADE ZYDECO BLUES FEST FUND

MORE ZYDECO & CAJUN EVENTS IN PORTLAND & VANCOUVER

LUCKY BEAUCOUP & TRASHCAN JOE

SATURDAY, MAY 10TH
Alberta St Pub
Cajun Flavored Country Blues

Alberta Street Pub
1036 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR

9pm
$10, Age 21+

THIRD SUNDAY CAJUN JAM

SUNDAY, MAY 19TH
Bring your instruments and dancing shoes. Everyone is welcome.
Email Tia Regan at
[email protected]
for location information, to get on the mailing list, or volunteer to be a host
1 - 3:30, All ages
Free

FIRST FRIDAY ZYDECO SOCIAL

FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH
Hosted by Janine & Roland Jemersen
Lesson & dancing
Viscount Studio
720 SE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR

$8, All ages
8:00 - 10:30pm 

THE GREAT BIG FAIS DO-DO

JUNE 20 - 23
T'Monde, Joel Savoy and Jesse Lége, Caleb Klauder, Reeb Willms, Pete Krebs and his Portland Playboys, The Horsenecks.
The Spare Room
4830 NE 42nd Ave
Moon & Sixpence
2014 NE 42nd Ave

Great Big Fais Do-Do website
WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL

JULY 4 - 7, 2019
Chubby Carrier & the Zydeco Swamp Band
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Feufollet Cajun Band
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Get the latest Blues Fest updates


What is Cascade Zydeco?
Cascade Zydeco, located in Portland, Oregon, has been a 501(c)3 Oregon non-profit association since 1999, with members from all over the USA. Members enjoy discounts and dance up a sweat at the annual Cascade Zydeco BBQ/Picnic.

Cascade Zydeco
• Sponsors Wednesday night dances with both DJ'd and Live Music
• Offers weekly dance lessons
• Hosts special Zydeco and Cajun music events and dance workshops
• Shares Zydeco and Cajun event news in the community with a weekly newsletter and Facebook page
• Helps support the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival

We welcome dancers at all experience levels and our sole purpose is sharing our love of Louisiana-style music and dance. Et toi!

VOLUNTEERS Cascade Zydeco exists and thrives entirely because of the time and energy of numerous volunteers, ensuring that Zydeco music and dance continue to flourish in the Pacific Northwest.

Our 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.