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Chicago Associate Chapter of the Cajun French Music Association


We are very excited to announce the formation of the Chicago associate chapter of the Cajun French Music Association, the premier body for the promotion of Cajun music and culture. This is the first chapter to be formed outside of Louisiana and Texas. We're still setting up shop, but already looking ahead to hosting and sponsoring events, and helping to bring musicians up to Chicago's legendary music scene. We need your help! By joining our chapter, you will be helping us to increase the opportunities to listen and dance to the music of Louisiana, learn about its culture, and share this wonderful treasure with friends.

Please visit the links to the left to learn more about the CFMA, and how to join our chapter. You can also find Monica's Chicagoland Cajun event list, previously only available by email.

You can contact us by following the "Contact" link to the left, or simply by sending email to info@chicagocajuns.org.

Please note our new mailing address:
Cajun French Music Association, Chicago Associate Chapter
c/o David Potterveld
700 Wenonah Ave
Oak Park, IL  60304

WE NOW HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE: www.facebook.com/ChicagoCajuns


PHOTO GALLERY: Take a look at the photos from Festivals Acadiens.
JAM TUNES: Click here for a list of tunes we've played at our jams.
MONICA'S EVENT LIST: [Last update: November 29, 2017]

Dance To Live Music:

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Future dates:

Music Jams:

CFMA music jam -  Sunday, December 17, 2:00-7:00pm
on: 712 S. Bryan, Elmhurst, IL

Cajun Jam the holiday version!  To be held at the beautiful home of Gene and Sally, 712 S. Bryan, Elmhurst, IL.  Starts at 2 pm. Casual dinner at around 4 pm.  Bring snacks or appetizer if you wish.  There will be some wine and beer on hand but always good to bring some to share or your own fav beverage if you have something specific you like.  This is always a lot of fun and we want to thank Gene and Sally for again offering to host this jam in their home.

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Other Items Of Note:


Danceaholics is a massive dance calendar for Hustle, Jitterbug, Lindy, West Coast Swing, and other dancing in the Chicago area.

This Week In Chicago has listings for "Swing, Lindy Hop, Blues, Honky Tonk, & West Coast Swing", and sometimes Cajun dance listings.

The Chicago Barn Dance Company holds weekly Barn dances (contra and square dances) to live music and calling.

We've been mentioned in a web collection of 40 blogs and websites for the Cajun enthusiast, covering Cajun food, music, language, and event calendars. Check it out, it's a great collection of online resources.