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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: June 29, 2018]

Dance To Live Music:

CFMA dance
- Sunday, Aug. 5, 2-4:30pm
Location: The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Band: Mid-City Aces
Admission: $10

This is a special event with the Mid City Aces visiting from Louisiana.  You might remember them from the the U of C Folk Fest a couple of years ago.  It is the young phenom Cameron Dupuy on accordion, his dad on guitar and vocals, and the amazing Gina Forsyth on fiddle. This will be a wonderful afternoon – whether you dance or just want to listen and enjoy.  Please come out and bring friends!!

We’ve all been having a GREAT time dancing at the Empty Bottle.  It's a really cozy place, with a nice dance space, great sound, and a good bar, plus food can be had from the restaurant next door. Come share a relaxed Sunday afternoon and still be home to in time to rest up and prepare for work on Monday!

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Music Jams:

CFMA music jam -  TBA
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The jams are taking a break during the summer. They'll resume in September or October.

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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.