Chicago Area Upcoming Cajun & Zydeco [August 30, 2017]

** = musicians from Louisiana


Sunday, September 10th

**Feufollet playing the season finale of SummerDance, downtown Chicago in the Spirit of Music Garden on Michigan Avenue between Balbo and Harrison.  FREE EVENT!  Basic dance lesson from 4 to 5 pmwith band playing from 5:30 to 7:30.  Come by to celebrate another great year of music and dance from SummerDance.


Sunday, September 17th

The Terr Family Band playing the Cajun dance party at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Avenue (at Cortez), Chicago.  This will be a really unique gathering…Charlie Terr, as most of you know plays wicked accordion with local Chicago Cajun Aces, brother John plays with Minneapolis/St. Paul’s New Riverside Ramblers and sister Betsy plays in C’es Bon on the east coast.  Having them all together to play for us will be a real treat!  Come on out, bring friends and neighbors.  The fun starts at 2 pm and goes till 4 pm.

Sunday, September 24th

Cajun jam resumes at Spyners Pub, 4623 N. Western Ave, Chicago.  Just south of the brown line elevated train ‘Western’ stop.  Bar doesn’t have signage but it’s at southeast corner of Western and Eastlake, across the street from the 7/11.   We have the jams in the back room.  EVERYONE WELCOME.  All songs are Cajun & Creole.  Beginners welcome as are accomplished players.  Don’t play?  Feel free to come, have a beer and enjoy the music. Jam starts at 2 pm and leans toward beginner players and slower tempos and as jam progresses with more accomplished players things rev up a bit.  Jam concludes at 5 pm. Many thanks to Stewart for continuing to schedule these jams and being our ‘jam master’ extraordinaire!

Sunday, November 12th

**The Revelers coming to City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, downtown Chicago.  Doors open at noon and music starts at 1 pm.  What better way to spend a Sunday than grooving to Swamp Pop, blues, Cajun, Zydeco and R&B?

Tix are $15 through $22.  Check website for details.



Did you know?

You can stream in ‘Louisiana Rhythms’ live on Fridays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. from in Minneapolis.  Four Cajun/Zydeco enthusiasts take turns hosting this show which features Cajun & Zydeco music.


Want a true slice of Southwest Louisiana without leaving your house?  Listen to the fantastic ‘Rendez-Vou Des Cajuns’ music concert broadcast LIVE from the historic Liberty Theater in Eunice, Louisiana.  Broadcast every Saturday night from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  Go to KRVS Radio Acadie at on your computer to stream in.  You can also see who will be playing on the Liberty Theater schedule posted on   Enjoy this most wonderful show – broadcast in French but the music needs no translator to enjoy!


Off the Beaten Path : Events further away but oh, so worthwhile


Saturday, September 9th

Cajun Vagabonds join other Midwest Cajun and Zydeco bands for the Cajun In The Country Festival in Shepard’s Barn, 7556 Marshall Road, Columbus, WI (near Madison)

Music from noon to 8 pm

Will post more details as they become available.



See website for lots more info.


Our Wisconsin friends have a FaceBook page for Cajun music…see Driftless Cajuns…check it out.


The Cajun Strangers play lots of gigs in Madison and around Wisconsin.  Check their website regularly to see what’s up!


Check out websites for Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp and L’Espirit Creole for events around Illinois and the Midwest states.