Chicago Area Upcoming Cajun & Zydeco [August 11, 2017]

** = musicians from Louisiana



Wednesday, August 16th

**Lost Bayou Ramblers helping us to celebrate hump day by playing at Township Bar & Restaurant, 2200 N. California, Chicago (across the street from the Blue Line el stop at California).  They will start playing a little after 7 pm.  I believe they have new music out so should be super fun to hear more from this energetic Cajun band.


Saturday, August 19th

The Jordan & Angie Show (Jordan Wankoff and Angela Bowman) playing some Cajun and old-time tunes at the Horner Park Farmer’s Market at Montrose & California, Chicago.  From 10 am to 1 pm. 


Sunday, August 20th

**The Revelers playing at 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 pm with band playing from 5:30 to 7:30.  The Revelers are the bomb…some Cajun, some swamp pop, everything super danceable and fun.


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 pm with band playing from5:30 to 7:30.  Come by to celebrate another great year of music and dance from SummerDance.


Sunday, September 17th

HOLD THIS DATE – CFMA cookin’ up something unique and wonderful but we are waiting for confirmation.


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.




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.