Chicago Area Upcoming Cajun & Zydeco [September 19, 2017]

** = musicians from Louisiana

 



Sunday, October 22nd

CFMA Cajun Jam starts up again for the season at Spyner’s Bar, 4623 N. Western Avenue(on the southeast corner…look for the cobalt blue bldg.), from 2 to 5 pm.  Jam is held in the side room.  All songs Cajun or Creole in nature.  EVERYONE welcome all levels from super beginners to master players.  First part of jam is slower paced, geared to beginners and then jam begins to ramp up as more advanced musicians guide the jam. Beginners encouraged to stay and play no matter the pace.  These jams are great for students taking guitar or fiddle classes, as it is a great way to practice.  Don’t play a guitar, fiddle, Cajun accordion but like Cajun music? – come on over for a beer or cocktail and just enjoy some music.

 

Tuesday, October 24th 

Cajun music at Sketchbook Brewing, 821 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL

Music from 7 to 10 pm.  There is a bit of room for some dancin’ - or come by for a brew and just enjoy the music.

 

Sunday, November 12th

**The Revelers coming to City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, downtown Chicago.  Doors open at noon and music starts at 1 pm.  The Revelers ripped it up at SummerDance in August!  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

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Tuesday, November 14th 

Cajun music at Sketchbook Brewing, 821 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL

Music from 7 to 10 pm.  There is a bit of room for some dancin’ - or come by for a brew and just enjoy the music.


Friday, November 17th 

Hey Chere! at Fuller's Pub, 3203 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618.

 

 

Did you know?

You can stream in ‘Louisiana Rhythms’ live on Fridays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. from KFAI.org 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 KRVS.org on your computer to stream in.  You can also see who will be playing on the Liberty Theater schedule posted on http://www.eunice-la.com   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



 

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! 

http://www.cajunstrangers.com



 

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

http://www.creolefiddle.com

http://www.creolestomp.com