Zydeco

The CZ Mission

Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 non-profit association dedicated to building and sustaining Zydeco, Cajun, and other Louisiana music and dancing in our community.


Zydeco Wednesdays

Cascade Zydeco hosts friendly, welcoming DJ dances and at least twice-a-month live music on Wednesday nights. We start with a basic zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by dancing. Great for beginners and experienced dancers, no need to bring a partner. Drop in once, become a regular! Join Cascade Zydeco for live band events with some of the best local talent you'll find anywhere, plus special events with traveling Zydeco talent from other cities. Watch the calendar for the next dance!
Et toi!

• May 16th
3rd Wednesday
DJ'd Dance
Dance lesson 7:15pm
Dancing 8 - 10
Secret Society Ballroom

• Wednesday, May 23rd
Swamp Thang Band
Dance lesson 7pm
Band plays 7:30 - 10
Secret Society Ballroom

• May 30th
5th Wednesday
Zydeco/Blues Night
Sister Mercy Blues Band
Dance lesson 7pm
with Marjorie Taylor
Band plays 7:30 - 10
Secret Society Ballroom

• June 6th
1st Wednesday
DJ'd Dance
Dance lesson 7:15pm
Dancing 8 - 10
Secret Society Ballroom

• Wednesday, June 13th
Too Loose
Cajun Zydeco Band
Dance lesson 7pm
Band plays 7:30 - 10
Secret Society Ballroom

• June 20th
3rd Wednesday
DJ'd Dance
Dance lesson 7:15pm
Dancing 8 - 10
Secret Society Ballroom

• Wednesday, June 27th
Swamp Thang Band
Dance lesson 7pm
Band plays 7:30 - 10
Secret Society Ballroom

Secret Society Ballroom
116 NE Russell St
Portland, OR


Second Friday Zydeco Social
June 8th

Viscount logoRoland and Janine host a relaxed Zydeco Social on the second Friday of the month at Viscount Studio. Get some coaching or just dance!

8:00 - 10:30pm
$8, all ages

Viscount Studio
720 SE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR


Donate to
Cascade Zydeco

Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 non-profit association. Your donations are tax deductible and every dollar goes to our mission of keeping Zydeco and Cajun music and dance alive and well in the Pacific Northwest. Donate securely on line with a credit card or Paypal account, using the button below! If you want your donation to go to Blues Festival, please use the button above. Thank you!

 


 

Zydeco News

Visit the CZ Calendar for more details and other events around town

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Enjoy Cascade Zydeco photos on Flickr


Wednesday Night Zydeco
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Too Loose

Join Cascade Zydeco for a Wedesday night DJ'd dance at Secret Society Ballroom. Mark your calendar for 1st & 3rd DJ'd Wednesdays for the friendliest dance in town. Zydeco, Cajun, waltz, swing, blues. Full bar, great floor. And join us 2nd & 4th Wednesday for live music!

Dance lesson 7:15 - 8pm
Dancing 8 - 10pm

$8 Cascade Zydeco members, $10 General, ages 21+

Secret Society Ballroom
116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR


Swamp Thang! Wed, May 23rd
Secret Society Ballroom

Swamp ThangPhoto by Frank Poliat

Swamp Thang plays swampy Soul and Rock & Roll in the Zydeco tradition. Featuring some of Portland's best musicians, Swamp Thang will be playing for every 4th Wednesday Zydeco. Watch Swamp Thang!

Dance lesson 7:00 - 7:30pm
Dance to Swamp Thang 7:30 - 10pm

$15, Ages 21+


Secret Society Ballroom
116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR


Sister Mercy Blues Band
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
Zydeco/Blues Night

Special Blues night! Join Marjorie Taylor for a blues lesson from 7 - 7:30 at Secret Society Ballroom Wednesday, May 30th. Then get your zydeco blues groove on with the Sister Mercy Blues Band. Co-sponsored by Ann Fullerton, Cascade Zydeco, and the Secret Society Ballroom.

Dance lesson 7:00 - 7:30pm
Live music 7:30 - 10pm

$12, ages 21+

Secret Society Ballroom
116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR


Join Cascade Zydeco
or Renew Your Membership

Ken Diane PhilCascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 non-profit association. Volunteers keep the music and dancing alive and every dollar you contribute in the form of membership dues, dance admissions, and donations goes right to our mission.

Membership is only $25 a year per person, and members receive a $2 discount to all Cascade Zydeco DJ dances. And it's tax deductible!

Every membership lasts for a full 12 months from the time you pay your dues. Join any time of year!

Use PayPal or a credit card, download a printable membership form, or pick one up at a Wednesday night dance. Membership dues give you DJ dance discounts and help bring Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community!



 

Get Involved, Get Connected


4th Annual Zydeco Weekend Workshop
June 2 & 3rd

Sean Donovan

 

Want to take your Zydeco up a notch? Join Cascade Zydeco and Sean 'Gator Boy' Donovan at our Zydeco Weekend Workshop in June. This year we'll have a morning session for beginners and a longer afternoon session for intermediate & advanced dancers. Saturday night's dance will feature the new band, Swamp Thang, and Sunday morning Vicki Louthan opens her fabulous home for our Zydeco Brunch and CD dance.

Get all the details and printable registration forms right here!


blues fest boothHelp Cascade Zydeco support the 2018 Waterfront Blues Festival

Cascade Zydeco is collecting donations for the Blues Festival in support of the great Zydeco and Cajun music line-up and the wonderful dance floor. Get the whole scoop about the music line-up for 2018 and what your donation can do! Make your tax-deductible donation to the CZ Blues Fest fund with a credit card or Paypal by clicking on the Donate button below.



Last Sunday Zydeco in Vancouver
May 27th

Penny and PhilSunday Zydeco in Vancouver, hosted for many years by Penny Holeman and Phil Coquillette, is coming to an end. May 27th will be the last one. This free event has been a wonderful addition to the zydeco community, especially for Vancouver dancers. There are still 3 more Sundays, so don't miss your chance to dance in Vancouver and thank P & P for their dedication and hard work.

7 - 9pm dancing
Free

Silver Star Bar & Grill
6718 NE 4th Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA


Seattle and National Calendars

Gatorboy Productions
National Zydeco & Swing