This page created and maintained by Jim Hobbs.
I'm compiling a complete listing of commercially-released Cajun, Louisiana Creole and zydeco music.
My Cajun, Louisiana Creole and zydeco music blog.
This is a selective listing of night clubs and other places to hear and dance to Cajun and zydeco music in the Greater New Orleans area.
All area codes are 504; the country code is 1.
Post-Katrina note: New Orleans is just fine for visitors. Come on down.
|Bruce Daigrepont||Sunday, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.||Bruce Daigrepont plays most Sundays somewhere around New Orleans. Primarily Cajun with some zydeco. One of the best. Check his calendar to see where he'll be playing.|
|Mid City Lanes Rock 'N' Bowl©||3000 S. Carrollton Ave.
(Near corner of S. Carrollton and Earhart Ave.)
|New Orleans||861-1700||Thursday, 9:30 pm until they stop.||A multi-lane bowling alley. Thursday is zydeco night.|
|Mulate's Restaurant||201 Julia St.
(Corner Convention Center Blvd., across from Morial Convention Center.)
|New Orleans||522-1492||Daily.||This is a restaurant with music. Go to eat or sit at the bar. Also locations in Baton Rouge and Breaux Bridge.|
|Tropical Isle Bayou Club||610 Bourbon St.
(Between St. Peter and Toulouse Sts.)
|New Orleans||504-529-4109||Daily. Part of a chain in the French Quarter; be sure you have the right one.||Bourbon Street French Quarter bar with music.|
|Maple Leaf Bar||8316 Oak St.||New Orleans||866-9359||Occasional Cajun and zydeco. Call.||Small but important club. This is where Cajun music started in New Orleans. Beautiful pressed tin ceiling.|
There are also numerous festivals: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (last weekend in April and first weekend in May [countdown to Jazz Fest]), the Cajun Zydeco Festival (first weekend in June), the French Quarter Festival (one stage devoted to Cajun and zydeco, second weekend in April), and others such as school fairs. (There are many festivals beyond New Orleans, like the Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, the third weekend in October.)
Where to keep up:
The address of this page is: http://www.loyno.edu/~hobbs/czdance.html. br> Author: Jim Hobbs, Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans.