Cajun and Zydeco Dance Locations in New Orleans

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.

My favorites

Name Street address City Telephone When Notes
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.

Other places to hear Cajun and zydeco music

Name Street address City Telephone When Notes
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.
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.
Pontchartrain Landing Resort and Marina 6001 France Road New Orleans 504-301-2218 Every Saturday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Have not verified personally.
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.

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. Author: Jim Hobbs, Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans.