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
Tipitina's Uptown 501 Napoleon Ave. 
(Corner Tchoupitoulas)
New Orleans 897-3943 Sunday, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Bruce Daigrepont plays many Sundays. Primarily Cajun with some zydeco. One of the best.
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 regularly

Name Street address City Telephone When Notes
Cajun Cabin 501 Bourbon St. New Orleans 529-4256 Wednesday through Saturday. In the French Quarter. A restaurant with music.
Deutsches Haus 1023 Ridgewood Dr. Metairie, LA 522-8014 Bruce Daigrepont plays some Sundays now that he's not at Tipitina's every Sunday 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. Bar with music.

Other places to hear Cajun and zydeco music from time to time

Name Street address City Telephone When Notes
Maple Leaf Club 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.
Margaritaville Cafe 1104 Decatur St. New Orleans 592-2565 Occasional zydeco. Call. French Quarter near the French Market.  Owned by Jimmy Buffet.

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 (not so big on Cajun and zydeco, second weekend in April), and others such as school fairs. (There are many festivals beyond New Orleans, but they're outside the scope of this page.)

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The address of this page is: http://www.loyno.edu/~hobbs/czdance.html. Author: Jim Hobbs, Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans.