Your Source for Cajun-Zydeco
Dancing in Florida


Welcome to FloridaCajunZydeco, a website dedicated to people who love to dance to Louisiana-style music. This site features a calendar page of Cajun and Zydeco dance bands and events in the state of Florida, and a "Festival-O-Rama" page of major Cajun and Zydeco events anywhere in the United States -- even Louisiana!  Also check out "The Story" page where a different Cajun or zydeco band is featured each month.

Traveling out of state? Check the Links page for dance clubs and bands in the area you will be traveling.

Also, check the Update! Newsletter archives in the bottom right of this page for recent newsletters on events posted on this site. Email me to get on my e-mail list for Update! Newsletter.

As they say in French-speaking Louisiana, "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" ("Let the good times roll!") And in the spirit of the dance community that embraces this joyful music, "If you're smiling, you're doing it right!"

--- James Hance, St. Petersburg, FL




Jerry Carrier's CZ Newsletter

Jerry Carrier sends out an email newsletter every week or two during the festival season with new event information. You can subscribe to CZ Newsletter by emailing him a request to be added to his mailing list:



Planning a Dance Party?

House parties are a great way to make new friends and learn more about the people you only know on the dance floor. Let me know if you’re planning a party and would like to invite other dancers to attend by announcing it on the website. A potluck get-together with others who who enjoy Louisiana music and food is a great way to celebrate the holidays. Drop me an email at if you would like to announce your special event on


Fun Fact: Grammy® Awards

The Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album was an honor presented to recording artists at the 50th, 51st, 52nd and 53rd Grammy Awards (2008–2011) for quality zydeco or cajun music albums. The Grammy Awards, an annual ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, are presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position”. The Pine Leaf Boys holds the record for the most nominations, with four. Though nominated each year the honor was presented, the group failed to receive an award. Award recipients in chronological order are Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band.

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Halloween Bash with JB's Zydeco Zoo (Tallahassee)


9 p.m. “JB” John Babich is joined by band mates Missippy James on guitar and Jiggs Walker on bass, Martin Guilbeau on drums and Keith McCraw on rubboard to form JB’s Zydeco Zoo.  Their music is high energy, rockin’, rhythmic zydeco in the vein of Beau Jocque, Clifton Chenier, C.J. Chenier, Rockin' Dopsie and Buckwheat Zydeco.  “My love is ultra groovin' music that gives music lovers no chance but to dance,” says JB. Join them for a Halloween Bash at Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee, site of the Mississippi to Florida Blues Trail Marker. Bradfordville Blues Club, 7152 Moses Lane, Tallahassee FL 32309, (850) 906-0766. Website

Check a complete list of events,
check the Calendar.

Holiday Fais-Do-Do
Dec. 13, 2014
in St. Petersburg

Potluck Cajun house party to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice at 2421 First Street South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705. 7-8 p.m. Potluck --- share your holiday favorites. 8 to 11 p.m. dance to live Cajun music of Gumbo Limbo. $10 suggested donation to cover the cost of 7-member band. Information: Peter 727-403-4626 or Davida 727-479-2440. Put this on your calendar.

Update! Newsletter

October 10, 2014 Newsletter



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September 3, 2014

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Keep dancing!



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