Cajun and Zydeco dance enthusiasts who want to keep the music of Louisiana alive and thriving in Atlanta have joyfully formed the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association. Everybody loves a party! And what better way to “Let the Good Times Roll” than with a Cajun two-step or a Zydeco syncopated slide? If you play well with others and are looking for the chance to get your groove on, this is the place for you. Welcome. Links to recent stories describing the fun are below.
SATURDAY - December 14 –
Knights of Columbus Post 660
2620 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Map )
Intermediate lesson from 6:30-7:15 PM with Jim Bird & Bonnie Lunceford; Beginner's lesson from 7:15-8:00 PM with Don Baggett & Amanda Robinson ;
Dance from 8-11 PM;
$17 / $5 students / $14 ACZA members
The Revelers is a new Cajun band, composed of old Cajun friends. They played for us at Garden Hills in May of this year, and people haven't stopped talking about them since. Founded by members of Pine Leaf Boys and Red Stick Ramblers, these musicians are some of Louisiana's best. Their contagious approach and danceable rhythms are making music and dance lovers alike stand up and take notice. Hollywood has noticed too - they were on the 2011 season finale of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, and were the featured musicians for the third season of HBO's Treme. We've seen some of these musicians before: Blake Miller (fiddle & accordion) has been to Atlanta with Les Malfecteurs, Balfa Toujours, and with Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole. Daniel Coolik (fiddle & guitar) is from Atlanta, and was featured a couple of years ago at David Greeley's Fiddlers on the Bayou program. We are SO excited that The Revelers will be here for us to start off the holiday season! For more about the band, see the band's web page. Authentic Cajun food for sale from Fusions Catering & Cash Bar.
ACZA Suggestions for overflow parking
Future dances with Louisiana Bands at Knights of Columbus
For ACZA Out of Town Guests
It's about a mile from the KoC. Rates are $52.99 single, $62.99 double, and $72.99 suite.
Contact Microtel Inn & Suites, 1840 Corporate Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30329, 404-325-4446, and ask for the ACZA rate.