"Fat Tuesday" Mardi Gras Party with Aux Cajunals and Billy, Willie, & Lloyd
Tue Feb 21 2023 at 07:30 pm
1317 San Pablo Ave,Berkeley,94702,US | Berkeley, CA
AdvertisementCome celebrate Fat Tuesday with us by dancing to Cajun and Zydeco music!
Doors at 7pm ~ Dance lesson at 7:30 pm ~ Show at 8pm
Celebrate Fat Tuesday by dancing to Cajun and zydeco music!
Costumes, masks, Mardi Gras beads encouraged, or just wear your most sparkly, brightest party clothes.
After the dance lesson, a Mardi Gras parade will start up on the dance floor, led by the Aux Cajunals in their Cajun-style Mardi Gras finery — costumes will be available to borrow, first come first served - followed by Cajun-Creole music from the Aux Cajunals (Suzy, Eric & Allegra Thompson, Agi Ban) with a second set of rocking zydeco from Billy, Willie and Lloyd (all-star zydeco band with members of the Zydeco Flames and Motordude Zydeco.) Costumes, masks, beads optional but highly recommended — or just wear your brightest, most sparkly clothes!
The Aux Cajunals is led by fiddler Suzy Thompson, co-founder (with the late Danny Poullard) of the California Cajun Orchestra, who apprenticed in Louisiana with Cajun fiddle legend Dewey Balfa and also was mentored by Dennis McGee and Cheese Read. Suzy learned to play accordion from Danny Poullard. Agi Ban (of the Midnite Ramblers) and Karen Celia Heil (formerly of the Creole Belles) join Suzy on fiddles. Eric Thompson, another co-founder of the California Cajun Orchestra, plays guitar. He and Suzy have performed with many Cajun greats including DL Menard, Beausoleil, Marc and Ann Savoy, Ed Poullard, Jesse Lege & Joel Savoy, and David Greely. Their daughter Allegra (of the Midnite Ramblers) plays upright bass.
Billy, Willie, and Lloyd
As the backbone of Bay Area favorites Motordude Zydeco, Billy Wilson, Willie Jordan and Lloyd Meadows play the music of South Louisiana with soul, grit, and Funky-in-your-face style.
In a special Mardi Gras three-piece arrangement they bring the real deal Zydeco sound to Ashkenaz's celebration of the holiday!
Where is it happening?1317 San Pablo Ave,Berkeley,94702,US, United States
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
USD 20 to USD 25