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Clarence's Jan / Feb 2008 Baton Rouge Cajun & Zydeco schedule

Hi, this is Clarence the Cajun DJ in Baton Rouge and www.cajunradio.org
Here is the latest schedule of Cajun and Zydeco Activities in Baton Rouge starting with January 2008. Enjoy! :)

To receive this schedule by email
send an email to me at clarence@cajunradio.org with the subject saying "Clarence's Cajun email list".

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Clarence's Jan / Feb 2008 Baton Rouge Cajun & Zydeco schedule:
(Brief Summary Version)
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1) Fridays in January and February 2008, complete schedule of the Friday night CFMA cajun dances

2) Cajun bands on television in Baton Rouge on Cox TV Channel 4. See the schedule further down this page.

3) Nightly bands at Boutin's cajun restaurant

4) Mon Dec 31, 2007 7pm Downstairs Live: Donna Angelle and the Zydeco Posse (zydeco) at Boudreaux and Thibodeau's downtown (New Year's Eve Party) at 214 Third St. in Downtown Baton Rouge (225) 636-2442

5) Fri Jan 4, 2008 Jesse Brown and the Choupique Reunion at the public Friday night dance sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association

6) Sat Jan 05, 2008 Clarence's Cajun Radio Program on WBRH 90.3 FM from 7pm-8pm

7) Sat, Jan. 05, 2008 7pm Downstairs Live: Rico and The Zydeco Connection (Zydeco) at Boudreaux and Thibodeau's downtown at 214 Third St. in Downtown Baton Rouge (225) 636-2442 9:30pm - 1:30am.

8) Fri Jan 11, 2008 The BlueRunners at Boudreaux and Thibodeau's downtown downstairs $5 from 9pm-1am Excellent band! Clarence really likes the BlueRunners mix of cajun influenced original rock. At 214 Third St. in Downtown Baton Rouge (225) 636-2442


9) Fri Jan 11, 2008 Kyle Huval and Louisiana Flavor at the public Friday night dance sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association

10) Sat Jan 12, 2008 Clarence's Cajun Radio Program on WBRH 90.3 FM from 7pm-8pm

11) Tue Jan 15, 2008 Roland Doucet's Cajun Dance Class Series start at LSU

12) Fri Jan 18, 2008 Jamie Berzas and Cajun Tradition at the public Friday night dance sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association

13) Fri Jan 18, 2008 Travis Matte and the Zydeco Kingpins at RAXX Sports Bar in Erwinville

14) Sat Jan 19, 2008 Dikki Du and The Zydeco Krewe at Boudreaux and Thibodeau's downtown downstairs $5 from 9pm-1am at 214 Third St. in Downtown Baton Rouge (225) 636-2442

15) Sat Jan 19, 2008 Mel Chavis (zydeco) at Boudreaux and Thibodeau's downtown on the balcony from 6pm-9pm at 214 Third St. in Downtown Baton Rouge (225) 636-2442

16) Sat Jan 19, 2008 Clarence's Cajun Radio Program on WBRH 90.3 FM from 7pm-8pm

17) Fri Jan 25, 2008 Wallace Trahan and Rice and Gravy at the public Friday night dance sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association

18) Sat Jan 26, 2008 Mel Chavis (zydeco) at Boudreaux and Thibodeau's downtown on the balcony from 6pm-9pm at 214 Third St. in Downtown Baton Rouge (225) 636-2442

19) Sat Jan 26, 2008 Terry and The Zydeco Bad Boys (Zydeco) at Boudreaux and Thibodeau's downtown downstairs from 9:30pm-1:30am at 214 Third St. in Downtown Baton Rouge (225) 636-2442

20) Sat Jan 26, 2008 Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns at RAXX Sports Bar in Erwinville

21) Sat Jan 26, 2008 Clarence's Cajun Radio Program on WBRH 90.3 FM from 7pm-8pm

22) Fri Feb 01, 2008 Chris Miller and Bayou Roots (Mardi Gras Dance) at the public Friday night dance sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association

23) The Cajun French Music Association dances will be moving to a new location after the dance on Fri Feb 01, 2008. The American Legion Hall decided to raise the rent to an unacceptable level, so we can no longer use their hall after Fri Feb 01, 2008. The new location has not been finalized yet, but I will let you know as soon as we make arrangements with a suitable hall that is in our price range.

24) Fri Feb 01, 2008 Red Stick Ramblers (Cajun influenced western swing) at Chelsea's Cafe 10pm

25) Sat Feb 2, 2008 Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band (Zydeco) 9pm-1am at Boudreaux and Thibodeau's downtown downstairs at 214 Third St. in Downtown Baton Rouge (225) 636-2442

26) Fri Feb 8, 2008 Geno Delafose Good Rockin' Boogie Zydeco band at RAXX Sports Bar in Erwinville

27) Fri Feb 15, 2008 Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun Zydeco band at RAXX Sports Bar in Erwinville

28) Sat Feb 23, 2008 Richard LeBouef Cajun Zydeco band at RAXX Sports Bar in Erwinville

29) Tue Feb 26, 2008 Roland Doucet's Cajun Dance Class Series start at LSU

30) Cajun Music Lessons - Cajun accordion, fiddle, and guitar lessons. All levels. Loaner instruments available. Call Steve Bing 225-246-2167

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Clarence's Jan / Feb 2008 Baton Rouge Cajun & Zydeco schedule:
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This is located at www.cajunradio.org/batonrougecajunzydeco.html

Please forward this schedule
to any email lists that you have and feel free to post this schedule on any websites that you wish. Any publicity that you can provide means more people at the dances. :) Clarence

To receive this schedule by email
send an email to me at clarence@cajunradio.org with the subject saying "Clarence's Cajun email list".

Please listen to Clarence's Cajun radio program in Baton Rouge.
Saturdays 7pm-8pm on WBRH 90.3 FM

Roland Doucet's series of Cajun Dance Classes at LSU in 2008
LSU Union Leisure Classes (225) 578-5118 http://appl003.lsu.edu/slas/leisureweb.nsf/index
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Beginning - Session 1: Tuesdays, 2008, Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 12, 19
Beginning - Session 2: Tuesdays, 2008, Feb 26, Mar 4, 11, 25, Apr 1
Intermediate - Section 1: Tuesdays, 2008, Apr 8, 15, 22, 29

Clarence recommends: Public Cajun Dances on Fridays starting with January 2008 at the American Legion Hall in Baton Rouge
These dances are sponsored by the Cajun French Music Association and are open to the public. They are held at the American Legion Hall that is located at 151 South Woodale Blvd which is behind Pier One and the Shell gas station on Florida Blvd. Awesome place! Great wood dance floor! These dances are open to the public and everyone including singles, couples, college students, tourists, children, and grandparents are invited to the CFMA Cajun dance. Cajun Dance lessons at 7pm, band from 8pm-10:30pm $7. Also, the CFMA has an organizational meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm at the American Legion Hall at 151 South Woodale Blvd.
01/04/08 Jesse Brown and the Choupique Reunion
01/11/08 Kyle Huval and Louisiana Flavor
01/18/08 Jamie Berzas and Cajun Tradition
01/25/08 Wallace Trahan and Rice and Gravy
02/01/08 Chris Miller and Bayou Roots (Mardi Gras Dance)

The Cajun French Music Association dances will be moving to a new location after the dance on Fri Feb 01, 2008. The American Legion Hall decided to raise the rent to an unacceptable level, so we can no longer use their hall after Fri Feb 01, 2008. The new location has not been finalized yet, but I will let you know as soon as we make arrangements with a suitable hall that is in our price range.

Free Cajun Dance Classes on Friday nights at the American Legion Hall in 2008
Cajun dance classes are held from 7pm-8pm at the American Legion Hall on Wooddale Blvd on the Friday nights that the Cajun French Music Association has dances. Free dance lessons with your regular $7 admission to the dance that goes from 8pm-10:30pm. See the schedule above for the Cajun French Music Association's American Legion hall dances.

Cajun bands on television in Baton Rouge on Cox TV channel 4
There is now a TV show that airs in Baton Rouge that features various cajun bands performing at Randol's Cajun restaurant in Lafayette. The TV program is called "Allons Dancer!". It is on Cox Cable Channel 4 in Baton Rouge. Shows last 30 minutes. It airs at the following times (2007-2008):
Wed January 2 at 8:00PM and 10:00PM
Thu January 3 at 7:00PM
Sat January 5 at 3:00PM
Wed January 9 at 8:00PM and 10:00PM
Thu January 10 at 7:00PM
Sat January 12 at 3:00PM
Wed January 16 at 8:00PM and 10:00PM
Thu January 17 at 7:00PM

Boutin's Cajun Restaurant featuring nightly Cajun bands in 2008
is located at 8322 Bluebonnet Blvd, B.R., La. 70810. (225) 819-9862 www.boutins.com
Boutin's restaurant has Cajun bands and a small dance floor. It is located in the former Mulate's building of Baton Rouge. The back deck opens to a really neat view of Bluebonnet Swamp where you can feed the fish and turtles.
Directions: From the I-10 / I-12 split in Baton, take I-10 to the Bluebonnet exit. Take a right onto Bluebonnet head west toward the Mississippi River. Boutin's is exactly 1.5 miles from the interstate and just a few blocks past the Jimmy Swaggart complex.
Mon --- Al Berard and friends cajun band 7pm-9pm
Tue --- Al Berard and friends cajun band 7pm-9pm
Wed --- Al Berard and Friends cajun band 7pm-9pm
Thu --- Jay Cormier and the Cajun Country 7pm-10pm
Fri --- cajun bands rotate 7pm-10pm (Les Freres Michot on 1st Friday of the Month)
Sat --- Lee Benoit cajun band 7pm-10pm


Boudreaux and Thibodeau's downtown nightclub featuring Cajun, Zydeco and other music style bands at 214 Third St. in Downtown Baton Rouge (225) 636-2442
This is new club downtown that usually has Mel Chavis as a one man band playing zydeco music on Friday's during the early evening and either cajun or Swamp Pop band later in the night on Friday or Saturday nights. It is usually listed in the Fun Section of the Advocate newspaper. There are 2 bars associated with Boudreaux and Thibodeaux. One is downstairs and the other is upstairs with a great balcony overlooking 3rd Street. Upstairs, on the balcony, the Bourbon Street / French Quarter ambience is always a great place to escape to for a happy hour cocktail, or as an early meeting place for friends and family before our downstairs entertainment begins. There is free entertainment from 6pm til 9pm 3 to 4 days of the week upstairs. Downstairs, B&T Live! looks like the fishing camp of Boudreaux and Thibodeaux...it's a place that everyone can gather. Laid-back, but energetic, the vibe at B&T Live is always fun! There is cover of $ 5 for the downstairs entertainment, 9pm - 1am www.myspace.com/boudreauxdowntown
Boudreaux and Thibodeau's schedule:
Mon, Dec 31 2007 7:00P Downstairs Live: Donna Angelle and the Zydeco Posse (zydeco) - first annual BT New Year's Party
Fri, Jan. 4 On the Balcony: The Cobas Trio (Roots/Jazz ) 6-9pm
Fri, Jan. 4 Downstairs Live: Lil Hub and The Wheels (Roots/Rock) 9:30pm-1:30am
Sat, Jan. 5 Downstairs Live: Rico and The Zydeco Connection (Zydeco) 9:30pm - 1:30am
Fri, Jan. 11 On the Balcony: TwoIfByLand (Rock acoustic) 6-9pm
Fri Jan 11, 2008 Downstairs Live: The BlueRunners (Blues/Roots/Cajun) 9:30pm-1:30am
Sat, Jan. 12 Downstairs Live: Theodore Funxtable (Funk) 9:30pm-1:30am
Thu, Jan. 17 Downstairs Live: Peter Simon Band (New Rock) 10pm-2am
Fri, Jan. 18 On the Balcony: Anthony, Randy and Ray (Roots/Classic Rock) 6-9pm
Fri, Jan. 18 Downstairs Live: Michael Gordon Band (Country Rock) 9:30pm-1:30am
Sat, Jan. 19 Krewe of Jupiter Parade - Downtown 6:30-8:30pm
Sat, Jan. 19 On the Balcony: Mel Chavis (Zydeco) 6-9pm
Sat, Jan. 19 Downstairs Live: Dikki Du and The Zydeco Krewe (Zydeco) 9pm-1:00am
Thu, Jan. 24 Downstairs Live: Randy James and Sara Russo (Blues / Rock) 10pm-2am
Fri, Jan. 25 Krewe of Artemis Parade - Belle of Baton Rouge 7-9pm
Fri, Jan. 25 On the Balcony: Kenny Acosta (Roots/Blues) 6-9pm
Fri, Jan. 25 Downstairs Live: Susan Owens and Filagree (Rock/Blues/Jazz) 9:30pm-1:30am
Sat, Jan. 26 Krewe Mystique de la Capitale Parade - Downtown 2pm-4pm
Sat, Jan. 26 Krewe of Orion Parade - Belle of Baton Rouge/Rivercenter 6:30-9:30pm
Sat, Jan. 26 On the Balcony: Mel Chavis (Zydeco) 6-9pm
Sat, Jan. 26 Downstairs Live: Terry and The Zydeco Bad Boys (Zydeco) 9:30pm-1:30am
Thu, Jan. 31 Downstairs Live: Sweet Root Acoustic - 10pm-2am
Fri, Feb. 1 Krewe of Southdowns Mardi Gras -Southdowns Baton Rouge 7-9pm
Fri, Feb. 1 On the Balcony: To be Determined
Fri, Feb. 1 Downstairs Live: Patrick Henry and The Liberation Band (R&B /Soul) 9:30pm-1:30am
Sat, Feb. 2 Krewe of Spanish Town Parade - Downtown 12pm-4pm
Sat, Feb. 2 BT All Day Spanish Town Mardi Gras Party: 9am - 2am
Sat, Feb. 2 BT Spanish Town Royal Breakfast - The Copas Trio - 9am-12pm
Sat, Feb. 2 BT Spanish Town Funk Party - Theodore Funxtable - 3pm -7pm
Sat, Feb. 2 BT Spanish Town Mardi Gras Dance - Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band (Zydeco) 9pm-1am
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux is closed Mardi Gras Day


Cajun / Zydeco bands at RAXX Sports Bar in Erwinville (just west of Baton Rouge)
raxxbarandgrill.com
Sat Dec 29, 2007 Geno Delafose Zydeco band
Fri Jan 18, 2008 Travis Matte and the Zydeco Kingpins
Sat Jan 26, 2008 Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns
Fri Feb 8, 2008 Geno Delafose Good Rockin' Boogie Zydeco band
Fri Feb 15, 2008 Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun Zydeco band
Sat Feb 23, 2008 Richard LeBouef Cajun Zydeco band

Cajun / Zydeco bands at Chelsea's Cafe near the Perkins Road Overpass
Chelsea's Cafe is located at 2857 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.
www.chelseascafe.com (225) 387-3679
Fri Feb 01, 2008 Red Stick Ramblers - Cajun influenced western swing 10pm

Cajun / Zydeco bands at the Varsity at the North Gates of LSU
Varsity Theatre bar is located just outside the North gates of LSU at 3553 Highland Rd.
www.varsitytheatre.com
Thursday November 15, 2007 Travis Matte and the Zydeco Kingpins

Phil Brady's Bar
is located at 4848 Government St. near N. Foster Dr. and near the Baton Rouge Community College. It has live music and a pool table. (225) 927-3786
Sat Dec 1, 2007 The BlueRunners (Cajun influenced Rock) - Excellent band, Clarence really likes this band

Abita Springs monthly cajun dances (on the Northshore of Lake Pontchatrain, north of New Orleans)
The Northshore Cajun Dancers holds a cajun dance once a month at the Abita Springs Town Hall. $6 for members and $8 for non members. Membership is $10 a year and entitles member to the reduced dance fee and free Christmas dance which includes free food. Free dance lessons from 7pm to 7:30pm and the band plays from 8pm to 11pm.
Nov 24 Rodney Thibodeaux Tout Les Soir Cajun Band
Dec 8 Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band

Zydeco Dance Classes by Mike and Liz in 2007
Mike and Liz teach the zydeco style of dancing. For more info, contact www.ceezees.com or Call 225-791-8583 for more information. If No Answer- 225-610-8097 cell.

Baton Rouge's Cajun and Zydeco Radio Shows:
Sat 7pm-8pm wbrh 90.3 FM (Cajun) Clarence's show
Sat 5am-7am wypy 100.7 FM (Cajun) Roland's show
Sat 8am-12noon kkay 1590 AM (Cajun) Nonc Charles' show (signal only reaches South Baton Rouge)

Cajun Music Lessons - Cajun accordion, fiddle, and guitar lessons.
Taught by cajun musician Steve Bing. All levels. Loaner instruments available. Call Steve Bing 225-246-2167

Cajun Musician practice jam sessions in Baton Rouge in 2007
email me if you would like to attend cajun jam sessions in Baton Rouge at clarence@cajunradio.org

Please listen to Clarence's Cajun radio program Saturdays 7pm-8pm on WBRH 90.3 FM.
in Baton Rouge.

To receive this schedule by email
send an email to me at clarence@cajunradio.org with the subject saying "Clarence's Cajun email list".

You might also like my other web pages:
Baton Rouge Bars
Baton Rouge Restaurants - Downtown area
Downtown Baton Rouge Events
Baton Rouge Restaurants - Metropolitan area
Baton Rouge Restaurants - Clarence's reviews
Baton Rouge Restaurants - Sushi Bars
Baton Rouge Comedy Clubs
Baton Rouge Movie Theaters
Baton Rouge IMAX Theater and Planetarium

These are all non-profit hobbies of mine so I hope you enjoy them! Merci, clarence@cajunradio.org
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