Once again, the Village of Saxtons River has invited BAYOU X to finish out their VT-famous, day long July 4 Celebration, at the Recreation Area just north of the Village. Swimming, picnic, Fireworks at dusk, and dancing to the sounds of Bayou X…. roughly 6 - 9 pm…. For sure, we’ll throw some dance instruction into the mix, but otherwise, over the course of three sets, we’ll range widely through a repertoire that includes, traditional Cajun and Louisiana Creole Zydeco, New Orleans 2nd line standards, Americana, and traditional and original music inspired by the global diaspora of Afro-Creole music! Good times, guaranteed! Free. Rain or shine.
This will be one of the notable events of the season for the Northeast Zydeco community, and a mighty swell party for everyone in Brattleboro VT! Stone Church will host the kickoff to our 2019 Carnival Season in Brattleboro, with this Two-fer Zydeco dance party featuring longtime local favorites Bayou X and Planet Zydeco. Nick Keil and I have been trying to find a host for this event for over a year now. Bayou X and Planet Zydeco have been good buds for over ten years running, but this will be the first time we’ve ever shared an event before the general public, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! While this should be a premier event for Zydeco Dancers (who will love the dance floor and acoustics here), as a matter of outreach, we are also casting it as an all purpose Mardi Gras party for the general public! There will be plenty of dance instruction and lots of friendly dance facilitators on hand to help everybody cop a groove. Planet Zydeco is of course, the more established Zydeco act around these parts. Bayou X has been evolving from more of a Cajun/Creole oriented band, to one that’s hitting every groove imaginable, from authentic Louisiana Cajun & Zydeco music to New Orleans Mardi Gras standards, to tunes from all over what I call the Creole Diaspora…. Global Creole dance music. This is gonna be a great party, and a great night for dancing late into the night! You don’t want to miss it! Tix will be $12 advance, $15 at the door. ($15/$18 if you prefer to watch from the balcony seats!)