You made it! The Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego!

The Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego holds Monthly Dances featuring bands from Louisiana, and social events in San Diego, and is an active partner in larger events such as Gator By The Bay Zydeco, Blues and Crawfish Festival, and Balboa Park's annual  December Nights. You don't have to be a member to join us at our dance events, but the modest cost of membership helps us measurably in producing our events. Members receive discounts and  special opportunities not available to non-members. We hope you'll join us at our next dance event, and consider joining our social club.





Fri., June 16, 2017  --- San Diego Cajun Playboys

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at House of Blues (Voodoo Stage), 1055 Fifth Avenue in downtown San Diego (between Broadway & C St.).  Enter on 5th Avenue south of the C Street trolley stop. HOB website:


Mon., June 19, 2017  --- Third Monday Zydeco Dance at Tio Leos

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Zydeco basics lesson
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Zydeco intermediate and advanced lesson
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Cajun/zydeco DJ dance
$5 donation requested. CD Dance is free! Instructor/DJ Greg Benusa and friends
Location: Tio Leo's, 5302 Napa Street, San Diego, CA 92110. Questions: Greg, 619-857-8409, email:


Sat., July 8, 2017  --- BTSC Presents Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Krush

War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

6:20 p.m. Zydeco basics lesson
7:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. open dancing to Rusty Metoyer and Zydeco Krush


Sat., August 12, 2017  --- BTSC Presents Mark St. Mary Band

War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

6:20 p.m. Zydeco basics lesson
7:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. open dancing to Mark St. Mary


Sat., Sept. 9, 2017  --- BTSC Presents Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic

War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

6:20 p.m. Zydeco basics lesson
7:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. open dancing to Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic





June 24-25, 2017  — Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival (New Orleans)

11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. both days. Louis Armstrong Park. 901 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116. Admission: Free  Website:

June 24-25, 2017 --- Long Beach Bayou Zydeco, Blues, Creole & Cajun Festival (Long Beach)


June 23-25, 2017 —- Muddy Roots Europe Festival (Waardamme, Belgium)


June 30-July 4, 2017 --- Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland)

Information not yet available. Website:

July 9-14, 2017 --- Cajun-Creole Week at Augusta Heritage Center (West Virginia)

"It's a great way to get out of the heat and head for some of the most scenic mountains in the East. Over the years a lot of Floridians have attended." Music and cooking workshops and dancing. See American Heritage Center YouTube Channel.

July 28-30, 2017 --- Long Beach Crawfish Festival

Long Beach Crawfish Festival at Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach. 2016 information is not posted yet. Please confirm the dates at the website.

August 3-6, 2017 --- Sailieu Cajun Nights Festival (France)

Email: Website:

August 19-20, 2017 --- Cotati Accordion Festival (Cotati, CA)

Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, California.  Festival location is north of San Francisco.

Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, 2017 --- Louisiana Proud Dance Cruise (New Orleans)


Sept. 1-3, 2017 --- Ninigret Rhythm & Roots Festival (Rhode Island)

Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park, Charlestown, Rhode Island.

Sept. 2-3, 2017 --- Sebastopol Cajun Zydeco Festival in Sebastopol, CA

Website is

October 12-15, 2017 --- Festivals Acadiens et Creoles (Lafayette)

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette, LA. Celebrate the rhythm of Cajun and Creole life at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Dance to a traditional waltz. Two-step to the upbeat rhythms of accordions, fiddles and ti fers (triangles). Step back in time as traditional crafters demonstrate their artistry. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles pays tribute to the Cajun and Creole cultures with a combination of FREE festivals. Held the second weekend in October!

October 28-29, 2017 (Projected) --- South Louisiana Blackpot Festival and Cookoff (Lafayette, LA)

South Louisiana Blackpot Festival and Cookoff in Acadian Village, Lafayette, LA. The South Louisiana Black Pot Festival & Cookoff is one of the most unique festivals in Louisiana. Held annually at Lafayette’s Acadian Village, the festival celebrates its 5th year this October with two days of great music, dancing, food, camping & jamming. The festival is a cooperative of south Louisiana musicians, artists and southern culture enthusiasts, creating an unprecedented gathering of south Louisiana’s hottest roots bands, as well as a number of groups from all over the country. Live performances range from Cajun & Zydeco, to Creole, Swing, Hot Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, Irish & Old-Time. Plus, an old-fashioned black pot cook-off, accordion contest, called square dancing, and ample camping space for tents & RV’s.  Confirm the dates at

Sat. Nov. 25, 2017 (Projected) --- Al Berard Music Fest (Henderson, Louisiana)

Confirm date and location on website. Information at


Houston/Texas Cajun-Zydeco Events

Florida Cajun and Zydeco Events

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These unique listings are compiled by Jim Hance directly from prominent band and festival websites. Changes in lineups and times are common. Refer to both the event websites and websites of your favorite artists appearing at the festivals prior to making your travel plans.



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