Thursday, 21 July 2011 08:06
CAJUN ZYDECO CONNECTION LAST REMINDER - SHRIMP BOIL
================== Annual SHRIMP BOIL, Now At MARGARETs ==================
Come one, come all to CZCs Annual Shrimp Boil on July 23rd from 5-9pm!! This annual event, started by longtime CZC member Naomi Ashworth, has always been one of the highlights of the year for the Zydophiles and Cajuholics of North Alabama!! With plenty of food, music and fun, its the closest thing to a genuine fais-do-do this side of the Atchafalaya. This year, with Naomis planned move to Acadiana, the location of the Shrimp Boil has been moved to Margaret Phillips stately horse farm out in beautiful Moontown, Alabama (see map below) but many of the traditions will remain the same. Hal Beach will be spinning the CZ CDs, our wooden dance floor will be set up for your dancing pleasure and Martin will be cooking up the shrimp, corn, sausages and potatoes.
Theres no admission charge but please bring a potluck dish to share and BYOB. You may also want to bring a portable chair and bug spray/mosquito repellant. Also, if you can help setup starting around 3:30, please let Steve know at
This is a wonderful event in a relaxed outdoor setting with plenty of food, fun, festivities, and friends! Come and join us!
Margaret Phillips 1460 Moontown road Brownsboro
(Off of hwy 72 just past DugHill Rd, Near Brownsboro). Moontown Rd is ~.5 miles past Lawler and is just past milemarker 107 from HSV. (Just past small airport symbol sign).
Go approx 1 mile. Driveway is ~.4 miles past Morring Ln. Look for 5 mailboxes grouped together in a concrete pedistal on the right.
A short ways along the driveway you go thru a brick arch.
Margaret's is on the Left shortly after the arch.
House is not visible from start of driveway as it is approx 1/2 mile from road.
See you at the Boil!
The Cajun/Zydeco Connection of Huntsville
Late breaking news:
Lil' Malcolm and The Zydeco House Rockers will be playing at Humphrey's this Thursday night, July 21. The music usually starts around 9:30 PM. Good band, small dance area. Location: Alley Stage at Humphreys downtown Huntsville.
From our friends in Nashville: Bands include: BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
FREE LABOR DAY WEEKEND DANCE - NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL - IN NASHVILLE
Nashville is having the National Folk Festival here for 3 days, over Labor Day weekend and for the next 2 years as well, in case you can't make it this year there's always the next 2. There will be all sorts of bands from all over the country coming.
> The dance community is providing dance floor and a tent over top of it as well.....YEAH!!!
> For a complete list of the bands coming go to
The growing list of performers includes:
> Green Fields of America
> Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano
> The Holmes Brothers
> Dale Ann Bradley
> BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
> La Excelencia
> Roan Mountain Hilltoppers
> Samba Mapangala & Orchestre Virgunga
> Massive Monkees
> Phil Wiggins & Reverend John Wilkins
> Lloyd Arneach
> zden ztoprak
> Oyama & Nitta
> Eddie Pennington and Ben Hall
> Hula Hlau 'o Keikiali'I
> Thomas Maupin with Daniel Rothwell and Jay Bland
> Alberti Flea Circus
> Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders
> Aubrey Ghent
> Marshall Ford Swing Band
> Paul Dahlin & kta Spelmn
> Dancers will be coming from all around including Huntsville, Birmingham and the St Louis gang.
> Oh yes I forgot the best part........THE ENTIRE WEEKEND WITH ALL THE BANDS IS FREE.....YES FREE.
************** OTHER EVENTS *******************
1) Cajun/Zydeco dance night continues Sundays 6-8pm through the summer at the Eagles Lodge, Huntsville, AL. Free CZ dancing and instruction. Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge: Located at 2500 10th Street. The lodge faces Bob Wallace Avenue between Jordan Land and Triana Blvd.
2) Mark your calendars:
- Saturday, Aug. 20 - Birmingham Sloss Furnaces "Stokin' the Fire" BBQ & Music Festival. Lil' Malcolm from 3-6 p.m..
- Saturday, Sept. 24 - Birmingham Irondale Whistle Stop Festival; Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe (headlining band)
- Saturday, Oct. 15 - Attalla Heritage Day. Zydeco bands TBA.
****** ACME Dance Schedule at the Concordia Club *******
Friday, Aug. 5 - Savoir Faire avec Paul Daigle (Cajun)
Friday, Sep. 9 - Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys
Friday, Oct. 14 - T-Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers
Friday, Nov. 4 - Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys
Friday, Dec. 2 - The Lost Bayou Ramblers (Cajun)
All dances are at the Concordia Club (3400 1st Ave. N., downtown Birmingham). BYOB is permitted. Dances run from 8-11 p.m. Most are $13/person.
Directions to the Concordia Club, 3400 1st Ave. North, downtown Birmingham, (205) 252-3570.
From I-59/I-20 take the 31st Street exit (exit # 126-B) and at the traffic light turn south (toward downtown) onto 31st Street. (Note: Don't be confused by the Highway 31 exit, look for the 31st Street exit.). On 31st Street you will cross 10th, 8th, 7th, and 6th Avenue, then turn left onto the Messer Airport Highway. Go one block (you will drive under two railroad trestles) and take the next right onto 33rd Street. Drive to the light and turn left onto 2nd Avenue North. Go one block then turn right onto 34th Street. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Concordia Club driveway.
There is no bar in operation at the Concordia Club, but you may BYOB. Feel free to bring in a cooler with your beverage. Ice water, cups, ice, and soft drinks will be provided free. Our guard will be on duty starting at 7:00 to watch over the parking lot
******** Blues Dance Weekend in Atlanta in July ********
Announcing "Sweet Georgia Blues", a weekend of dreamy Blues classes and dances, brought to you by fellow Atlanta Cajun/Zydeco dancer Jim Bird and co-producer Evin Galang. Dates are July 29-31. Check videos at SweetGeorgiaBlues.com<http://sweetgeorgiablues.com/> or Facebook: Sweet Georgia Blues to see what dance styles are being taught.
For more info on Huntsville events, see the CZC website www.czdance.c<http://www.czdance.com>om.
For more info on Birmingham events, see the ACME website www.acmedance.org<http://www.acmedance.org>.
For more info on Atlanta events, see the ACZA website www.aczadance.org<http://www.aczadance.org>.
For more info on Nashville events, contact J.C. Jones a
See you on the Dance Floor! The Cajun/Zydeco Connection of Huntsville CZC promotes Cajun and Zydeco dance, music and culture in Huntsville and North Alabama. We host dances featuring live Cajun and Zydeco bands, teach and promote Cajun and Zydeco dance lessons and workshops and do anything we can to bring that special 'joie de vivre' to Huntsville.