This special double bill of dance music from Acadiana brings together two of the area’s most acclaimed touring bands for a rare evening pairing two of America’s great musical traditions–Cajun and Zydeco. Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys last performed at SMF in their explosive dance party in 2008. Widely known as a master of Cajun accordion, Grammy winner Steve Riley and his band’s instrumental prowess, vocal harmonies and prolific musicianship have taken the traditional sound of southwest Louisiana and combined it with new Cajun dynamism that is always fresh and danceable.
Jeffery Broussard began performing at an early age as the drummer for his father’s band, The Lawtell Playboys. His own Creole Cowboys are rooted in a tradition that retains the precious melodies and songs he heard at home, at social gatherings and on the bandstand, and now places him at the center of a renaissance in traditional Zydeco.
Combining our Cajun and Zydeco Dance Parties for the first time this year, this promises to be a jam-packed night of Louisiana boogie!