Music Every Saturday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Blue Dog Café is excited to present Zydeco music on Saturdays in Downtown Lake Charles. Allons danse' Zydeco!
Providing great local music has always been a priority for Blue Dog Café. Our founder, George Rodrigue, loved Zydeco music and painted several Zydeco musicians like Clifton Chenier during his career. Through our Saturday Zydeco Lunch we hope to continue Rodrigue's tradition of celebrating South Louisiana culture.
Zydeco is a staple of Lake Charles because it is the home of significant Zydeco musicians such as Rockin' Sidney (of My Toot Toot fame), Wilson Anthony "Boozoo" Chavis, Queen Ida (Queen of Zydeco), and Lawrence Ardoin. Zydeco started at dances in area family homes. Zydeco is a Louisiana folk-music tradition with a fast tempo beat, French and English lyrics, and focus on the accordion and wash-board. Today, the genre is known for its traditional form and fusing in influences from R&B, soul, brass band, reggae, hip hop, rock and Afro-Caribbean.
At Blue Dog Café’s Saturday Zydeco Lunch, doors open at 10:45 AM and music is from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Cover is $5 and free admittance for children 12 and under. Lunch and small bites are available for purchase starting at 11:00 in the Zydeco area. The Blue Dog Café main dining room also remains open with no cover and full daily menu as during normal business hours.
Zydeco Music Schedule
September 1 Wayne Singleton
September 8 Curtis Poullard
September 15 Sean Ardoin Official CD Release Party
September 22 Rusty Metoyer
September 29 Cedryl Ballou
Watch Sean Ardoin Perform "Tennessee Whiskey"