The 13th annual Chicago SummerDance Series presents free Zydeco dance lessons by Buddy Bates & Rebecca Unger and live music by Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, performing original Louisiana-style Creole music.
Cedric Watson’s eponymous CD release of 2008 has received a Grammy Nomination in the Best Cajun or Zydeco Music Record category. One of the most noted young talents to emerge in Cajun or Creole music in the past few years, Cedric Watson is a fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter of seemingly unlimited potential. Cedric has been making a name for himself reviving old Creole fiddling styles, injecting a healthy dose of his own personality and ingenuity, and bringing them to an ever-broadening audience. Cedric will also be playing at the 2009 Folk & Roots Festival presented by the Old Town School of Folk Music on Saturday, July 11, 2009. http://www.chicagofolkandroots.org/
Related Websites: http://www.cedricwatson.com
This event is part of the 13th annual Chicago SummerDance festival. Chicago SummerDance is an eleven-week festival featuring one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors, followed by two hours of live music and dancing on a open-air dance floor, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, 6 to 9:30 pm, and Sunday afternoon, 4 to 7 pm, weather-permitting.
Dates: Jul 10, 2009
6 pm – 7 pm: Zydeco dance lessons by Buddy Bates & Rebecca Unger
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: live music and dancing featuring Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole (Original Louisiana-style Creole music)
Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden
601 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Chicago: Free Admission