For Immediate Release
Festival Comes To Deerfield
A Fun-Filled Weekend for Music and Food Lovers!
Deerfield Beach, FL – April 28, 2005
Bobby Rodriguez Productions is proud to present South Florida’s largest outdoor Zydeco Festival to be held May 13 through 15 at a new location, Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach.
This event, one of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s discontinued outdoor events, is now part of Bobby Rodriguez’ line-up, along with the award winning Florida Renaissance Festival. After meeting with City officials, Rodriguez agreed with them that the Cajun-Zydeco festival has a long tradition in Broward County and it would have been a shame if it did not continue. “I moved the event to Quiet Waters Park, as it is just a beautiful setting in North Broward that would target both the Broward and Palm Beach audiences.”
Activities at this year’s event include: Gumbo cook-offs, daily Crawfish Eating Contests, a Kids Corner area, with a Privateer ship stage; featuring children’s entertainment, watermelon sacrifices, the World’s Largest Rocking Horse and dozens of arts and crafts vendors.
Plenty of hot n’ spicy Cajun/Creole food will be offered; including crawfish jambalaya, fried and grilled crawfish tails, bourbon chicken, gator bites, red beans & rice with indocile sausage, tons of live crawfish boiled by Rosy Baby plus hot dogs, hamburgers, cheese steaks and roasted corn on the cob. For your sweet tooth there will be beignets, funnel cakes, snow cones and kettle kern.
Live music is continuous with two stages of authentic Cajun and Zydeco music, plus The History Shack, where fiddle and accordion basics and interactive lessons with many of our headliners will be offered. We’ll also have ample dancing on two huge wooden dance floors! All of these activities guarantee everyone a weekend of pure fun!
Friday, May 13
7-8:30 pm Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners
8:45-9:15 pm Dance Lessons: Zydeco for Beginners with Cheri
9:30-11 pm Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
6-7 pm The Porchdogs
8:30-9:30 pm Sean Vidrine & Swamp Fyre
7:30-8:30 pm Cajun Fiddle and Accordion for Beginners with The Porch Dogs
Saturday, May 14
Noon-1 pm The Porchdogs
2-3:30 pm Roy Carrier & the Night Rockers
3:45-4:15 pm Dance Lessons: Zydeco for Beginners with Gary Hayman
4:30-6 pm The Bluerunners
6:15-6:45 pm Dance Lessons: Cajun Dancing
7-8:30 pm Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys
8:45-9:15pm Dance Lessons: Zydeco Intermediate Dance with Cheri
9:30-11 pm CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisana Band
1-2 pm T-Sale
3:30-4:30 pm Lil' Malcom & the Houserockers
6-7 pm Sean Vidrine & Swamp Fyre
8:30-9:30 pm Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
1-2pm The Progression of Cajun Music with Sean Vidrine
3-4pm Drummer to Frontman with Curley Taylor, Rosie Ledet and Friends
5-6pm Roy Carrier, "Living Legend" with Wayne Kahn
7-8pm Accordion and Fiddle Styles of the past with T-Sale
Sunday, May 15
1-2:30 pm Dikki Du & the Zydeco Crew
2:45-3:15 pm Dance Lessons: Cajun Dancing
3:30-5 pm The Savoy Family Band
5:15-5:45 pm Dance Lessons: Zydeco Dance Lessons with Gary Hayman
6-7:30 pm Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
Noon-1 pm J.B.’s Zydeco Zoo
2:30-3:30 pm T-Sale
5-6 pm Lil' Malcom & the Houserockers
1-2pm Cajun Music and Family tradition with The Savoy Family
3-4pm Old School Zydeco with The Walker Family
5-6pm Jammin' with The Carriers
Festival Hours: Friday: 5:30 – 11:30 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 11:30 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am – 7:30 pm.
Gate admission: Daily - $20.00
Three-day pass - $35.00
Children 10 and under are free.
Parking is free, however all Broward County Parks charge $1.00 per person (over 12) admittance fee on weekends. All tickets are for general admission only, no reserved seating. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, sun screen, hats and umbrellas. For everyone’s safety all backpacks, diaper bags and camera cases will be checked at the front gate before entering the Festival. For your convenience, cash will be accepted throughout the Festival including all beverage, food and vendor booths. There will be three ATM machines on site inside the festival grounds. Items not permitted inside the festival include coolers, pets, and beverages of any kind, along with recording devices.
Directions: Take I-95 to Hillsboro Blvd. Exit, travel west to Powerline Road and turn south on Powerline. Quiet Waters Park will be on your right.
From the north on the Florida Turnpike, take the Glades Road exit and travel east to Powerline Road. Head south on Powerline. Go through Palmetto Park Rd. and Hillsboro Blvd. Quiet Waters Park will be on your right just past Hillsboro Blvd. From the south exit Sample Road and travel east to Powerline Road. Head north on Powerline Road. Quiet Waters Park will be on your left.
From the Sawgrass; take the Sawgrass until it ends. Travel east to Powerline Road and turn left, heading north on Powerline. Quiet Waters park will be on your left.
For complete details visit www.Cajun-Fest.com: or call 954-771-7117. The Florida Cajun-Zydeco Festival is hosted by Broward County Parks & Recreation and sponsored by Pepsi, Red Stripe Beer, 97.3 Coast, KISS Radio and the New Times and Broward County Transit.