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BluesBox Bayou Band plus Dance Lesson with Kevin & Ann Hutchinson

Doors at 7:30 pm; Cajun/Zydeco Dance Lesson at 8:00 pm; Performance at 9:00 pm

Eventbrite - Mark St. Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band

Tickets are $15 Gen Adm / $10 Students



The BluesBox Bayou Band adds swamp beat boogie and blues to Louisiana dance grooves to create its own Americana/Cajun/zydeco sound. Based in Sonora, the BBBB has built its chops and fan base over more than 15 years of performing, including gigs at fundraisers and festivals from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee to the Gilroy Garlic Festival and the Isleton Crawdad Festival. Singer and accordionist Pete (PD) Grimaldi formed the band in 1996 after a stint as a promoter of shows in hometown Modesto by acts from Queen Ida and Buckwheat Zydeco to Tom Rigney. That exposure to music from Louisiana and beyond inspired Grimaldi to pick up the squeezebox himself and put his own spin on “roots music.” The current BBBB also features Pete’s brother Frank Grimaldi on lead guitar, bassist and singer Julie Johnson, and a rotating cast of friends including drummer Peter DeMattos and rubboard player Deb Krilanovich.


Earlier Event: December 22
David Nadel Memorial
Later Event: December 24
Soul Sanctuary Dance