Square Dance & Cajun Fais Do-Do

Sun Mar 24 2019

2:30 PM (Doors 2:00 PM)

Beat Kitchen

2100 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60618

$10.00

Ages 21+

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A Sunday afternoon of squares, two-steps and waltzes, with some of the best cajun and old-time music in town. Beginners welcome--instruction will be provided! 
 
CAJUN FAIS DO-DO with Sean Colledge & friends -- 2:30-4:00 PM 
SQUARE DANCE by Can I Get an Amen with calling by Maggie Jo Saylor -- 4:10-6:00 PM
 
CAN I GET AN AMEN
Chicago's rowdiest underground old-time band.
 
MAGGIE JO SAYLOR
Maggie Jo has been calling contra dances since she was fifteen, and contra dancing since she can remember. Incorporating her theatre and improv training into her calling, she brings a unique, youthful energy and enthusiasm to any dance. She's an in-demand caller at local dances and dance weekends all over the country, including Queer Contra Chicago, Asheville's Summer Soiree, LEAF, and Vermont's Youth Dance Weekend.
 
CAJUN FAIS DO-DO
Sean Colledge and friends put on the hottest cajun dance party in Chicago, featuring traditional cajun songs, two-steps and waltzes. 
 
This event is presented by the Midwest Sing & Stomp, an annual festival bringing together the region’s many traditional music communities, for an all-day, nonstop celebration of folk music and dance in Chicago. Save the date for the 2019 fest: September 14th!

Midwest Sing & Stomp Presents
Square Dance & Cajun Fais Do-Do

  • The Midwest Sing & Stomp

    The Midwest Sing & Stomp

    Dance Bands

    In the summer of 2016, Dan MacDonald and Mareva Lindo were driving back to Chicago after a string of gigs on the east coast. Talking for hours on the road, inspired by years of producing shows together, and spurred on by the communities and festivals they’d visited, they thought: there should be a festival in Chicago that brings together the myriad traditional music and dance communities thriving in the Midwest. There should be nonstop music, dance and hands-on workshops of all kinds, featuring the best performers in the region, young and old. Back home, they immediately joined up with Lucia Thomas (Chicago Folklore Ensemble), Jay Desrosiers (organizer of the University of Chicago Folk Festival), Tim Macdonald and Jeremy Ward (Scottish-baroque fiddle duo), and together they put on the first Midwest Sing & Stomp.

    Caller Maggie Jo Saylor with barn dance band feat. Steve Rosen, Fred Campeau, Anne Beal & Jay Desrosiers, at the 1st annual Midwest Sing & Stomp (Sept 2016, Red Line Tap) Since then, we’ve showcased the world-renowned Irish fiddling of Liz Carroll, Arabic folk music from Alex & Lucia, Illinois old-time fiddlers Fred Campeau and Lynn “Chirps” Smith, gospel singer Al Mack, Alioni’s polyphonic vocal music from the country of Georgia, legendary boogie-woogie pianist Erwin Helfer, and lots more.

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Midwest Sing & Stomp Presents

Square Dance & Cajun Fais Do-Do

Sun Mar 24 2019 2:30 PM

(Doors 2:00 PM)

Beat Kitchen Chicago IL
Square Dance & Cajun Fais Do-Do

$10.00 Ages 21+

A Sunday afternoon of squares, two-steps and waltzes, with some of the best cajun and old-time music in town. Beginners welcome--instruction will be provided! 
 
CAJUN FAIS DO-DO with Sean Colledge & friends -- 2:30-4:00 PM 
SQUARE DANCE by Can I Get an Amen with calling by Maggie Jo Saylor -- 4:10-6:00 PM
 
CAN I GET AN AMEN
Chicago's rowdiest underground old-time band.
 
MAGGIE JO SAYLOR
Maggie Jo has been calling contra dances since she was fifteen, and contra dancing since she can remember. Incorporating her theatre and improv training into her calling, she brings a unique, youthful energy and enthusiasm to any dance. She's an in-demand caller at local dances and dance weekends all over the country, including Queer Contra Chicago, Asheville's Summer Soiree, LEAF, and Vermont's Youth Dance Weekend.
 
CAJUN FAIS DO-DO
Sean Colledge and friends put on the hottest cajun dance party in Chicago, featuring traditional cajun songs, two-steps and waltzes. 
 
This event is presented by the Midwest Sing & Stomp, an annual festival bringing together the region’s many traditional music communities, for an all-day, nonstop celebration of folk music and dance in Chicago. Save the date for the 2019 fest: September 14th!
The Midwest Sing & Stomp

The Midwest Sing & Stomp

Dance Bands

In the summer of 2016, Dan MacDonald and Mareva Lindo were driving back to Chicago after a string of gigs on the east coast. Talking for hours on the road, inspired by years of producing shows together, and spurred on by the communities and festivals they’d visited, they thought: there should be a festival in Chicago that brings together the myriad traditional music and dance communities thriving in the Midwest. There should be nonstop music, dance and hands-on workshops of all kinds, featuring the best performers in the region, young and old. Back home, they immediately joined up with Lucia Thomas (Chicago Folklore Ensemble), Jay Desrosiers (organizer of the University of Chicago Folk Festival), Tim Macdonald and Jeremy Ward (Scottish-baroque fiddle duo), and together they put on the first Midwest Sing & Stomp.

Caller Maggie Jo Saylor with barn dance band feat. Steve Rosen, Fred Campeau, Anne Beal & Jay Desrosiers, at the 1st annual Midwest Sing & Stomp (Sept 2016, Red Line Tap) Since then, we’ve showcased the world-renowned Irish fiddling of Liz Carroll, Arabic folk music from Alex & Lucia, Illinois old-time fiddlers Fred Campeau and Lynn “Chirps” Smith, gospel singer Al Mack, Alioni’s polyphonic vocal music from the country of Georgia, legendary boogie-woogie pianist Erwin Helfer, and lots more.

Please correct the information below.

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Complete the security check.

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Ages 21+
limit 6 per person
General Admission
$10.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.