Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
The Kanbar Center is thrilled to bring Zydeco back indoors for our Winter Night Series as we continue with our multicultural flavors, movement, live music, and fun Winter Night Series. Tonight we celebrate the Louisiana traditional music of Zydeco, melded with hip-hop, blues, jazz and rock. Hard driving accordian and high energy, exciting rythms bring another chance to dance off your winter blues. Come get out on the dance floor and have fun!
The Mardi Gras Dance Party with Andre Thierry will include a two step dance class and dance party, live music, a light dinner of delicious cultural flavors (available for purchase from 7:00pm-9:30pm), and fun! Purchased food is allowed in the theatre.
More About Andre Thierry:
GRAMMY Nominated, Andre Thierry is a phenomenal talent who has been capturing the attention of other musicians and music lovers since he was a toddler. Andre’s French Creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana although he was born and reared in northern California. Michael Tisserand, author of The Kingdom of Zydeco, considered the definitive book on the history of Zydeco music, wrote, “In America, great migrations produce great music. Just as Delta musicians took Highway 61 to Chicago and electrified their blues, so did the Creoles and Cajuns migrate to California and establish vital dance communities. Now the California scenes rival anything back home in Louisiana, and that’s due to players like Andre Thierry, a standard bearer for the new generation. Thierry is among the best of both the West Coast and the Gulf Coast, and he combines youthful vigor with a mature appreciation for his inherited tradition.”
- 7:00pm Pop-Up Restaurant, Concessions, No-host bar, theatre doors open
- 7:40pm Dance Instruction
- 8:00pm Live Music/Dance Party
Tickets, General Admission Seating:
- $22 Advance, public
- $20 Advance, members
- $25 Day of
- $10 Children
The Osher Marin JCC Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts is located at 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, 94903. Purchase tickets in advance for best pricing. This event has sold out in the past. Typically plenty of space, but give yourself time for parking.