Archive for October, 2010

Cajun Dance with Back Bayou–October 16

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

If you like to Cajun dance, you should head on up to the Wheatland Music Organization’s Gladys Wernette building on Saturday, October 16, for a Cajun dance with Back Bayou. The dance starts at 7:30 pm (no potluck before the dance this time), $5 admission (younger than 18 are admitted free). All ages and beginners welcome, they’ll give some dance lessons at the beginning of the dance. No partner needed, either.

Back Bayou Cajun Band

Back Bayou Cajun Band

The Wheatland Music Organization is located at 7251 50th Avenue. To get there, first get to Mt. Pleasant, MI. Then go west on highway M-20 for about 20 miles. Once you get to the middle of Remus (also the intersection with highway M-66) keep going west about another two miles. Turn left (south) on 50th Avenue (St. Michael’s Church is on the corner). After you cross Pierce Road, look for the Wheatland entrance on your right (west side of the road). Once inside the Wheatland grounds, the Gladys Wernette building is on your left. For more info, call 989-967-8879.

Cajun jam at Alber Orchard–Report

Monday, October 11th, 2010

A number of folks passed a good time playing some Cajun music at Alber Orchard & Cider Mill this past Sunday, October 10.

Alber Orchard sign

(photo by Patricia F Anderson)

Amazingly, the weather was near 80 degrees F, making us all feel we were playing down in Louisiana at this time of the year! When we were through playing, I made sure to stock up on some apple cider to take home. The orchard folks were kind enough to bring out some free cider for us musician types while we were playing, although it did attract a fair number of yellowjackets who were competing for our cider.

Musicians at the Cajun jam session at Alber Orchard

Some of the musicians at the Cajun jam at Alber Orchard (photo by Patricia F Anderson)

Patricia took a number of photos at the Cider Mill on Sunday. Check them all out at her flickr account.

There are two more scheduled Cajun jam sessions at Alber’s in 2010, on October 24 and 31. Come on out and play along, or just come to listen. And don’t forget to go home with some cider, apples, and donuts.