Posts Tagged ‘Back Bayou’

Mardi Gras party at Wheatland with Back Bayou, February 19

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Aiyeeee!!! The Wheatland Music Organization has their annual Mardi Gras party on Saturday, February 19, with local Cajun music band Back Bayou providing the tunes. Yes, we know Mardi Gras is really on March 8 in 2011, but since folks can celebrate other holidays more than once (witness “Christmas in July”) they can also celebrate Mardi Gras more than once a year. Any excuse to party is a good excuse, especially if it’s to good Cajun or zydeco music, n’est-pas?

Anyway, the dance party is in the Gladys Wernette building on the grounds of the WMO, located at 7251 50th Avenue, Remus, Michigan. It’s about 20 miles west of Mt. Pleasant. There’s a potluck dinner at 6:00 pm, followed by the dance at 7:30. Don’t forget to wear your Mardi Gras costume! Info: 989-967-8879.

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.