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Cajun Zydeco festival draws crowd to Sebastopol

  • A large crowd dances to Jimmy Breaux & The Cajun Cottonpickers band during Saturday's Cajun Zydeco Music Festival in Sebastopol, September 7, 2013. (Conner Jay/The Press Democrat)

Hundreds of revelers braved Louisiana-like temperatures on Saturday to dance to the spicy sounds of the Cajun Zydeco festival in Sebastopol.

On a huge dance floor shaded by the redwood trees of St. Ives park, a festive crowd wearing Mardi Gras beads boogied to the sounds of four different bands playing an upbeat blend of Cajun music and rhythm and blues.

Performers included Sunpie Barnes & the Louisiana Sunspots, Dwight Carrier & Ro Dogg, Jimmy Breaux & The Cajun Cottonpickers, and Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble.

Cajun Zydeco Music Festival

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When they weren't getting down, attendees were knocking back Hurricanes and sucking down crawfish and alligator sausage.

The event, now in its 18th year, is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise.

Proceeds help support local nonprofits, school programs and Rotary International humanitarian projects.


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