Cajun Brunch Brings Fais Do Do to the Bywater
Bonjour! My name is Leesaw Anne and I am the host of Cajun Brunch and Dance, a traditional fais do do, featuring live music from every corner of Cajun Country, held right in the heart of New Orleans! I was not born in Louisiana nor did I grown up here so I am what they call a transplant. When I hit my first cajun dance in Breaux Bridge over 10 years ago I was hooked! It is my honor to support the Cajun community of dancers and musicians of today by being the host of this event.
Cajun Brunch at The Tigermen Den kicked off in April 2012. A purely Louisiana tradition going back 100's of years, these parties are named for 'the gentle command - fais do do (go to sleep) which young mothers offered bawling infants' as they nursed not only their own children, but concern that their men may be dancing with another at the local after church social.
We usually offer up a beginners cajun 2 step partner dance lesson around 12pm and intermediate around 130pm. Full Brunch is served up this season by Bywater Bakery with a rotating menu of home grown favorites. Visiting our Facebook page to see the menu posted closer to the date of the event.
Cajun Brunch Hand printed letter press posters (see below) available for sale at the Door- framed and unframed
Send us a text message the week leading up to brunch to make reservations for parties of 4 or more. We close the night before at 7pm and we are too busy getting ready to answer calls or emails day of. We require you pay your door fee in advance to hold the reservation via pay pal or Venmo or Zelle quick pay.
Good food! Great music! Sweet people! Eat up, get up and go dance!
Kids and sweet dogs get in Free!
September 8th 2019- Sheryl Cormier and her Swamp Band
October 13th 2019 -Sunpie Barnes and the Louisiana Sundrops
November 10th 2019 - Bobby Michot
December 8th 2019 - The Swamp Blossoms
January 12th 2020 - T'Monde
February 9th 2020 - Le Fils de Eunice.
March 8th 2020 The Daiquiri Queens
April 5th 2020 -- Sorry we will miss you !!!--- Stay Safe!
May 10th 2020 Jonno Frishberg + Band - Mother's Day Special Brunch
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Traditional Jazz night with The Bad Penny Pleasuremakers
We are in year 2 of our Wednesday night tradition of hosting the Bad Penny Pleasuremakers & dance lessons. Part of the rich fabric of NOLA is the many old time dixie land jazz tunes that tell the tales of lives lived.
6--9pm weekly we host a listening session with a waltz dance lesson in the middle. $5 at the door gets you a dance lesson and a night of nostalgic music by one of our cities own sweet duos, Matt Bell and Joy Patterson.