The Bayou’s in Brooklyn: Cajun Music Festival

The Redhook waterfront isn’t very bayou-like. The closet you’ll see to a catfish is a rat that fell in the water, and Ikea doesn’t stock itself with Cyprus trees. But this weekend, The Jalopy Music Theatre is going to be alive with the man made sounds of the bayou.

The Bayou-n-Brooklyn festival is a two day event filled with accordion players, zydeco bands, Cajun bands, fiddle workshops, a gumbo dinner, blues music and a community jam session. So strap on your Stetson hat and your gator skin shoes and get ready to dance. And get your tickets now, there’s a discount for advance sales.

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Bayou ‘n’ Brooklyn Music Festival
Jalopy Music Theatre
315 Columbia Street between Woodhull and Hamilton streets [Redhook, Brooklyn]
Friday May 6, 5pm to 1am
Saturday, May 7, 12pm to 1am
$12 per day advance, $15 at the door

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.