WORD. A CAFE PRESENTS THE ZYDECO FLAMES - a Cajun concert & dance party and fundraiser to aid victims of the Northern California fires.
Zydeco music and a taste of Cajun and African culture are coming to the Bayview in San Francisco on Saturday night, November 9.
Word. A Cafe, located at 5114 Third St., is sponsoring a very special appearance of The Zydeco Flames, the leading West Coast zydeco band featuring the amazing Lloyd Meadows on lead vocals, washboard and harmonica. April Spears, board chairperson for the Bayview’s African-American Arts & Cultural District, will serve as the emcee.
We will have a dance floor, tables and chairs, and New Orleans-style food will be available with a reasonable donation, proceeds to go to a fund to aid victims of the Northern California fires, through the Bishop's Ranch Episcopal Conference Center in Healdsburg, CA.
During intermission, The African Outlet at 4942 Third St. will stage a multicultural Africa-Filé Fashion Show to dazzle your eyeballs. Kids and adults will model African garb while Outlet proprietor Judah Dwyer shares how the vibrant fabrics represent unique communities from the Mother Continent.
Our Third Street corridor is THE place for great music. This event represents our first at-large community event in the Bayview, at the Firefighters Union Hall at 325 Newhall Street. We are proud to feature the Zydeco Flames in a rare San Francisco appearance. Their sizzling roots rhythms are timeless and the execution of them relentless, with a stunningly powerful groove.
Please get your tickets now for only $20 — price goes up to $25 at the door, although nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Doors open at 6 pm; dance instruction at 6:30 pm; music starts at 7 pm. Family-friendly! Kids under age 10 admitted free.
Thanks for joining us, and we hope you'll give big to the fund to aid victims of the Northern California fires.
Carl Hall and Kat Anderson, Proprietors, Word. A Cafe