2018 the 5th annual Great Big Fais Do Do full Schedule  

Thursday June 21st.  All Ages.  $5.00 at the door only.

Velo Cult Bike Shop.  1969 NE 42nd Avenue. Portland OR. 97213

7:00 pm  Square Dance with Foghorn Stringband 

9:00 pm  Acoustic Cajun Dance with The Cajun Country Revival

Friday June 22nd. 21+  $20 at the door  $20 advance or buy $35.00 Friday/Saturday pass 

The Spare Room Lounge. 4830 NE 42nd Ave. Portland OR. 97218

9:00 pm Bobby Winstead and the Long Goodbyes

10:30 pm Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy with the Cajun Country Revival 

 

Saturday June 23rd.  $10.00 at the door only.  

Secret Society Ball Room.  116 NE Russell St. Portland OR.  97212

6-7:45 pm Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy Cajun band

Saturday June 23rd.  21+  $20 at the door $20 advance or buy $35.00 Friday/Saturday pass 

The Spare Room Lounge. 4830 NE 42nd Ave. Portland OR. 97218

9:00 pm The Waysiders

10:30 pm The Caleb Klauder Country Band 

 

Sunday June 24th.  this event has been moved to the Moon and Sixpence Pub (not at Beeswing restaurant) 

Moon and Sixpence British Pub.  2014 NE 42nd Ave.  Portland Or. 97213

All day Cajun Cooking with Jesse Lége and friends

All ages until 9pm.    $5 suggested donation for the gumbo

3:00 pm Reeb Willms and Her Sentimental Gentlemen

4:00-6 pm Joel Savoy and his Cajun pals

chill time with a perfectly poured Guinness

8:30 pm till late.  The Fais Do Do allstar jam 

 

The Great Big Fais Do Do (pronounced Fay-Doe-Doe) is the Northwest’s premier roots country music festival. It is a welcome all dance and music festival in Northeast Portland, Oregon bringing together honky tonk, cajun, western swing, bluegrass, and string band music. At the Great Big Fais Do Do we can forget, for a joyful moment, about life’s hardship through music, dance, and social communion, a tradition that is as old as humanity.

	Fais Do Do is a Cajun french phrase that means “go night night”, meaning, put the kids to bed and let’s have a party! Traditionally this would have been a house party with live unamplified dance music and partner dancing. It grew into a wider used phrase for the Louisiana country dancehall, and there is even a Fais Do Do stage at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Now we use it again as an attitude we wish to promote here in Portland. Jimmy C Newman said it perfectly in his famous song, Great Big Fais Do Do:  “at the great big fais do do, where you glide across the floor, then you eat some hot gumbo, then go back and dance some more!”

The Great Big Fais Do Do (pronounced Fay-Doe-Doe) is the Northwest’s premier roots country music festival. It is a welcome all dance and music festival in Northeast Portland, Oregon bringing together honky tonk, cajun, western swing, bluegrass, and string band music. At the Great Big Fais Do Do we can forget, for a joyful moment, about life’s hardship through music, dance, and social communion, a tradition that is as old as humanity.

Fais Do Do is a Cajun french phrase that means “go night night”, meaning, put the kids to bed and let’s have a party! Traditionally this would have been a house party with live unamplified dance music and partner dancing. It grew into a wider used phrase for the Louisiana country dancehall, and there is even a Fais Do Do stage at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Now we use it again as an attitude we wish to promote here in Portland. Jimmy C Newman said it perfectly in his famous song, Great Big Fais Do Do: “at the great big fais do do, where you glide across the floor, then you eat some hot gumbo, then go back and dance some more!”

The Great Big Fais Do Do music and dance Festival

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