The Great Big Fais Do Do

will not be happening in 2020

Due to the way the calendar falls this year there is no weekend for the Fais Do Do that corresponds with my schedule.  

Poster design by Colleen Heine

2019 the 6th annual Great Big Fais Do Do

June 20-21-22-23 2019 Portland Oregon 


The Horsenecks, with caller Caroline Oakley from Portland Oregon.  Thursaday night square dance at 7pm 

T'Monde, from Lafayette Louisiana, performing Friday night at the Spare Room Lounge. 

Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy, from Austin Texas and Eunice Louisiana, performing Friday night at the Spare Room Lounge.  

Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys, from Portland Oregon, performing Saturday night at the Spare Room Lounge

Caleb Klauder Country Band w/ Reeb Willms, from Portland Oregon, performing Saturday night at the Spare Room Lounge. 


Thursday venue Hollywood senior Center1820 NE 40th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

friday & saturday venue The Spare Room Lounge4830 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218

sunday Venue The Moon and Sixpence Free House2014 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97213



This year we are offering workshops. Saturday June 22.  3-4:30pm. Location, TBD in NE Portland

Please RSVP to  or text 971-242-9140. 

Drew Simons from T’Monde:  
    $30.00 per person.  1-½ hours 
        Accordion Techniques: “from fills to licks” 

Kelli Jones and Megan Constantin from T'Monde:  
    $30 per person. 1-½ hours.  
        Louisiana Cajun and Country singing with Kelli and Megan 
        We'll study melodies and harmonies to a couple of Cajun french standards and a few country songs.


Festival Schedule 

Thursday June 20th 7-10pm Square Dance with the Horsenecks and caller Caroline Oakley. $5.00 at the door. 

Friday June 21st. 8 pm till late. Cajun dance with T'Monde and Joel savoy and Jesse Lége. $15 adv $20 at the door. 21+

Saturday June 22nd. 8 pm till late. Honky Tonk dance with Pete Krebs and the Caleb Klauder Country Band. $15 adv $20 door 21+ 

Sunday June 23rd. 1pm-4pm. out side at the Moon and Sixpence Pub.  Cajun gumbo cook and feed with cajun dancing to Joel Savoy's Cajun Throw Down!  $5.00 food 

Sunday Night 9-till late.  Inside at the Moon and Sixpence Pub with the Fais Do Do Allstar jam.  Free.  This will be a casual jam and social wind down for all of us. Join us to be casual and get close to the music in an intimate and acoustic setting.  


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!”

We'd like to extend a big Thank You to all of our sponsors for 2019. We could not do this without you.  

Thank you to the RACC for their generous support.

Thank you to Bubbaville for making it possible to T'Monde, Joel Savoy and Jesse Lége in Portland this year.