Planet Zydeco and Top of The Hill Grill team up at Next Stage

PUTNEY — Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill, presents Zydeco & Gumbo at the Next Stage Café on Saturday, May 25.

Food will be sold and served by Top of The Hill Grill beginning at 6 p.m., and the band starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 suggested donation. Tickets are available in advance at or at the door.

Next Stage also offers a beer and wine cash bar, and there will be a dance floor.

For the past 14 years, Planet Zydeco has been bringing the dance hall music of Louisiana to clubs and festivals throughout New England and New York.

They are pleased to welcome Cannon Labrie, who also plays with popular Cajun band Yankee Chank, on accordion and vocals. Other members are Peter Petengill and Nick Keil on guitars and vocals, Alan Bradbury on bass and vocals, Doug Plavin on drums, and Suzanne Wozniak on rubboard.

Zydeco music is characterized by nimble accordion playing backed by a driving rhythm section.

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