Ancient singers had no microphones, which meant audiences were quieter, and bringing a pet howler monkey to a performance was twice as irritating. Hoot and holler all you want with today’s Groupon to the Florida Cajun Zydeco Festival on November 11–13, located outside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get two general admission tickets for either Friday evening, Saturday, or Sunday (a $42 value)
- For $35, you get two general admission passes for the weekend (a $72 value)<p>
The Florida Cajun Zydeco festival’s seven musical acts fill the air with traditional tunes on two outdoor stages. Wooden dance floors and guided dance lessons (held in between sets) encourage rug-cuttery as the C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band wails away on fiddle and guitar, and the multi-instrumentalist Magnolia Sisters reinvigorate forgotten standards more effectively than auto-tuned re-mixes of Glen Miller’s catalogue. Each band also gives a 20- to 30-minute lesson about the history of their music. Visitors can suppress unruly appetites with spicy Cajun and Creole fare while perusing the offerings of craft vendors. Pintsize patrons can revel in games and rides, while larger patrons can revel in the festival’s free parking.