Cajun music inspires dancing the way that beat poetry inspires finger snapping and mimes inspire the fear that you pressed your skull’s “mute” button. Show approval by getting into the groove with this GrouponLive deal to see BeauSoliel at Crescent Ballroom on Sunday, May 6, at 8:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get one ticket for general admission (up to a $37.33 value, including fees).
- For $29, you get one VIP package (up to a $59.13 total value) that includes:
- One ticket for VIP seating
- One signed poster
- One drink ticket<p>
When the fiddle- and guitar-packing Doucet brothers of BeauSoliel began performing in 1975, they weren’t classified as Cajun musicians. If you asked Michael––the fiddler and lead vocalist––their style was simply French. If you pressed him, he’d say, “swamp pop.” Today, however, with an expansive discography under its belt and a career that spans 35 years, international acclaim, Grammy Award ceremonies, and a football halftime show, BeauSoliel has become the two-step torchbearer for the zydeco rhythms of the Cajun genre.
Along with the Doucet brothers, a six-piece band also comprises BeauSoliel. The ensemble’s live sets sonically juggle bits of blues, Texas swing, New Orleans jazz, and Caribbean calypso for shows that prompt dancing and geography refreshers. As Michael told OffBeat, “We always have a groove, so when people come in they get absorbed into that groove, like spice absorbed into the gumbo.”
The fiddle- and accordion-fueled energy spills across the open shoebox of a dance floor at Crescent Ballroom. The intimate, 300- to 550-person venue boasts an eclectic space, reclaimed from a garage originally built in 1917 along U.S. Route 80, which was then called the Broadway of America because of its lanes of can-canning tractor-trailors.