The Cajun Dance Woody Sloop Fundraiser will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. Krewe de la Rue, a band born out of the Hudson Valley fiddle and dance community, will perform for the Beacon Sloop Club Woody Guthrie Sloop Restoration project. The Krewe traces its roots back to the fiddle and dance camp at Ashokan where in the late 1980s the great fiddler and “Cajun ambassador” Dewey Balfa along with protege Steve Riley brought Cajun music to the Hudson Valley. Roger Weiss on fiddle, Buffy Lewis on guitar, Laren Droll on accordion, Maggie McManus on tee-fer, Gary Graeff on bass, and June Drucker on drums have years of experience in roots music including Cajun and Zydeco genres.
The evening includes a dance lesson with Buffy Lewis in basics of two-step and waltz from 6 to 7 p.m. Gumbo, jambalaya and refreshments available for purchase. The event will be held at St. Luke’s, 850 Wolcott Ave, Beacon. Admission: $20. Info: 914-907-4928, beaconsloopclub.org or woodysloop.brownpapertickets.com. All tickets purchased in advance include a free beverage of choice.