Cajun band at food pantry benefit
St. Luke’s Church in Beacon will host a Cajun Dance featuring Krewe de la Rue from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6 to benefit the Beacon Food Pantry. The Krewe traces its roots to the fiddle and dance camp at Ashokan where, in the late 1980s, the fiddler and “Cajun ambassador” Dewey Balfa, along with protegé Steve Riley, introduced Cajun music to the Hudson Valley.
The band includes Roger Weiss on fiddle, Buffy Lewis on guitar, Laren Droll on accordion, Maggie McManus on tee-fer, Gary Graef on bass and June Drucker on drums.
The benefit includes a lesson from Buffy Lewis two-step and waltz basics. Gumbo, goodies and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20. There will also be raffles and door prizes. Visit brownpapertickets.com or call 914-907-4928.