Jambalaya Cook-Off with Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
We still have room for a few good cooks! $100 first prize plus a trophy and apron, cash prizes for second and third place too! To be a contestant, email us at email@example.com or call 708-788-2118, ext. 0.
JAMBALAYA COOK-OFF (Feb. 27): Doors open at 6:30, tasting at 7:30 and a first set by Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience at 8:00, and a second set after the judging is completed and the winner crowned at 9:30. Just in case you don't get enough free gumbo, Tom "Festival" Cimms will cook up his own jambalaya for purchase. Tickets are $15.
TERRANCE SIMIEN & THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE: For move than 30 years, Grammy Award-winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. Simien is blessed with an extraordinary talent that expresses the deepest human emotions through the original instrument: The Voice. He takes his audiences on a multicultural tour of the world as the many countries he’s visited while on tour have informed his musical language. He creates a hypnotic blend of New Orleans funk-reggae-flavored-world-blues-American zydeco roots music that beckons you to your feet and into the groove. http://www.terrancesimien.com/videos/