L'ESPRIT CREOLE - AUG. 5

Cajun Joie de Vivre

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The McHenry County Historical Society welcomes Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole for a special celebration of Cajun music and food starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the museum. Victoria’s Sweets and Eats food truck will serve some bayou favorites from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., leading up to the 7 p.m. concert inside the museum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, payable at the door, is requested for indoor seating to see the show live. Buy tickets upon arriving at the museum and you will receive a wristband guaranteeing you a seat!

The Society also will be broadcasting the event on Facebook Live.

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We're very excited to welcome Victoria's Sweets and Eats catering, who has crafted a special Cajun menu for our event! To guarantee an adequate supply, please place your order in advance by emailing her at victoriaprice79@gmail.com. Include your name and a phone number with your order. Payment (cash or credit card) is at pick-up time. You can place your order at the event, but supply could be limited due to demand.

 

Dennis has become an ambassador for the Creole French heritage of North America, helping to preserve its language, music, and stories. A frequent speaker for language conferences, including the keynote speaker at the National Conference of the American Association of Teachers of French, and workshop leader at conferences on Colonial American French, the National Honor Society, and the Festival Internationale de Louisianne, to name just a few.

Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole has a reputation for keeping listeners enthralled and dancers moving with a rollicking mix of contemporary blues, swamp pop, and traditional Cajun and zydeco dance tunes. The trio’s performances are filled with emotion and energy that literally jumps from the band as they give voice to the story of the French Creoles who, more than 300 hundred years ago, settled in the Wabash and Mississippi River corridors. Fingers and bow flying, Dennis Stroughmatt and the band take listeners on a musical odyssey using songs, stories, and even language in the traditions that have been passed down for generations. To learn more about the band visit their website at http://www.creolefiddle.com.This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 7:00pm