C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band - Friday

Friday, August 2, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
  • C.J. is performing two nights at the Museum. These tickets are for the Friday evening event on August 2.
    • Museum Members receive a 10% ticket discount

    Event Details

    C.J. Chenier grew up steeped in the indigenous Louisiana Creole culture and zydeco music. His father, Clifton Chenier, was a pioneering accordionist known as “The King of Zydeco” and was the first Creole musician to win a GRAMMY.  C.J. started touring with his father’s legendary Red Hot Louisiana Band when he was just 21.  On the road, his father showed him how to make a career out of fronting a world-class touring band. When Clifton died in 1987, his son said it only felt natural to carry on his father’s legacy. As he told a journalist at the time, he does not try to imitate his father's playing, "I play it the way I play it. All my father really told me was to do the best I could do with my own style."

    Over the course of his long and successful career, C.J. has established himself as a master zydeco and blues accordionist in his own right, performing with Paul Simon, Joe Sample, Ray Parker Jr., and more.

    Museum Track Members are invited to a special VIP “Backstage Pass” event prior to the Friday, August 2nd show.  Contact Alisa at 760-304-5820 or alisam@museumofmakingmusic.org to RSVP or for more information.

    Funded in part by the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office

    For seated events that take place at the Museum, the venue is divided into two seating areas: Premium and General. Premium Seating comprises the first several rows of seats for guests who wish to sit closer to the stage. General Seating completes the remaining available space. Seating capacity for the venue is limited to 150 guests.

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