CJ Chenier & The Twang Gang

February 13

Sportsmens Tavern

Celebrate Mardi Gras Day February 13 with a Louisiana zydeco master and one of Buffalo’s best bands!

Join the legendary CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band for a night of blazing zydeco, with special guests The Twang Gang!

Doors at 5, music at 6:30. Tickets are just $15 at the door. It’s our 11th Annual Mardi Gras Jam!

C.J. Chenier, a Creole born and raised in an indigenous American culture with its distinct language, cuisine and music, delivers a soulful vocal and accordion! Chenier, a GRAMMY® nominated world renowned musician and recording artist, has performed alongside many internationally recognized artists including his GRAMMY® awarded father, Clifton Chenier “The King of Zydeco”, Paul Simon, Joe Sample and Ray Parker, Jr., The Gin Blossoms, and John Mayall. He has appeared on the Jon Stewart Show, CNN and was featured on VH1 and Entertainment Weekly.

C.J. has exhibited his musicianship at many large festival venues such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Chicago Blues Festival and Austin’s SxSW Music Conference. In addition to a GRAMMY® award nomination in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category, C.J. has received many major awards inclusive of the Living Blues Critics’ Poll Award, Indie Award (from AFIM) for Best Zydeco Album, Coups de Coeur (Blows of Heart) Blues Category Award from l’Académie Charles Cros (France) and Best of the Beat Best Zydeco Album (Offbeat Magazine).

The Big Easy in Buffalo is a program of Arts Services Initiative of WNY, Inc., and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Erie County, Sportsmens Tavern, and Adam’s Mark.