Belles play Saturday at Foundry |

Belles play Saturday at Foundry

Picture accordions, fiddles and a musical washboard Saturday when Miners Foundry Cultural Center resembles French Louisiana through music, dance and food at the Cajun and Creole Festival.

The Creole Belles will perform old-time waltzes, two-steps and shuffles. Mark St. Mary and His Louisiana Blues and Zydeco Band will perform old-school zydeco at the Foundry’s Cajun and Creole Festival.

Mark St. Mary, a French Creole formerly from Lake Charles, La., now lives in Sacramento. Over the years, he has shared the stage with other musicians including Queen Ida, Doug Kershaw, Trisha Yearwood, Cheryl Comier and Clifton Chenier.

The festival is a benefit for the Foundry.

Ike’s Quarter Cafe will sell New Orleans-inspired dinner items, including gumbo, Cajun catfish po’boys, Creole wild rice salad, red beans and rice, and sweet potato pie.


WHAT: Cajun and Creole Festival

WHEN: 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City

ADMISSION: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $8 for seniors and free for children 12 and under. Tickets at Odyssey Books, Harmony Books, Miners Foundry or by calling the information number to charge by credit card.


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