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Duke Arts Presents

Music in the Gardens: Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 7:00 pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Featuring a pre-show Zydeco dance lesson by Zach Wolf

Two-time Grammy Award winner Terrance Simien leads his 5-piece Zydeco Experience band in an exhilarating celebration of zydeco music, Louisiana tradition, and Simien’s Creole roots. Simien’s extraordinary instrumental skills, vocal talent, and passion for roots music traditions have helped keep zydeco music on the global stage for the past four decades. Simien and his long-time band will transport you to South Louisiana with an unforgettable evening of tight vocal harmonies and energetic zydeco sounds that will get even the most veteran wallflowers moving.

This special performance will kick off with a free hour-long zydeco dance lesson by Zach Wolf. Join us when the doors open at 6 p.m. to get the full experience!

Duke Performances’ 2022 Music in the Gardens is presented in partnership with Sarah P. Duke Gardens and That Station and supported by Duke Continuing Studies and The Forest at Duke. The series is made possible, in part, with support from Duke Summer Session.

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience Concert

"Simien is a Zydeco Master: his voice yearning like Sam Cooke, he delivers soul worthy of Stax greats and shows crossover class."

Rolling Stone