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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

Zydeco Music of Hot Louisiana Band Featured in Cuyahoga Valley

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Date: November 4, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Ralph Davila,, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Courtesy JefferyBroussard
Courtesy Jeffery Broussard

Brecksville, Ohio - Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys bring their amazing brand of traditional Zydeco music to Happy Days Lodge when they take to the stage on Saturday, November 12, 2011 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). The concert begins at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The concert is a part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series, presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, celebrating the cultural legacy of the Cuyahoga Valley. The series is sponsored by Courtyard Marriott-Akron/Stow, 89.7 WKSU, Lloyd L. & Louise K. Smith Foundation, and Cable 9.

Admission is $17 adults, $12 CVNPA members, and $5 children ages 3 - 12. General seating. Advance sales are available until 3 p.m. on Friday for that weekend's show by calling 330-657-2909 or stopping at Park Place in Peninsula, located at 1593 Main Street, in Peninsula 44264. You can create your own subscription series-enjoy three great Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series concerts for one low price! No cash refunds, but tickets may be exchanged up to 10 days before the concert. Series prices: $45 adults, $30 Conservancy members, and $15 children ages 3 - 12. Please note: due to the accompanying dinner/ dance option, the venue will open at 7:30 p.m. for general audience seating.

Join us for dinner (and dancing!) in the valley before the show. Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park's own Chef Larkin Rogers will prepare a Creole menu to get the evening started. Band leader Jeffery Broussard will host dance lessons for all dinner guests. Following dessert, the concert will begin. Dinner/Dance/Concert Package: $35 adult, $32 Conservancy members, $15 children under 12. Dinner/dance event begins at 5:30 p.m. Package participants must register in advance.

One of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern Zydeco music, Jeffery Broussard continues to be one of the genre's most dynamic performers. He has continually been an innovator, beginning his career with traditional Creole Zydeco music playing drums in his father's band, Delton Broussard & The Lawtell Playboys, then moving on to develop the nouveau Zydeco sound in Zydeco Force. He has now returned to the more traditional Zydeco sound with his own band Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys.

Happy Days Lodge, located at 500 West Streetsboro Road (State Route 303) in Peninsula 44264, 1 mile west of State Route 8, is a restored Civilian Conservation Corps structure that provides a rustic ambiance for folk and traditional concerts, theater, lectures, and special event rentals. For more information on rentals, call the Conservancy at 330-657-2909 ext. 119.

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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