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Friday, July 16, 2021  ·  7:00 PM CDT

Cajun Vagabonds / Volo Bogtrotters

1030 Central St, Evanston · Post 42 at Canal Shores Golf Course

About Cajun Vagabonds / Volo Bogtrotters

Cajun Vagabonds

The Cajun Vagabonds play traditional Cajun and Zydeco music with an occasional rock, funk, or swing classic. The band generates the perfect mix of dance-oriented music for dances, festivals, parties, and other event where people want to enjoy a dance groove. High energy and spontaneity are distinctive features of a Cajun Vagabond performance.

The band began when two precocious ten-year old musician friends and one dad performed at a house party. In typical Cajun style, all the furniture was removed from the largest room in the house, the band found its groove, and the whole house rocked on its foundations as enthusiastic guests danced for hours. The band has continued to play regularly for events and celebrations where people get up and dance.


The Volo Bogtrotters

The Volo Bogtrotters came together somewhere near Chicago in the mid-1980s. They quickly gained a reputation around the Midwest and the rest of the country for their spirited interpretations of old-time songs learned from old 78 RPM records combined with their twin-fiddle renditions of tunes that Chirps Smith collected from older fiddlers in downstate Illinois during his days with the Indian Creek Delta Boys. After fifteen or so years of playing festivals, music camps, and dances from coast to coast, they called it quits in 2002. Ten years ago, all six members of the band - Fred Campeau (fiddle, banjo, Hawaiian guitar), Steve Rosen (banjo, mandolin, fiddle), Tony Scarimbolo (bass, harmonica), Chirps Smith (fiddle, mandolin), along with Jim Nelson (guitar) and Paul Tyler (mandolin, fiddle) - joined forces in a reconstituted and rejuvenated version of the band that is better than ever and still drawing crowds of old-time music fans.

Post 42 at Canal Shores Golf Course Information

Tonight’s concert is at Post 42 at Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central St, Evanston, IL. All shows are rain or shine. All shows start at 7pm with doors at 6pm.

Tickets sold in groups of 2 or 4 seats only and are only available for purchase online. Seating will be in pods of 4, 6 or 10 seats. If you would like an entire seating section for your party exclusively, you must purchase all tickets within the section. Purchasing less tickets may mean you have additional people not from your party within your section. Single ticket purchases are not available.

Food & Drink

Food and drink service is available at the venue. No outside food or drink permitted.

Seating & Tables

As an outdoor venue, please plan to bring your own chair, table, blanket, or whatever makes you most comfortable, or you can reserve table and chair rentals HERE. Rental chairs and tables will be waiting for you in your box when you arrive.


Beginning at 6:00 PM, you may park your vehicle for free in the parking lot on north side of the building, or we also offer additional free parking along the golf course if the parking lot is full. Entrance to the parking lot is labeled at the top of the map below.

COVID-19 Guidelines

The city of Evanston has moved into Phase 5 of COVID-19 Guideline restrictions and is fully open without capacity restrictions. Although the mask mandate has been lifted, Post 42 at Canal Shores still encourages those who are not vaccinated to wear masks for the safety of our guests and staff.