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Sat, Aug 12, 2023

Southern Week BBQ & Dance 2023

Sorry, no dogs allowed on site.

Dine, dance, or just enjoy a great evening of Cajun, Créole, Zydeco, and Old Time string band music under Ashokan’s outdoor pavilion! Learn dance basics and then join in the square dance, Cajun, and Zydeco party.

Register in advance for camping and breakfast options. This public event kicks off Ashokan’s Southern Week Camp (Sunday, August 13th – Saturday, August 19th, 2023).     


4:30pm Waltzes with Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

5:00pm Square Dance with MEGAN DOWNES and the SOUTHERN WEEK HOUSE BAND 

6:00pm: Dinnervegan and GF options available  

7:00pm: Mini-Concert with Sparky & Rhonda Rucker and Alice Gerrard

8:00pm: Cajun Dance with RACINES (Steve Riley, Kevin Wimmer, Mitch Reed and Luke Huval)




prepared by Chef Bill Warnes and his staff, subject to change

BBQ chicken or BBQ tofu and vegetable kebabs, roasted potato wedges, coleslaw, corn on the cob (butter on the side), green salad with a choice of balsamic or Italian dressing, dinner rolls, cookies, lemonade, iced tea, and coffee  


Ticket Prices

Dance $20 Adults (Ages 20+) • $10 Teens • Children 12 and under free!

add Dinner $20 in advance ($25 day of event)

add Camping and Breakfast $15 (must book in advance)

add Lodging and Breakfast $45 (only available to those who’ve purchased lodging for the week-long camp and want to move in a night early)

Advance sales end at midnight the night before the event. Dance and Dinner Tickets are available at the Door. 


Why drive home? Bring your own tent and sleeping bag and dance the night away! Advance registration required for all overnight packages. Breakfast served at 10am on Sunday morning.


COVID Policy

Everyone attending this event (and the weeklong camp which follows) is required to test themselves prior to arrival. Stay home if you test positive, if you have Covid exposure within 6 days of this event, or if you don’t feel well!

Want to experience more? Check out the full week camp!

Southern Week 2023

August 13, 2023 - August 19, 2023

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host a fun and friendly full-week of Southern traditional music from the Bayou to the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond. Have fun learning and playing together!


Event proceeds support The Ashokan Center’s ongoing work to inspire learning and build community through shared experiences in nature, history, music, and art. Learn more: Educational Field Trips • Music & Dance Camps • Weddings & Retreats


EMAIL events@ashokancenter.org 
CALL 845-657-8333 x3