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Dance Hall Nights Series: Cajun/Zydeco Night with Pete Siers & Creole du Nord

February 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm


New Dance Hall Nights Series!

Cajun/Zydeco Night with Pete Siers & Creole du Nord

“…Pure dance-floor joy!”

Saturday, February 11th at 7:30 pm

Inspired by audience members dancing outside during our Lot Lounge concert days, Kerrytown Concert House is delighted to continue its new Dance Hall Nights series where music lovers will get the option to listen in their seats in the main hall or go and dance in the cleared side hall if the spirit moves them! Coming back to the House to keep the dance hall going once again is Pete Siers – this time for Cajun/Zydeco Night with Creole du Nord

Creole du Nord is proud to be a small part of keeping the music of Louisiana spicy with Cajun and Zydeco music played for your pleasure with a smile. With Manchester-based bandleader Mark Palms at the helm, Creole Du Nord beautifully re-creates the irresistibly lively sound of Cajun folk music with a mix of musical history, fine musicianship, and pure dance-floor joy. Frequently singing in Creole, Palms is also a versatile instrumentalist, occasionally picking up a fiddle in between laying down the hip-swinging accordion lines that are the hallmark of the Cajun sound. A fantastic group of musicians, the band will present quintessential New Orleans tunes, lesser-known staples of Cajun music, with some traditional Appalachian numbers thrown in the mix.

Creole du Nord Band Members:

  • Mark Palms – Bandleader / Multi-instrumentalist
  • Carol Palms – Bass / Fiddle
  • Billy King – Guitar
  • Walter Prettyman – Fiddle
  • Pete Siers – Drums

Don’t miss what is sure to be a lively and joyful night – New Orleans style – where we’ve cleared the side room so you can “laissez les bons temps rouler!”

“If you hire them I highly recommend you advise your attendees to bring their dancing shoes!”  ~Happy Venue

Supported by series underwriters, Greg & Deb Bolino 

DG Reimagined


pete siers

Like Clark Kent, jazz percussionist Pete Siers is soft-spoken and unassuming – but put him behind a drum set, and a hard-swinging, intensely physical, dynamically sensitive drummer emerges.  According to the Southeastern Michigan Jazz Association, when Pete plays, “readily apparent musical joy” can be expected. Paul Pearce of Bass World magazine writes that “Pete absolutely ‘sings’ with his drum kit.”

Siers has played with jazz luminaries such as Russell Malone, Mulgrew Miller, Marian McPartland, Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, James Moody, Kenny Werner, David “Fathead” Newman, Eddie Daniels, Frank Morgan, Scott Hamilton, Bob Wilber, and Barry Harris.  In addition to his expansive performance career, Siers has played on over 50 recordings.

Pete has taught percussion and jazz drumming for over 25 years, teaching privately, as well as at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor School for Performing Arts, Emory University, Purdue University and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.



It seems that Louisiana Cajun music brings a real element of passion to this band.   It became the mission of band leader, Mark Palms, who traced his family roots to St Martinville Louisiana, to bring the uplifting spirit of this music to his northern home.  Dedicated to the traditional sounds of Cajun and Zydeco, Creole du Nord’s music captures the groove with fiddle and accordion backed by a tight rhythm, resulting in… la musique pour les bon temps.

Band Members: 

Mark Palms, accordion, Walter Prettyman, fiddle, Billy King, guitar, Carol Palms, bass and Will Osler (or Pete Siers), drums


February 11, 2023
7:30 pm
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Kerrytown Concert House
415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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