Bobby Dean and Timeless Country Band to headline #DOTB2019

Get your tickets now for a night of dancing, food and FUN at this year’s Down on the Bayou Cajun Celebration with special guests Bobby Dean and The Timeless Country Band!

For ticket information or to join us in our work as a corporate sponsor, contact Carolyn Nichols at (254) 202-8480 or carolyn.nichols1@bswhealth.org

The continued success of Youth Connection’s programs relies heavily on the generosity and support of community members and area businesses. Funds raised from “Down on the Bayou” will go directly to Youth Connection, Inc.’s services and educational efforts.

Down on the Bayou – Cajun Zydeco Festival – Tickets on sale NOW!

Down on the Bayou is Sept. 14th, and we couldn’t be more ready to let the good times roll!

Join us at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Knox Hall for Waco’s only Cajun Zydeco Festival celebrating music and food! Proceeds raised benefit our work to end teen pregnancy, assist teen parents, and help our youth succeed in Waco.

Restaurants from all over the area will bring their best in Cajun fare, while we dance the night away with Bobby Dean and Timeless Country Band!

Reserve your seats now! Individual tickets and tables are still available. Every dollar raised supports our work in Waco!

Don’t get left in the swamp! See you on Sept. 14th!

For ticket information or to join us in our work as a corporate sponsor, contact Carolyn Nichols at (254) 202-8480 or carolyn.nichols1@bswhealth.org

DOTB Cajun Zydeco Festival set for Sept. 14, 2019

Down on the Bayou Cajun Zydeco Festival Waco, Texas

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Reserve your seat NOW for our annual Down on the Bayou Special Event on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The party begins at 7:00pm!

This year’s event will be held at the Knox Center at The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum located at I-35 and University Parks Drive in Waco, Texas.

For ticket information or to join us in our work as a corporate sponsor, contact Carolyn Nichols at (254) 202-8480 or carolyn.nichols1@bswhealth.org

The continued success of Youth Connection’s programs relies heavily on the generosity and support of community members and area businesses. Funds raised from “Down on the Bayou” will go directly to Youth Connection, Inc.’s services and educational efforts.

Become part of “Down on the Bayou” so you … don’t end up in the swamp!

THANK YOU to our generous 2018 sponsors! Together, we can help at-risk youth in Waco!  You can join the ranks of these powerhouses! Become a corporate sponsor for this year’s event! Click here to learn more.

Down on the Bayou Cajun Celebration set for Sept. 14, 2019!

Reserve your seat NOW for our annual Down on the Bayou Special Event on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The party begins at 7:00pm!

This year’s event will be held at the Knox Center at The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum located at I-35 and University Parks Drive in Waco, Texas.

For ticket information or to join us in our work as a corporate sponsor, contact Carolyn Nichols at (254) 202-8480 or carolyn.nichols1@bswhealth.org

The continued success of Youth Connection’s programs relies heavily on the generosity and support of community members and area businesses. Funds raised from “Down on the Bayou” will go directly to Youth Connection, Inc.’s services and educational efforts.

Become part of “Down on the Bayou” so you … don’t end up in the swamp!

Would you like to help us change the lives of at-risk youth and teen parents in Waco? Become a corporate sponsor for this year’s event! Click here to learn more.

2018 Down on the Bayou Cajun Celebration set for 9/29!

Lassiez les bon temps rouler!
“Let the good times roll!”

Reserve your seat NOW for our annual Down on the Bayou Special Event on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The party begins at 7:00pm with the best Cajun food, fun and music you’ve ever seen in Waco!

Waco’s favorite party band –The Morticians–joins us at the Knox Center at The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum located at I-35 and University Parks Drive in Waco, Texas.

The continued success of Youth Connection’s programs heavily relies on the generosity and support of community members and area businesses. Funds raised from “Down on the Bayou” will go directly to Youth Connection, Inc.’s services and educational efforts.

Become part of “Down on the Bayou” so you … don’t end up in the swamp!

For ticket information or to join us in our work as a corporate sponsor, contact Carolyn Nichols at (254) 202-8480 or carolyn.nichols1@bswhealth.org

It’s ALMOST HERE! DOTB is Sept. 30th!

Down on the Bayou is Sept. 30, 2017!

Lassiez les bon temps rouler!
“Let the good times roll!”

Reserve your seat NOW for our annual Down on the Bayou Special Event on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The party begins at 7:00pm!

Dance the night away to the sounds of Waco’s favorite classic rock band – The Morticians – while you enjoy the tastes of a New Orleans-inspired dinner complete with an open bar of beer and wine. Need to shop? Our auction items are unsurpassed, and all donations go directly to ensure our work continues to help at-risk youth in Waco.

 

This year’s event will be held at the Knox Center at The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum located at I-35 and University Parks Drive in Waco, Texas.

For ticket information or to join us in our work as a corporate sponsor, contact Carolyn Nichols at (254) 202-8480 or carolyn.nichols1@bswhealth.org

The continued success of Youth Connection’s programs relies heavily on the generosity and support of community members and area businesses. Funds raised from “Down on the Bayou” will go directly to Youth Connection, Inc.’s services and educational efforts.

Become part of “Down on the Bayou” so you … don’t end up in the swamp!

THE MORTICIANS to rock this year’s Down on the Bayou, Sept. 30, 2017!

 

The Morticians

The Morticians will rock the stage at Down on the Bayou on Sept. 30!

The Fifties and Sixties might be a thing of the past, but the pop and rock music that was so much a part of the American culture then remains popular today with people of all age groups.  And the band that has been synonymous with 50’s and 60’s music in Central Texas is THE MORTICIANS!    

The Morticians’ songlist reads like a Who’s Who of that incredible era in music. With performances of songs by such great artists as the Beatles, Credence Clearwater Revival, Roy Orbison, the Kinks, Elvis Presley, the Eagles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Linda Ronstadt, the Righteous Brothers, Van Morrison, Santana, Buddy Holly, the Rolling Stones, as well as many other “One-Hit Wonder” groups, it’s hard to sit still when The Morticians take the stage!!!   

The group has been a  favorite through the years at Waco’s Summer  Sounds concerts, and more recently at the Bosque River Stage Summer Series concerts. The Morticians have been voted the Central Texas Area’s Best Band numerous times in the Waco Tribune Herald’s Annual Reader’s Poll, and have been named to the prestigious Hall of Recognition by the Music Association of Central Texas!  

Join us at Knox Hall on September 30, 2017! Visit our Down on the Bayou event page!

Want to become a sponsor? It’s easy! Contact our Executive Director Carolyn Nichols at (254) 202-8480 or carolyn.nichols1@bswhealth.org for more information.

Bayou Event Offers A New Taste To Fundraisers

One of Waco’s most active youth supportive organizations prides itself on offering unique and effective programs to help area youth. Part of the process of funding these programs is by offering an one of a kind and enjoyable experience at their annual fundraising event, “Down on the Bayou.”

The organization’s fundraiser is a crucial part toward the ongoing ability to aid the many programs run by Youth Connection.

This year’s “Down on the Bayou” was a huge success! It’s our one big fundraiser for the organization. It is something really fun and benefits a great organization. Special thanks to all our 2013 sponsors for making “Down on the Bayou” possible!

“Down on the Bayou” is a Cajun-themed event which included live music by a Zydeco band called Classie Ballou and the Family Band, authentic Cajun food and a silent auction. This year’s “Down on the Bayou” event will be held on September 13, 2014 at The Phoenix Ballroom in downtown Waco,TX.

The true authentic Cajun food and theme made the fundraiser different than other fundraisers in the Waco and Central Texas area, said Youth Connection Executive Director Carolyn Nichols.

“Our fundraiser is truly a fun and unique experience that you can’t get anywhere else,” Nichols said.

This uniqueness of the event has been noticed and recognized by the Waco Tribune-Herald as the best local annual event in entertainment by the newspaper’s Reader’s Choice Awards.

Youth Connection is excited to report that “Down on the Bayou” fundraiser event has grown in more ways than one. Our caterer, Patti’s Kitchen, is also a board member from New Orleans, so the food was definitely authentic.

Many generous sponsors help the event maintain its consistency every year. Hillcrest Hospital, Beltone Hearing Center and H-E-B are just a few.

All proceeds of the event go towards funding the various Youth Connection services such as the RealCare Baby program, Too Cool For Trouble after school program, and their teen mother assistance program. The success of the event is a vital component to make the organization effective for the youth it reaches.

“Our ‘Down on the Bayou’ fundraising event plays a crucial part toward our ongoing ability to aid the many young people we work with and benefits programs in an effort to enhance their lives,” Nichols said.