In October of 2013, John Knox Village hosted a Memphis Music and Barbecue Festival with more than 600 attendees, including residents and guests. The day was filled with an afternoon of impeccable local barbecue food and blues and jazz music. Since the event two years ago was so successful, we decided to spice it up in 2015 with a new theme.
This year the JKV marketing department is busy prepping for a John Knox Village Cajun Jazz Festival. Taking place Saturday, February 28th, from noon to 3 p.m., the festival will feature three area musical groups performing jazz, Latin, and Zydeco hits. Carlos Abanto’s Latin Trio, Anthony Corrado’s Jazz Quartet, and Gypsy Heart’s Zydeco Band will be rocking around our Furman Square, Rex Foster Lake, and nearby villas.
Originally performed at dance houses, Zydeco music features a fast tempo with a piano accordion and a form of a washboard known as a “rub-board.”
The music won’t be the only attraction at the festival. We will be serving authentic Cajun cuisine from Chez Porky’s in Pompano Beach, featuring chicken gumbo and Louisiana rice and beans.
The JKV Cajun Jazz Festival is open to our residents, and there is no need to register unless bringing a guest. If so, please contact Marketing at (954) 783-4040 to reserve the names of your guests. Also, an invitation can be sent to their attention if desired.