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Bayou Bedlam, the contra dance weekend in Houston, Texas Bayou Bedlam, the contra dance weekend in Houston, Texas

Bayou Bedlam

February 10-12, 2023

Bayou Bedlam is the annual contradance festival held in Houston, Texas. The 2023 festival, our 29th, features Mary Wesley calling to Stomp Rocket.

Mary Wesley and Stomp Rocket

Stomp Rocket is Bethany Waickman on guitar, Glen Loper on mandolin and banjo, and Dave Langford on fiddle.

Also featured is Houston's Ceol Na Croi—Matt Lewis, Kendall Rogers, and Katie Geringer.

Ceo Na Croi
Ceo Na Croi

Why Attend Bayou Bedlam?

  • We are fortunate to have an older hall with a sprung wood floor that was built specifically for dancing.
  • Houston's February weather is normally mild—comfortably cool and sunny.
  • The food! We include home-cooked lunch on Saturday and brunch on Sunday as well as snacks during the evening dances.
  • We offer the opportunity for callers in attendance to work with the featured band. See the schedule page for details.
  • We strive to keep the price as low as possible without losing (too much) money, and we offer several discounts.

Please join us!

Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health—it rusts your spirit and your hips.
~ Adabella Radici