About Bayou Bedlam
Bayou Bedlam is the Houston, Texas weekend of contra dancing, food, and friendship.
It takes place every February and features nationally known, or soon-to-be known, bands and callers.
The name “Bayou Bedlam” refers to the 22 bayou systems and waterways in the Houston metro area. One of Houston's nicknames is “The Bayou City”.
Every Bayou Bedlam features a Friday night dance, workshops during the day on Saturday, a Saturday buffet lunch, a Saturday night dance, and a fabulous, famous Sunday brunch and dance.
Bayou Bedlam is produced by the Houston Area Traditional Dance Society. For information about HATDS, the regular
contra dances in Houston, or contra dancing in general, see the HATDS website at hatds.org.
We maintain a history of the Texas contra dance weekends, including Bayou Bedlam, on our history page.
Bayou Bedlam is a smoke-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free event.