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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 11-13, 2022

Bayou Bedlam is the contra dance festival in Houston, Texas. Our 2022 lineup features Mary Wesley calling to Stomp Rocket on the weekend of February 11-13.

Mary Wesley and Stomp Rocket

Although we are planning Bayou Bedlam as an in-person event, there is always the possibility that it will be cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. Please plan accordingly!

Policies (Updated October 14)

These policies may change as we continue to iron out details.

  • Proof of full COVID vaccination will be required of all attendees; no exceptions. We may ask you to upload an image of your vaccine card, but that's still TBD.
  • A negative COVID test within the previous 72 hours is encouraged but not currently required.
  • Masks are encouraged but not required.
  • You must accept all risks associated with your attendance.
  • The number of attendees will be limited.
  • All attendees must register in advance. No walk-ins allowed.
  • Only full-weekend registrations will be taken initially. After a reasonable period of time, if—and only if—the attendance limit has not been reached, registration will open for individual sessions.
  • Registration and payment will be online only.
  • Home hospitality will not be offered through the registration process this year. We'll have the usual listing of nearby hotels, and you're welcome to contact your Houston friends directly to ask for hospitality.
  • Registration will not open until sometime in early or mid January, after we have made a go/no go decision.
  • Bayou Bedlam is a smoke-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free festival.

Interested in Attending?

If you've read and agree to the policies and think that you might attend, please fill out the first form below. You'll be helping us determine if the festival is viable from a numbers perspective. You are not obligated to register once registration opens.

However, if your plans change before January and you know you won't be coming, please email our registrar so we can adjust our probable attendance numbers.

You will be the first notified when registration opens in January, or the first notified if we have to cancel.

If you're not already on one of our announcement lists, we will also add you to our Bayou Bedlam / Special Events only list. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Pre-Registration Survey

Announcement List Only

If you're not seriously considering attending just yet and don't want to skew our survey, you can subscribe to receive Bayou Bedlam announcements instead. Usually we send only two or three in a 12 month period.

If you are a HATDS member or you are on our general email reminder list, you already receive Bayou Bedlam announcements.

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