Press Release

Creole Stomp

Creole Stomp celebrate the Mardi Gras season with a rollicking mix of contemporary blues, swamp pop, and traditional Cajun and zydeco music at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre March 24, 2018.

Creole Stomp has captured the ears and the feet of Louisiana music fans across North America. A recognized African Creole and French Creole Fiddle master, bandleader Dennis Stroughmatt has journeyed to three corners of North America in his quest to learn about the music traditions and French culture. Creole Stomp keeps listeners enthralled and dancers in motion with a rollicking mix of contemporary blues, swamp pop, and traditional Cajun and zydeco music. Dennis’s deep knowledge of the music comes from mentors that include Morris Ardoin and Canray Fontenot, Faren Serrette and the late Hadley Castille. Creole Stomp shows have become legendary for the heart and passion conveyed from the stage, music with emotion and energy that literally jumps from the band.

Creole Stomp will be at Metropolis on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $30, and include a favor. All tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Metropolis Box Office at 847.577.2121.

Creole Stomp is part of the Live Music Series at Metropolis, which brings some of the highest level musical talent to the Chicagoland area. More Live Music shows include An Intimate Evening with the Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik: Songs and Stories (March 23), Virtuosity: Chamber Music with Picosa (March 25), Heartache Tonight (March 29), and Lance Lipinsky and the Lovers: An Exploration in Rock and Roll (April 6).

Metropolis thanks its generous media partner Tribune Media Group. Metropolis is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Metropolis is located in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs in downtown Arlington Heights at the intersection of Campbell and Vail Avenue (111 West Campbell Street). Street parking is available. Free parking is available in the public garage behind the theatre. For more information about Metropolis and a list of upcoming events visit or call the Box Office at 847.577.2121.

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre provides professional entertainment and arts education, enriching our community.