Buckwheat Zydeco

Buckwheat Zydeco

American musical legend Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. (a.k.a. BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO) is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana's zydeco music.

If you've gotten into zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past 30+ years it's likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco. Many millions witnessed the excitement when Jimmy Fallon chose him to open the final episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: The show opened "cold" with a tight close up of Buck's accordion, then – joined by Fallon on guitar and backed by the Roots – they kicked off a rousing rendition of "On A Night Like This."

That song was the title track of Buckwheat Zydeco's groundbreaking first Island Records album and was responsible for bringing the unique sound of zydeco into the musical mainstream in 1987. It was also the first major label zydeco record, and a Grammy nominee. No other zydeco artist has come close to selling as many records or exposing the music to more people around the world. The band claims the three largest selling zydeco albums of all time.

Nat Osborn Band

New York native Nat Osborn is a restless soul. He has studied tabla in India, played guitar on the streets of Budapest, written songs on Spanish balconies, packed venues across NYC, and been deported from the U.K., all before the age of 25. A natural and prolific songwriter, his fluency in crossing genres creates a unique and truly original sound.

With nearly a decade of performance, songwriting, and band leading experience under his belt, Osborn set out in 2011 to assemble a seven-piece powerhouse ensemble, “The Nat Osborn Band.” Osborn’s raspy vocals and euphoric hooks, matched with the band’s dangerously tight rhythm section and powerful three piece horn section has resulted in sold out shows at Rockwood Music Hall stage 2, Brooklyn Bowl, Cameo Gallery and many other North East venues and colleges. Having performed with the likes of Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, Ludacris, and Marc Broussard, Osborn’s seasoned bandmates have created a completely undeniable performance unit with a truly captivating sound.



All sales are final. Ticket prices do not include processing fees. There are no refunds or exchanges. Cameras & recording devices are not permitted. Showtime and supporting acts are subject to change.

Balcony tickets are assessed an additional service fee. For more information, please read Balcony FAQ.

Care for dinner and a show? World Cafe Live at the Queen offers many delicious dining options for your enjoyment! We accept Reservations in Upstairs Live, our full service restaurant and recommend scheduling a reservation 1½ to 2 hours before the show start time. Simply visit OpenTable or call or visit our box office to make your reservation. Downstairs Live offers a full service bar and a specialized food menu at most shows. For more information, please read the Restaurant Info here.

Who’s Going

Upcoming Events
World Cafe Live - Wilmington