Illinois Arts Council "Artist Tour"
Master Artist 2003-2009

Mid-America Arts Alliance "Heartland
Arts Fund" Artist
2003-6

Cajun French Music Association Nominated
Artist
2003 and 2006

Recipient NEA Mississippi River Valley
Project Grant
2002

Signed Artist to Swallow Records, 2005

Performances
Philadelphia Folk Festival, PA
Nat'l Collegiate Honors, New Orleans LA
Nat'l Mississippi River Museum,Dubuque IA
Bastille Day's, Milwaukee WI
Big Spring Jam, Huntsville AL
Spring Gulch Folk Fest, Lancaster PA
The Ark, Ann Arbor MI
Taste Louisiana Festival, Amana IA
Colorado Friends Cajun Dance, Denver CO
Woodward Arts Theater, Woodward OK
Lacrosse Folk Festival, Lacrosse WI
Somebody Scream Baltimore, Catonsville MD
Boston Zydeco, Boston MA
Big Muddy Folk Festival, Boonville MO
Taste of Louisiana Fest, Amana IA
Krewe de Walleye Dance, St. Paul MN
Decatur Celebration, Decatur IL
Charlottes Web, Rockford IL
Beale Street Zydeco Festival, Memphis TN
Mardi Gras in May, Whittington IL
Kettering Zydeco Festival, Kettering OH
Fortune Lake Festival, Crystal Fall MI
Atlanta Cajun Dance, Atlanta GA
Louisiana Folklife Festival, Monroe LA
Focal Point, St. Louis MO
On the Waterfront Festival, Rockford IL
Gumbo Ya Ya Festival, Rock Island IL
International Music Symp, UT Knoxville TN
* Awards and Highlight Performances *
Dennis Stroughmatt
& Creole Stomp
Real Deal Louisiana Creole Zydeco, Cajun, Blues, and New Orleans Swamp Pop