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Durham Mardi Gras Celebration Tuesday February 17th!

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One of my favorite events is coming up next week! The 2015 Durham Mardi Gras Celebration will be held next Tuesday February 17th! The parade departs the plaza at 201 Corcoran St (by the bull statue) at 7pm and follows a short route along Foster Street down to Geer Street. A printable version of the route can be viewed here. The parade will be preceded by an opening ceremony at 6:45pm when The League of the Tutu will adorn Major the Bull in his very own tutu.


This year event organizers are expanding the party by finishing the parade with an outdoor block party. They have added entertainment and activities on the closed section of Rigsbee Ave between Corporation and Geer Street. Paperhand Puppet Intervention will also be there to drum up some fun and folks are invited to jam in the streets.

Bulltown Strutters Durham Mardi Gras 2

Live Music
Also following the parade there will be multiple bands playing at several great venues along Rigsbee Avenue and Geer Street. The performances are staggered so you can hop from venue to venue and catch portions of each act. Best of all the music is FREE. Check out the night’s music lineup below. For more details visit the Durham Mardi Gras website at http://www.durhammardigras.com.

Venue & Music Lineup
Sidecar Social Club – as soon as the parade arrives
Bulltown Strutters – 9:15pm

The Pit
Archbishops of Blount St – 8:45pm
Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos – 10:30pm

Fullsteam Brewery
John Dee Holman – 8:15pm
Gasoline Stove – 9:45pm

Geer Street Garden
The Banished Fools – 8:30pm

Cocoa Cinnamon
Cajammers – 8:30pm

The Bar Durham
Durham Mardi Gras Drag Show – 11:00pm



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Durham Mardi Gras Celebration – March 4th 7pm!


Tomorrow night, Tuesday March 4th, downtown Durham will showcase a taste of New Orleans Mardi Gras! The night kicks off with the Durham Mardi Gras Parade leaving from CCB Plaza at 7 p.m. From there the celebration travels to Rigsbee Avenue down by Fullsteam Brewey and Motorco  Music Hall for a big block party that runs from 7:30 p.m to midnight. The street will be closed to traffic, food trucks will line the block and Free live music will be going on simultaneously at five different stages. Full Music Schedule Below! Hope to see you there!

Motorco Music Hall Main Stage
7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. The Bulltown Strutters
9:15 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos

Motorco Garage Stage
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The Beauty Operators
10 p.m. – 11 p.m. Children of the Horn

8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Ironing Board Sam
9:45 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. The Screaming J’s

The Bar 
8 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Radar’s Clown of Sedation
10 p.m. – 11 p.m. Drag Show Spectacular

Cocoa Cinnamon
8 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Bull Bayou Ramblers
9 p.m. Old Time Corner

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