My top pick for this weekend is the Big Easy Restaurant Group’s “Fat Tuesday on Fayetteville Street” block party, scheduled for this Saturday, February 28th. All the fun will take place on the 200 block of Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh (map).
“Our goal is to bring the downtown community together for a celebration before the traditional observance of Lent,” says Big Easy Manager Frank Ferlo. “We’re throwing a unique, New Orleans-style Mardi Gras party with live music, street performers, food trucks, games, prizes, giveaways and artisans.”
The event will take place from noon to 10 pm, is open to the public and free.
Get pumped for Mardi Gras! Head on out to a fun Mardi Gras Primer party this Saturday in Durham at Trotter Hall from 1-5pm featuring a low country boil and three great bands. Tickets are just $25 for an afternoon of music and food with all proceeds going to support the Hillside Highschool Band Program.
(Image courtesy Phil Cook and The Guitarheels)
Mardi Gras Primer – Presented by Shindigs
March 1st, 2014, 1-5pm $25
Trotter Hall, 410 Geer St, Durham, NC
Image Courtesy Bone Slinger
-A Low Country Boil by Saltbox Chef Ricky Moore (Iron Chef Competitor)
-Beer from Ponysaurus Brewing (Local Durham Nano Brewery)
-Music by Phil Cook & the Guitarheels, Boneslinger & Bulltown Strutters
-Make & Take Mask Making with the Scrap Exchange and much more!
This is going to be a great afternoon of awesome music, food and beer raising money for a fantastic local cause. Hope to see you there! For tickets and more information visit: http://shindigsnc.com/hey-pocky-way
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Poster Art by Jamie B. Wolcott
Looking to celebrate Mardi Gras in the Triangle this year? Then check out some of the great local costume making and music events going on in Durham starting this Saturday followed by even more revelry with a local Mardi Gras Parade (with a second line band and all) on “Fat Tuesday” February 12th.
The fun kicks off this weekend on Saturday at Motorco with live music and costume making (materials provided by The Scrap Exchange). Then the good times continue on Fat Tuesday with a local parade and more music. On Tuesday musicians, dancers, and the public meet will meet at the CCB Plaza (the one with the big bull statue) in downtown Durham around 6:30pm. The group will then parade on down to Rigsbee Avenue near Motorco & Fullsteam at about 7pm where you can enjoy another great night of live music and dancing. Full details of the bands scheduled to perform are provided below. I’ll be joining the good times playing my trombone and the fabulous Bulltown Strutters. Hope to see you there! Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Saturday February 9th
(All events in Motorco Garage)
4 –6pm kids & adults – Mardi Gras costume making party (material supplied free by the Scrap Exchange)
4:00 Blue Tailed Skinks
5:00 Lester Fricks
Mardi Gras Extravaganza
8-10pm Adult Mardi Gras costume making party (material supplied free by the Scrap Exchange)
8:00 Beauty Operators
9:00 The Bulltown Strutters
10:00 Tom Merrigan
11: 00 SWAG
Fat Tuesday February 12th
Durham Mardi Gras Parade:
6:30 Meet at the bull, CCB plaza, downtown Durham
7:00 Parade to Motorco
Motorco Main Stage:
7:45 Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos
9:15 The Bulltown Strutters
10:30 Atiba Rorie and Africa Unplugged
Motorco Garage Stage:
8:45 Rhonda Robichaux
8:30 Haw River Rounders
10:15 The George Tisdale Band
For a glimpse at some photos taken during last year’s Durham Mardi Gras Parade visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicolepphoto/sets/72157629076073508/