Monday, January 23, 2017

Time to have a Ball!

It's that time of year again, folks ... time for one of the most fun events of the year! I hope you'll join me at the 7th annual Mysti Krewe of Nimbus Mardi Gras Ball!

Portland’s annual Mardi Gras Ball has been listed by the New Orleans Times-Picayune as one of the Top-5 most authentic Mardi Gras celebrations in the United States outside of Louisiana. And it is no surprise given the event’s origins - a NOLA-style social club founded by ex-Louisiana residents and others (including me!) that now counts more than 100 members. This is a critical mass of Louisiana revelry with full costume finery – the crazy, the macabre, the funny, the sexy, the rude – and high-spirited indulgence. 

The 2017 ball will be downtown at the Tiffany Center Emerald Ballroom (1410 SW Morrison St.).

Performers for the 2017 Portland Mardi Gras Ball include: the Northside Skull and Bones Gang; the Too Loose Cajun and Zydeco Band; BrassRoots Movement; and an All-Star Funk Revue featuring LaRhonda Steele, Karen Lovely, Christopher Worth, Michael Quinby, Dan Berkery, Chuk Barber, and Steve Kerin.

Also this year, in keeping with the theme of “Fire on the Bayou” (
as in the famous Meters/Neville Brothers’ song) online ticket purchasers may include an optional donation to the Wetlands Conservancy in Oregon and the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program in Louisiana - two organizations that work to support vital wetlands restoration and preservation.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Tiffany Center Emerald Ballroom (1410 SW Morrison St.)
Doors 6:30pm / Music 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$30 adv. / $35 door / 21+
Tickets @ Ticket Tomato 
Facebook event page

 Hope to see ya there!

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