ArtiGras 2019

ArtiGras 2019

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Our annual spring festival, ArtiGras (FREE), is similar to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It is comprised of food & crafts vendors, activities, art exhibitions, stage performances preceded by dance lessons, and a parade around Railroad Square. Led by a brass band, the parade includes groups and individuals who have created their own costumes or small floats, decorated their cars, or dressed up their dogs. ArtiGras makes a special effort to educate Southside students about the Creole cultures of the South that have Mardi Gras traditions (i.e., New Orleans and S.W. Louisiana, Mobile, and Apalachicola).

Bands: Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton (5 pm); The Common ‘Taters and the Turn-Ups (6 pm); Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, from Lafayette, Louisiana (7 pm); JB’s ZydecoZoo (8 pm); and Just Us in Counterpoint (9 pm).

View the links below on how you can Get Involved and help make ArtiGras! 2019 a huge success.:

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2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

ArtiGras 2019 activities open

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

ArtiGras 2019 Costume & Float Parade

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Band, “Bill ‘Sauce Boss’ Wharton”

Bill Wharton

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Band, “The Common ‘Taters & the Turn-Ups”

The Common Taters & the Turn-Ups

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Special Guest Artists, “Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole”

Cedric Watson

8:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Band, “JB’s ZydecoZoo”

JB's ZydecoZoo

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Band, “Just Us in Counterpoint”

Just Us in Counterpoint

10:00 PM

After-Party with “Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole” and “The Soul Collective” at the Signature Lounge
(click here for tickets)

ArtiGras 2019 After Party

Come get some Zydeco dance lessons so you can move to the rhythms of Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana (10pm-midnight). Then experience the sweet sounds of the Soul Collective put together by Ms. Lili Forbes (Lyrical Lynn) (midnight-2 am).

DATE: Saturday, February 16, 2019

TIME: 10 PM – 2 AM

LOCATION: Signature Lounge | 242 E. Orange Ave. | Tallahassee, Florida 32303

TICKETS: $20 general admission; $30 VIP

» CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

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