Arti Gras 2018


ArtiGras 2018 (FREE!) will be held at Railroad Square Art Park on Sat. Feb. 17th, with all the shops & studios open. From 2-4 pm will be kids’ activities and a kids’ stage, art exhibitions, other stages and vendors all around the park. The ArtiGras parade around the square will be at 4:00 pm, led by the Lofty Pursuits brass band–the whole community is invited to join in (in New Orleans the people who follow behind the musicians are called “the 2nd line”). Wear a crazy costume or just come as yourself, and WIN PRIZES. Later in the evening we will have New Orleans, Southwest Louisiana, and Southeast Texas bands to entertain you. Music, dancing, and spirits for the occasion! Get ready to dance! There’s even more: Creole fiddle lessons and Zydeco dance lessons!

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Schedule – ArtiGras 2018


6-7:30 pm, Cedric Watson teaches Creole fiddle

3-4 pm, Anthony Lewis & partner teach Zydeco dance lessons

7:30-8:30 pm, Anthony Lewis & partner teach Zydeco dance lessons

Athena’s Garden Stage – kids’ activities

MC and Sound:         Olusegun (Segun) Williams                          

2:00-2:20                   African Caribbean Dance Theatre

2:25-2:40                   Barry Sager, different flute music

2:45-3:00                   Excellence Dance Studio

3:05-3:25                   Jimi McKenzie, guitar and vocals

3:30-4:00                   Wava Reed (Doug Shrock & Lori Reid)

4-5 pm                        PARADE around the Square with Lofty Pursuits Marching Band

The Other Side Vintage – music

Sound:                        Jay Godin

2:00-3:45 pm            Dylan Allen

4-4:50 pm                  Erin Lustria (pause for parade)

5-5:50 pm                  Hot Tamale

6-6:50 pm                  Kaylin Berner

7-7:50 pm                  Lazarus Wilde

Crum Box Gastgarden – music

MC and Sound:         J.T. Weir

2-2:30 pm                  Michael Brawer

2:35-3:05 pm             Sojourn

3:10-4 pm                  Tuesday Supper Club

4-4:45                         PARADE

4:45-5:30 pm             Lee Payton

5:35-6:35 pm             Lazy Swing

6:40-7:25 pm             Elio Delgado

7:35-8:35 pm             Jambience

Main Stage – Drum Circle Area

Sound: Mike Lewis & Jay Godin

5-6 pm                        Belle & the Band

6:05-7:00 pm            Liza & the Wise Guys

7:05-7:20 pm            AcaBelles (FSU acappella group)

7:25-8:40 pm            Cedric Watson Creole Trio

8:45-9:55 pm            Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters

10:00-11 pm              Mike Harvey’s Hot Club

Arti Gras 2018

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