We know of a sure fire way to beat those winter blues. It’s your chance to experience the tastes, sights and sounds of Louisiana, get your beads on, dance the night away to the chucky sounds of Zydeco–all without leaving town, AND supporting a worthy cause at the same.
Photo courtesy of ChrisD.ca
Winnipeg’s Mardi Gras party is now its 7th year and it shows no signs of slowing down. It’s the one event in town where you can see people from the ages of 18 to 80+ getting down with the sounds, sights, and tastes of N’awlins. This year, a portion of tickets sales to Winnipeg Mardi Gras will benefit JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. www.jdrf.ca
Shake Your Tail Feather
This year’s main Winnipeg Mardi Gras attraction is C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band. Having been called “the Crown Prince of Zydeco,” Chenier’s musical style ranges from traditional zydeco to modern funk, blues, R & B, ‘swamp pop’, and even country. Chenier’s mastery of the accordion combined with his rich, satisfying voice is the driving force behind this powerhouse zydeco band, straight from the Deep South.
Party In Your Mouth
The food at this year’s Mardi Gras will be nothing short of spectacular. Here’s a sampling of the dishes we tried at a the Manitoba Food Bloggers sneak peek. The Fried Oyster Po’Boy was DEE-lish. If you love oysters, you will love this taste of New Orleans. And of course, you’ll have to ask to try a Burt Reynolds at the shooter bar. 😉
New Orleans Creole Shrimp
Fried Oyster & Cheese Po’ Boy
WIN TICKETS HERE:
We’re going to make really easy for you go! All you have to do is leave a comment below and let us know which day you and your N’awlins party go’ers would like to attend the festivities. We have TWO (2) pair of tickets to give away (1 set for each night) for February 15 and February 16.
To purchase more tickets for your Mardi Gras crew, click here.