Mardi Gras has a long history in the US, with the first New Orleans Mardi Gras parade in 1837. Goosefoot has brought the party to Whidbey Island since 2014. Mardi Gras is actually the culmination of 12 days of celebrations before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent, the final of which being “Fat Tuesday.”
Dance to Janie Cribbs & the T.Rust Band as gritty home-town blues, bass slappin’ toe tappin’ roots, and sultry soul. Janie Cribbs’ powerhouse vocals are joined by guitarist Joe Reggiatore, drummer Kevin Holden, and bassist Keegan Harshman.
Don’t forget to come decked out in your best Mardi Gras finery! The evening fun includes a costume contest with prizes for Most Original, Most Comical, Best in Show, Best Couple, Best Child, and Best Mask. Beads do not count as a costume, but you can grab some free at the door.
Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale. While food will not be available for purchase at the event, attendees are invited to bring take out to the party.Laissez les bons temps rouler! (the Mardi Gras party call of “let the good times roll”).