Mardi Gras Texas Style is pure laid-back fun.
If the Country, Cajun and Classic Rock rhythms don’t move you to Mardi Gras Texas Style at Fair Park, the weekend-long revelry will. The 7th annual celebration, held February 1 – 2, 2008, is just about as spirited as its New Orleans counterpart, attracting more than 13,000 party seekers to the Automobile Building.
“Of course we do it Texas Style in Dallas,” says Brad Weiss, producer of Mardi Gras Texas Style. “You’ll get a whole weekend of live entertainment, just having a good time while your favorite rock and country bands play. And there’s a bit of Cajun thrown in for good measure. Will there be beads, jester hats and crawfish? Gar-un-teed. “But besides the New Orleans accents and fare, you’ll see lots of Cowboy hats, barbeque and pizza.
” It’s a rare opportunity to catch more than two dozen acts in one weekend. There will be stages at both ends of the massive building with headliners playing indoors and newer acts performing outside. “But here’s best part,” notes Mr. Weiss. “You won’t miss a headliner concert because as soon as one concert ends, another begins at the opposite stage.”
Past bands have included such crowd-pleasing favorites as rockers Cheap Trick and Blue Oyster Cult, and Texas/Red Dirt music scene stars Cross Canadian Ragweed, Gary Allen, Randy Rogers Band and Stoney LaRue.
Going wild for the weekend.
Mr. Weiss’ idea for Mardi Gras Texas Style was born when he and his buddies ate at Razzoo’s a popular Dallas-area restaurant. “Every Fat Tuesday, the place had a huge tent and everyone had a blast. We thought a really big-scale, centrally located Mardi Gras event of our own could be a success. Rather than holding Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, the weekend format worked even better for us. We found folks arriving from all over the country to get in on the celebration.” Mr. Weiss is also General Manager of the Palladium Ballroom at Gilley’s, so he strives to make Mardi Gras a truly memorable experience.
Be part of this Texas-sized excuse to throw a nonstop party. Mardi Gras Texas Style just keeps the music and merriment coming.
Tickets go on sale January 1, 2008. For more information, visit the Mardi Gras DFW website.