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Mardi Gras

Interview with Spoon Fight's Luke Thomas

Read on to learn more about Spoon Fight, the headline act at this year's Mardi Gras!
How did Spoon Fight get started?
My (and Jake’s) mom was teaching at Blue Mountain School, and we started attending. We met Isaac there, and since Jake and I got some instruments for Christmas we started jamming around during break time. We eventually played one song and a jam at the Sun Music Hall for a BMS event, and then also a couple of songs during an event on BMS grounds later on. Since then we've been in and out of a few different projects, but it always eventually came back to the three of us!
 
What was the best part about going to Blue Mountain School when you were younger?
The freedom. I always feel like creativity can easily get squashed with kids. While I was going to BMS, I would enjoy the class portion, and it also always seemed to pass very quickly and let me get back to playing around with music.
 
How has the band changed since the early days at Blue Mountain School?
Hah! We’ve gotten a lot better for one thing. I remember practicing our one and only song for hours on end. We’ve all gotten taller too.
 
Did you expect to still be together today?
I'm sure we all did, but honestly we never thought too much about the future. We were just jamming and having fun.
 
What other memories do you have of your days at BMS?
I remember always having a great time. A lot of running and playing outside. Tag was a daily event as well as hide-and-seek and soccer. We always seemed to be doing a fun project, too. Making movies, writing stories, and of course playing music.
(Spoon Fight performing at Blue Mountain School's 30th Anniversary Celebration in 2012)
 
What do you enjoy most about Floyd Mardi Gras?
It's always about the music for us! The costumes are always outstanding every year, too. That's what I love about this event, it's always a fun party, and when you combine that with everyone in the area who attends, it really makes the event special.
 
What are your thoughts on having become the headline act?
We’re very excited to have a ton of fun and play late! People get dancier and let loose later on in the night! 
 
What should the audience expect at this Mardi Gras?
Let’s see, Local Music, Costumes, Food, Drinks, Dancers, Dancing, Contests, Prizes, and of course, Spoon Fight ramped up with special guests from the area! :)

 

 

 

 

Mardi Gras and Kiddy Gras Tickets on Sale!

Eight years ago three kids at Blue Mountain School started a band as a school project. Five years ago those same three kids opened the first ever Floyd Mardi Gras—a fundraiser for the same school at which they played their very first chords together. Every year since those same three kids have performed at the event. THIS year, those three kids have graduated to be the headline act at Floyd’s premier party!


These three kids go by the name of Spoon Fight, and have developed quite a name for themselves locally for their bluesy alternative grooves. But this won’t be any regular Spoon Fight set: it will be loaded with special guests, culminating in an all-star jam guaranteed to have every foot tapping and every booty shaking.

If only all graduation parties were this much fun!

Not that the tempo will be dropping much at any point of the evening, with two great opening acts aiming to warm up the dance floor for the headliners. Floyd’s Time Is Art have spent the past few years making cosmic reggaebilly a very real and danceable thing, while The Fat Catz are rapidly earning a solid following for their jazz-filled dance jams. Dance outfit Gyroscopic return as well, to ensure the eyes are entertained as well as the ears.
And coming loaded with the good luck and even better love, MC Shamama will be there to bring the vision to fruition.


And as always, there’ll be prizes (including Chef’s Choice for Two at Mickey G’s), a silent auction (featuring, among other things, Emily Williamson’s original poster artwork), beer from Parkway Brewing Company and a special Mardi Gras menu from the Pine Tavern Restaurant. And of course the night’s highlight: the crowning of Floyd’s Mardi Gras King and Queen.

And just around the corner, at Blue Mountain School, you can bring your kids for the Kiddy Gras Pajama Party! Tickets are only available online in advance, and are strictly limited!


And drive home safe with a Designated Driver ticket, which gets you in cheap and earns you all the free soda and Buffalo Mountain Kombucha you can drink. (No alcohol, though!). Or forget the drive altogether with a Stay & Dine Package from Pine Tavern Lodge, featuring accommodation, a meal for two, plus two Mardi Gras tickets for just $90!

Doors at the Pine Tavern open at 6:30pm on Friday, February 13th. Tickets are available now at Republic of Floyd, Blue Mountain School, Black Water Loft, and online.

 

 

Get your tickets now!

 
Tickets are on sale now at Republic of Floyd, Blue Mountain School, Black Water Loft, and online!
 
Regular Admission
$12 in advance and $15 at the door
 
Designated Driver Ticket (includes free soda or Buffalo Mountain Kombucha)
$7 in advance and $10 at the door
 
Kiddy Gras Pajama Party (Mardi Gras themed crafts, games, free play, movie time, snacks, and rest area)
$15 per child (limited space available)
 
 

2015 Silent Auction Items

Thank you to everyone who has contributed items to our silent auction so far! If you have something you would like to donate, please let us know. This list will be updated, so be sure to check back.

  • Original 2015 Mardi Gras poster artwork by Emily Williamson

  • Planter from Aven Tanner
  • Weekend of dog boarding from Stefi Schafer
  • Cloak from Tree Gigante
  • Earrings from Lore Deighan
  • Five hours of childcare from Stefi Schafer
  • Week of summer camp from Blue Mountain School
  • Art print from Lore Deighan

2015 Mardi Gras - Volunteers Needed

If you would like to help plan the 2015 Mardi Gras ball, please contact the BMS Development Committee. Thank you!

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