December 16, 2013 04:00 - 06:00
December 18, 2013 09:00 - 12:30
December 18, 2013 05:30 - 07:00
December 19, 2013 - January 5, 2014
January 8, 2014 06:30 - 08:30
January 20, 2014 02:30 - 03:30
MLK Jr. Celebration
February 12, 2014 06:30 - 08:30
February 13, 2014 02:00 - 03:00
Special Person Tea
February 13, 2014 03:30 - 04:30
February 17, 2014 - February 21, 2014
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Thanks to the vision of the late Tom Ryan, Mardi Gras has become an institution in Floyd, and Blue Mountain School’s signature fundraiser.
Every year there are crazier costumes and wilder times. And every year there is also the guarantee of great live music, wonderful New Orleans-inspired food, a huge variety of auction items, and awesome prizes. Add to this the highly popular Kiddy Gras held concurrently on the same property plus excellent packages from Hotel Floyd, and you have a truly complete event!
Please join us on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 6:30pm - 12:00am in the Celebration Hall at Floyd Eco Village. Tickets are $12 in advance from Republic of Floyd, Blue Mountain Elementary School, Blue Mountain High School, Black Water Loft, Floyd Fitness and online and $15 at the door (if there are any left). For that small price, you'll get a huge party!
For the first time ever, every member of the main band (Lagniappe) this year has previously performed at Mardi Gras. Fronting the band is Kerry Hurley (The Fat Daddy Band), with Hoppie Vaughan (Ministers of Soul) on bass, Tom Snediker (The Kind) on guitar, Jamiel Allen (Alliens) on keys, and George Penn (The Floorboards) on drums. These are some of the finest performers in the region, and every single one of them knows how to get your feet dancing and your body moving. Opening for Lagniappe is the debut of The Crux—Janiah Allen’s new electronic dance hybrid project, and Mardi Gras staples and Blue Mountain School alumni Spoon Fight.
Silent auction items this year include Emily Williamson’s original Mardi Gras poster artwork and a print of Greg Ward’s portrait of Tom Ryan, with plenty more to be announced; and the host of prizes includes Chef’s Choice for two at Mickey G’s for the best costume.
Food and Drink
Chef Adam Morrison from Two Trees Catering is preparing a fine feast of New Orleans-inspired cuisine in the EcoVillage’s state-of-the-art kitchen, including gumbo, jambalaya, and king cake. And to complement your fine dining experience, enjoy wine from Villa Appalaccia Winery and beer from Parkway Brewing Company.
Lodging and Transportation
Hotel Floyd package, which includes a night’s stay at Hotel Floyd, two tickets to the show, and two entrees at the event, all from just $100.
Kiddy Gras Pajama Party!
The Kiddy Gras children’s party is once again being run by Blue Mountain School preschool teacher Stefi Schafer, and will feature plenty of treats and fun activities. Tickets are $12, available online only.
For more information or for press contacts, please see our event page.
Thank you for your part in making Mardi Gras such a success!
What do we mean by success? The answer is not as simple as it may first appear. Sure, it was a fundraiser, and the point of fundraisers is to raise funds, right? Well, partly - and our initial analysis indicates that we did as good a job as we've ever done at that. But there's so much more to the equation. Here are some of the ways in which we measure success at an event like Mardi Gras:
In every way we can think of, this year's Mardi Gras was a success, and it was in no small part because of you. Thank you!
For the low, low price of $2 you could win one of these great items! Tickets will be available on Saturday night. Buy two, buy ten, but don't forget to get at least one!
Hopefully by now you've heard about the Kiddy Gras Pajama Party, that takes place downstairs in the Celebration Hall at the same time as Mardi Gras on Saturday night from 6:30 to midnight. Here are some things we think you may want to know:
Our own Jamie Reygle hit the airwaves recently to tell everyone about the upcoming Mardi Gras Ball. Take a look!
Use our link below and a portion of your sale will go towards the school!