Mardi Gras has taken over Music City, with Fat Tuesday events happening all over town, including THE man himself, and New Orleans native, Dr. John, playing a special show at War Memorial Auditorium. But, the only other party you need to know about is our very special Mardi Gras edition of No Country Presents, Feb. 17 at Acme Feed & Seed. Local funk brass band Halfbrass will be on deck with some other very special guests whose names we are currently not at liberty to share… but we can guarantee you’ll want to be there. Music should start about 7 p.m., and goes until at least 11 p.m., a little later than usual. Did we mention it’s FREE?! Make sure you come ready to party, Mardi gras style.
Founded around 2003, in the style of classic New Orleans brass bands, locals Halfbrass always bring the party. They’ve traveled all over the country spreading their vibe, and members have recorded with artists like Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Charlie Peacock and Old Union, to name a few. Their live shows get everybody moving and shaking, and we can’t wait for them to help us get in the Mardi Gras mood with their funk flavored horns. Have a taste below and make sure you get there on time to enjoy their whole set.
Honestly, we’re not allowed to say, so we guess you’ll just have to come and see for yourself (we promise the bill will be rounded out by artists you know, and that we’ve written about before). In the meantime, enjoy this Youtube video of a real life Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade.
Halfbrass and some very special guests will perform Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Acme Feed & Seed. The show is 21+, music begins at 7 p.m., and, per usual, it’s totally FREE. Downtown PARKING can sometimes be an issue. However, if you’re willing to walk a few blocks, street parking is typically easy to find on the numbered avenues south of Broadway, or along Korean Veterans Blvd. Metered spaces are often free after 6 p.m.