La Danse de Mardi Gras

  • Sat, Feb 4, 2023 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts

    101 West Vermilion Street
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
Ticket Price $0.00-$500.00 Buy Tickets
Description

Join us for a country dance at AcA celebrating the rural traditions of Mardi Gras in the big city.

Presentation and performance on Creole Mardi Gras traditions with American Routes Host Nick Spitzer, will begin the evening (6 pm) with a lecture on country Mardi Gras celebrations. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys will take the stage and perform traditional Mardi Gras songs and will be joined by Cedric Watson and Jeffery Broussard, who will help introduce street-style performances by McComb-Veazy's 12th Street Black Mardi Gras Indians, a courir de mardi gras, and a second line from Soul Express marching band.

Doors open at 5pm!

We are pleased to offer valet service at the entrance of AcA (101 West Vermilion Street).

Attire is fun, artsy and festive (Courir Chic). Think casual, rural Mardi Gras meets colorful, city vibes.

Date & Time

Sat, Feb 4, 2023 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

Acadiana Center for the Arts

101 West Vermilion Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 Acadiana Center for the Arts
Acadiana Center for the Arts

Our mission is fostering art and culture in Acadiana.

Founded in 1975, Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana. Since its founding, AcA has developed as a major force, shaping the future of public education and community development in South Louisiana.

AcA supports the creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across an eight-parish region that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.  

AcA aims to bring equitable access to the arts and supports fair compensation of artists. On average, AcA serves over 300,000 people annually and provides fair compensation to 2,700 artists.  

In 2013, the AcA merged with the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana (“PASA”), whose mission was to educate, inspire, entertain, and culturally enrich the people of south Louisiana by providing local access to a diverse range of the performing arts. This merger supported the vision of both organizations and provided much-needed support to PASA’s programs. Founded in 1989, PASA served as a leading voice in the performing arts in South Louisiana for close to three decades.


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