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Friday, February 25
 

5:00pm CST

Stars on the Brazos Krewe Balcony Party
5:00pm ‘til "the push”. Roof Garden, 2214 Strand on the balcony! Plenty of room for bead throwing. Tickets $125 per person for the weekend, with lunch, dinner, beer, wine and set-ups provided. Beads sold at discounted prices. Best location for throwing beads on the Strand! Best music, best party! Must be 21. Info: www.sobkrewe.com or contact David Howarth at 979-480-0464 or dhowarthtx@comcast.net.


Friday February 25, 2011 5:00pm - 11:59pm CST
Roof Garden

5:00pm CST

Seawall Carnival
The Mardi Gras Carnival returns to 34th and Seawall for Mardi Gras Galveston 2011! Weekend Hours 11am-Midnight Mid-Week Hours 5pm-Midnight
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/Carnival.asp

Friday February 25, 2011 5:00pm - 11:59pm CST
34th Street & Seawall Blvd

5:00pm CST

Official Mardi Gras! Galveston Balcony Party
Come on out and start Mardi Gras off with a bang! Watch our 3 NEW parades from the comfort of a balcony on the first night of Mardi Gras! Galveston. Balcony ticket includes entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony all day and full cash bar. Balcony is located on the corner of 23rd and Strand.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/Parties.asp


Friday February 25, 2011 5:00pm - Saturday February 26, 2011 2:00am CST
23rd & Strand

5:00pm CST

Official Mardi Gras! Galveston Balcony Party
The NEW BIG weekend is full of all NEW parades and concerts. Enjoy the festivities from above with a great view of the parades. Balcony ticket includes entrance into the Entertainment District, access to balcony all day Friday and cash bar. Balcony located on the corner of 21st and Strand.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/Parties.asp

Friday February 25, 2011 5:00pm - Saturday February 26, 2011 2:00am CST
Jockusch Building, 21st & Strand

5:15pm CST

Band TBA
Tentative Concert

Friday February 25, 2011 5:15pm - 6:30pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

7:00pm CST

Salute to George Mitchell Parade

This is the first of many new parades for Mardi Gras in the Uptown Entertainment District and a salute to the gentleman responsible for reviving the spirit of Mardi Gras! Galveston. The parade will begin at The Tremont House and travel down Strand.


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/parades.asp


Friday February 25, 2011 7:00pm - 8:15pm CST
Tremont House at 24th & Mechanic, North on 23rd Street, East on Strand

8:30pm CST

Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade
Become a part of history! Gather all your friends and join our quest to enter Guiness Book of World Records as the largest Second Line Parade! This year at Mardi Gras! Galveston on February 25, 2011 at 8:30pm. The Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade will begin 20th street between Mechanic & Strand and march throughout the district. All costumed participants will receive FREE entry into the Entertainment District with their decorated umbrella.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/parades.asp

Friday February 25, 2011 8:30pm - 9:15pm CST
The Strand

8:30pm CST

The Line Up
The Line Up has been the premier band on The Island for more than a decade, and a real treasure for the local music scene!
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Friday February 25, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

9:15pm CST

Pearland High School State Champs Parade

The pads and footballs have been put away, and the celebration continues for Pearland High School Football State Championship team! Coach Tony Heath and his team will join us for Mardi Gras! Galveston on Friday February 25, 2011 immediately following the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade for a grand parade honoring these outstanding players and their town. 


Friday February 25, 2011 9:15pm - 10:15pm CST
The Strand

10:00pm CST

Krewe da' Yagas Cafe Parade
Only the most irie vibes will be heard from this krewe. Rounding off the first night of Mardi Gras! Gaveston 2011 Krewe da' Yaga's Café makes its return with a parade full of Yaga's Café family of the past, present and future. This is one not to be missed. Board shorts and flip flops required!
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/parades.asp

Friday February 25, 2011 10:00pm - 11:15pm CST
The Strand

11:30pm CST

Fred Andrews and Honeybrowne

Fred Andrews & Honeybrowne has made its mark on the Texas music scene and beyond by going song by song, gig by gig, album by album and Mile By Mile, as the title of the band’s latest CD declares. Singer, songwriter and group leader Fred Andrews and his musical compadres come by their sound and success honestly, drawing from a rich palette of inspirations and then going out and road-testing the music they create to ensure that it makes a genuine connection with music-loving listeners. Combining good ole hard work with a vibrant love for the magic of music, Honeybrowne keep their eyes on the prize of being better and better each time out.


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Friday February 25, 2011 11:30pm - Saturday February 26, 2011 12:45am CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand
 
Saturday, February 26
 

11:00am CST

Seawall Carnival
The Mardi Gras Carnival returns to 34th and Seawall for Mardi Gras Galveston 2011! Weekend Hours 11am-Midnight Mid-Week Hours 5pm-Midnight
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/Carnival.asp


Saturday February 26, 2011 11:00am - 11:59pm CST
34th Street & Seawall Blvd

12:00pm CST

Mambo Jazz Kings

The Mambo Jazz Kings are an extremely talented 14 piece R&B Soul Band, with the looks of Earth Wind and Fire, the driving horns of Tower Of Power, the excitement of Beyonce, the sweet and sexy tenderness of Luther Vandross, the flash of Cameo, and the home grown funk of James Brown.  It's been said that they are truly a joy to dance and listen to, and a visual explosion to watch.


Saturday February 26, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

12:00pm CST

Mystic Krewe of Aquarius 24th annual Mardi Gras Kick off Parade
We've come a long way baby! And we are ready to celebrate in a big way with our 24th annual parade featuring over 80 units including 20 high school marching bands.  The colorful pageantry of the popular parade will spotlight 160 costumed Krewe members and the regal Aquarius royal court. Participating Krewes will be "Thalasar", Bacchus of Texas, Krewe DuLac and Krewe of Boudreaux. For the best and most beads do not miss this one! The Parade begins at 14th & Seawall and runs to 59th & Sewall.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/parades.asp


Saturday February 26, 2011 12:00pm - 2:30pm CST
14th Street & Seawall Blvd

12:00pm CST

Stars on the Brazos Krewe Balcony Party
12:00pm ‘til "the push”. Roof Garden, 2214 Strand on the balcony! Plenty of room for bead throwing. Tickets $125 per person for the weekend, with lunch, dinner, beer, wine and set-ups provided. Beads sold at discounted prices. Best location for throwing beads on the Strand! Best music, best party! Must be 21. Info: www.sobkrewe.com or contact David Howarth at 979-480-0464 or dhowarthtx@comcast.net.

Saturday February 26, 2011 12:00pm - 11:59pm CST
Roof Garden

12:00pm CST

Official Mardi Gras! Galveston Balcony Party
Enjoy the BEST view for the 3 NEW parades on Saturday including the new Art Cars of Houston Parade. Balcony tickets include admission into the Entertainment District and access to balcony all day with cash bar. Balcony located on the corner of 21st and Strand.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/Parties.asp


Saturday February 26, 2011 12:00pm - Sunday February 27, 2011 2:00am CST
Jockusch Building, 21st & Strand

12:00pm CST

Official Mardi Gras! Galveston NEON TREES Concert Balcony Party

This is THE party not to be missed! This balcony ticket gets you admittance into the Entertainment District, entry onto the balcony all day, cash bar and VIP view of the NEON TREES show at 9:45pm in Saengerfest Park. Limited Tickets available. Balcony located on the corner of 23rd and Strand.


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/Parties.asp

Saturday February 26, 2011 12:00pm - Sunday February 27, 2011 2:00am CST
Dargan & Tobyn East, 23rd and Strand

1:15pm CST

FIEL
For those that require labels, you could call it World. It's what Willie Nelson might have sounded like had he grown up after Bob Marley, Reaganomics, and The Clash. Anyone who appreciates a good singer-songwriter that plays heartfelt and emotional music will no doubt be moved. Although FIEL's World Fusion sound leans heavily on Reggae for inspiration, their music is decorated with waves of Latin American, Carribean and Afro-Cuban polyrhythm, not to mention the occasional Rock burner, acoustic jam, or Americana tear-dropper.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Saturday February 26, 2011 1:15pm - 2:30pm CST
Landshark Krewe of Brew House at 21st & Strand

2:00pm CST

Iheartradio Krewe Parade

TUNE INTO THIS PARADE WITH 94.5 THE BUZZ AND OTHER CLEARCHANNEL RADIO STATIONS!  On hand will be Outlaw Dave, Michael Garfield, and Kat Cortez along with other Clearchannel Radio Peeps!



 


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/parades.asp

Saturday February 26, 2011 2:00pm - 4:30pm CST
The Strand

2:30pm CST

The Reagan Administration
The Reagan Administration is a group of crack musicians based in Austin, Texas who have spent years touring and performing across the country with many bands including Willie Nelson, Honeybrowne, Trent Willmon, Ryan James, 100 Love Sonnets, Jedd Hughes, Django Walker, Meltdown Morning and the Hi-Fi Collective. Created and managed by Scott Faris, former Director of Guitar Studies for the world-reknowned South Plains College Creative Arts Department, the Reagan Administration will blow your mind. If they were up for re-election, it would be a landslide! This band of all-stars delivers a stellar night of high-octane, energy-driven music with a politically tongue-in-cheek twist!
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Saturday February 26, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

4:00pm CST

Houston Chronicle's Neauxs Krewe Parade

The Houston Chronicle, the sixth largest newspaper in the United States will be sponsoring a new parade in the Uptown Entertainment District.This “Neauxs Krewe” will be tossing more than newspaper at Mardi Gras! Galveston.


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/parades.asp


Saturday February 26, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
The Strand

5:15pm CST

The Line Up
The Line Up has been the premier band on The Island for more than a decade, and a real treasure for the local music scene!
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Saturday February 26, 2011 5:15pm - 6:15pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

5:15pm CST

Days Drive
DAYS DRIVE is an alternative rock band from Houston, Texas. Comprised of four members: Brian Warwick (vocals/guitar), Jason Killen (bass), Steve Klueh (guitar/keyboard) and Andy Klueh (drums). DAYS DRIVE combines intelligent lyrics and creative melodies to sculpt songs that are meaningful, energetic, and passionate.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Saturday February 26, 2011 5:15pm - 6:30pm CST
Landshark Krewe of Brew House at 21st & Strand

6:00pm CST

Krewe of Gambrinus 'Lights Up the Night” Parade
King Gambrinus throws a party for 200,000 of his closest friends with over 650,000 throws and a fantastic fireworks display. Open and free to the public! Parade runs along Seawall Blvd. from 23rd St. to Central City Blvd.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/parades.asp

Saturday February 26, 2011 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST
23rd Street & Seawall Blvd

7:15pm CST

Tin Can Phone
Tin Can Phone is an up and coming rock/reggae group in Austin's ever-expanding music scene. TCP's live shows bring a house party feel, while spreading a positive message on an array of topics ranging from politics, to destiny, to run-ins with the law.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Saturday February 26, 2011 7:15pm - 8:30pm CST
Landshark Krewe of Brew House at 21st & Strand

7:30pm CST

Assemble The Skyline
Assemble The Skyline is a pop/rock/alternative band from Los Angeles, formed and fronted by Galveston's own Luke Boor. The band will be making their island debut this Mardi Gras, Feb. 26th, as direct support to headliner Neon Trees. After graduating from Ball High in 2005, Boor moved to LA to attend Musician's Institute, a contemporary music college in Hollywood. Here he formed ATS with fellow students Max Waller, Austin Hayman & Nick Jordan. Over the past 2 years, the band has mastered the art of Do-It-Yourself promotion and guerilla marketing. They have toured extensively through the west coast, drawing crowds up to 400 at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. Purevolume.com ranked the band #12 on their list of "Top 20 Unsigned Bands of 2010". The band has also appeared in nation wide magazines Alternative Press and Music Connection. Assemble The Skyline's 2nd album, "Right Here Right Now" was released early Jan and is currently available on i-tunes. "Right Here Right Now" includes a song featuring Ryan Key, lead singer of the platinum-selling band Yellowcard. After Mardi Gras, the band plans to tour the state, concluding in Austin on March 16th to participate in SXSW.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/


Saturday February 26, 2011 7:30pm - 8:30pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

8:30pm CST

Art Cars of Houston Parade
The streets will light up as the Art Cars of Houston make their Mardi Gras! Galveston debut. The parade presented by Carnes Funeral Home will feature more than 25 fun, wacky, Art Cars cruising down Strand. This parade is sure to inspire the artist in us all!
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/parades.asp

Saturday February 26, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm CST
The Strand

9:45pm CST

Neon Trees
Like their name, Neon Trees are a combination of slick pop hooks and sturdy organic rock, both melodic and hard-hitting, their anthems of adolescent angst, longing, love lost and found, delivered with the kind of heart-on-the-sleeve passion that only comes from hard work and commitment. Their first single "Animal” hit #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Alternative Rock Chart, #1 on US Adult Chart, #2 on US Rock Chart, and #7 on Top 40.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/


Saturday February 26, 2011 9:45pm - 11:30pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

11:00pm CST

Neon Trees AFTERSHOW

Get this EXCLUSIVE ticket while they last! Immediately following their concert in Saengerfest Park the Neon Trees will head over to The Trolley Station for a private after show. And now, Outlaw Dave picks up HALF the tab. Get your $50 NEON TREES AFTER SHOW Ticket brought to you by Outlaw Dave and the 9-5-0!  500 FREE BUD LIGHTS from 11pm-1am WHILE THEY LAST, Brought to you by Yaga’s Entertainment, Inc.! Entrance into balcony is located at 2021 Strand (foyer next to Bistro LeCroy). Click here for tickets.


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Saturday February 26, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday February 27, 2011 2:00am CST
The Trolley Station 21st and Strand
 
Sunday, February 27
 

11:00am CST

Mardi Gras New Orleans Style Brunch at the Hotel Galvez
Sunday Brunch at the Hotel Galvez will take on a New Orleans flair during the Galveston Mardi Gras season complete with Mardi Gras beads for all guests. Brunch will feature various New Orleans cuisine favorites as well as the popular brunch items including carved prime rib, assorted seafood, made to order omelets & pasta bar, an incredible array of desserts and complimentary champagne and mimosas. $36 for adults, $31 for seniors (60 years or older) and $20 for children ages 6 to 11. Children under 6 are complimentary. Reservations are highly recommended. For reservations, call (409) 765-7721, email bernardos@wyndham.com, or visit www.BernardosAtHotelGalvez.com

Sunday February 27, 2011 11:00am - 2:00pm CST
Hotel Galvez

11:00am CST

Merchant Walkabout

Aquaint yourself with some of Galveston's most inviting downtown businesses, and collect prizes along the way.


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/

Sunday February 27, 2011 11:00am - 4:00pm CST
The Strand

11:00am CST

Seawall Carnival
The Mardi Gras Carnival returns to 34th and Seawall for Mardi Gras Galveston 2011! Weekend Hours 11am-Midnight Mid-Week Hours 5pm-Midnight
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/Carnival.asp

Sunday February 27, 2011 11:00am - 11:59pm CST
34th Street & Seawall Blvd

12:00pm CST

Bilge Pumps
The Bilge Pumps are a pirate music group based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area who specialize in performances that combine nautical songs, sea shanties, and Celtic music with a huge (and we mean huge!) dose of silly comedy. The group performs larger than life in their authentic-feeling pirate-themed costumes and their variety of instruments backing up their bellowing voices.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Sunday February 27, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

1:30pm CST

Sunshine Kids Parade Presented By Moody Bank
Bring out the whole family Sunday afternoon for a day full of fun. The Sunshine Kids parade will roll down Strand at 1:30pm with friends, family and children affect by cancer. Gate proceeds from Sunday will benefit The Sunshine Kids organization.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/parades.asp

Sunday February 27, 2011 1:30pm - 2:40pm CST
The Strand

2:45pm CST

Kevin Anthony
Texas based musician, Kevin Anthony, whose musical life experience has brought him from Galveston, Texas, up to Houston, would bring him even farther north to New York City in 1993 and then jetted him to Minneapolis where he made his home since 2005. He's been playing with his group, the Twin City Playboys ever since, where their mix of Cajun and Country made them a local staple. In December of 2010, Kevin returned to his home in Galveston, Texas. This Mardi Gras is going to be a great way to celebrate the homecoming of a BOI as well as Mardi Gras!
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Sunday February 27, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

5:00pm CST

The Dead Swagger

Sunday February 27, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand
 
Monday, February 28
 

5:00pm CST

Seawall Carnival
The Mardi Gras Carnival returns to 34th and Seawall for Mardi Gras Galveston 2011! Weekend Hours 11am-Midnight Mid-Week Hours 5pm-Midnight
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/Carnival.asp

Monday February 28, 2011 5:00pm - 11:59pm CST
34th Street & Seawall Blvd
 
Tuesday, March 1
 

5:00pm CST

Seawall Carnival
The Mardi Gras Carnival returns to 34th and Seawall for Mardi Gras Galveston 2011! Weekend Hours 11am-Midnight Mid-Week Hours 5pm-Midnight
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/Carnival.asp

Tuesday March 1, 2011 5:00pm - 11:59pm CST
34th Street & Seawall Blvd
 
Wednesday, March 2
 

5:00pm CST

Seawall Carnival
The Mardi Gras Carnival returns to 34th and Seawall for Mardi Gras Galveston 2011! Weekend Hours 11am-Midnight Mid-Week Hours 5pm-Midnight
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/Carnival.asp

Wednesday March 2, 2011 5:00pm - 11:59pm CST
34th Street & Seawall Blvd
 
Thursday, March 3
 

5:00pm CST

Seawall Carnival
The Mardi Gras Carnival returns to 34th and Seawall for Mardi Gras Galveston 2011! Weekend Hours 11am-Midnight Mid-Week Hours 5pm-Midnight
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/Carnival.asp


Thursday March 3, 2011 5:00pm - 11:59pm CST
34th Street & Seawall Blvd
 
Friday, March 4
 

5:00pm CST

Quaker City String Band Performance

Join The Tremont House for one of the most popular performances during Mardi Gras! Galveston.  The Quaker City String Band has performed in the Philadelphia Mummer’s Parade since 1931 and has been a Mardi Gras! Galveston tradition since its revival in 1985.  The band marches throughout the Historic Downtown District.  For information, call 409.763.0300. 


Friday March 4, 2011 5:00pm - 6:30pm CST
The Tremont House Hotel

5:00pm CST

Krewe Babalu Balcony Party
5:00 pm to 12:00 am. Come throw beads and watch the parade from one of the best balconies in town! On the corner of 23rd and Strand, our balcony looks over the square and The Strand. Music, food and cash bar. Don't miss it! $70.00 per person. Info: Gladden Walters, 281-703-3331 or visit our website www.krewebablu.com.


Friday March 4, 2011 5:00pm - 11:59pm CST
Dargan & Tobyn Building

5:00pm CST

Seawall Carnival
The Mardi Gras Carnival returns to 34th and Seawall for Mardi Gras Galveston 2011! Weekend Hours 11am-Midnight Mid-Week Hours 5pm-Midnight
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/Carnival.asp


Friday March 4, 2011 5:00pm - 11:59pm CST
34th Street & Seawall Blvd

5:00pm CST

Official Mardi Gras! Galveston Balcony Party

Don't miss your chance to throw beads and view the Mardi Gras festivities from up above! Balcony party ticket covers your entrance to the Entertainment District, access to the balcony all night Friday, and cash bar. Balcony located at 23rd & Strand.


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/Parties.asp


Friday March 4, 2011 5:00pm - Saturday March 5, 2011 2:00am CST
Dargan & Tobyn East, 23rd and Strand

6:00pm CST

Z Krewe Zestival #1
6:00pm to midnight. Come to "Z Best Balcony Party” overlooking the Historic Strand Entertainment District with live music, drinks, and "Z Best Beads” at Mardi Gras! Ticket prices include free beer (6-8 pm or while it lasts), drink tickets, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and live music from ‘The Groove Night Band'. Trumpets building, 2215 Strand. Tickets: $75 per person or $125 per couple, available at www.zkrewe.net.

Friday March 4, 2011 6:00pm - 11:59pm CST
Trumpets Building

7:00pm CST

Live Performance by Internationally Acclaimed Dr. Michael White Jazz Quartet
New Orleans native and renowned jazz clarinetist Dr. Michael White and his quartet will perform March 4 at The Tremont House as part of Mardi Gras! Galveston 2011. Since 2006, White and his quartet have performed at The Tremont House during the Mardi Gras Festivities in Galveston and The Tremont House Ball. This year, the quartet will perform on Friday, March 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the lobby bar. As part of the evening, Tremont Café will offer Mardi Gras inspired menu items. For information, call 409.763.0300 or e-mail tremonthouse@wyndham.com

Friday March 4, 2011 7:00pm - 10:00pm CST
The Tremont House Hotel

7:30pm CST

7:30pm CST

The San Luis Salute Celebrates Mardi Gras! Galveston 2011 With Midnight in Marrakech
Midnight in Marrakech, a magical night celebrating Galveston's Mardi Gras, will feature an evening of non-stop entertainment with the fabulous Pink Flamingos, an elegant seated dinner, royal procession of the Knights of Momus court, glamorous gala guests, fashions and revelry. For ticket prices and more information please call Michelle Beckwith or Kim Schultz (409) 744-1500 or mbeckwith@ldry.com.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/hotels/SanLuis.asp

Friday March 4, 2011 7:30pm - Saturday March 5, 2011 1:00am CST
Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort

8:00pm CST

Krewe Babalu 6th Annual 'All Krewe Parade”
Begins at 26th and Santa Fe Place. Right on 25th Street, Left on Mechanic to 21st Street. Left on 21st Street to the Strand. Left on Strand to 25th Street. 25th Street to Santa Fe Place. Parade participation open to all Krewes, business, civic and fraternal entities. For more information contact Gladden Walters, 281-703-3331 or visit our website www.krewebablu.com
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/parades.asp


Friday March 4, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
The Strand

9:00pm CST

Jonathan Sexton & The Big Love Choir

Singer/songwriter Jonathan Sexton's unique style transcends genres and generations with music that speaks both to the good and unruly in all of us. His up-tempo beat and lyrical twists will move you. His spirit and character are revealed in his music. Jonathan will tell you he is no saint, but his goal is to live with honor and integrity. His message is to the world, his performances electric and contagious. And it's time the world knows who he is. Jonathan Sexton, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, was born into a world of music through his father's passion for it. Jonathan's passion for his own music has given him a sense of empowerment and strength. He shares the struggles and joys of his personal experiences in the words of his songs. His music encourages you to find the gratitude and strength in life lessons. An unknown artist only a few years ago, Jonathan Sexton is already getting nods from major concert promoters and sharing the stage with some of the best musicians the south has to offer. Gaining attention from critics nationwide, he continues to hit the road to entertain his growing number of fans. Knoxville New Sentinel staff writer Randall Brown says, "Jonathan Sexton is overflowing with big ideas of universal love and good vibes along with a great set of chops!” Jonathan was recognized as one of only five musical artists in Nashville Lifestyle's August 2010 issue of "Hot List for 2010” along with artists such as Miranda Lambert and Faith Hill. His incredible momentum is further evidenced by being added to the "Sundown in The City” concert series, along with other equally impressive feats. Sexton gained enough attention to secure, not one, but two show spots at the renowned 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. And with the help of his friends at The United Way, Sexton scored big with fundraising efforts in support of Nashville flood victims at the festival. Jonathan's efforts were recognized in Paste Magazine's June 2010 issue. AC Entertainment owner and founder Ashley Capps wrote, "Jonathan's music is prolific and meaningful and is a perfect fit for Bonnaroo.” This wonderfully transcendent writer, singer and true artist must be heard as well as experienced. His songs speak to the stark truths of life, recognizing and accepting both the virtues and the difficulties; but, always seeking to encourage the positive journey to those who choose to listen. Jonathan Sexton is driven by his desire to share not only his music, but also his message with the world.


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/


Friday March 4, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

10:30pm CST

Reckless Kelly
Led by brothers Willy (vocals/guitar) and Cody Braun (vocals/fiddle/mandolin/harmonica), alternative country-rock outfit Reckless Kelly formed in Bend, OR, before relocating to Austin, TX, in January 1997.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Friday March 4, 2011 10:30pm - Saturday March 5, 2011 12:00am CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand
 
Saturday, March 5
 

11:00am CST

Krewe d'Esprit Rosaire Parade
Battle of the Bands begins at 9:00, and the parade begins at 11:00. The parade will start at Kempner Park 27th and Ave N down 27th to Seawall and down the Seawall to 31st and down 31st street to Holy Rosary Catholic Church. There will be an after party with all types of cultural food booths, more bead throwing, music, and fun. This is a family oriented parade with lots of high stepping marching bands from Houston and Galveston with lots of bead, trinkets, and even some food throws. Info: Cheryl Randle 409-392-4962 or csrandle@utmb.edu.


Saturday March 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm CST
27th Street & Seawall Blvd

11:00am CST

Krewe Babalu Balcony Party
11:00 am to 12:00 am. On the corner of 23rd and Strand (Dargan & Tobyn Bldg.), the best balcony in town! Our balcony looks over the square and The Strand. Throw beads and watch the parade. Live Music, cash bar, evening food. $100 per person. Info: Gladden Walters, 281-703-3331 or visit our website www.krewebablu.com.


Saturday March 5, 2011 11:00am - 11:59pm CST
Dargan & Tobyn Building

11:00am CST

Seawall Carnival
The Mardi Gras Carnival returns to 34th and Seawall for Mardi Gras Galveston 2011! Weekend Hours 11am-Midnight Mid-Week Hours 5pm-Midnight
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/Carnival.asp


Saturday March 5, 2011 11:00am - 11:59pm CST
34th Street & Seawall Blvd

11:45am CST

strawberryJAM

StrawberryJAM began as an impromptu jam session in April of 2008 at the Barefoot Art Guild in College Station, TX. The lineup grew from there, bringing together musicians from the A&M campus. "When we first started out, there was no practice, no setlist, and no membership. Whoever wanted to get on stage just jumped on, sometimes 13 people at one time, and the jam would go for hours." The free-form format taught the group how to improvise with each other and they continued to gain local popularity for high-energy, unpredictable performances. Over the last two year sJAM has consolidated the lineup to six and has been working hard writing original material as well as gigging as much as possible. The first sJAM release, The Recession EP, was recorded at The Zone Studios in Dripping Springs, Texas. All the members of sJAM now live in Austin, TX and are releasing their first full length album Spring 2011.


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Saturday March 5, 2011 11:45am - 12:45pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

12:00pm CST

Z Krewe Zestival #2
Come to "Z Best Balcony Party” overlooking the Historic Strand Entertainment District with live music, drinks, and "Z Best Beads” at Mardi Gras! Ticket prices include 4 drink tickets, dinner, snacks all day, and live music from the ‘Elvis' Vince King. Perfect spot to view the Momus Grand Knight Parade! Trumpets Building, 2215 Strand. Tickets: $125 per person, available at www.zkrewe.net.


Saturday March 5, 2011 12:00pm - 11:59pm CST
Trumpets Building

12:00pm CST

Official Mardi Gras! Galveston Balcony Party

Celebrate Mardi Gras as big as you did the first weekend and round it out with a bang! Toss beads, dance, and enjoy great company as we wrap up the 100th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston. Balcony party ticket covers your entrance to the Entertainment District, access to the balcony all day, and cash bar. Balcony located at 23rd & Strand.


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/


Saturday March 5, 2011 12:00pm - Sunday March 6, 2011 1:00am CST
Dargan & Tobyn East, 23rd and Strand

1:00pm CST

Z Krewe 17th Z Processional
Z Krewe's 17th Annual Z Processional will wind its way through the historic streets of downtown Galveston and The Strand area, "Perpetuating the Spirit of Mardi Gras” with bands, beads, and merriment. This year's Zanie Processional will make its way to the Trumpet's balcony where King and Queen Zanie XVI and their Royal Court of Zoots and Zaftigs will salute the crowd and party on the Strand. The processional's route will begin at 25th Street and Mechanic, travel east along Mechanic to 20th Street, and then proceed to the Strand. Z Krewe's parade of partygoers will continue west on the Strand ending at 25th Street. Info: www.zkrewe.net or call 409-692-8431.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/uptown/parades.asp


Saturday March 5, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
The Strand

2:00pm CST

Krewe of Who? Loft Party
2:00pm. to midnight. The hottest parties on the Strand are above the street! Join the Krewe of WHO? for our Mardi Gras Loft Party and Bead Throw. We have the largest balcony on The Strand. Live music by the Zydeko Dots, dancing, dinner, and a cash bar inside. Outside on the balcony, throw beads to the crowd and enjoy the Carnival atmosphere Galveston style. Info: www.kreweofwho.com, Jeff Cook at 281-463-6023 or email us at party@kreweofwho.com.


Saturday March 5, 2011 2:00pm - 11:59am CST
Jockusch Building, 21st & Strand

2:00pm CST

Brandon McDermott Band

Galveston's favorite rockin' country band! Just imagine if Reckless Kelly and Randy Rogers grew up on a small Texas island playing guitars around bonfires on the beach.  It's just good Original Texas Music that will make you feel good whether you prefer mud on your boots or sand between your toes! www.brandonmcdermottband.com


http://www.brandonmcdermottband.com


Saturday March 5, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Landshark Krewe of Brew House at 21st & Strand

2:45pm CST

4:15pm CST

Ben Cina Trio
By way of Denton, College Station, and Galveston, Ben Cina Trio reassembles on the Island to play Mardi Gras.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Saturday March 5, 2011 4:15pm - 5:15pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

4:45pm CST

6 to Midnight
Formed in Galveston in the spring of 2010, Six to Midnight burst onto the scene offering both locals and tourists alike a vibrant, young alternative to the standard local fare. With a repertoire spanning the spectrum of rock, pop, Top 40, R&B, country, and blues, the band is equally at home performing in venues ranging from bars and clubs to weddings and corporate functions. So whether you're looking to kick back and enjoy the music, raise your glass and sing along, or get down on the dance floor, you can rest assured that Six to Midnight will always deliver a rip-roaring good time!
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Saturday March 5, 2011 4:45pm - 6:00pm CST
Landshark Krewe of Brew House at 21st & Strand

5:00pm CST

Island ETC Parade Viewing Party & Fundraiser

Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is ready to “LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL” at our annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser and Parade Watching Party!. This is one of the best parties on the Island! Not only do you get a prime location from which to watch the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade, the fun goes on the entire evening! ETC’s party is casual (much easier to catch beads), and our restrooms are clean (and available only to our guests). Not only will you have a great time, but you can feel great knowing that the proceeds from this event will go to support your local nonprofit theatre! Tickets: $65 per person, $120 per couple. Includes beer, wine set-ups, Cajun-style dinner, wristband for entry into gated viewing area and Your Chance To Be A Star! (details available only to our guests). 2317 Mechanic Street. Info: 409-762-3556 or 1-800-762-3556.

 


Saturday March 5, 2011 5:00pm - Sunday March 6, 2011 12:00am CST
East-End Theatre Company

6:00pm CST

27th Annual Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party celebrating 'The Enchantment of India'
The Tremont House presents its 27th Annual Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party celebrating "The Enchantment of India" on Saturday, March 5, 2011. Join party guests in paying tribute to a 5,000 year-old civilization with ancient cultures and rich heritage. Our intricately decorated "palaces" and Bollywood dancers will provide a festive backdrop to this year's colorful celebration. This year's ball features entertainment by Houston's favorite dance band, Eclipse; New Orleans' own Dr. Michael White Jazz Quartet; DJ Yogi-G, as well as Indian cultural dancers and drummers. Lavish Indian themed buffet. Open Bar. Prime viewing of the Momus Grand Night Parade in a gated area exclusive to ball guests. Tickets: $200/person. Attire: Theme costume or black tie.
http://www.galveston.com/mardigrasball

Saturday March 5, 2011 6:00pm - Sunday March 6, 2011 12:00am CST
The Tremont House Hotel

6:30pm CST

Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade
Mardi Gras! Galveston's largest parade will feature floats, marching bands, dignitaries, bead throwing and more. Parade starts at 19th and Seawall Boulevard, turns right on 25th Street and continues to Mechanic Street. Right on Mechanic Street to 21st Street, left on 21st to The Strand. Left on Strand and end at the Railroad Museum.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/parades.asp

Saturday March 5, 2011 6:30pm - 9:30pm CST
19th Street & Seawall Blvd

9:00pm CST

Ryan Harkrider
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Ryan Harkrider has headed up projects in music and film for almost a decade, working as a performer, composer, songwriter, and recording artist. His diverse resume spans all styles and genres with gigs writing music for film soundtracks, musicals, choirs and rock and roll bands. Ryan is a staple act of the Austin music scene, a spot recently reaffirmed with the release of his solo alt/rock album, Days Like This.
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/

Saturday March 5, 2011 9:00pm - 10:15pm CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand

11:00pm CST

Cody Beebe and the Crooks

Cody Beebe and the Crooks are a 7-piece Roots Rock band from Seattle, WA. Formed in February of 2009, the group combines Beebe's aggressively percussive acoustic guitar style with the diverse musical experience of a strikingly creative and cultured band. Cody Beebe and the Crooks blend rock, blues, and country with an artistic integrity that is intriguing and unforgettable(think Steve Earle meets Pink Floyd).


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/LiveEntertainment/


Saturday March 5, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday March 6, 2011 12:30am CST
Budweiser Stage at 23rd & Strand
 
Sunday, March 6
 

11:00am CST

Mardi Gras New Orleans Style Brunch at the Hotel Galvez
Sunday Brunch at the Hotel Galvez will take on a New Orleans flair during the Galveston Mardi Gras season complete with Mardi Gras beads for all guests. Brunch will feature various New Orleans cuisine favorites as well as the popular brunch items including carved prime rib, assorted seafood, made to order omelets & pasta bar, an incredible array of desserts and complimentary champagne and mimosas. $36 for adults, $31 for seniors (60 years or older) and $20 for children ages 6 to 11. Children under 6 are complimentary. Reservations are highly recommended. For reservations, call (409) 765-7721, email bernardos@wyndham.com, or visit www.BernardosAtHotelGalvez.com


Sunday March 6, 2011 11:00am - 2:00pm CST
Hotel Galvez

11:00am CST

Merchant Walkabout

Aquaint yourself with some of Galveston's most inviting downtown businesses, and collect prizes along the way.


http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/


Sunday March 6, 2011 11:00am - 4:00pm CST
The Strand

11:00am CST

Seawall Carnival
The Mardi Gras Carnival returns to 34th and Seawall for Mardi Gras Galveston 2011! Weekend Hours 11am-Midnight Mid-Week Hours 5pm-Midnight
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/Carnival.asp


Sunday March 6, 2011 11:00am - 11:59pm CST
34th Street & Seawall Blvd

1:00pm CST

Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade

Bringing out the best in people and their pets, this parade begins at 27th and Seawall and proceeds west to 47th Street, to the Academy parking lot. Pets of all sizes, shapes, and species are welcome (costumes optional). Pre- parade costume contest, with the winners making up the Royal Court.



Sunday March 6, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm CST
27th Street & Seawall Blvd

2:00pm CST

Mardi Gras Children's Parade
Firefighters Local 571 hosts a parade dedicated to the families and children of Galveston. The 2011 parade marches on with costumed kids and decorated floats. Begins at 27th Street and Seawall, and proceeds to 47th Street to the Academy parking lot.


Sunday March 6, 2011 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
27th Street & Seawall Blvd
 
Monday, March 7
 

5:00pm CST

Seawall Carnival
The Mardi Gras Carnival returns to 34th and Seawall for Mardi Gras Galveston 2011! Weekend Hours 11am-Midnight Mid-Week Hours 5pm-Midnight
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/Carnival.asp

Monday March 7, 2011 5:00pm - 11:59pm CST
34th Street & Seawall Blvd
 
Tuesday, March 8
 

5:00pm CST

Seawall Carnival
The Mardi Gras Carnival returns to 34th and Seawall for Mardi Gras Galveston 2011! Weekend Hours 11am-Midnight Mid-Week Hours 5pm-Midnight
http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/seawall/Carnival.asp


Tuesday March 8, 2011 5:00pm - 11:59pm CST
34th Street & Seawall Blvd

5:00pm CST

Krewe Babalu Fat Tuesday Public Celebration

The official public celebration party to celebrate the end of Mardi Gras Galveston 2011. Bead throwing and parade viewing from the best balcony in town. The evening is capped by the 2011 royalty from each Krewe pronouncing their “blessing of the season”. Live music and cash bar. $20.00 per person. Info: Gladden Walters, 281-703-3331 or visit our website www.krewebablu.com.



Tuesday March 8, 2011 5:00pm - Wednesday March 9, 2011 12:15am CST
Dargan & Tobyn Building

6:30pm CST

Krewe of Aquarius 16th Annual Fat Tuesday Parade

The Fat Tuesday Parade will roll for the 16th year. This lighted parade will feature Aquarius floats and the Krewes of Gambrinus, Thalasar, Bacchus, Babalu, Boudreaux, DuLac and ZKrewe. This is the final show before the curtain is drawn on Mardi Gras 2011. Don't miss the beads, floats, marching bands and merriment of the Aquarius "Fat Tuesday" Parade!



Tuesday March 8, 2011 6:30pm - 7:30pm CST
The Strand