Event: Niagara’s ONLINE Summer MARDI GRAS
Date: July 18, 2020
Venue: This event will be livestreamed
Start time: 3:00 PM
End time: 11:00 PM
The TD Niagara Jazz Festival is proud to present: Niagara’s ONLINE Summer MARDI GRAS! Celebrate with us from the comfort of your own home with our New Orleans-inspired, virtual presentation.
We will kick off our Mardi Gras Day festivities with a traditional second line parade featuring the Heavyweights Brass Band, live and streamed from Niagara, followed by a livestreamed parade direct from the French Quarter streets of New Orleans with the Panorama Brass Band. Then we will bring you non-stop music and interactive content all day long, livestreamed both from Niagara and direct from New Orleans, featuring:
- The Big Smoke Brass Band (Niagara)
- Panorama Brass Band (New Orleans)
- The Vaudevillian (Niagara)
- New Orleans Local Street Performers (New Orleans)
- Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie (New Orleans)
- Red Hot Ramble (Niagara)
- Delfeayo Marsalis and The Uptown Jazz Orchestra (New Orleans)
Bring home the flavour of Mardi Gras with our partner restaurants. Special “Sip and Savour” packages include easy-to-reheat meals, and the ingredients for New Orleans-inspired cocktails. Follow along and learn how to mix your “Crescent City” cocktails with livestream demos throughout the day by Forty Creek’s own Christopher Smith.
Leading up to our 2nd Annual Niagara’s Summer MARDI GRAS, join us online every Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm for FREE Mardi Gras Sessions: a variety of Mardi Gras-themed musical performances and interactive workshops including mask making, Creole and Cajun cooking demos, New Orleans cocktails and second line dance steps tutorials hosted live from New Orleans by our special NOLA correspondent, Christopher Butcher (of the Heavyweights Brass Band) and his special guests. Click HERE for the Sessions schedule
Watch the Sessions anytime on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jazzniagara/live
Be sure to subscribe to our social media @jazzniagara to stay up to date on the latest in Niagara’s livestreamed jazz! Post your home celebration photos to show us your Mardi Gras spirit. We’ll see you there.. it’s virtually possible!
Love live music and want to support us in keeping music alive in Niagara? Please consider a donation in support of our Festival and Artists.
(Registered Charity: #801077033-RR001 and Official tax receipts issued for all donations of $25 or more)