Mardi Gras Music Festival
Subdudes Headline 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Music Festival is Saturday, February 22 from 5 - 9 p.m.
The Subdudes, famous for roots rock out of New Orleans, will headline the third annual Mardi Gras Music Festival in Casselberry at Lake Concord Park on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 5-9 p.m. The foursome, formed in 1987, blends zydeco music, folk, swamp pop, R&B, blues and country with their harmonic vocals. The band these days consist of original members Tommy Malone (vocals/guitar), John Magnie (vocals/keyboards) and Steve Amedee (vocals/percussion) and then Tim Cook (vocals/percussion) who joined in 2014. The Subdudes came together after backing artists such as Joni Mitchell and Roseanne Cash and released its first album in 1989. Now 12 albums later, the group is ready to showcase their love of a mix of covers and originals.
The concert begins at 6 p.m. with local favorite, Beth McKee, a singer/songwriter/pianist/accordion player and former member of the popular New Orleans country-cajun band Evangeline. Recently selected by Orlando Weekly as one of the 14 musicians that are reshaping the Orlando music scene, Beth McKee’s New Orleans roots will shine when she brings her "Funky Time" Band. There also will be some junkanoo dancers with various performances, and then the Subdudes will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
This exciting festive event kicks off at 5:00 p.m. with the Mardi Paw Dog Parade, sponsored by Franklin’s Friends, featuring the Muttley Krewe of Hounds of all shapes and sizes dressed in Mardi Gras regalia. Their entourage are encouraged to dress up as well and brightly decorated strollers, wagons and carts. Registration and check-in is 4:00 p.m. near the Art House. Cost is $10 per pet entry. Winners will be awarded in several different categories. Proceeds will benefit the Franklin’s Friends non-profit organization. For more information, email the Recreation Division.
Note: All events and activities are subject to change and/or cancellation.