KGNU Community Radio and Colorado Friends of Cajun-Zydeco Music and Dance (CFCZ) celebrate Mardi Gras with an evening of revelry, music and dancing featuring Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
This event is a benefit for KGNU Community Radio and CFCZ.
Doors at 6:30 PM. A free zydeco dance lesson starts at 7:00 PM, and the music kicks off at 8:00 PM.
There will be a Mardi Gras costume contest with prizes, so be sure to dress in your festive best, the more outrageous and decadent, the better!
$35 advance discount tickets available through Jan. 15th. $40 after Jan 15th. Online ticket sales end at 11:59 PM Friday, Feb 3. Remaining tickets $45 at the door / $20 with valid student ID.
Would you like to purchase a table? Be your own Kingfish: 8 seats for $280, 10 for $350.
The Avalon Ballroom's spacious dance floor will be vibrating and shaking with enthusiasm at this annual tradition.
Hilarious honky tonk musician Jimbo Darville (of the Truckadours) will emcee.
Like many great zydeco musicians, Curley Taylor was born to play zydeco. His professional career began at age 16 drumming in his fathers band, Jude Taylor and the Burning Flames. Fast forward a few years a few years and Curley has drummed for such South Louisiana greats as Steve Riley, CC Adcock and Curleys uncle, legendary blues guitarist Paul Lil Buck Sinegal. While touring with CJ Chenier, son of zydecos founding father Clifton Chenier, Curley learned to play accordion. In 2003 hey released his auspicious debut "Country Boy". Taylor is known coast to coast for his fiery, hip brand of zydeco that represents a crossroads between rural Creole life and fashionable urban hipness.
Delicious gourmet plant based/Cajun cuisine will be available from Sauvage for puchase.
Wine and beer will be available at a cash bar.
Complimentary King Cake served after the costume contest.
Discounted rooms offered by Basecamp Boulder. Use code Mardigras2023 for online reservations or when calling their front desk at 303 449-7550.
KGNU has been broadcasting on the Front Range since 1978 at 88.5 FM, 1390 AM Denver, and 98.7, Fort Collins, online at KGNU.org or by free mobile app.
The Colorado Friends of Cajun-Zydeco Music and Dance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring Louisiana French culture, music and dance to the Front Range. More information at cfcz.org.