Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor will headline an Ultimate Louisiana Party-Mardi Gras Celebration on Saturday, March 1 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. The event will be held at the North Boulevard Town Square in Baton Rouge and feature live entertainment on two stages, marching bands, a vendor village and food. The event is free to the public, but if you want to have a ‘Taste of Louisiana’ meal tickets are $30.00. For additional information please visit www.ulparty.com or call 225-802-9681.
Scheduled to appear, to date, include marching bands from Capitol High School and Capitol Middle School of Baton Rouge, and the East Feliciana High School Band from Jackson. The Wild Mohicans Mardi Gras Indians from New Orleans, Drum Line and Spencer’s Drum Clinic will also be on hand for the festivities. Special guests include Joey Welz, The Boogie Woogie King of Rock and Roll, who was a featured keyboard player with Billy Haley & the Comets, Rapper Vinal from Springfield, Illinois and folksy soloist Johnny Midnite. Local favorites include reggae singer Ras Wayne Vicks, pop singer Nicole Garbati and the Mack Smoke House Porter’s Blues Jam with Tabby’s Blues Box All-Star Jammers.