KGNU & CFCZs Annual Mardi Gras Dance Party 2019
Feb 23, 2019
KGNU and Colorado Friends of Cajun and Zydeco (CFCZ) celebrate Mardi Gras with an evening of music and dance with the Preston Frank-Ed Poullard Creole Dance Band on Saturday, February 23.
Inimitable zydeco masters Preston Frank and Ed Poullard have delighted audiences for years across the country, including the prestigious Rhythm-n-Roots Festival in Rhode Island and Grass Roots in Trumansburg, NY, not to mention their home base of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas.
Steeped in tradition, their exuberant style of zydeco is a gumbo of Cajun, old-time Creole la-la and modern zydeco.
Multi-instrumentalist Poullard hails from a long line of zydeco musicians as does Preston Frank, the father of the mega-popular zydeco star Keith Frank. Both musicians teach accordion and fiddle at various music camps across the country to budding enthusiasts.
A zydeco dance lesson starts at 7 p.m., music at 8, with doors at 6 p.m. The Avalon Ballroom's dance floor will be vibrating with enthusiasm at this annual Mardi Gras event.
Oskar Blues will provide delicious Cajun-style fare for purchase, followed by a traditional celebratory King Cake. Wine & beer will be available for purchase. In the spirit of Mardi Gras, there will be a costume contest with prizes. It's your time to shine and win the more outrageous the better!
This is a benefit for KGNU, who has been broadcasting on the Front Range for 40 years at 88.5 FM and for the last 14 years at 1390 AM.
The Colorado Friends of Cajun-Zydeco Music and Dance (CFCZ) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring Louisiana French culture, music and dance to the Front Range.
What: KGNU-CFCZs Annual Mardi Gras Dance Benefit featuring Zydeco Masters Preston Frank and Ed Poullard with the Creole Dance Band
When: Saturday, February 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - 11:30
Where: Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO
Tickets on sale now at MardiGras2019.brownpapertickets.com
Advance Discount Tickets: $25.00 through December 31, 2018
$30.00 through February 22
$35 at door; $15 with valid student ID, dance lesson included with admission.
Would you like to purchase a table? Be your own Kingfish! 8 seats for $250, 10 for $300. Contact Sarah@kgnu.org or call 303-515-4522 for questions.