Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2015 Mardi Gras Ball a fabulous success!
101.5 the Valley’s Music Place
Across the Way
Blue Mountain School Students
Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine
Buffalo Mountain Kombucha
Daytime Blue Ridge
Fantasy Lighting and Staging
Floyd Farmers Market
Floyd Yoga Jam
Indian Creek Cabins
Mary and John Peluso
Mickey G’s Bistro and Pizzeria
New Mountain Mercantile
Parkway Brewing Company
Pine Tavern Lodge
Red Rooster and Blackwater Loft
Reed Embrey and the Pine Tavern
Republic of Floyd
Scott and Cassie Pierce
Shayne Dwyer and WDBJ7
Shelly Fox Emmett
Southern Print and Copy
Thai This Food Truck
The Fat Catz
The Local Zone
Time is Art
Under the Sun Tattoo
...and all the revelers who braved the arctic temperatures to come out and party!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed items to our silent auction so far! If you have something you would like to donate, please let us know. This list will be updated, so be sure to check back.
The Kiddy Gras Pajama Party is fast becoming a Floyd Mardi Gras highlight for children lucky enough to attend! Space is limited, so order your tickets now!
Local early childhood specialist, Rebecca Jackson, is leading this year's Kiddy Gras, which is being held at Blue Mountain School. With more than 10 years of experience, Rebbecca has no shortage of fun ideas to share with her guests (ages 3 to 12). Activities include games, crafts, movies and (of course!) dancing to zydeco music!
Please make sure your child has had dinner before arriving. Bringing a favorite blanket or sleeping bag is suggested, so your child will feel nice and cozy as we ease into quieter activities later in the evening. A snack will be provided around 7:30. If your child has any food allergies, please make a note when you buy the ticket. Children must be picked up no later than 12:30 am.
Remember, space is limited, so order your tickets now and have a wonderful, care-free Mardi Gras, knowing your child is in the very best of hands!
Eight years ago three kids at Blue Mountain School started a band as a school project. Five years ago those same three kids opened the first ever Floyd Mardi Gras—a fundraiser for the same school at which they played their very first chords together. Every year since those same three kids have performed at the event. THIS year, those three kids have graduated to be the headline act at Floyd’s premier party!
These three kids go by the name of Spoon Fight, and have developed quite a name for themselves locally for their bluesy alternative grooves. But this won’t be any regular Spoon Fight set: it will be loaded with special guests, culminating in an all-star jam guaranteed to have every foot tapping and every booty shaking.
If only all graduation parties were this much fun!
Not that the tempo will be dropping much at any point of the evening, with two great opening acts aiming to warm up the dance floor for the headliners. Floyd’s Time Is Art have spent the past few years making cosmic reggaebilly a very real and danceable thing, while The Fat Catz are rapidly earning a solid following for their jazz-filled dance jams. Dance outfit Gyroscopic return as well, to ensure the eyes are entertained as well as the ears. And coming loaded with the good luck and even better love, MC Shamama will be there to bring the vision to fruition.
And as always, there’ll be prizes (including Chef’s Choice for Two at Mickey G’s), a silent auction (featuring, among other things, Emily Williamson’s original poster artwork), beer from Parkway Brewing Company and a special Mardi Gras menu from the Pine Tavern Restaurant. And of course the night’s highlight: the crowning of Floyd’s Mardi Gras King and Queen.
And just around the corner, at Blue Mountain School, you can bring your kids for the Kiddy Gras Pajama Party! Tickets are only available online in advance, and are strictly limited!
And drive home safe with a Designated Driver ticket, which gets you in cheap and earns you all the free soda and Buffalo Mountain Kombucha you can drink. (No alcohol, though!). Or forget the drive altogether with a Stay & Dine Package from Pine Tavern Lodge, featuring accommodation, a meal for two, plus two Mardi Gras tickets for just $90!
Doors at the Pine Tavern open at 6:30pm on Friday, February 13th. Tickets are available now at Republic of Floyd, Blue Mountain School, Black Water Loft, and online.