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East Van Mardi Gras At The WISE
February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Time for the ANNUAL – EAST VAN MARDI GRAS
Jazz, Horns, Funk, Costumes, Stilts, Parades, Krewes, Theatre, Food and Drink ….
All go in the hall pot to create a magical evening of New Orleans style Mardi Gras – East Van Style.
Tickets $15 available at brownpapertickets and The WISE Lounge.
Get your Krewes together; Think of theme – Prizes for Costumes – join the East Van Marti Gras parade
The Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the amazing variety of music that has grown out of New Orleans. With influences from 60s funk legends The Meters and Dr. John to current groups like Galactic and Trombone Shorty, BEFE (pronounced ‘beefy’) mixes many genres of funk, jazz, and boogaloo to form soulful grooves. With 9 members including a 3-piece horn section, their energetic live show delights audiences and fuels dance floors.
Party MANIA … 9-10 piece band with horns and funky guitars and keyboard and bass and drums. Dedicated to having a GOOD TIME!
All New Orleans based material … Think Louis Armstrong meets Dr. John.
…. as all musicians can occasionally (hehe) make mistakes, the band has been instructed to “always err on the side of funky”.
We gonna put the FUN in FUNky.