It’s described as a unique fusion of tribal rhythms and swampy voodoo funk and it’s happening at George’s Majestic Lounge on Dickson Street in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. Tickets are only $10 to this New Orleans cultural phenomena known collectively as the Mardi Gras Indians. It’s actually called the 101 Runners featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.
Boudreaux is the biggest of the big chiefs and the current “Godfather” of the Mardi Gras Indians. The 101 Runners celebrate bloodlines with storylines dating back to the roots and origins of New Orleans. They recently were the headliners for last year’s French Quarter Festival, and have been featured at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. In 2010 they had a European Tour.
The $10 admission includes
participation in a costume competition for a gift assortment and the opportunity to dance onstage with Boudreaux and the 101 Runners.
You can purchase tickets at www.georgesmajesticlounge.com.
If you can’t make it to the Fayetteville area, you have two more opportunities to catch the show.
A repeat performance takes place Feb. 25 at the Arlington Hotel Resort & Spa in Hot Springs. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at www.arconventionandevents.com. The Mardi Gras Indians will take the stage at Dreamland Ballroom in Little Rock on Feb. 26. Tickets are $35 and $5 from every ticket goes to Friends of Dreamland. Buy your tickets at www.arconventionandevents.com or www.dreamlandballroom.com. All shows begin at 7 p.m.