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MARDI GRAS 2017

The festival season of Mardi Gras varies from city to city.  New Orleans considers it to stretch from the twelfth night of Christmas (Epiphany) to Ash Wednesday.  Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” reflecting the practice of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual of fasting during the Lenten season.  The first Mardi Gras parade held in New Orleans is recorded to have taken place in February, 180 years ago.  The celebration is part of the slogan “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll!)

The First Brass, along with special guest Sharon Scott, will present two shows in February celebrating the sights, sounds, and smells of New Orleans.  “It is one of our favorite shows of the year,” says Artistic Director Gary Reinstrom.  “The Brass starts off with a funereal dirge, Just a Closer Walk, then kicks into a hold-onto-your-hat Dixieland free-for-all.  Sharon Scott adds so much to our show.  She has performed around the world and now she performs with The First Brass.  Sharon is a gift!  She shines not only with her renditions of Ain’t Misbehavin and Swing Low, but with her stories and personality.”

Two shows are presented:

Sunday, February 19, 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota,  This venue has limited seating and tickets are going fast.  Hurry to get your tickets early.

Sunday, February 26, 4:00 p.m. at St. James Methodist Church, 2049 Honore Ave., Sarasota.

Tickets are $20.00; Group Discount available.

Call 941-928-0296 for more information and to reserve your seat..  You can also pick them up at the churches or at Scot’s Corner, 3452 17th Street, Sarasota, FL

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR FEBRUARY 19, 2017

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR FEBRUARY 26, 2017