Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! It’s Mardi Gras Time!

Over the years, Greater Nippertown has been blessed with an abundance of New Orleans music year-round. But it’s something special right now. Fat Tuesday arrives next week on Tuesday (March 5), and there are some fine Mardi Gras celebrations schedule all around town, kicking the season into high gear this weekend.

MARDI GRAS PARTIES:So, throw me some beads, mister, and let the good times roll!

Today (Friday, March 1): Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience @ the Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes, with Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, 7:30pm. $28.

Today (Friday, March 1): The Back Porch Mardi Gras Ball <@ Gateway City Arts, Holyoke, featuring CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band with the Green Mountain Playboys, 8pm. $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

Saturday (March 2): Mardi Gras Masquerade @ Colony, Woodstock, featuring The B Boyz, Brass Refuge and DJ Shaman Vybez, 8pm. $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

Saturday (March 2): Mardi Gras Party @ Lost & Found, Albany, featuring the Krewe of Funk and DJ Trumastr, 9pm. $10.

Monday (March 4): Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton,with Jon Carroll. 7pm. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

Fat Tuesday (Tuesday, March 5): Jocamo @ Parish Public House, Albany, 6pm. FREE.

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