Date(s) - 02/21/2023
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
We’re excited to announce the inaugural ‘Murphys Mardi Gras’ event, taking place at the Golf Course on Tuesday, February 21 from 5:00pm.
Headlining this year’s event is Grammy award winner (and former lead singer of Santana), Tony Lindsay, with special guests The Joint Chiefs bringing you the best in blues, soul and New Orleans music.
If the great entertainment isn’t enough to fill your palette there will be plenty of, Jambalaya, red beans & rice, Etouffee and beignets to satisfy even chef Paul Prudomme!
“Think of ‘Murphys Mardi Gras’ as a cross between Halloween and New Year’s Eve. Masks and costumes in a party atmosphere” Producer Joel Wyrick comments.
With that being said, we encourage you to get creative with your wardrobe as the evening will include a costume and mask contest.
Tickets are available through the link below. This event will sell out so get your tickets early!
Sponsors for the event include: Forest Meadows Golf Course, Friends of Forest Meadows and SCS. Shall
we say, “Sounds like a fun Time!” … Naw, we jes say, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”
What is Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” which became the name of the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday is the day when people celebrate, throw parties, dress in costumes, and overindulge in just about everything they can before the Lenten days ahead. All of this celebrating end at the stroke of midnight. Once the clock turns 12:00am, Ash Wednesday begins. Everyone then gives up their vices through the period of Lent which runs through Easter.
Mardi Gras is a lot like an exotic masquerade ball. The official colors are gold, purple and green. Shiny clothes, glitter, royalty type costumes are popular. Paint your face, to disguise yourself with an exotic mask. These are the traditional type costumes; these days however, Mardi Gras has evolved into a Halloween of sorts- You can wear or “not” wear just about anything.
Think of Mardi Gras as a New Year’s Eve Party meets Halloween.
What is the Murphys Mardi Gras going to be like?
The emphasis for the Murphys Mardi Gras is on MASKS, any kind of mask! This creates the mystique of people not knowing who you are. This tradition goes back to the 1700’s when masks were worn to hide the identity of the party revelers. This enabled the rich, the poor and any nationality, creed or religion, one night to frolic with one another without being chastised for associating with people outside their own class.
Please, please, please if you can’t come in costume, wear a mask. If you don’t have a mask, you can buy one at the event.
There will be something for everyone. If you like to people watch, it doesn’t get much better than this! Expect to see some very “creative” costumes. Don’t just come to look, wear a costume to be seen!
Entertainment will be provided by Grammy award winner (and former lead singer of Santana) Tony Lindsay with special guests The Joint Chiefs bringing you the best in blues, soul and New Orleans music.
How much does it cost?
For our inaugural Mardi Gras event we are limiting attendance to 150 people. We have 100 general admission tickets at $20 each, and 50 VIP tickets available at $50 each. VIP tickets include; Creole/Louisiana dinner, special VIP section, party favors with a special Murphys Mardi Gras souvenir. Tickets are available through Eventbrite here.
What is the age group?
The Murphy Mardi Gras caters to over 21+ year-olds only.
Will there be food & drink?
Yes, the bar will be open serving your favorite beverages! The restaurant will be serving a complimentary dinner for VIP ticket holders only.