Where to Get Funky in Denver This Mardi Gras

Where to Get Funky in Denver This Mardi Gras
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Mardi Gras is upon us. Fat Tuesday officially occurs next Tuesday, February 9, but the celebrations will heat up starting this weekend. Though jambalaya, King Cakes and hurricanes are part of the fun, the soul of Carnival season is found in the music. We've rounded up the best bets for live music in Denver to help you let the good times roll and overindulge your ears. 

5. Gumbo le Funque, Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
New Orleans-style funk band Gumbo le Funque will kick off Mardi Gras weekend with a celebration of the release of its newest album PowerLoveFreedom at Ophelia's Electric Soapbox on Saturday, February 6. The Krewe of Baloo joins them for the Mardi Gras celebration and parade. 

4. MarchFourth! Marching Band, Vail Village
Enjoying the fresh powder this weekend? CarniVail begins this Saturday with the “World’s Highest Low-Country Crawfish Boil." Portland-based national touring ensemble MarchFourth! Marching Band tops off the celebration at Vail Village Concert Stage on Mardi Gras proper with their funky circus musical and acrobatics extravaganza. 

3. Ginga, Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
Boulder-based samba band Ginga will bring their combination of bossa nova, forro and Brazilian jazz to Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret on the 16th Street Mall on Tuesday, February 9, beginning at 8 p.m. Bella Diva Dance's samba dancers will also perform. 

2. Grupo Chegando La, Aji Restaurant, Boulder
Grupo Chegando La
takes the stage at Boulder’s Aji Restaurant for a Brazilian Fat Tuesday party featuring samba dancing, all-you-can-eat food and a “Build Your Own Caipirhina” station. 

1. Tommy Trahan & the Blue Krewe, Bayou Bob's
Bayou Bob's Denver will be hosting a Mardi Gras party with drink and food specials and music provided by New Orleans-style funk/blues band Tommy Trahan & the Blue Krewe.  

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Clocktower Cabaret

1601 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80202

303-293-0075

www.lannies.com

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Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

1215 20th St.
Denver, Colorado 80202

303-993-8023

www.opheliasdenver.com

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