2013 Mardi Gras Ball : Such a Night!

Such A Night!

Thank you one and all for mak­ing the 2013 Portland Mardi Gras Ball such a stun­ning suc­cess!

Such a Night! Our theme for the 2013 Mardi Gras Ball
Such a Night! Our the­me for the 2013 Mardi Gras Ball

The Third Annual Mardi Gras Ball launches February 9th, 2013 at the Bossanova Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.

Final prepa­ra­tions are under­way for the most authen­tic, Louisiana-style, Carnival sea­son cel­e­bra­tion in Portland – the third annu­al Mardi Gras Ball pre­sent­ed by the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus.

This themed cos­tume ball, dreamed up by Louisiana expats who miss the cel­e­bra­tion, will take place February 9th at the Bossanova Ballroom. Doors open at 7 p.m., and music begins at 8 p.m.

And, the Krewe has some­thing very spe­cial planned to kick things off at 8 p.m. so don’t be late!

Tickets are $25 advance/ $30 day-of-show, avail­able at the Bossanova web­site The ball sold out last year, so don’t wait to get your tick­ets!

This year’s ball the­me, Such a Night, takes its inspi­ra­tion from one of New Orleans’ most rec­og­nized musi­cians and keep­ers of the flame, Dr. John. And such a night it will be at the Bossanova, which will be trans­formed into a Louisiana dance hall, fes­tooned with fan­tas­tic dec­o­ra­tions, beads, and baubles.

The ball fea­tures incred­i­ble music, tasty bites of Louisiana pro­vid­ed by Bernie’s Southern Bistro, a cos­tume con­test, a “sec­ond line” and shoe­box float parade, and the pre­sen­ta­tion of the king and queen of the ball.

Entertainment will be pro­vid­ed by Atomic Gumbo fea­tur­ing the dual pianos of Steve Kerin and spe­cial guest DK Stewart, who will go deep into clas­sic New Orleans rhythm and blues; the Too Loose Cajun and Zydeco Band, lay­ing down the irre­press­ible grooves of two of the most dis­tinc­tive Louisiana musi­cal tra­di­tions; the Transcendental Brass Band, bring­ing the clas­sic rau­cous street and parade music of New Orleans; and the Skull and Bones Gang, pro­vid­ing a direct link to an almost 200-year-old New Orleans Mardi Gras tra­di­tion.
The ball is the brain­child of Steve and Jane-Clair Kerin, who moved from Louisiana to Portland eight years ago. They hoped to see the kind of Fat Tuesday cel­e­bra­tions they were used to, but all they found were drink spe­cials in local bars. So they gath­ered oth­er Louisiana trans­plants and their friends to launched the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus with the goal of bring­ing some Louisiana-style Carnival mojo to the Rose City.

Mardi Gras Ball in Portland Facebook Page

Laissez les bon temps roulez!