mysti-500pxOn February 6, 2016, Portland’s Mysti Krewe of Nimbus will produce the 6th annual Mardi Gras Ball at the Wonder Ballroom (128 NE Russell Street). This year’s festivities will feature Mardi Gras Indian group The Northside Skull and Bones Gang, old-style jazz and swing comb The Bridgetown Sextet, The Too Loose Cajun and Zydeco Band, and a PDX All-Star Tribute to the late, great New Orleans musician, arranger, songwriter, and record producer  Allen Toussaint.

The theme for 2016’s Mardi Gras party will be announced on January 6, or Twelfth Night, and The Ball will also include a costume contest and the crowing of the Mardi Gras King and Queen, along with free traditional king cake for attendees.

The New Orlean Times-Picayune chose Portland’s Mardi Gras bash as one of the top-five authentic Mardi Gras celebrations outside of Louisiana. It’s a heady concoction of crazy, macabre, rude, humorous, sexy, and high-spirited indulgence and wicked excess.

Doors open at 7pm, and the show begins at 8pm. Cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. This is a 21 and over show.

For tickets go to: www.wonderballroom.com/event/1021463-mysti-krewe-nimbus-6th-annual-portland. More information and pictures from previous years can be found here: www.portlandmardigras.com

The Ball sold out last year, so we encourage you to get your tickets early.