Portland Mardi Gras Ball 2012

Tickets now on sale for the 2012 Portland Mardi Gras Ball! The Mysti Krewe of Nimbus presents the Second Annual Mardi Gras Party at the Bossanova Ballroom Saturday, February 18th 2012.

This year’s theme is “They All Ask’d For You” the Audubon Zoo song from the Meters

This year’s theme, “They All Ask’d For You,” will surely bring out the zoo animals and sea creatures in all the revelers. This classic New Orleans tune made famous by The Meters, celebrates the inhabitants of the city’s Audubon Zoo (and beyond) and will provide the ball’s decor and costume inspiration.

The zoological evening will include live music from the Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band, Atomic Gumbo, the Transcendental Brass Band, and special guests; delicious home-style Louisiana food provided by The Swamp Shack; a costume contest; the crowning of the 2012 Mardi Gras King and Queen; the search for the “baby” in the king cake; and a no-host bar.

Said Krewe co-captain Steve Kerin, “After moving from Louisiana seven years ago, we saw a love of life and joy of celebration in Portland. But Mardi Gras seemed to be just a night with themed drink specials. Creating a Louisiana-authentic Mardi Gras Ball was our chance to not just throw another great Portland party, but help connect folks here to the deeper traditions that are unique to the festivities. Last year we were blown away by the creativity of the costumes and the enthusiastic attendance. If you’re from Louisiana, or have a love for the music and culture, or maybe just curious about how Mardi Gras is traditionally celebrated, you really have to come out and join us!”