Following four successful years, BlackRock Rocks will present their biggest Mardi Gras event to date, featuring, from New Orleans, Delfeayo Marsalis. BlackRock Rocks Mardi Gras will take place from 2:30 pm until last call on Saturday, February 13 at three venues in the heart of Black Rock: Acoustic Café, Black Rock Tavern and Lady Luck. The event will benefit Marsalis' Uptown Music Theatre & Swinging with the Cool School, a New Orleans children's program whose mission is to "promote community unity through the tradition of fine storytelling in musical theatre". Delfeayo Marsalis is the Founder, Executive Director and Composer for this organization, which is only his latest accomplishment in a stellar jazz career including multiple Grammy's and a myriad of other awards, spanning over three decades. BlackRock Rocks will also feature New York's Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra, which plays a mix of R&B, soul, New Orleans jazz, and "secular gospel", with a dose of spectacle for good measure. The 10-piece Orchestra could be a Mardi Gras celebration all by themselves. Also playing this all-night party are local performers, including Rambunction featuring Renard Boissiere, Kung Fu, Mike Falzone, Sketch the Cataclysm, Manchado, The Darian Cunning Band, St. Bernadette, Big Moon, The Steve Detroy Trio, TC & The Speakers, Chris DeAngelis, Larissa DeLorenzo and the Buttondown Mafia, Brian Dolzani, John Torres, and Lisa Furman & The Blue Flies. A single admission price of $20.00 will give access to all three venues throughout the event. Tickets for children 12-21 are $5, and children under 12 enter free. More information and upcoming announcements such as additional bands, final performance schedule, advance ticket specials, and purchasing locations can be found at www.blackrockrocks.org. Additional updates will also be made to the group's event page on Facebook, and on www.myspace.com/fattuez. Questions about the event can be directed to BlackRock Rocks Chairperson, Angel Telesco at firstname.lastname@example.org. BlackRock Rocks is a group of local musicians, artists and avid supporters of both. BlackRock Rocks Mardi Gras, to date, has donated approximately $14,000 for the revitalization of New Orleans. Previous years' beneficiaries include the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, The Higher Ground Fund and the Tipitina's Foundation.
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