Mountainside Mardi Gras Adds New Artists for Red Rocks

Mountainside Mardi Gras Adds New Artists

As the first annual Mountainside Mardi Gras quickly approaches, anticipation is growing and so is the all star lineup. Straight from the streets of New Orleans, New Era Brass Band is scheduled to second-line through the amphitheatre all day, keeping the crowd energized and their ears filled with funky beats. Also added to the lineup is DJ Kinetik, a New Orleans native turned Colorado resident. He will be spinning old school NOLA funk from the top of Red Rocks all day to insure that there is never a music-less moment once the festival kicks off.

Mountainside Mardi Gras promises to be the funkiest musical experience above sea level; one mile above sea level to be exact. On August 8, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison Colorado will be invaded by the finest and funkiest musicians New Orleans has to offer. The newly added New Era Brass Band and DJ Kinetik will be joining world renowned musical legend Dr. John, who is headlining the event. Also performing are Big Easy favorites Dumpstaphunk, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners, Papa Grows Funk, Big Sam's Funky Nation, and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes.

Between the plethora of Mardi Gras beads, Abita beer, second-lines, and exceptionally funky New Orleans music, festival-goers will be virtually transported to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. To add to the carnival atmosphere, attendees are encouraged to sport their favorite Mardi Gras costumes, which can include anything from feather boas and traditional face masks to body paint, glitter, and everything in between. For/Sure Productions, the promotion company responsible for the event, is determined to bring a truly authentic New Orleans Mardi Gras experience all the way to the Colorado Rockies and no detail has been spared. This unprecedented transplantation of New Orleans music into Red Rocks is sure to satisfy the musical appetites of even the most seasoned Mardi Gras veterans.

Gates open at noon with music beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing well into the evening. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 866-464-2626, and at all King Soopers locations. Buy your tickets today because New Orleans Mardi Gras won't come around until February, but Mountainside Mardi Gras is just around the corner.

[Published on: 7/28/09]

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