Monday, January 30, 2017

Mardi Gras in Ruston, LA!

Written by Amanda Quimby, Marketing Director 

#RustonLA is gearing up for the 2017 Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball! This is Ruston's premier Mardi Gras event and has become the social event of the season! Come out and celebrate Saturday, February 18 at the Ruston Civic Center!

There are some new and exciting things in store for this year’s event - Attendees can enjoy a cocktail hour beginning at 7PM with live music starting at 8:30PM. Come dance the night away to the music of Windstorm, one of the most fun and energetic party bands this event has seen in a while! They play a wide range of songs from soul, blues and R&B, to pop, hip hop, and old school funk. Trust us, they will blow you away with their performance!

Windstorm bring impressive dance jams and moves to the stage!

Catering will again be provided by Linda Peevy, whose food continues to impress Mardi Gras Ball attendees year after year. NCLAC will be hosting the Silent Auction portion of the night with tons of great packages, products, artwork and more available for attendees to bid on. Professional photography will be done once again by Kevin Hawkins Photography. New to the Mardi Gras Ball this year is Bash Booth! Party goers from across the area have had a blast taking pics in this photo booth! Remember to share yours using #RustonLA! 

Bash Booth printouts are complimentary!

The proceeds from this event benefit the Dixie Center for the Arts Sustaining Building Fund and the nonprofits that are housed within it. The historic Dixie Theatre in Downtown Ruston has been a source of arts and entertainment for over 8 decades! Help continue the Dixie's legacy and provide a home to NCLAC and Ruston Community Theatre by purchasing your tickets for this event and taking part in the booze basket raffle and silent auction!

Tickets for the event are $60 and can be purchased at the Dixie Center, located at 212 North Vienna Street. Remember to bring cash for drink tickets - $3 for beer and wine/$6 for mixed drinks and the signature cocktail!

You won't want to miss this chance to dress up for a night and enjoy the dining, dancing and socializing as we celebrate this iconic season in Louisiana! For more information, visit or call (318) 255-1450!

Laissez les bon temps rouler in Ruston, LA!

Full time destination marketer, part time gardener. Amanda has a love for travel and tourism, event planning and showcasing #RustonLA. She’s also very serious about coffee, cocktails, true crime novels and The Walking Dead. Follow her on Instagam to see mostly pics of food, wine and inspirational quotes. 

“Be the Leslie Knope of whatever you do.”

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