4TH ANNUAL FLOYD MARDI GRAS COSTUME BALL
Saturday, February 9, 2013, 6:30pm - midnight
Celebration Hall at Floyd Eco Village, 718 Franklin Pike, Floyd
A fundraiser for Blue Mountain School
Floyd is many things to many people, and to most people one of those things is fun. There has seldom been a resident of Floyd who knew how to have as good a time as Tom Ryan did. Floyd’s first Mardi Gras King was also a visionary with a generous community spirit, who helped put Floyd’s Mardi Gras on the map and supported Blue Mountain School in many other ways besides.
In this year’s Blue Mountain School fundraiser we pay tribute to this mountain of a human spirit in the way he would want us to: we’re going to have a great big party!
Here are some highlights to prepare for:
¯ As usual, our headline act, Lagniappe, includes a list of local luminaries, namely Kerry Hurley from the Fat Daddy Blues Band, the Blue Ridge Blues Society and 101.5 The Music Place’s Blues With A Feeling; Kris Hodges—the man behind FloydFest; The Kind’s Tom Snediker; and Dylan Locke—formerly of Yams From Out Of Space and now the Jefferson Center’s Artistic Director.
¯ Opening for Lagniappe is another killer outfit playing together for the first time, Opening Act, featuring Janiah Allen (Alliens), John Hill (Materia Project), Cam McLaughlin (Alliens, Duality), "EZ" Eddie McClain (HopeHop) and Jamiel Allen (Alliens, Blue Ridge Dub Alliance). This will be one of the hottest debut performances southwest Virginia has ever seen, so don’t miss it.
¯ Spoon Fight—Blue Mountain School alumni who have performed at every single Floyd Mardi Gras. If you haven’t seen them yet, why not?
¯ As usual, Lagniappe are awarding prizes from the stage—for costumes, dancing, and anything else they come up with.
¯ For the very first time, we’re giving away some awesome door prizes.
¯ Floyd PFLAG is awarding prizes for best male and female Cross-dresser and best Rainbow.
¯ Best of all, Oddfella’s Cantina & Tapas are awarding a prize for the best impersonation of Tom Ryan. Wear your best Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses!
« Kiddy Gras Pajama Party downstairs in the Celebration Hall—so your kids can party while you do. face painting, games, and plenty of fun! $15 for your 1st child, $10 for your 2nd and $5 for subsequent kids.
« Silent Auction featuring some of the finest goods and services Floyd has to offer.
« Food by Oddfella’s Cantina & Tapas, with plenty of New Orleans inspired cuisine.
« Drinks: Beer by Blue Mountain Brewery, Wine from Republic of Floyd, & Buffalo Mountain Kombucha.
« Venue—the brand new Celebration Hall is instantly Floyd’s most impressive venue, featuring sprung floors, a $100,000 sound system, and a beautiful setting. You need to see it! It’s also about to be the home of Blue Mountain High School.
« Transport provided by Helping Hand Transit, which is offering a 10% discount to anyone who books their rides in advance. Call 540-808-9847.
« Hotel Floyd Package including a room, free shuttles to and from the show, two tickets to the show and two free meals at the show—all for just $70! Call 540-745-6080.
« Tickets are only $8 in advance from Republic of Floyd, Blue Mountain School and online via www.bluemountainschool.net. $10 at the door, if there’s any left.
Show starts 6:30pm sharp.
For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Jamie Reygle at 540-745-6789 or Jamie@bluemountainschool.net.