New Orleans Leederville Mardi Gras: venues combine for event


Antonio Espostito, Tim Wallace, Peter Buckley with Leah Tsagaris are ready for the big bash in Leederville.
        Picture: Andrew Ritchie    d463289
Antonio Espostito, Tim Wallace, Peter Buckley with Leah Tsagaris are ready for the big bash in Leederville.         Picture: Andrew Ritchie d463289

FOUR Leederville venues are combining for a night of “sass and sexy fun” to bring in 2017.

The Garden, Bill’s Bar and Bites, Babuskha and Blue Flamingo will host the New Orleans Leederville Mardi Gras for the second year, with more entertainment and bigger capacity on New Year’s Eve.

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General manager Jason Antczak said he wanted to bring an extra flavour to Leederville.

“When we first came up with the Mardi Gras theme, we were trying to look for a way to involve all venues and look at various things that have happened around the world,” he said.

“It was a sell-out last year with about 1500 people, but this year we can have 1800 and we are doing it a bit smarter, so we will have two entrances, more entertainment, a laser light show and free food all night. ”

Mr Antczak said he hoped to expand the event in the future and take it outdoors on to the street.

Each venue will offer a different vibe with The Garden being transformed into Elegant Garden Quarter with DJ Bounce, DJ Slick and the Crucial Rockers.

Bill’s Bar and Bites will feature De Cuba Son and DJ Jade Nobbs and at Babushka there will be DJs Russ Dewberry and Charlie Bucket. The Blue Flamingo Quarter will feature Candela and DJ Marcus.