Alive After Five, the live music series at the Knoxville Museum of Art, presents “Pardi Gras,” a belated celebration of Mardi Gras, featuring the music of the Roux Du Bayou Cajun Band on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 6 p.m.
Led by Paul Gregoire from Dulac, Louisiana, Roux du Bayou plays authentic cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, and Mardi Gras music. Their high energy style has brought them repeated engagements at a variety of venues all across the country.
Roux Du Bayou has been together for thirteen years, and in 2010, they won the prestigious 1st Runner-Up award in the category Prix de Hors Nous, for best cajun band outside of Louisiana, from the Cajun French Music Association.
At the Knoxville Museum of Art performance, the Tootsie Truck/Savor Catering will be serving fresh seafood and other treats for the occasion. Even though it is a few months past Mardi Gras, everyone is encouraged to wear purple, gold, and/or lime green to add to the “Big Easy” spirit of “laissez les bons temps rouler!”
Admission to this Alive After Five is $10 for general admission and $5 for museum members and college students with valid ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free. Visit knoxart.org or contact Michael Gill at (865) 934-2039.