Celebrating Mardi Gras in Nashville

The Nashville Mardi Gras scene is tame compared to some, but there are still an amazing array of fun things to do. Here's a look at all the excellent options.

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Celebrating Mardi Gras in Nashville

Posted by Gary Ashton on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at 7:54am.

Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras 2020 in Nashville

Although it is not celebrated with reckless abandon in this area, Mardi Gras events do pop up year after year across Nashville, Tennessee. The celebrations give nod to the magic of the holiday, providing everyone with a full night of amazing entertainment. Finding these events can be a little tricky, however, as they are not always well publicized. To help everyone plan their perfect Mardi Gras 2020 in Nashville, here's a look at a few key events.

Mardi Gras at the Capitol

Location: Capitol Theatre, 110 W Main Street, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087

Date: February 7th, 2020

Time: 7pm

The Capitol Theatre plans to kick off Mardi Gras early with a full night of live music and other fun activities in Lebanon. Guests can put on their fanciest shoes and dance the night away to all the jams played by local musicians. They will also host an auction at some point during the evening, benefiting the cancer charity, Sherry's Run. Dinner will be served to each guest to restore their energy and keep them having a great time throughout the event.

Music City Mardi Gras

Location: Woolworth on Fifth, 221 5th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, 37219

Date: February 21st, 2020

Time: 7pm

Music City Mardi Gras promises to delight everyone who loves spectacular music and delicious food. They will provide all their guests with their fill of fried shrimp, jambalaya, and more plus delightful drinks during cocktail hour. The Brassville Brass Band will come through after the meal is over to entertain all the guests with live music galore. There will also be a surprise special guest who will pair up with DJ Wrightful for several songs. Masquerade masks and beads will be handed out while supplies last, though guests are also welcome to bring their own.

St. Luke's Community House Celebration

Location: Cannery Ballroom, 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203

Date: February 22nd, 2020

Time: 6:30pm

To fund their operations, St. Luke's Community House will yet again host a Nashville Mardi Gras celebration to remember. Guests are encouraged to dress up in fancy garb and bring their beads to set the stage for an awesome night. They will roll out a New Orleans style buffet and have an open bar for anyone who wishes to partake. Live music will play all night long, setting the tone for stunning dance offs and providing a backdrop for the silent auction.

29th Bluebird Café Mardi Gras

Location: The Bluebird Café, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee, 37215

Date: February 25th, 2020

Time: 9pm

For the 29th year running, Les Kerr and The Bayou Band will fill the café with music to celebrate Mardi Gras. In addition to their regular band members, they will bring several special guests onstage, including:

  • David Anderson
  • Tammy Vice
  • Bayou Horns Saxophone Section

Tickets are limited as there are only 20 tables and 10 seats at the bar available for advanced reservations. They will also roll out eight pew seats to bring in as many audience members as they can. These pew seats are first come, first served for anyone who shows up without a ticket when the doors open.

When it comes to Nashville Mardi Gras festivities, these options are the best of the best. Everyone across this region can have a delightful time all week long by putting these events on their schedule for this holiday.


Gary Ashton

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