Mardi Gras is a celebration of music and fun traditionally held before Lent, usually culminating on Fat Tuesday, which will be on Feb. 13 this year. The clubs and concert venues in New York will feature special events to celebrate the season, as well as concerts that will fit every taste in music in 2018.
Mardi Gras Celebration at the Blue Note NYC
Feb. 9-13 @ 8 p.m.
Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St., New York, NY 10012
The Blue Note will present a Mardi Gras Celebration featuring music by jazz quintet Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers on Feb. 9-11. On Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13, Mardi Gras Tuesday there will be entertainment by jazz singer and keyboardist Davell Crawford featuring Pedrito Martinez.
Norwegian DJ Matoma is on his “One In A Million Tour,” debuting the music of his upcoming album. Matoma has given fans a taste of his new music through his new song “Slow,” a collaboration with Noah Cyrus. Tickets to see Matoma at Terminal 5 are available on AXS.
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 West 42 St., New York, NY
R&B star George Clinton revolutionized R&B in the ‘70s, recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic. Clinton and company will hit the road for the Mardi Gras Celebrate Mardi Gras Madness Tour, which includes the Fat Tuesday performance at the B.B. King Blues Club for the second year.
Mardi Gras at Bierhaus NYC
Feb. 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
Bierhaus NYC, 712 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10017
Bierhaus NYC will celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Mardi Gras, which is called Fasching in Germany. with live music, trivia, masks, beads, and fun.
The All for the Hall campaign is a fundraising event that will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Museum. Country Music Hall of Fame member and 21-time Grammy winner Vince Gill will host the show, which will feature award-winning women in music, including Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris, pop superstar Kesha, and Grammy-winning country star Maren Morris. Enjoy a great night of music on Fat Tuesday. Tickets are available on AXS.
Ganja White Night
Feb. 16 @ 9 p.m.
PlayStation Theater, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
BØRNS featuring Charlotte Cardin and Mikky Ekko will perform at Terminal 5 on Feb. 16. His concerts include selections from his debut album Dopamine, as well as music from new singles “Faded Heart” and “Sweet Dreams,” from his upcoming sophomore album. Tickets are available on AXS.
Mardi Gras with Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters + Jamie McLean Band
Feb. 28 @ 8 p.m.
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249
A mainstay on the New Orleans music scene, Walter Wolfman Washington and The Roadmasters with Jamie Mclean Band will perform for Mardi Gras at the Brooklyn Bowl.