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Mardi Gras! Galveston
News Release
Friday, February 11, 2011

Chart-Topper Neon Trees to Perform at Mardi Gras! Galveston Feb. 26
Mardi Gras! Galveston Releases Live Entertainment Lineup for 100thCelebration Feb. 25- Mar. 8

GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas – The 100thcelebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston – to be held Feb. 25 through March 8 – will include a diverse lineup of local, regional and national bands, including the chart-topping alternative rock group Neon Trees. Neon Trees will perform at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 26 in the island’s Uptown Entertainment District.

Also performing at Mardi Gras! Galveston will be national touring acts Fred Andrews & Honeybrowne and Reckless Kelly. Most performances will be held on two stages within the gated entertainment district, including the Budweiser Stage at 23rdand Strand streets and the Landshark Krewe of Brew House at 21stand Strand streets. The complete concert schedule is as follows:

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 

The Line Up, 8:30 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Fred Andrews & Honeybrowne, 11:30 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011

Mambo Jazz Kings, 12 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

FIEL, 1:15 p.m.  (Landshark Krewe of Brew House)

The Reagan Administration, 2:30 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Days Drive, 5:15 p.m. (Landshark Krewe of Brew House)

The Line Up, 5:15 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Tin Can Phone, 7:15 p.m. (Landshark Krewe of Brew House)

Assemble the Skyline, 7:30 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Assemble the Skyline AFTER SHOW, 9 p.m. (The Trolley Station, 21stand Strand)

Neon Trees, 9:45 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Neon Trees AFTER SHOW, 11 p.m. (The Trolley Station, 21stand Strand) *Additional ticket required

Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011

Bilge Pumps, 12 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Kevin Anthony, 2:45 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Spencer Carter & The Dead Swagger, 5 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Hudson Moore, 6:45 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Dr. Michael White Jazz Quartet, 7 p.m. (The Tremont House, 2300 Mechanic St.)

Jonathan Sexton & The Big Love Choir, 9:15 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Reckless Kelly, 10:45 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

strawberryJAM, 11:45 a.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Brandon McDermott Band, 2 p.m. (Landshark Krewe of Brew House)

Those Sun Giants, 3 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

6 to Midnight, 4:45 p.m. (Landshark Krewe of Brew House)

Ben Cina Trio, 6 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Ryan Harkrider, 9 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Cody Beebe and The Crooks, 11 p.m. (Budweiser Stage)

Admission to the Entertainment District where most concerts will be held is $15 at the gate or $10 online in advance while tickets last. Admission to the Neon Trees After Show is $100. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.

About Neon Trees

The tunes of Neon Trees include a combination of slick pop hooks and sturdy organic rock, both melodic and hard-hitting. The band’s first single “Animal” hit #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and #1 on the Alternative Rock Chart. The group released its first album “Habits” in 2010 and has appeared on several national television shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Conan.

About Mardi Gras! Galveston

Mardi Gras, the traditional festival of feasting and merrymaking that precedes the season of Lent, has been publicly observed on Galveston Island as early as 1867. Following a sabbatical imposed in 1941 by war and challenging times, Mardi Gras! Galveston was revived in 1985 by Galveston-born preservationist and developer George P. Mitchell.

The largest celebration of its kind in Texas, the event has grown in cultural creativity and imagination, showcasing lavish parades, galas worthy of royalty, original artwork, children’s activities and delicious Gulf Coast cuisine.  This year’s event, the 100th celebration, will include 26 concerts, 18 parades, 13 balcony parties and five elegant masked balls.

Still led by Galvestonians and their respective krewes, the grandeur is evident in the dueling parades that range from whimsical daytime processionals to elaborate night parades offering dramatic flair. The streets come to life with parade viewers screaming for beads, lively tunes played by the colorful marching bands, and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.

Hotel availability is limited on the Island and guests should reserve rooms at the earliest convenience. For a complete schedule of events and more information about Mardi Gras! Galveston visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com.  




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