Update January 30: Hop on over to the "Port Royal, SC" Facebook page for a few photos from the night.
First reporting: Mardi Gras is coming to downtown Port Royal on Saturday, January 28, from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Shed on Paris Avenue.
The gala will feature live music from the fiery Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers direct from New Orleans, in their third year of fueling this dance party with flaming accordion and a mean washboard.
Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world— his pa was the beloved Rockin' Dopsie. Inspired by tradition, Dwayne's six piece band blazes a distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music, adding a bit of rhythm and blues, funk, rock and roll, reggae and pop to their performances.
Dress festively and warm up your dancing muscles for a night of conga lines, boogeying, stompin' and generally putting on the ritz. The event will also include a silent auction, a cash bar, a parade of beady delights, and food by Berry Island Cafe: jambalaya and white chocolate bread pudding, the signature New Orleans dessert.
Kings and Queens will be chosen.