Ever more ceremonial and ritualized, Uptown Kingston is now adding a Mardi Gras celebration to its yearly calendar of chaos. Presented and curated by the music critic Brian Turk and Chronogram, Mardi Gras Uptown happens on Friday, February 24 at BSP in Kingston and features the music of the Soul Brass Band, a traditional second-line New Orleans brass band with an occasionally non-traditional repertoire, celebrated and award-winning in Nola itself.
The doors open at 8 p.m., with WKZE’s Rick hosting a pre-party. A second-line parade starts at 8:30, and the stage show gets rolling at 9. The Catskill Brewery will be taking over the taps this night. For tickets and additional information, visit www.bspkingston.com. BSP is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston.