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Lundi Gras Party Tonight

Our 4th Annual Lundi Gras party featuring Keith Frank is tonight at Yesterday's Night Club in Lake Charles!

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Lundi Gras Tomorrow Night

Our 4th Annual Lundi Gras party featuring Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco band is this Monday, March 3rd at Yesterday's Night Club in Lake Charles! Listen to win tickets!

Traditional Mardi Gras Run

Cajun Mardi Gras Run Video

This video shows a group of revelers who go house to house in a community to collect items which results in a big cook out and dance.

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Glossary

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Mardi Gras Masks and Beads

2014 Mardi Gras Calendar

What's happening for Mardi Gras around Southwest Louisiana? Keep checking back here to find out!

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These Bucket Drummers Figured Out the Best Way to Stay Warm During Lake Charles Mardi Gras 2014 [VIDEO]

If you were out on Ryan Street during the 2014 Krewe of Krewes Parade, you probably froze your butt off. But these street performers figured out not only a great way to have some fun before the parade started but also a way to keep the ol' blood flowing in the near-freezing temperatures. They may have been smarter than us all.

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It’s Mardi Gras! — Schedule Of Events For Southwest Louisiana

Happy Mardi Gras everyone!  Today, people will start lining up on Ryan Street here in Lake Charles to get a prime spot for the big Krewe of Krewes' parade tonight.

Here is a schedule of what is happening today for your Mardi Gras festivities.

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Our 4th Annual Lundi Gras Party With Keith Frank Is Tonight

Ladies and Gentlemen, the time has come for the biggest Mardi Gras bash in Southwest Louisiana!  Our 4th Annual Lundi Gras party featuring Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco band is tonight at Yesterday's Night Club in Lake Charles!

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Cajun Radio Hanging Out With Travis Matte And Rusty Metoyer For Mardi Gras

This is the last days leading up to Mardi Gras on Tuesday and Cajun Radio had the opportunity to hang out with two great Cajun and Zydeco artists Saturday night.

I was the emcee at the Krewe of Concoctions Mardi Gras party in downtown Lake Charles featuring Rusty Metoyer & Zydeco Crush and Travis Matte and the Kingpins.

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Children’s Mardi Gras Parade and Lighted Boat Parade Today

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Rusty Metoyer Live At The Mardi Gras Gumbo Cook-off In Lake Charles 2013 [VIDEO]

Last year during the Mardi Gras weekend leading up to Fat Tuesday, our buddy and Zydeco artist Rusty Metoyer played the gumbo cook-off.

We found this cool video of Rusty rocking the crowd.

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Our 4th Annual Lundi Gras Party With Keith Frank Is This Monday, March 3rd — Listen To Win Your Tickets

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is just over a week away from the biggest Mardi Gras bash in Southwest Louisiana!  Our 4th Annual Lundi Gras party featuring Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco band is next Monday, March 3rd at Yesterday's Night Club in Lake Charles!

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The History And Traditions Of Mardi Gras [VIDEO]

I found this cool video of the history and traditions of Mardi Gras.  It is full of great information and cool things that you may not have known about Mardi Gras.

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Top 5 Things To Do In Lake Charles If You Don’t Like Mardi Gras

It's time for Mardi Gras in the great state of Louisiana and although we are not the originators of the Mardi Gras festivities, We do it big over here. Now there are some who don't necessarily like the fun, beads, adult beverages and other activities that go along with the holiday and I have a few tips on how to make it through with no problems. This is for those who live here or plan on visiting during this exciting time.

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Traditional Mardi Gras Run
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Cajun Courir De Mardi Gras Documentary From 1975 [VIDEO]

The Courir De Mardi Gras is translated to"Mardi Gras Run" and is a tradition in South and central Louisiana. It's where a group of revelers get together and go house to house in a community to collect items for a gumbo and once it's done is results in a big cook out and dance.

Here is a really cool video I found from 1975 from the documentary "The Good Times are Killing Me".

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