orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

February 6, 2013

Cagle, Corbin and Chenier headline Mardi Gras music events

Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader

PORT ARTHUR — It’s time to let the good times roll.

Mardi Gras of Southeast is back for another four-day run of music, beads, food and fun in downtown Port Arthur starting Thursday, Feb. 7 and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 10.

This year’s festival will have a slightly different “flavor” to it with country music entertainers Easton Corbin and Chris Cagle headlining Friday and Saturday nights, respectively. This is a noticeable change from having the traditional showcase from Kevin Fowler, but a welcome change.

Admission varies from night to night as well. Admission is $5 at the gate on Thursday, $15 on Friday, $15 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday. Children ages 12 and younger are admitted free of charge.

Of course there are carnival rides and a Fun Pass is available for $20, which gets the wristband wearer unlimited rides any one day (only), and there’s no gate fee for carnival admission since the carnival is located outside of the entertainment area.

Tickets are available in advance and will help lower the cost of admission ($2 less on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), and the Fun Pass is also available in advance. Visit www.mardigrasportarthur.com for locations and information or call 409-721-8717 for more details.



MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE:

Thurs., Feb. 7


6 p.m. Phillip Glyn and Southern Daze

8 p.m. Sabine River Band



Friday, Feb. 8

7 p.m. Joel Martin Project

10 p.m. Easton Corbin



Sat., Feb. 9

3 p.m. Pookie Marceaux Band

5:30 p.m. Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

8:30 p.m. Whiskey Myers

10 p.m. Chris Cagle



Sunday, Feb. 10

3 p.m. Gregg Martinez and the Delta Kings

6:30 p.m., CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band





GREEN STAGE SCHEDULE

Thurs., Feb. 7


6 p.m. Lamar Section 51

8 p.m. Six Hits and a Miss



Friday, Feb. 8

6 p.m. Port Arthur Playboys

9 p.m. Paul Orta and The Kingpins



Sat., Feb. 9

2 p.m. Shon Branham

4 p.m. Illusion Five

9 p.m. Center Stage



Sunday, Feb. 10

2 p.m. Time Travel

6 p.m. Gospel Group





GOLD STAGE SCHEDULE

Thurs., Feb. 7


6 p.m. Aaron Chesson



Friday, Feb. 8

6 p.m. Jason DeLeon and the Bayou City Rollers

9 p.m. Knotch



Sat., Feb. 9

6 p.m. Simple Design

9 p.m. Bad Karmaa



Sunday, Feb. 10

2 p.m. Hispanic Performing Arts Group