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Mardi Gras Celebration at BIG ARTS Monday, February 28

BIG ARTS is celebrating Mardi Gras at this year’s Annual Benefit, with Deacon John and the Ivories. The Big Easy comes to BIG ARTS Monday, February 28. All attendees will enjoy Louisiana-style buffet in Boler Garden with concert to follow.

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Deacon John
PRLog - Jan. 26, 2011 - SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- BIG ARTS is celebrating Mardi Gras at this year’s Annual Benefit, with Deacon John and the Ivories. The Big Easy comes to BIG ARTS Monday, February 28.

For 40 years, Deacon John has been one of New Orleans’ most enduring and adaptive musical showmen, personally providing proof that the Crescent City stands supreme in its contribution to this nation’s musical birthright. Deacon John’s swinging, stomping, syncopated beat makes you want to dance! Together with an exceptional cast of truly great musicians, he exemplifies the sound of The Big Easy.

All attendees will enjoy Louisiana-style buffet fare in Boler Garden with concert to follow.
“When we realized our annual benefit date was near the time of Mardi Gras, our Annual Benefit Committee worked with our Contemporary Music Chair, Jim Hanlon, to plan a fun evening with fabulous entertainment,” said BIG ARTS Executive Director Lee Ellen Harder. “Deacon John and the Ivories performed to a sold-out house at BIG ARTS four years ago, and the feedback after the concert was fantastic, people just loved him. Deacon John is an incredible musician and showman. He and his band capture the spirit and soul of traditional New Orleans R&B. It will be a night not to be missed!”

Participants are looking forward to showing off their Mardi Gras masks at the party.   
Tickets start at $125 for general admission; call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at (239) 395-0900 for other ticket offers.

Benefactor Sponsors John M. and Mary Jo Boler, Grand Patron Sponsors Deborah &  John La Gorce, Patricia & Davis Thurber, and FineMark National Bank & Trust http://www.finemarkbank.com/, Patron Sponsors Chico’s FAS, Inc., Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, The L.A.T. Foundation, and ’Tween Waters Inn.

For further information about concerts at BIG ARTS, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road Sanibel, call (239) 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to http://www.BIGARTS.org.

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Whether your interest is in classical, jazz, or popular music; dance; the visual arts; lectures; film or live theater; or in attending a class or workshop – BIG ARTS has something for everyone!


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