2020 Floyd Mardi Gras Costume Ball
Venue: Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd
Organizations: Music Road Company, The Ambassadoor
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM - 02:00 AM
Event Types: Music, Miscellaneous, Charity
Pre-Festival Tickets: $20.00
At the Door: $25.00

The Blue Mountain School presents the 11th Annual Floyd Mardi Gras Costume Ball on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Dogtown Roadhouse.

Event Schedule:
• 6:00-7:30 pm: Krewe du Bleu Dinner
• 7:30 pm - 12:30 am: Kiddy Gras Pajama Party
• 7:30 pm - 2:00 am: Mardi Gras Costume Party

Are you ready to break up your winter blues with the best Mardi Gras party this side of New Orleans? The 11th Annual Mardi Gras Costume Ball, a FUNdraiser for Blue Mountain School, is an entire evening packed with enthralling musicians, tantalizing food, and magnificent fun.

This years line-up includes music from Music Road Co. and The Ambassador, Her Majesty, DJ Step, a Krewe du Bleu pre-show dinner with Chef Richard Perry, and a Kiddy Gras Pajama Party for ages 3-12 down the road at the June Bug Center for kids (and parents) who want a fun night out!

Music Road Company is a Floyd, VA based band that plays a great music featuring elements of rock, funk, reggae and fun for your dancing and listening pleasure designed to groove and move you. Featuring members of both Spoon Fight and the Color J.

Coming from such diverse places as South Africa, Ecuador, Key West, Maryland and Virginia, the band brings many cultural influences together to produce music without boundaries. Moving fluidly from funk to reggae, rock to afrobeat, their sound bounces from blues and soul to island dance and back again, bound together by one common ideal: Music should feel good and spread positive vibes. They get on stage to lift themselves up to a higher frequency and they won’t stop until they bring the entire audience with them

Music Road Company is a cooperative of common creative companions conspiring to command your cognitive locomotion. This crew digs through a wide and deep catalog of tunes and musical traditions to get you groovin’ and your hip bones movin'!



The Ambassador is Stephen Gabriel Lewis, an artist, producer and songwriter based in both San Diego, California and Roanoke, Virginia who performs reggae, soul and rock music.

With his full-length release “New Roots” nominated for “World Music Album of the Year” at the San Diego Music Awards and growing radio play from Oakland’s BigUp Radio, UC-Berkley Radio, San Diego’s 94.9fm and 91Xfm and L.A.’s own Reggae Connection with Chuck Foster to name a few, The Ambassador’s sound is on the rise.

Much of his decision in choosing the performer title “The Ambassador” was based on his mother’s words to him throughout childhood encouraging him to be a leader rather than a follower and to be a peacemaker. As Webster defines it, “a diplomat…accredited as representative from one country to another; an ambassador of good will.” The moniker went hand in hand with his passion for traveling and learning from other cultures while sharing and shaping his own.

Throughout his songwriting, Lewis has made it a point to couple thought provoking lyrics with a positive message written with today’s youth in mind, to encourage, exhort and capitalize on the importance of family, community and relationships.

Gabe, as his friends know him, has been playing guitar and composing music and lyrics since age 14. Finding a love for reggae, hip hop and R&B early in high school, The Ambassador would never again be interested in limiting himself to any particular musical genre.



Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.

Tickets are available at Dogtown Roadhouse, Blue Mountain School and online. To purchase tickets online, visit: https://www.townvu.com/dogtownroadhouse/ordering.

The Krewe du Bleu Dinner tickets are $65.00 and include entrance to the Costume Ball. Tickets are only available online at http://floydmardigras.com/the-dinner/.

The Kiddy Gras Pajama Party is $20.00 for the first child in a family and $15.00 for each additional child in advance. The cost goes up $5.00 at the door if any spots are left. To purchase online, visit: http://floydmardigras.com/kiddy-gras/.

For nearly 40 years, Blue Mountain has been providing Floyd County and surrounding areas with an alternative education opportunity for children and their families. As a Contemplative Progressive school, Blue Mountain provides a holistic approach to education that nurtures the mind and the heart, the rational and the creative, the physical and the metaphysical; together, the Contemplative and Progressive models honor the whole child.

Note: The Floyd Mardi Gras and the Krewe du Blue are ages 18 and over events.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.imgur.com/N4FvVhi.jpg.

For more information, visit: http://floydmardigras.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/bluemountainschool/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/1277307385799752/.
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