Mardi Gras Music Festival
The Subdudes, famous for roots rock out of New Orleans, will headline the third annual Mardi Gras Music Festival in Casselberry at Lake Concord Park on Saturday, Feb. 22. The foursome, formed in 1987, blends zydeco music, folk, swamp pop, R&B, blues and country with their harmonic vocals. The band these days consist of original members Tommy Malone (vocals/guitar), John Magnie (vocals/keyboards) and Steve Amedee (vocals/percussion) and then Tim Cook (vocals/percussion) who joined in 2014. The Subdudes came together after backing artists such as Joni Mitchell and Roseanne Cash and released its first album in 1989. Now 12 albums later, the group is ready to showcase their love of a mix of covers and originals. Opening this free Mardi Gras Music Festival will be local favorite, Beth McKee, a singer/songwriter/pianist/accordion player and former member of the popular New Orleans country-cajun band Evangeline. Recently selected by Orlando Weekly as one of the 14 musicians that are reshaping the Orlando music scene, Beth McKee's New Orleans roots will shine when she brings her "Funky Time" band. There also will be a Mardi Paws parade starting the evening at 5 p.m.