Mardi Gras Madness II Returns to Williamsburg to Celebrate the Music and Spirit of New Orleans

After a highly acclaimed multi-month celebration earlier this year, NYC-based promoters NolaFunk are returning to The Hall at MP (470 Driggs Ave) in January & February to honor the renowned music, food and culture of New Orleans with Mardi Gras Madness II. Owned and operated by 2-time Michelin starred Chef Michael Psilakis, The Hall at MP is conveniently located just three blocks from the Bedford L train in Williamsburg – the fastest growing cultural hub of New York City.

Leading up to Fat Tuesday on February 28th, The Hall at MP will be completely transformed into a classic Mardi Gras venue adorned with New Orleans décor, decorations, and dazzling art. To celebrate the world-famous cuisine of New Orleans, the critically acclaimed kitchen at The Hall at MP will host a series of Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boils, where Chef Psilakis and his hand-picked staff will serve a specially curated New Orleans-style menu featuring fresh crawfish – the culinary hallmark of Louisiana – and NOLA-inspired drinks. Live New Orleans-style music will complement The Hall’s celebrated cuisine to round out the completely authentic Mardi Gras experience. Music will be provided by BroJo’s Full Moon Swamp Review, Sunnyside Social Club, Milo Z & The Z Funk Band, Dirty Water Dogs, Hot Jazz Gang, and Black Tie Brass.

Crawfish Boil

In addition to Chef Psilakis’s Crawfish Boils, NolaFunk has scheduled a Mardi Gras Madness II concert series at The Hall at MP to honor the historic music of New Orleans. On Friday, January 27th, the legendary John Papa Gros Band kicks off the series with very special guest Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and support from Yellowcake. Riding the momentum of his recent Grammy Nomination, Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy continues the series with Jake Sherman on Thursday, February 2nd. Then, after nearly selling out the Brooklyn Bowl in November, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles joins Mardi Gras Madness II with a performance on Friday, February 10th. After that, New Orleans brass staple Bonerama performs on Thursday, February 16th with the New Orleans Suspects. On Saturday, February 18th, “Treme Prince” vocalist / trombonist Glen David Andrews takes the stage with special guests TBA. The following weekend on Friday, February 24th, 10-piece funk band West End Blend will perform at The Hall at MP with support from Vinegar Mother. The next night on Saturday, February 25th, Brooklyn’s PitchBlak Brass Brand brings its novel brand of brass-fueled hip-hop to The Hall. Finally, Elise Testone & The Funky Po’Boys performs two kid-friendly Mardi Gras brunches the next day on Sunday, February 26th.

Under the Nolafunk moniker, Manhattan-based CEG honors the musical heroes and spirit of New Orleans in New York City year round, producing concerts in the Big Apple featuring many of the Big Easy’s finest musicians, such as Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins and many more. In addition, CEG amasses all-star music lineups for its annual Nolafunk Concert Series During Jazz Fest in New Orleans.

Fans can sign up for the Nolafunk email list at www.nolafunk.com/nola for exclusive access to pre-sale and discounted tickets for select Nolafunk shows. All Mardi Gras Madness II tickets are currently on sale. Find a full schedule with ticket purchase links and videos below.

CEG Presents Mardi Gras Madness II

The Hall at MP Mardi Gras Madness II Series:

Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boil feat BroJo’s Full Moon Swamp Review
The Hall at MP
Friday, January 6th
6pm Doors 7pm Show
$15 GA / $35 GA + Crawfish Platter (includes 1.5 1lbs of Crawfish + corn and potato)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2gPCntu

Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boil feat Sunnyside Social Club
The Hall at MP
Saturday, January 7th
6pm Doors 7pm Show
$15 GA / $35 GA + Crawfish Platter (includes 1.5 1lbs of Crawfish + corn and potato)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2hKRypN

Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boil feat Milo Z & The Z Funk Band
The Hall at MP
Saturday, January 14th
6pm Doors 7pm Show
$15 GA / $35 GA + Crawfish Platter (includes 1.5 1lbs of Crawfish + corn and potato)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2gPAOMc

Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boil feat Dirty Water Dogs
The Hall at MP
Sunday, January 15th
6pm Doors 7pm Show
$15 GA / $35 GA + Crawfish Platter (includes 1.5 1lbs of Crawfish + corn and potato)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2gOb3Ob

Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boil feat Sunnyside Social Club
The Hall at MP
Friday, January 20th
6pm Doors 7pm Show
$15 GA / $35 GA + Crawfish Platter (includes 1.5 1lbs of Crawfish + corn and potato)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2hKTcaQ

John Papa Gros Band w/ special guest Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead 
and support from Yellowcake
The Hall at MP
Friday, January 27th
6pm Doors 8pm Show
$25 GA / $45 Premium Reserved Seating
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/JohnPapa_1-27

Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy with Jake Sherman
The Hall at MP
Thursday, February 2nd
6pm Doors 8pm Show
$20 GA / $40 Premium Reserved Seating
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2gOjmcM

Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boil feat Milo Z & The Z Funk Band
The Hall at MP
Friday, February 3rd
6pm Doors 7pm Show
$15 GA / $35 GA + Crawfish Platter (includes 1.5 1lbs of Crawfish + corn and potato)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2h5dE28

Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boil feat Black Tie Brass
Saturday, February 4th
6pm Doors 7pm Show
$15 GA / $35 GA + Crawfish Platter (includes 1.5 1lbs of Crawfish + corn and potato)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2gOmF3N

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
The Hall at MP
Friday, February 10th
8pm Doors 9pm Show
$20 GA / $35 Premium Reserved Seating
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2hSS40G

Bonerama & New Orleans Suspects
The Hall at MP
Thursday, February 16th
6pm Doors 8pm Show
$25 GA / $45 Premium Reserved Seating
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2h5b7oH

Glen David Andrews
The Hall at MP
Saturday, February 18th
6pm Doors 8pm Show
$15 GA / $25 Premium Reserved Seating
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/GDA_2-18-17

Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boil feat Sunnyside Social Club
Friday, February 24th
6pm Doors 7pm Show
$15 GA / $35 GA + Crawfish Platter (includes 1.5 1lbs of Crawfish + corn and potato)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2h541AJ

Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boil feat Dirty Water Dogs
Saturday, February 25th
6pm Doors 7pm Show
$15 GA / $35 GA + Crawfish Platter (includes 1.5 1lbs of Crawfish + corn and potato)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2gOjkS6

West End Blend w/ Vinegar Mother
The Hall at MP
Friday, February 24h
9pm Doors 9:30pm Show
$10 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/WEBblog

PitchBlak Brass Band w/ AZTEC SUN
Hardwork Movement
The Hall at MP
Saturday, February 25th
8:30pm Doors 9:30pm Show
$12 GA / $25 Premium Reserved Seating
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/PBBB_2-25

Kids Mardi Gras Brunch feat. Elise Testone & The Funky Po’Boys
The Hall at MP
Sunday, February 26th
First Brunch: 10am Brunch 11am Show, Second Brunch: 12:30 Brunch 1:20 Show
$10 – $30 (more info at link below)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2jodBQR

FAT TUESDAY Mardi Gras Madness Crawfish Boil feat Milo Z & The Z Funk Band
Thursday, February 28th
6pm Doors 7pm Show
$15 GA / $35 GA + Crawfish Platter (includes 1.5 1lbs of Crawfish + corn and potato)
Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/2hAqDKe