Get your beads ready, folks. SiriusXM Real Jazz (Ch. 67) is joining the Mardi party to deliver the best in authentic, king-cake-cutting, parade-marching music. Though the big day is on February 25, the channel is on now and runs nonstop until Wednesday, February 26th at 9 am ET.
Even if your holiday plans don’t include marching down Basin Street, get into the New Orleans state of mind with this good-time Louisiana party music. From jazz greats Trombone Shorty and Dr. John to brass legends Louis Armstrong and Wynton Marsalis, Mardi Gras Radio will be strutting for five whole days as your Fat Tuesday party eases into Ash Wednesday morning.
Need more than music to get into the Mardi Gras groove? Consider other French Quarter traditions like starting off your celebration with flambeaux (no better time to test your smoke detector), throwing a black-tie ball à la the Krewe of Orpheus, finding a king cake baby, and making your own elaborate mask. And, above all else, be sure to rock purple, green, and gold to represent the holiday’s values of justice, faith, and power (respectively).
To feel even closer to the action, queue up Mardi Gras Radio alongside NOLA.com’s live Parade Cam as they stream the biggest and best parades leading up to the main event.