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Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (2018)

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (2018)

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Sep 23, 2018

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (2018)

Free and open to the public

Free and open to the public

"""Laissez les bon temps rouler"" will feature multi-generational local and national artists and community members in a series of performance, visual and culinary art experiences that will begin with a parade that will travel from CU Boulder’s Charlotte York Irey Theatre to the Alumni Center. Immediately following the parade, public activities will be available at the Boulder Downtown Civic Park Area and Central Park.

The Civic Area will be divided into two experiences: one featuring Colorado favorite and nationally-recognized zydeco band Jo Jo Reed & the Happy Hill Zydeco Band from Eunice, Louisiana, on the Glen Huntington Bandshell; and one with a 9-piece brass band composed of some of the greater Denver/Boulder area’s leading musicians lead by CU Boulder alum Decker Babcock on the west side of Broadway near the new 11th Street Bridge. The event will also feature a mixed media visual art installation by Wilkins’ Visual Art Director and Set Designer Joyce Ellen Weinstein, a New York-based internationally recognized artist and a former Fulbright Senior Specialist Candidate. Additionally, there will be southern food bites for purchase by Mile High Cajun Food Truck and Catering.

Commissioned by the Boulder Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program and with additional support made possible through the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement, ""Laissez les bon temps rouler"" will invite us to reconnect to the importance of embracing, honoring and celebrating difference. In the spirit of a Mardi Gras parade and New Orleans’ Second Line, this event will create a visible human bridge linking together members of the CU Boulder campus community, citizens of all ages from the city of Boulder and surrounding areas, with local and national artists."

 

Date and time

Sunday, Sep. 23, 4:00 p.m.

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