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  • Better Than Ezra Announce Third Annual Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras Event

    Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:24:28

    Better Than Ezra Announce Third Annual Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras Event - It'll take place in February [an error occurred while processing this directive]

    It was good living with you, whoa-oh!

    Better Than Ezra have announced their third annual Annual Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras event taking place the final weekend of the Carnival season -- Thursday, February 7, 2013 - Saturday, February 9, 2013. The inclusive 3-day Mardi Gras package gives locals and visitors alike the ultimate insider experience to the nation's biggest party and a chance to celebrate Mardi Gras with Better Than Ezra as their host to experience the very best that New Orleans has to offer.

    "Mardi Gras is an incredible time of year where both locals and visitors embrace the city's music, food and culture head on," says Tom Drummond of Better Than Ezra. "So in the Krewe of Rocckus 3-day event, we're making sure to incorporate all of those elements into the package."

    Fan favorites Sister Hazel join long time friends Better Than Ezra for this year's event and will perform the first of two nights of jam packed concerts.

    "We are thrilled to join our friends Better Than Ezra for their Mardi Gras event," says Ken Block, lead singer of Sister Hazel. "They have packed in everything New Orleans has to offer into 3 days and give fans a chance to see what Mardi Gras is truly all about."

    The music doesn't stop there as Emerson Hart of Tonic will also be joining the Krewe with a special performance at an exclusive KOR event. After storming the charts with debut album "Lemon Parade" and its monster hit "If You Could Only See," the band released three additional studio albums (Sugar, Head On Straight and Tonic). Tonic has also been featured on a number of soundtracks including the lead single American Pie, "You Wanted More."

    The Krewe of Rocckus 3-Day Mardi Gras travel package includes:

    • Welcome Brunch with authentic New Orleans cuisine and classic cocktails
    • Second Line parade complete with New Orleans Brass Band and Mardi Gras Indians
    • Private parade viewing stands for Friday night parades as they roll down historic St. Charles Ave. Open bar, food and live music included.
    • Private Cruise on the Creole Queen Riverboat to cruise the Mighty MississippiOpen bar, food and live music included.
    • Two nights of jam packed concerts with Better Than Ezra, Sister Hazel, Big Sam's Funky Nation and more!
    • Special performance by Emerson Hart of Tonic
    • Packages including three night stay at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans; February 7, 8, & 9 are available to purchase depending on hotel availability

    Looking for new and creative ways to connect with their fans, Better Than Ezra debuted their inaugural Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras Extravaganza in March of 2011, which was hailed by visitors and locals alike as "the best way to experience Mardi Gras."

    "We found a lot of fans have never been to Mardi Gras or New Orleans so we created a Mardi Gras Krewe of our own for the fans to experience the Carnival season with us as their personal hosts," says Kevin Griffin lead singer of Better Than Ezra. "Since music is the core of the event, Krewe of Rocckus seemed like the perfect name."

    Krewe of Rocckus hotel packages are available for single travelers and up to groups of four as well as locals only packages for those who already have accommodations.

    Anyone plan to attend?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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