HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville’s growth in the recent years is due in part to people from other cities moving to this great city and luckily, they bring their culture with them like New Orleans native and Octo Hospitality Co-Founder Cody Morgan.
"A large majority of the people who live in Huntsville, Alabama, are not from the state of Alabama'" Morgan shares. "So, we really found that people are looking for a culture rich city, and that's what we're here to provide and throw some great events for the community and bring out, you know, authentic music and original bands and recipes and food straight from New Orleans."
RCP Companies enters their fourth year of hosting, “Mardi Gras at MidCity,” a three-week celebration at MidCity District’s The Camp. The event draws thousands of people to the grounds to partake in authentic drinks, food and music, many of which are native to New Orleans. The pop-up style celebration attracts new visitors to Huntsville and allows locals to enjoy an authentic Mardi Gras experience.
"We threw our first event in 2020 here at The Camp and it was such a great success," Morgan shares. "We found out Huntsville loves Mardi Gras and wants to have a good time and eat great food and listen to some authentic Mardi Gras music."
The three-week event will include, authentic New Orleans cuisine, family friendly fun and live music with guest like:
- Blackwater Brass Band
- Young Fellaz
- Soul Brass Band
- Huntsville Drumline
- The Cotton Candies
- Funk You
- Admiral Phunk
- Majesty Divines Mardi Gras Drag Brunch
This year the big focus will be on Fat Tuesday. "This year, we're putting a lot of focus onto Fat Tuesday. We'll have an amazing band Flow Tribe here from New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras day," Morgan shares.
If you haven’t experienced Mardi Gras, this New Orleans native has a few tips. "If I said one thing that you had to drink, it would definitely be a Pat O's Hurricane," Morgan shares. "Definitely one thing you have to eat is King Cake. we have the best here, man. Manny Randazzo King Cakes here on site. The other thing that I think is just an absolute must is to dress the part, have fun and listen to some awesome music, so get on your feet and dance around."
‘Mardi Gras at MidCity’ festivities begin on Friday, Feb. 3 and conclude on Fat Tuesday, Feb 21, with a musical performance by New Orleans funk band, Flow Tribe. VIP pergolas and igloos will be made available for rent and the final weekend will also include a crawfish boil, the MidCity Paw Parade, a brass brunch with the Soul Brass Band and appearances by authentic Mardi Gras Indians from New Orleans.
For more information, visit ExploreTheCamp.com