The Gaslight Art Colony is excited to bring New Orleans and the Mardi Gras to Marshall, Illinois!

“It’s nice to serve the flavor of New Orleans style cooking and drinks, as well as the sounds of the city to our community!” said Jo Rich-Vadas, curator of the Gaslight Art Colony. The fundraiser will be held Saturday, February 17 at Harlan Hall. The $50 price per ticket includes New Orleans style food, open bar and live music!

Although the main purpose is to raise money for the Gaslight Art Colony to sustain itself, the secondary purpose is to have a good time! That is pretty much guaranteed when the Creole Stomp Band comes to town.

Creole Stomp has captured the ears and the feet of Louisiana music fans across North America. Led by French-speaking Creole fiddler and accordionist Dennis Stroughmatt, Creole Stomp keeps listeners enthralled and dancers moving on the floor with a rollicking mix of contemporary blues, swamp pop and traditional Cajun and zydeco dance tunes.

Creole Stomp shows have become legendary for the heart and passion conveyed from the stage—music with emotion and energy that literally jumps from the band. In fact, over the years the band has become informally known as “The Grateful Dead of Creole Music,” for their well-oiled, dancer-driven, crowd-pleasing marathon jams and improvisation. Traditional Louisiana Cajun two-steps, reels, and waltzes sizzle in the stew along with Creole blues and mazurkas. No matter the venue, wherever they come from, and wherever they go, Creole Stomp is a band that knows how to throw a Louisiana party!

For information about the Mardi Gras Party and to order tickets, go to the Gaslight’s web page at Tickets can also be purchased at Shore Murphy & Associates Insurance Agency, 602 Archer Ave. Marshall, IL or at the Gaslight Art Colony. (The Gaslight has limited winter hours, so please call before coming-Jo at 217-264-2588 or Kathy at 217-232-3774).

Past dates

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  • Occurred Saturday, February 17th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm


Harlan Hall

603 Locust St.
Marshall, IL

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