Mardi Gras in Lorain County – Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience



Date: March 9, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Hoke Theatre

Cost: Concert & Creole culinary showcase - $15 per person; Concert only: $5 per person

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Lorain County Community College is celebrating Mardi Gras in Lorain County. The week-long celebration features specials and deals at select Lorain County businesses.

For the Final Fete of Carnival, take in a true New Orleans concert. Lorain County Community College, Lorain County Commissioners and Visit Lorain County are sponsoring the Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience Concert at 7 p.m., Saturday March 9 at in the Hoke Theatre, Stocker Arts Center.

Concert tickets are just $5.

Make a night of it by sampling authentic Creole fare before the concert for $15 per person (concert ticket included). The culinary showcase begins at 5:30 p.m. in Spitzer Conference Center’s Reaser Grand Room. 


Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience 

Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center

Tickets: Concert & Creole culinary showcase – $15 per person
Concert only: $5 per person

Imagine Mardi Gras beads being shared with the audience and joyous accordion music celebrating the heritage of Louisiana Creole music and you will start to get a picture of the effusive energy of a Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience concert! Since 1981, two-time Grammy award-winning artist Terrance Simien has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is – and is not. Leading his 5 piece, highly skilled and well-traveled, Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed more than 8500 concerts and toured millions of miles to over 45 countries during their eventful career. Terrance and the band have also been musically featured in films from “The Lucky One” to Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog.” 2019 marks Terrance’s 34th consecutive performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; the gold standard for showcasing and celebrating Louisiana music alongside more mainstream, popular music. He creates a hypnotic blend of New Orleans funk-reggae-flavored-world-blues-American Zydeco roots music that beckons you to your feet and into the groove. No matter your age, a Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience concert is for you. Your whole family will love this jubilant music!

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