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Pardi Gras 2018

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Shipley Baking Company 52 South 7th Street Fort Smith, AR 72901

The Fort Smith Museum of History Pardi Gras is set for Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Shipley Baking Company, 52 South 7th Street in downtown Fort Smith. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the museum and always a great party! 

Thank you to our Krewe* Sponsors: ArcBest, First National Bank and Mercy. 

Thank you Band Groupie Sponsors: Stephens Production Company, Sodie's and ProPak Corporation. 

Tickets are $125 per person. Tables for eight sell for $1,000. Sponsorships are available. 

The evening begins at 6:00 pm with cocktails and the music of Cutthroat Trout followed by dinner with cuisine by 21 West End, a live auction and dancing to the Rockets, a premier Arkansas band from Little Rock. "Almost 500 years of rock ‘n’ roll playing experience on stage, the Rockets are an award winning ensemble performing the soundtrack to your life, the top hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the best of today’s music, these eleven musicians will rock you like you ain’t been rocked."

Voted as the Best Local Band by the Arkansas Times Readers' Poll Awards for 1997 through 2007 and again in 2009, the Rockets will retire soon, so this is one of last chances to experience this fantastic band. The Rockets are nothing if not versatile. Nine different lead vocalists contribute to an extremely colorful music palette, ranging from Lady Gaga to Frank Sinatra, from Gloria Gaynor to Lynyrd Skynyrd, and from Elvis Presley to Maroon 5. 

Cutthroat Trout is enjoying extreme success filling every venue they play. Their reverence for classics, innovative arrangements of pop tunes and period originals keep audiences coming back for more. Their unmatched level of professionalism, musicianship and tight three part vocal harmonies are quite refreshing. Don't miss your opportunity to take a step back in time and relive some of the best music ever recorded with Cutthroat Trout.

The live auction offers unique parties with new items added for 2018. 

Call the museum for reservations: 479-783-7841. A sell-out is expected-call soon! 

Pardi Gras is the largest annual fundraiser for the Fort Smith Museum of History and extremely important to ongoing operations. Support the Fort Smith Museum of History Pardi Gras! 

$125 per person
$1,000 for a table for 8
$1,500 Band Groupie Sponsor 
$2,000 Krewe* Sponsor
*Krewe-an organization that puts on a parade and/or ball for the Carnival season. The term is best known for its association with New Orleans Mardi Gras.

The Doubletree in downtown Fort Smith will offer a discounted room rate of $79 for Pardi Gras guests. Call 479-783-1000 and request the special rate for Pardi Gras.