The first three events of the Mardi Gras calendar kicked the season off with a bang as we begin to welcome our new Royal Courts.  Congratulations to the Captains of Centaur, Dionysos, and Les Femmes Mystique for wonderful events and fabulous new Royalty. As Coronation season rolls on, Keith and I are getting a little sad as we'll be giving up our reign as the Duke and Duchess of Langiappe Atlas IV. We wish nothing but big fun and success to the incoming Royalty! It's never too late to get in on Mardi Gras festivities in the SBC. The following is the most recent calendar of events for Mardi Gras in our area from Captain of Captain Doug Kochenderfer.



17th Fri., Krewe of Justinian Coronation, Sam’s Town Casino.  Doors open at 6:30 PM with

Royalty Presentation at 7:00 PM.  Music by Limelight.  Attire is Black Tie, Cash Bar,

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres.  RSVP to or call 222-3643.

Tickets are $55.  King, Queen, Captain Complimentary.

18th Sat.,    Krewe of Gemini Coronation, Horseshoe Riverdome, doors open 6:00 PM, Seated

Dinner at 7:00 PM.  Royalty Presentation 7:30 PM Black Tie Optional, Silent Auction,

Entertainment by Pop Rocks.  $45.00 for non members.  RSVP to Donna Poimboeuf

By August 10th at or 318-564-2552.  King, Queen, Captain,


25th Sat.,    Krewe of Artemis Coronation, “A Black and White Masquerade”,CAC Building,

Springhill, Doors Open 6:30 PM, Tableau 8:00 PM, Formal Black and or White Attire,

Mask Encouraged, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, BYOB, Music by Brain Brasco & Friends,

RSVP by August 15th to Krewe of Artemis, P.O. Bo 1072, Springhill LA  71075.

Tickets $35.00.  Note no Ticket sales at the door due to City Ordinance.  King,

Queen, Captain Complimentary.

26th Sun.,   Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Coronation XV, Taylortown Store 8568 Highway 371

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Summer Cool Attire, Silent Auction, Cash Bar, Heavy

Hors d’ouevres, tickets $35.00 in advance and $40.00 at the door. RSVP by

August 18th to Krewe of Barkus & Meoux, PO Box 52047, Shreveport, LA 71135.

King, Queen, Captain Complimentary.



7th Fri.,     Krewe Des Ambassadeurs Coronation, Diamond Jacks Casino, Crowne Ballroom,

Doors open at 7:00 PM, Cocktail Attire or Black Tie Optional, Cash Bar,

Hors d’oeuvres, , Silent Auction, Music by The Gnarley Brothers.  Tickets $35.00.

RSVP to by 8/31 or Call 318-245-0721.  King, Queen,

Captain, Complimentary.

8th Sat.,    Krewe of Harambee Coronation, Eldorado Casino, 7:00 PM – Midnight, Royalty

Presentation 8:00 PM, Semi-Formal or African Attire, Live Music, Cash Bar,

Light Hor d’oeuvres.  Admission $45.00 per person.   King, Queen, Captain,


RSVP to  King, Queen, Captain Complimentary.

14th Fri.,     Krewe of Sobek Coronation, 7:00 PM, Riverview Hall Shreveport, Silent Auction,

Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar, Semi Formal, tickets $40.00, Music by Alter Ego.

King, Queen, Captain Complimentary.

15th Sat.,    Krewe of Akewa  “Glitz and Glo” Coronation, Pine Hills Country Club, Minden,

Doors open at 7:00 PM, attire is Neon and your favorite Glitz, BYOB, Food provided,

Tickets $35.00 in advance or $40.00 at the door, Music by DJ Buck Wilkings,

RSVP by September 8th to or Krewe of Akewa

578 Main, Sibley, LA  71073.  King, Queen, Captain Complimentary.

21st Fri.,     Krewe of Highland Coronation, details TBA

22nd Sat.,    Krewe of Aesclepius Coronation, Holiday Inn Downtown, Doors open at 6:00 PM,

Silent Auction 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Dinner served at 8:00 PM.  Cash Bar, 50/50

Split the Pot, Cocktail Attire.  $45.00 in advance or $50.00 at the door.  Music by

D.J. extraordinaire.  RSVP to   King, Queen, Captain


29th Sat.,    Krewe of Centaur Annual Golf Tournament, Old Oaks Golf Course.

29th Sat.,    Krewe of Les Femmes “Shop Til You Drop”.  Join the ladies for the 3rd annual

Shopping trip to Dallas.  Travel by motorcoach leaving at 6:30 AM and returning

About 10:00 PM.  They will visit Sam Moon’s (home of the bling),  Grapevine Mills

Outlet Mall and Garden Ridge.  Cost is $60.  Reserve your space now with

Angela Colvin –  Guests are welcome.




5th Fri.,     Krewe of Elders Coronation, American Legion Cross Lake

6th Sat.,    Krewe of Aesclepius and Red River Lions are hosting “Hit the Links for the Lions”

Charity Golf Tournament Meadowlake Golf Club – 8:00 am   4 man scramble $50pp/$200 4-man team. Proceeds will be donated to the Louisiana Lions Camp - and the Louisiana Lions Eye Bank -
Contact: Jeni Richard 210-9635 or 925-9754 –

27th Sat.,    Krewe of Justian, Midway to Mardi Gras Party, Capri Theater Shreveport, 7:00 PM

til Midnight.   The Theme is “Very Rare” come dressed as your favorite blood

sucking creature or something rarely seen.  Music by Graceland Ninjaz.  Sushi will

be served.

27th Sat.,    Krewe of Dionysos Halloween Party, Knights of Columbus Hall Natchitoches,

Doors open at 7:0 PM, Food, DJ, Costume Contests, Beer and Setups Provided,

Captains, Kings & Queens Complimentary all others $30.00 at the door.


3rd Sat.,    Krewe of Atlas Coronation, V “Mobsters, Molls, and Mardi Gras,  Capri Theater,

620 Milam St. Shreveport,  7:00 PM until midnight, Attire 1920’s Gangster or

Flapper.  Catering by Monjunis, Cash Bar, Silent Auction. Music by Louisiana

Crossroads.  King, Queen, Captain Complimentary.

10th Sat.,    Minden Fasching Karneval, Downtown Minden

11th Sun.,   Minden Fasching Karneval, Downtown Minden

17th Sat.,    Krewe of Elders 50’s Dance Party,  6 PM – 11 PM.  50/50 raffle, 50’s food available

to purchase.  Prizes will be awarded for Poodle Skirt, Limbo, Twist, and Jitter Bug

Contest.  Reserved tables available (12) First Row tables $250 each and second

Row tables $200 each.  General admission is $10.00.  Contact Jay Prudhome for table

Reservations or information.  635-4901 or 464-4275.  Music by “Dickie T and the

Back When” with special guests TBA.




4th Fri.,     Royalty Mixer, details, TBD

5th Sat.,    12th Night Celebration, details TBD

5th Sat.,    Krewe of Dionysos 12th Night Celebration,  Knights of Columbus Hall Natchitoches,

Doors open at 7:00 PM, Food, Live Band, Beer and Setups Provided, Captains,

Kings & Queens Complimentary all others $30.00 at the door.

11th Fri.,     Krewe of Elders Grand Bal, details TBD

11th Fri.,     Krewe of Akewa Grand Bal, details TBD

12th Sat.,    Krewe of Aesclepius Grand Bal, details TBD

12th Sat.,    Krewe of Artemis Grand Bal, 6:30 PM, Civic Center Springhill, LA

18th Fri.,     Krewe of Sobek Grand Bal, details TBD

18th Fri.,     Krewe of Justinian Grand Bal, Horseshoe Riverdome, details, TBD

19th Sat.,    Krewe Les Femmes Mystique, Diamond Jacks, details TBD

19th Sat.,    Krewe of Centaur Grand Bal, details, TBD

20th Sun.,   Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Jazz Brunch, Eldorado Casino, details TBA

25th Fri.,     Krewe Des Ambassadeurs Grand Bal XII, details TBD

26th Sat.,    Springhill Main street Mardi Gras Parade, 1:00 PM.

26th Sat.,    Minden Main Street Parade, details TBA

26th Sat.,    Krewe of Gemini Grand Bal, Shreveport Convention Ctr., details TBA

26th Sat.,    Krewe of Dionysos Grand Bal, Natchitoches Events Center, details TBA




1st Fri.,     Krewe of Centaur Float Loading, Centaur Krewe Den

1st Fri.,     Krewe of Atlas Grand Bal V, Diamond Jacks Casino Resort, detail TBA

2nd Sat.,    Krewe of Centaur Parade

3rd Sun.,   Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade

8th      Fri.,     Krewe of Highland Bal, Randall T. Moore Center, details TBD

8th      Fri.,     Krewe of Gemini Float Loading, Gemini Krewe Den

9th      Sat.,    Krewe of Gemini Parade

9th      Sat.,    Krewe of Dionysos Parade, details TBA

9th      Sat.,    Krewe of Harambee Bal, Horseshoe Riverdome, details TBD

10th Sun.,   Krewe of Highland Parade, traditional date

12th Tues., Krewe of Aesclepius Children’s Parade

12th Tues., Fat Tuesday Bridge Closing Ceremony