11th Street Cowboy Bar
307 11th Street
Bandera, Texas 78003
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17th Annual Three Day Mardi Gras Celebration at 11th Street Cowboy Bar in Bandera, TX

February 17th - 19th, 2022

Schedule of Events:

Saturday:

  • 8:00 AM - Gumbo Cook Off
  • Noon - Madi Gras Parade
  • 1:00 PM - Ryan Foret and the Foret Tradition
  • 2:30 PM - Adult Costume Contest
  • 3:30 PM - Ryan Foret and the Foret Tradition
  • 5:00 PM - Gumbo Awards
  • 6:30 PM - Wayne Toups
  • 9:30 PM - George Dearborne and Branded

 

Friday:

  • 7:00 PM - Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraiser
  • 10:30 PM - Kin Faux

 

Thursday:

  • 6:30 PM - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie Band
  • 10:00 PM - Kendall Shaffer

Rain or Shine Event - NO REFUNDS
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High-energy showman Wayne Toups has long been dubbed “The Cajun Springsteen,” but now you can add the title “Grammy Award Winner” to his name. Wayne was honored with his first Grammy Award. His CD The Band Courtbouillon announced as Best Regional Roots Music Album at the prestigious ceremony.

“It was my first nomination and my first win,” adds the Louisiana music maker with a grin. “I’m batting 1,000.” The Grammy Award caps a wave of recent career highs for Wayne Toups. In 2009, he earned an Album-of-the-Year award from Offbeat magazine. In 2010, he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. In 2011, he entered both the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame and the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

This year will also mark his continued activism in the Coastal Vision Foundation, the organization dedicated to restoring America’s eroding ocean coastlines.

“We are losing 2,400 acres a year in Louisiana, alone,” says Toups. “And it’s not just the Gulf Coast. Look what our eroded coastline resulted in when Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey and New York. We’ll be doing several fund-raisers for the organization this year.”

Wayne Toups picked up the accordion at age 13 and hasn’t put it down since. He mixes Cajun sounds with the rhythms of zydeco, adding elements of soul music and Southern rock. He calls the revved-up result “ZyDecajun,” and his electrifying group, “a Cajun fusion band with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude.”