Blues Buzzards will keep Mardis Gras party lively

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LEWISTON — The blues/rock band Blues Buzzards will kick up “Mardi Gras in L/A” with its foot-stomping, soul-stirring music Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Franco-American Heritage Center.

The New Orleans-style celebration also featuring Cajun cuisine and spirits will begin at 6 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Oxford Street entrance.

Chef Edmond at the Franco center has planned a meal of traditional New Orleans cuisine: crab gumbo, jumbalaya, New Orleans ratatouille, andouilles with onions and peppers, truffled bourbon mashed sweet potatoes and a King and Queen Cake.

The Blues Buzzards, an eight-piece band with a three-man horn section, plays a mix of tunes by Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, T Bone Walker, Van Morrison, Elvis, The Beatles and countless other artists.

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Led by veteran guitar man Earl Bigelow, The Blues Buzzards have been performing in  Maine for more than 30 years.

For tickets, $20 in advance, call 689-2000 or visit francocenter.org. The Franco center is at 46 Cedar St.

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