Eclectic concerts and parades highlight Galveston's Mardi Gras festivities
The second weekend of Mardi Gras festivities in Galveston will be replete with the usual parades, beads and booze, but this year's celebration also includes several eclectic concerts starting on Friday night with a slate of local country music stars. Friday night's Mardi Gras concert series kicks off with the Brandon McDermott Band at 5:30 p.m. on the Budweiser Stage at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of Strand and 23rd streets. Jason Cassidy will grace the same stage at 8:30 p.m., with country star Kevin Fowler capping off the night with a 10:30 p.m. show. Nick Powell