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Firefall at Mardi Gras Tuesday

The mellow, easy country-rock sounds of Firefall hit Mardi Gras Casino Tuesday as the group performs live in the grandstand, followed by fireworks.

  The show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $20 premium seating and $40 for VIP.

 The band's Top 40 hits include “You are the Woman,” “Strange Way” and “Goodbye I Love You.”

  All ticket holders receive a special buffet price of $10.95 at the French Quarter Restaurant & Bar located on the third floor of the casino from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

 The press release says, "The genealogy and musical roots of Firefall run deep in the fertile soil of American folk/rock music. Along with contemporaries like Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Band, The Eagles and Loggins and Messina, they created a sound that defined a generation and forever changed the musical landscape. Defying industry labels, they creatively melded country, folk, easy listening, and rock n’ roll to create a sound that was uniquely their own. Firefall is one of the few surviving bands of this genre, remaining true to the founding vision throughout the bands’ 30 year history."

 The band toured with such groups as Fleetwood Mac, The Band, The Doobie Brothers, Marshall Tucker, The Beach Boys and America.

  For co-founder Jock Bartley, Firefall is not only a chance to grow musically, but represents a heartfelt commitment to nurturing a musical tradition that he helped to create.

  “I think it’s great that in this day and age of trends that change overnight, a kind of music that we helped to create is still around, and growing in popularity,” Bartley said.

 Mardi Gras Casino is located at 831 North Federal Highway on the corner of US-1 and Pembroke Road. Call 954-924-3200 or visit


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