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The Ambassador’s Other Ball & Post-Mardi Gras Party

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Announcing…the 2011 Maritime Republic of Eastport’s Ambassador’s (Other) Ball & Post-Mardi Gras Party

Saturday, March 26, 2011 / 7 pm
Eastport Democratic Club / 525 State Street / Annapolis, MD 21403
(corner of State Street and Chester Avenue in Eastport)

live zydeco squeezebox rock ‘n roll swamp music by

Little Red & The Renegades with

Alan & Chris of The Grandsons (WAMMY Award Winners)

    — plus —
    Special Guests,including WPFW-FM radio personality ‘Texas Fred’ Carter, the Zydeco Cowboy
    — also —

Complimentary beer and soft drinks, buffet (8-10pm) featuring Cajun & ‘regular’ food specialties provided by local businesses. Crescent City beads & gew gaws for everyone.

All this for $25! Proceeds benefit AMFM (Annapolis Musicians Funding Musicians) and NOMC (New Orleans Musicians Clinic).

Tickets available at the door or in advance at …

  • Ahh… Coffee! / 1015 Bay Ridge Avenue / Eastport Shopping Center
  • Hellie Hansen / 132 Main Street / Downtown Annapolis
  • Leeward Market / 601 2nd Street / Eastport


Eastport, MD –- Come join your friends from The Maritime Republic of Eastport in our annual Celebration of the Anniversary of our Micronation’s secession from Annapolis (and especially the tyranny of Ward One).  In the tradition of the Mardi Gras parade (or Kinky Key West on any day), don your gladdest rags (you will be judged!) for — our own MRE dance party.  Back for the fifth consecutive year, we have the fabulous Little Red & The Renegades to entertain us with their two-stepping, rump-shaking, “can’t sit still” live music.  They’ve been playing this event to capacity crowds that included many out-of-towners mixed in with us East Port-O-Reekins.  Of Little Red’s sound, Austin, Texas, music critic Lee Nichols writes that it’s “…just flat out fun — it’s an exuberant celebration of everything wonderful about American music, with a heavy emphasis on Zydeco and Cajun.  He can easily glide from ‘Bon Ton Roulet’ to ‘Zydeco Beach Party’ to blues, country, conjunto, and back again.”

Check out their Little Red’s MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/littleredandtherenegades

What else? Face painters will help you put on a happy face.  Door prizes, a 50-50, celebrity appearances, and more!  (But no baptisms, marriages, AA meetings, or City Council sessions.  Sorry.)

As a former MRE Premier once said, “You don’t have to be an Eastport-O-Reekin’ to participate in the celebration. It’s like being Italian (?) on St. Patrick’s Day.“

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