The Mardi Gras Indian tradition and culture go back about 250 years in New Orleans; a culture derived from men of color wanting to celebrate the Mardi Gras holiday, but weren't able to participate in the time due to racism. Instead, they created elaborate, eye-catching suits that represented and payed tribute to the Native Americans around New Orleans that helped Blacks escape slavery, and offer them shelter.

Katherine Kingsland

Nooky Jones brought some soul to Bemidji along with Fargo hip hop band, D Mills and the Thrills. KAXE/KBXE on-air volunteer, Shane Kingsland went to the show at Rail River Folk School, and had this review for us (DISCLAIMER: this may make you really upset that you missed the show. In that case, don't miss out next time!):