By CHERIL VERNON
The Krewe de Couyons will hold a “Walking to New Orleans” Mardi Gras Ball today as a fund-raiser for BARC, The Humane Society and the Hot Pepper Fest.
The Mardi Gras Ball will start at 7 p.m. at the Palestine Civic Center.
“Join us for food, drinks, music and more,” BARC, The Humane Society spokeswoman Cheryle Evans said.
Louisiana jazz and blues band Professor Porkchop and the Dirty Dishes will provide the music. Shreveport native Chris McCaa — who performs as Professor Porkchop, provides the vocals and plays the piano. McCaa, an accomplished keyboardist and composer, says he was heavily influenced by the music of New Orleans and the blues scenes of Austin and Memphis. Other band members include Jason Coffield (guitar, saxophone, vocals), Rick Willis (bass) and Danyelle Dyer (drums).
Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $50 for couples and $30 for singles. For more information, call 903-723-2026.