2020 Niagara’s ONLINE Summer MARDI GRAS

The TD Niagara Jazz Festival is proud to present: Niagara’s ONLINE Summer MARDI GRAS!

Celebrate with us from the comfort of your own home with our New Orleans-inspired, virtual presentation.

We will kick off our festivities with a traditional second line parade featuring the Big Smoke Brass Band, livestreamed from the streets of Niagara, followed by a livestreamed parade direct from the French Quarter streets of New Orleans with the Panorama Brass Band.

Delfeayo Marsalis and The Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie

Then we will bring you non-stop music and interactive content all day long, livestreamed both from Niagara and direct from the Crescent City, featuring:

  • Delfeayo Marsalis and The Uptown Jazz Orchestra (New Orleans)
  • Red Hot Ramble (Niagara/Toronto)
  • Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie (New Orleans)
  • The Big Smoke Brass Band (Niagara)
  • The Vaudevillian (Niagara)
  • Panorama Brass Band (New Orleans)
  • The Dragon Ritual Drummers (Niagara)

Traditional Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Bring home the flavour of Mardi Gras with our partner restaurants. Special “Sip and Savour” packages include easy-to-reheat meals, and the ingredients for New Orleans-inspired cocktails. Follow along and learn how to mix your “Crescent City” cocktails with livestream demos throughout the day with Christopher Smith featuring spirits by Forty Creek distillery.
To order Your Sip and Savour Package, CLICK HERE.

Leading up to our 2nd Annual Niagara’s Summer MARDI GRAS, join us online every Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm for FREE Mardi Gras Sessions: a variety of Mardi Gras-themed musical performances and interactive workshops including mask making, Creole and Cajun cooking demos, New Orleans cocktails and second line dance steps tutorials hosted live from New Orleans by our special NOLA correspondent, Christopher Butcher (of the Heavyweights Brass Band) and his special guests. CLICK HERE for the Sessions schedule and to view past sessions.

Find our guests’ cooking and cocktail recipes by CLICKING HERE.

Watch the Sessions anytime on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jazzniagara/live

Or YouTube: www.youtube.com/jazzniagara

Be sure to subscribe to our social media @jazzniagara to stay up to date on the latest in Niagara's livestreamed jazz!  Post your home celebration photos to show us your Mardi Gras spirit. Prize for best group photo. CLICK HERE for more details.

We’ll see you there.. it’s VIRTUALLY possible!

Love live music and want to support us in keeping music alive in Niagara? Please consider a donation in support of our Festival and Artists.
(Registered Charity: #801077033-RR001 and Official tax receipts issued for all donations of $25 or more)

Parade Routes

Please note that our parade is for viewing and we advise you to enjoy from afar and to stay safe!

We strongly encourage all members of the public watching the parades in person to abide by the six-foot physical distancing measure and refraining from gathering in groups.

Niagara's ONLINE Summer MARDI GRAS Schedule

Click on a performance below to see additional information and a timestamped link to the video.