Whether you've strolled down Bourbon Street before or never set foot in the Crescent City, now is your chance to let the good times roll and raise funds to help communities better prepare for and recover from disasters! The Kelly Bell Band, voted the best blues band in the mid Atlantic 12 years in a row, will transport you to straight to the French Quarter for a night of Mardi Gras revelry featuring drinks, dancing, small bites, a silent auction and the chance to bid on a romantic weekend in New Orleans!
Every guest who enters the ballroom at the luxurious Marriott Wardman Park Hotel will be masked, bedecked with beads and have the chance to catch bonus beads and win free drinks. The signature drink for the evening will, of course, be the quintessential hurricane!
Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!
Doors Open: 8 p.m. & band starts at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $47 Early Bird tickets - SOLD OUT / General admission - $60
Band info: http://www.phatblues.com
Your fun will benefit a nonprofit that works to make all of our communities safer. In 2005, Kathleen Koch, the founder of LeadersLink, saw her Gulf Coast hometown destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. She realized we could help communities better prevent, prepare for and recover from disasters by sharing with them what others learned who had been in their place.
So when a disaster occurs, LeadersLink partners the mayor or county leader in charge with a disaster veteran who successfully led their community through a similar crisis in the past. The "disaster mentor" provides guidance and support that can be critical particularly in the early days after a disaster.
LeadersLink also believes it is important to prepare our cities in advance. Thanks to a United Nations grant, we just completed the highly acclaimed video Leading Through the Storm that will be used around the country to boost disaster awareness and create a new culture of preparedness among elected officials. Our under construction website will feature new tips every day on how to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters edited from the dozens of interviews we’ve shot with disaster-experienced leaders nationwide. The website will also have a resource hub and question & answer section where leaders can brainstorm and share advice regarding disasters.
If you can't attend, please consider a donation to support our work.:
LeadersLink is a fiscally sponsored project of Strong City Baltimore, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Please note that tickets for this event are nonrefundable unless it is cancelled.