The annual Cocoa Village Mardi Gras takes place on Saturday, February 9, 2013 in Historic Downtown Cocoa Village. This year’s event is even bigger than last year’s with over 30 decorated floats in the News Channel 13 Parade of Floats beginning at 9pm.. The parade will be hosted by Lite Rock 99.3 FM’s very own Mike & Mindy from “Mike & Mindy in The Morning”. Come early, secure a good spot and get ready to catch some beads!
There are several live entertainment acts on three different stages throughout Cocoa Village Mardi Gras. The main stage, sponsored by CH2M Hill, will play host to the evening’s headliner, The Soul Rebels Brass Band. The Soul Rebels concert will begin at approximately 10pm immediately after the News Channel 13 Parade of Floats. The Soul Rebels Brass Band hails directly from New Orleans. The play current pop, R&B and hip-hop music with an authentic New Orleans flair. The band has played with such artists as Cee Lo Green from NBC’s The Voice, Arcade Fire, The Roots, Metallica, Green Day, Kanye WEst, Snoop Dog, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin, Counting Crows, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Better Than Ezra, Suzanne Vega and more.