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Ski Mardi Gras festival begins Friday at Steamboat Ski Area

Event includes free concerts from Sam Bush and Jojo's Mardi Gras Band

John "Jojo" Hermann

Ski Mardi Gras schedule

■ Friday

3 p.m. Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert featuring Sam Bush

■ Saturday

2:30 p.m. Parade from Ski Time Square into Gondola Square led by a grand marshal and jazz band followed by the “krewes” in costume

2:50 p.m. Crowning of the Rex and Queen on stage in Gondola Square

3 to 6 p.m. Beer festival, Cajun barbecue and carnival activities including face painters, palm readers and stilt walkers in Gondola Square

3 p.m. Bud Light Ski Mardi Gras concert — Jojo’s Mardi Gras Band featuring John “Jojo” Hermann, of Widespread Panic

■ Monday

9 p.m. Bourbon Street at the Bear River Bar & Grill with sing-along piano bar

■ Fat Tuesday

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (let the good times roll) tour of the mountain with Mardi Gras snow sculpture contest at the lifts, Fat Tuesday food and beverage contest featuring food and drink specials and bead distribution.

3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Zydeco music at the Bear River Bar & Grill