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March 1, 2014

OMHOF, Rotary to host Mardi Gras party

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Rotary Club of Muskogee will host a Mardi Gras Party on Thursday at the Frisco Depot, 401 S. Third St.

Steve Ham’s Jambalya Jass Band will be performing at 7 p.m. and cajun food will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will go toward installing lights around the OMHOF water tower at The Frisco Depot, according to a media release. The water tower, donated by Koch Industries, was erected in 2004 and Rotary Club of Muskogee arranged the painting of the tower with the OMHO logo and “Billy Bob Loves Charlene,” paying homage to the Joe Diffie song, “John Deere Green.”

The Jambalaya Jass Band is one of the longest-lived musical outfits in the area, having begun sometime in the mid-’80s when Ham left a Dixieland band he’d been playing in and decided to start one of his own, the release states.

“I really don’t remember exactly when it was, but I can tell you who it was for,” he said in the release. “It was for people from Ken’s Pizza. We played a Kentucky Derby party for them at the old Fountains restaurant out on Lewis. I booked it first, and then got the band together. As (the late Tulsa pianist) Ron Chandler used to say, ‘Hitch up that wagon. We’ll load it later.’”

Red beans, rice, andouille sausage and crawfish are being provided by Citizen’s Security Bank, The Hogle Company, and Fred Ruefer.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with food available about 6:30 p.m. and it kicks off at 7 p.m.

The price is $15 each in advance or $20 at the door.

Advance tickets can be purchased at The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame between 10am and 5pm Tuesday through Saturday.

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Information: www.omhof.com.

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