Press Release | Mardi Gras Indians Funk Entourage

Unedited release from Arkansas Convention & Events Marketing, Inc.

Mardi Gras Indians Funk Entourage 101 Runners Featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux To Play George’s Majestic Lounge

For Immediate Release
February 3, 2011

A faction of the New Orleans cultural phenomena collectively known as Mardi Gras Indians, the 101 Runners Featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, will deliver its unique fusion of tribal rhythms and swampy voodoo funk with its Fayetteville debut at George’s Majestic Lounge on Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m.

Featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, the Biggest of the Big Chiefs, current Godfather of Mardi Gras Indian Funk, and decades-long collaborator with Wild Magnolias’ Bo Dollis, the 101 Runners are among a rare breed of living relics celebrating bloodlines with storylines dating back to the roots and origins of the Big Easy. Through the universal language of music, the Runners, self-described as a “heavy percussive Indian funk band,” link past with present by combining hypnotic sounds, mesmerizing costumes and centuries-old traditional lore with hip-shaking seductive undertones and electrified New Orleans funk grooves.

Arkansas Convention & Event Marketing, Inc. invites one and all to join the Mardi Gras celebration at George’s. The $10 admission includes a costume competition for a 101 Runners gift assortment, as well as the rarest of opportunities to dance onstage with Mardi Gras Indians to culminate a celebration far above and beyond the stereotypical Mardi Gras themes of beads and booze. Advance tickets are available at Georges and by visiting or