Mardi Gras in July with Grammy Award Winning
Chubby Carrier and Bayou Swamp Band
Sunday July 31, 2016 At 5:30 PM
Mardi Gras in July All Day
One word to describe the swampdelic sounds of Chubby Carrier and Bayou Swamp Band? Fun. Pure Louisiana zydeco fun with a hot sauce chaser. Anybody who has doubts about the accordion as an instrument will be swayed the right way with Carrier's passion and fire on the instrument.
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have recorded ten CDs over the past 22 years of Chubby's professional career. His band has traveled all over the world, performing to audiences in all parts of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada. North Africa and Europe. Chubby and the band travel 150-175 days a year, taking his act to big festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Chicago Blues Fest. Summerfest (Milwaukee), Memphis in May, and several festivals in Europe. Chubby has also done guest appearances on recordings for Tab Benoit, 6Was9, and Jimmy Thackery. Ann Wilson of the group Heart encourages Chubby to "continue the great sound that you have. This sound will take you places."
Bar is conveniently located less than1 mile off Hwy HH; on mile marker 7, across from Horny Toad. We cater to a variety of people from families who want a break from the boat to those looking to experience night life at the lake. Shady Gators offers live music throughout the entire summer that is sure to accommodate everyone's taste! Expect to see performances by bands like; Chubby Carrier, Charlie and the Stingrays, Contagious and the Well Hungarians.
For those of you that don’t know, Madd Hoss Jackson is a party band located in west central Illinois. We play the largest selection of music, from country, classic rock, pop, rock ’n roll, and anything in between!