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Assembly Food Hall Brings Mardi Gras to Nashville

Live jazz bands, NOLA-inspired food and cocktails, a Tarot Card reader and more at Skydeck on Broadway.

Assembly Food Hall is transporting the spirit of New Orleans to downtown for Mardi Gras in Nashville. The massive entertainment and dining destination located at Fifth + Broadway, will hold its first Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 26, the Saturday before Fat Tuesday. The event transports Bourbon Street to Broadway with celebrations all throughout Assembly Food Hall, including Skydeck on Broadway, Nashville’s largest rooftop. 

Visitors to Skydeck will be immersed into the New Orleans culture. There will be live jazz music on Skydeck from Righteous Few Brass Band, followed by a headlining performance from Roland Barber & Friends.  

“You don’t need to go to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. You can savor the sights, sounds and creole cuisine of the Big Easy right here in downtown Nashville,” said Cari Hallman, director of marketing for The Food Hall Co., Assembly Food Hall’s parent company. “This is the first year for Assembly Food Hall to celebrate Mardi Gras in Music City, and we are pulling out all of the stops. From Nashville’s largest rooftop, Skydeck on Broadway will transport you to Bourbon Street.”

Mardi Gras in Nashville

The food offerings at Assembly Food Hall will bring a taste of NOLA to many of its bars and eateries. Expect Mardi Gras Donuts from Donut Distillery, King Cake from Cotton & Snow and The Philly Special’s Fried Shrimp Po Boy. In addition, there are creole-inspired drink specials including Test Tube Shots and the infamous Hurricane featuring Bacardi. A costume contest kicks off at 4:30 p.m., so guests are encouraged to throw on their beads, accessories and Mardi Gras colors for a chance to win big prizes. Guests who are brave enough can also have their fortune read from the complementary Tarot Card reader.  

The Mardi Party kicks off at noon at Assembly Food Hall on Saturday, Feb. 26. At 6 p.m., DJ Dirty Darren will keep this party going into the evening at Skydeck on Broadway. For more information about this event, visit  



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