King Cabbage Brass Band plays a pre-Mardi Gras party

The Oklahoma brass band packed Cain’s Ballroom for an early holiday celebration.

Mardi Gras came a little early this year with King Cabbage Brass Band’s show at Cain’s Ballroom. A product of the pandemic, the band blends the signature New Orleans style of music with a diverse array of pop, R&B, hip-hop and funk.

The highlight of the concert occurred during the band’s dance competition. At each of their shows, the band hosts a dance competition to their own rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).” The winner receives a trophy for their troubles.

As soon as the song kicked off, the crowd parted to make room for those wishing to enter the competition. Couples swung each other to and fro in time — more or less — in time with the music, throwing caution and their drinks to the wind. Others chose to dance with themselves, pulling out every move in their repertoire. Ultimately, the trophy went to a solo dancer.

King Cabbage Grass Band’s next show in Tulsa is at the Mercury Lounge on Feb. 21.

Post Author: Madison Walters