It may have been a cloudy day, but the streets of Asheville were lined with bright colors for the Asheville Mardi Gras parade on Sunday, March 2. Following the parade, folks in feathered costumes followed one another across downtown to pack into Pack’s Tavern for the Queen’s Ball. Empire Strikes Brass was on stage for an evening of dancing with glittery, brightly dressed, masked partners.
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