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Third Annual Artigras Set for February 18 at Railroad Square

cyril-neville-175The Shops and Studios of Railroad Square present their third annual Artigras celebration featuring a free concert by Cyril Neville and Tribe 13 on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 1pm to 6 pm.

Railroad Square is Tallahassee's Art Park, located between FSU and FAMU off Railroad Avenue.  Artigras is a community event organized by the 501 c3 member group of artists and businesses at Railroad Square and is free and open to the public of all ages.  

The event includes a parade at 2pm where all are invited to dress up in their Mardi Gras finest and join in Railroad Square's funk-a-licious version of a Second Line parade.  Horns and other marching musicians are particularly encouraged to come join the fun. Lots of food trucks and vendors,  as well as several stages of entertainment throughout Railroad Square will be part of the event.

On the main stage (in the Northside Sculpture Garden) expect a unforgettable music experience with Cyril Neville (pictured at right; photo by Jerry Moran) -- the youngest of the famous Neville Brothers who began his career as part of The Meters touring with the Rolling Stones in 1974 and toured for decades with The Neville Brothers.  Cyril may be the last great voice of New Orleans music and brings a keen sense of social awareness to his shows.  Cyril Neville brings his own seven piece Tribe 13 with his own style of reggae-inspired music to Railroad Square for their first appearance in Tallahassee. 

The schedule for the main stage entertainment at Artigras is:

1:00 Hot Tamale (acoustic duo)
1:45 Parade participants gather
2:00 Artigras parade
2:30 FSU African Drum and Dance Ensemble
4:00 Cyril Neville and Tribe 13.

Artigras is made possible by a grant from the City of Tallahassee's Community Redevelopment Agency.  Fundraising activities during the event will benefit the efforts of American Red Cross, Capital Area Chapter.

For more information on the event, contact Linda Hall at events@railroadsquare.com.

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