Iron Butterfly Ready To Rock Titusville Mardi Gras Tonight With Iconic Song ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’
By Space Coast Daily // February 10, 2018
Free concert with festival admission of $8
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Iron Butterfly, one of the quintessential founders of heavy rock music, will perform this Saturday at the Titusville Mardi Gras at Sand Point Park in Titusville, Florida.
Their signature song “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is regarded as one of the greatest rock songs of all time, with sales of over 30 million copies. The band today captures the essence and spirit of its 1960-70s sound.
Iron Butterfly is replacing The Fran Cosmo Band at the Titusville Mardi Gras as Cosmo is ill and in the hospital with pneumonia.
Tickets are available for $8 in advance at all Walgreens stores and Ticketmaster locations.
Tickets at the gate will be $12. VIP tickets are available for $29 and include a seat in front of the stage. Iron Butterfly will perform their concert at 9 p.m. after The Mardi Gras Parade.
IRON BUTTERFLY – FIRST EVER PLATINUM ALBUM
The Los Angeles music climate of the late sixties and seventies was characterized by the heavy sounds and sentiments that reflected the revolutionary attitudes of the generation.
Bursting onto that scene was Iron Butterfly, whose sound not only epitomized the hard attitudes of the youth with its heavy drumming and bass lines, but also embraced more delicate aspirations through its intricate guitar and keyboard overlays.
ABOVE VIDEO: California’s IRON BUTTERFLY will perform a must-see live performance at the Titusville Mardi Gras on Feb. 10 at Sandpoint Park.
Iron Butterfly was signed to ATCO records (a division of Atlantic Records) and released their first album, aptly titled “Heavy”. While the band was on the road with the likes of: The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Traffic, The Who, and Cream, their impressive debut stayed on Billboard’s album charts for almost a year!
They followed up with the monumental LP, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”, featuring the 17:05 minute side-long track that shook the entire music industry with its phenomenal reception. ‘Vida outsold every record in the history of recorded music within the first year of its release and therefore outgrew and outsold the standard of the music industry’s “Gold Album” award.
For this achievement, Iron Butterfly was subsequently awarded: The Industry’s Very First “Platinum Album”! “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” stayed on the charts for 140 weeks, with 81 weeks in the Top 10. To date, the album has sold in excess of 30 million copies and remains an undisputed classic in the archives of rock with DJ’s and audiophiles worldwide!
Within a year of releasing “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”, Iron Butterfly had charted a third album, “Ball”, – which surpassed “Vida” (still in Billboard’s Top 10) turning “Gold”, and climbed to No.#1. “Ball” remained on the charts for 44 weeks, followed by two more album releases – “Live”, and“Metamorphosis”, each charting respectably in the Top 20!
IRON BUTTERFLY AWARDS
*Silver Album Award, *Two Gold Album Awards, *Two Platinum Album Awards,
*4x Multi-Platinum Album Award, *Lifetime Achievement Award,
*After Breaking All Sales Records, Awarded the Music Industry’s First Platinum Award
ABOVE VIDEO: IRON BUTTERFLY will perform a must-see live performance at the Titusville Mardi Gras on Feb. 10 at Sandpoint Park.
RIDES, GAMES AND FUN AT THE TITUSVILLE FAIR DURING MARDI GRAS
During the Titusville Mardi Gras, there will be more than 50 rides, games, food stands and shows to enjoy. For Thursday, Friday and Sunday rides are included with admission. Rides are an extra charge during the mardi gras on Saturday evening from 5 pm until close. After the Mardi Gras finishes on Feb 10. the fair will continue its run until Feb. 11 at Sand Point Park. Fair admission is $12 Mondays through Thursdays and $12 Fridays through Sundays, during which unlimited rides are included.
ENJOY UNLIMITED FAIR RIDES AT THE TITUSVILLE FAIR THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY.
People coming to the Mardi Gras may also enjoy all the rides at the fair for an extra charge, as unlimited rides are available at the Mardi Gras when an armband is purchased for $20 or individual ride tickets may be purchased.
The Titusville Fair at Sand Point Parlwill feature free unlimited rides and free shows with gate admission of just $15 per person Thursday and $15 Friday through Sunday. The fair on Saturday, Feb 10 will be open from 1 pm – 5pm with the unlimited rides and shows for $15. The fair will also be open on Saturday, Feb 10. from 5 pm until midnight during Titusville Mardi Gras where ride armbands may be purchased for $2o or individual ride tickets may be purchased for $1 each or 22 tickets for $20. Each ride takes up to 1-4 tickets per ride.
All attendees entering the fair and mardi gras must pay the gate admission.
Mike Klee will perform his fun and entertaining magic shows every day and night during the fair hours
Micro-Championship Wrestling Shows will be featured Titusville Fair and during the mardi gras. The Superstars of Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling (MCW) will be at the fair and Titusville Mardi Gras for 4-action packed days and night, including at 9:30 pm after the mardi gras parade on Saturday evening. The shows are free with admission to the fair and mardi gras.
Don’t miss these action-packed shows with all of the Micro Maniacs to show why they are Number 1 in the world when it comes to Midget Wrestling.
MCW is a high-powered, explosive, athletic show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make it an event for all ages and demographics.
After you leave an MCW event, you are guaranteed to be a “Micro Maniac” for life!
The Titusville Fair will be open at Sand Point Park with the following hours:
Thursday, Feb. 8: 5 pm – 10 pm: Free unlimited rides and shows with $12 gate admission
Friday, Feb. 9: 5 pm – 11 pm: Free unlimited rides and shows with $12 gate admission
Saturday, Feb. 10: 1 pm – 5 pm: 5 pm until 12 am for the mardi gras: Unlimited rides and shows for $20. Individual ride tickets are $1 each or sheets of 22 tickets for $20.
Sunday, Feb. 11: 1 pm – 10 pm: Free unlimited rides and shows for $15 gate admission
ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE FOR THE MARDI GRAS FOR FEB 10,2018:
5 p.m.: Titusville Mardi Gras Gates Open: $8 admission charge: children under 10 receive free admission.
Space Coast Daily Riverfront Stage:
5:30 p.m. BULLET DODGERS in concert
8 p.m. Titusville Mardi Gras Parade
9 p.m. Iron Butterfly in concert
10:30 p.m. Dance Party DJ
Space Coast Daily Jazz Stage:
5 p.m. Dance Party DJ
5:30 p.m. Chief Cherry and His Red Beans & Rice Band
8 p.m. Titusville Mardi Gras Parade
Miller Lite Stage:
5 p.m. Dance Party DJ
6 p.m. Live band in concert
7 p.m. Band in concert
8 p.m. Titusville Mardi Gras Parade
9:15 p.m. The Supervillains band in concert
5:30 p.m. – 7 pm: VIP Party: Live band in concert
Micro Championship Wrestling Show times: 9:30 pm
Mike Klee Magic Shows: 3:30 pm, 6 pm and 7:30 pm at the Gasolina Tent
Strolling entertainment and specials through out the evening:
• Plena Mar Latino Band and Dancers sponsored by Gasolina
• Vegigantes dancers sponsored by Gasolina
• Cabezudos “Big Heads” Costumed Characters sponsored by Gasolina
• Mardi Gras Stilt Walkers
• Junkanoo Dancers and Band
• Rico Rice Sampling
• Gasolina drinks Sampling
• Shelby Rae Amazing Hoop Dancer
• Orleans Bar & Bistro food booth
• Golden Gate New Orleans Food booths
The Sand Point Park in downtown Titusville will be the venue for the Mardi Gras beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 10 and ending at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, February 11. Live musical entertainment will begin on all stages at 5 p.m., with each stage featuring a different genre of music.
DELICIOUS CAJUN FOOD AND BEVERAGES
And if you like to eat Cajun style food, there will be plenty to choose from. Delicious Shrimp and grits, crawdads, red beans and rice, Jambalaya, Po’ Boy sandwiches and much more will be on offer at the Titusville Mardi Gras.
Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel and Fosters will be featured beers at multiple bars throughout the celebration.
Gasolina, ready to drink cocktails, are the Official Party In A Pouch drink of the Titusville Mardi Gras.
Gasolina Urban Blends are ready to drink cocktails crafted with premium spirits such as high-quality Caribbean rum, 100% agave tequila, five times filtered and distilled vodka and 100% natural fruit juices.
Gasolina is packaged in a unique and proprietary 200ml aluminum pouch with a straw inside.
It is available by the case, and each case contains 8 boxes of 5 pouches each (40 pouches total).
Gasolina Urban Blends come in 6 delicious flavors: Original, Tu Madras, Mojito, Pink Martini, Sangriiia and Sea Breeze.
Gasolina beverages will be featured throughout the Titusville Mardi Gras and will bring all of their costumed characters including Pleneros, Puertorricans Vigilantes, and Big Heads Cabezudos to join the party and parade.
A taste of authentic Caribbean culture will reverberate through Sand Point Park in downtown Titusville when Plena Mar Latino, a Puerto Rican group of 12 dynamic musicians, will perform their exciting and entertaining sound at the Titusville Mardi Gras Street Party & Parade, Saturday, February 11 in historic downtown Titusville.
Plena Mar Latino started as a group of four members consisting of Güiro, Punteador, Seguidor and Requinto. Then the congas, trumpets, trombones and bass were added.
Today the group consists of 12 professional musicians in its branch and thus highlighting that typical acoustic sound that is still heard playing in the corners of our neighborhoods in Puerto Rico. But at the same time, it is our attempt to maintain a tradition that, instead of staying, distant and forgotten, is reinvented originally and dynamically.
A modern group, full of energy, with young, modern visions and with much desire to continue our own style but still reserving the feeling of what is full.
That’s why they are different from the other groups in Central Florida. They have participated in several Puerto Rican parades and multiple social activities, such as The San Sebastian Street Festival in Orlando and Miami, The Bomb and Plena Festival in Tampa, The Cultural Festival in Miami and The Hispanic Festival in Jacksonville among many others.
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For more information about the Titusville Mardi Gras
ABOVE MAP: Sand Point Park in Titusville, Florida is a beautiful, tree lined park with plenty of space for the Titusville Fair and Mardi Gras celebtrations.
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