Tennessee Equality Project's sixth annual Mardi Gras celebration and Gumbo Contest will feature competitive tasting of gumbo from 16 teams, Tennessee craft beer, New Orleans jazz from the Hot Memphis 4, awards for best gumbo and local Champions of Equality at the Bridges Center in Downtown Memphis on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 4:30 - 7 PM.
TEP offers many ways to participate in the celebration: sponsorship, compete in the contest, taste the gumbo, join your friends at a VIP Table (available on Nov. 25), or volunteer. Click the tickets link to learn more.
Official Panel of Judges:
Penny Henderson of Mardi Gras Memphis
State Representative Antonio "2 Shay" Parkinson
Memphis City Councilwoman Jamita Swearengen
Chef Gary Williams of DeJaVu Restaurant and Cafe La Roux
Chef Octavia Young of Midtown Crossing Restaurant
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL VIP TABLES HAVE BEEN PURCHASED OR RESERVED FOR SPONSORS. AS OF 12/29/2015, NEW HOT AND EVENT LEVEL SPONSORS WILL NOT RECEIVE A VIP TABLE.