This truly unique event promises to be unlike any other fundraising event that you have ever attended. As the name of the event states, the dress code will be blue jeans casual and there will be a good old fashioned battle of the bands. This year, Lost in the 60s and Soul Revival will slug it out to see who will win the battle while playing only their best music and taking very short breaks during band changeovers.
The battle doesn’t stop with the bands. Each of Olympia’s 15 floats, with its members, will be competing for the coveted distinction of being crowned as Big Bopper of the event. There will be the Bird, Beast or Fish Cooking Competition to determine which of our floats has the best chefs in the Krewe. With this, there will be a contest for the best decorated cooking area that relates to the food being presented, i.e., a miniature fishing camp for a team serving seafood. Floats will also earn points for raising sponsorships for the event and putting together high value auction packages that will be sold in live auctions during band changeovers. Last but not least, there will be a dance contest with couples receiving points for their dancing talents and costumes. The winning couple will be crowned the Belle and Beau of the Ball. In addition to bragging rights for a full year and receiving a unique award designed especially for our event, the Big Bopper will also be given the choice of position in next year’s parade and table seating at next year’s Ball.
Learn more about the event and the MKO Foundation on the Krewe of Olympia website: www.kreweofolympia.net