While elsewhere, Fat Tuesday is regarded as the apex of the Mardi Gras season, locals often think of Joe Cain Day as the most revered day of the feast. The celebration is often so big that it seeps out of the streets of LoDa into the Oakleigh Garden District, where Callaghan’s traditionally plays host to a multitude of locals and visitors alike.
Grayson Capps recognized how special Joe Cain Day was. In fact, the occasion inspired him to pen the song “Ol’ Slac” and call his backing band “The Lost Cause Minstrels.” More recently, Capps has spent his Sunday afternoons at The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm. But Joe Cain Day pulls him from the backwoods of Baldwin County to the old streets of the OGD for a celebratory performance that would be considered “professional playtime” by any standard of measure.
Date: Sunday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St.,
Tickets: $10 at the door