Band: 9th Annual M.O.O.R.E. Masquerade Ball
Date: Friday, Jan. 26, with doors at 8:30 p.m.
Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St.,
Tickets: $10 in advance/$15 day of show (VIP available); via venue website

After the Conde Cavaliers roll, the Mystic Order of Revolutionary Enlightenment (M.O.O.R.E.) will accent the first night of Mardi Gras with a feast for mind, body and soul, bringing together regional artists and musicians for an evening of eclectic sensory overload representing the spirit of Mobile’s most revered holiday season. From hip-hop to funk, this year’s M.O.O.R.E. lineup will take revelers across the spectrum of sound.

Local DJ Charlie B from Invazzion Entertainment will mix up and mash up cuts of rhythmic goodness. The crowd will also meet the Neighbors through the Wall, a hip-hop project that shines with its ever-changing blasts of intricate verbal flow.

This year’s masked affair will also feature what is being described as the “MOB Town Super Jam.” This funky set will combine the talents of guitarist Ryan Balthrop, bassist Christian Heiden, drummer Daniel Clements, keyboardist Jacob Hall and “a guest horn section.”

The festive concoction of brass and EDM makes Shreveport’s Ryan Vizer the perfect headliner for the event. This trumpeter’s unique musical formula could almost be considered a new style of House music in the electronic world. Vizer’s bright, perky trumpet mingles well with modern dub elements. His live show is a charismatic personification of the spirit behind his sound.