3rd annual Joe Cain Footmarchers’ Ball
Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m.
Alchemy Tavern, 7 S. Joachim St., www.alchemytavernmobile.com
Tickets: $25, available through Eventbrite

Joe Cain Day is one of the Azalea City’s most beloved holidays. Among the many festivities, the Joe Cain Procession — known as “The People’s Parade” — is regarded as one of the most epic parades of the Mardi Gras season.

The Joe Cain Marching Society dominates the parade with its legion of revelers on foot. However, participation in the Joe Cain Procession now carries a price as the Joe Cain Footmarchers’ Ball, at Alchemy Tavern, seeks to generate funds to support the society’s participation in the Joe Cain Procession.

In true Joe Cain fashion, attendees are encouraged — but not required — to honor the bal masqué tradition of the Venetian Carnivale, which means wearing a simple black mask. While there will be a cash bar, The Blind Mule will be on hand to provide light hors d’oeuvres. As with any Mobile party, the Joe Cain Footmarchers’ Ball will also feature live music from two decadent bands.

Of course, Chief Slacabamorinico will be attending, but the crowd can also expect to hear from the Chief’s namesake band, Chief Slac. Alchemy favorite Black Irish Texas will headline the Footmarchers’ Ball, accenting the evening with its ribald mix of punkabilly and Celtic sounds.