Warwick will again celebrate Mardi Gras with a community-wide evening with food, drinks, and live music – all to benefit the Backpack Snack Attack program. “Mardi Gras for a Cause,” which will be held on Tues., Feb. 28 from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight, was first dreamed up by a group of musicians from Warwick who wanted to celebrate their passion for music and their community.
Participating restaurants and pubs will offer Mardi Gras food and drink specials and all locations will have live music. Guests are encouraged to visit several locations during the evening and celebrate with bangles, beads, prizes and a lot of fun.
Restaurants participating in “Mardi Gras for a Cause” will offer food and drink specials starting at 6 p.m. and musical entertainment from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and includes the following:
- Fetch Bar and Grill, located at 48 Main St., with music provided by Acoustic Nailed Shutt. The restaurant will also offer breakfast at midnight.
- Halligan’s Pub, located at 22 West St., with music provided by OC5.
- La Piazza Wine and Martini Bar, located at 24 Railroad Ave., with music provided by Frank “F Bomb” Sorino and the Bomb Squad.
- Grappa Ristorante, located at 22 Railroad Ave., with music provided by David Crone and the New Orleans Jazz Quartet.
- Yesterdays Irish Pub and Restaurant, located at 29 Main St., with music provided by Paul Binotto and Pat Corcoran.
- Warwick Wine Garden and Piano Bar, located at 22 McEwen St., with music provided by Michael Purcell and Friends.
- Village Billiards, located at 17 Main St., with music provided by Jeremy Langdale and Friends, Gayle Donnelly, Pattie Gordon and Twenty/20 and The Petty Young Dylan Band Mardi Gras Jam.
- Blarney Station, located at 10 Railroad Ave., with music provided by Hidden Rivers – Christy and Michael Hickey.
- Caffe a la Mode, located at 1 Oakland Ave., will offer an open mic, hosted by Jim Elwell and Gene Focarelli. Sign up will starts at 5:30 p.m.