Just realized that today is Mardi Gras and looking for something authentic to do? Found this on the U of I's new Center for World Music website (which you should most definitely check out):

BIG GROVE ZYDECO

Event Date:
Tue, 02/16/2010 - 8:00pm
Venue:
The Iron Post
Address:
120 S. Race, Urbana, Il.
Phone:
217-337-POST

Description:
Celebrate Fat Tuesday with Big Grove Zydeco, the latest incarnation of Tom Turino's cajun dream. In his academic--yet street-smart way--he has brought together a fine bunch of enthusiastic musicians that push the band to new heights with each show.

The musicanship of the band and frienship that is shared amongst the band members is always evident in performances. Rare forces have brought together a powerful zydeco-infused dance band for anyone and everyone that likes to dance!!!

J.B. Faires - Bass, Ben Hay - Guitar, Gordon Kay - Drums, Ben Smith - Fiddle, Matt Turino - Fiddle, Scrub-board, Tom Turino - Accordians, Vocals, Fiddle, Guitar