Miami carnival has come and gone, and people are feverishly looking for the next carnival in the United States. Officially, Atlanta and Atlanta Dekalb carnival is our next stop, May 28, 2022. If you are wondering what’s up with two carnivals in Atlanta, click here.
If you have never been to Atlanta-Dekalb carnival, you may be confused about how to get registered for a carnival costume (package).
Why do I say costume package? Because you are not getting just a costume, but an entire experience. I will be discussing this in a later blog.
Below is a list of carnival bands offering carnival costumes. For more information about Atlanta-Dekalb Carnival, be sure to check out the bandleader’s association here.
Atlanta-Dekalb Carnival Bands
This information comes directly from the Atlanta Carnival Bandleader’s Council (ACBC).
The bands are listed in order of launch date. Please be advised some bands have not announced their launch dates. Some hyperlinks are broken as the bands are still constructing their websites.
- December 12, 2021- We Kinda Ting Mas
- January 7, 2022- Savage Mas
- January 8, 2022- Sokah Fetters
- January 9, 2022 – Poison Mas
- January 15, 2022 – Feter’s Army
- January 16, 2022- Inferno
- January 19, 2022 – Mas Vibez
- January 22, 2022 – Reggaematic
- January 29, 2022 – Sesamame
- January 5, 2022 – T&T Garage Boys
- February 12, 2022 – Entice Mas
- February 19, 2022 – Madd Colors
- February 20, 2022 – We Live
- February 26, 2022 – Paradise Carnival Troupe
- February 27, 2022 – Madd Flava
- March 5, 2022 – Vibez and Vision
- March 12, 2022 – Unity Mas Band
- March 19, 2022 – Panyarders Mas
I started playing mas in Altanta!
For that reason, Atlanta-Dekalb carnival holds a very special place in my heart. I have been playing mas since 2015 and make it a point to go back to where it all started for me.
Information about J’ouvert and other events have not been listed yet, but I will post once information has been received. So stay tuned!
See you on the road,