SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — Sherman celebrated Mardi Gras on Saturday.

The Old Iron Post was decorated with colorful beads and masks for anyone to wear. They set up a festive musical day with a dedicated menu as well for the occasion.

"All day today we have Dixieland jazz music starting here in just a little bit," said general manager Nick Marsico. "And actually, through Fat Tuesday, we're serving chicken and sausage gumbo, crawfish etouffee, red beans and rice, and for drinks we have hurricanes and a bead of Mardi Gras on draft."

They say they've always seen a great crowd and didn't expect this year to be any different.

"I'm really hoping people make it back this year," Marisco said. "I know there's a lot of construction going on around the area, so I hope that people can find their little rabbit trail and get to us, but yeah I'm hoping for a good turnout."

The Sherman Jazz Museum is also taking part in the Mardi Gras celebration with special guests from Dallas on Saturday.

"We had a live band playing from 2 to 4," said Bill Collins. "Some of the best musicians from the Dallas area are coming up; it's one of the best things we do every year, for some reason. People want to come out and hear a live band."

These guests are some of the most renowned jazz players, and the museum was excited to give them a stage in the building for people to enjoy for free.

"The leader, his name is Randy Lee, he's played in backup bands for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, people like that," Collins said. "There's really going to be some good musicians."

The next event for the museum will be in April called the Jazz Classic for another day of music.