Parades

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

New Orleans' National Underwear Day parade is August 5

Posted By on Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 4:06 PM

Burlesque dancer Trixie Minx is queen of New Orleans' National Underwear Day Parade.
  • Burlesque dancer Trixie Minx is queen of New Orleans' National Underwear Day Parade.

In the new New Orleans, it seems people can't get enough parades or burlesque, and the two public displays are merging in a National Underwear Day parade, announced by organizers Ryan Ballard of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus and Xena Zeit-Geist, founder of the Society of Sin burlesque troupe. 

The parade is Friday, Aug. 5. There's a pre-party and gathering in Washington Square in Marigny at 6 p.m. The procession departs at 7 p.m. and travels to Castillo Blanco, the Chewbacchus den, where the group will hold its "Free Ball." Organizers have named royalty for the day. Chris Leonard, Executive Director of New Orleans Pride, is the King. Burlesque performer Trixie Minx is Queen. Admission to both events is free.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Second line Sunday: Uptown Swingers

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 4:52 PM

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**FINAL SECOND LINE OF THE SEASON!!!**

UPTOWN SWINGERS PARADE

3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. SUNDAY, JUNE 26


Theme: You Can't Brag on Nothing You Don't Make

(route details after the jump)

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Y@ Speak: New Orleans Pride

Posted By on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM

While Congress is busy putting its thoughts and prayers to work, New Orleans celebrates Pride. Also: the short-term rental debate: Chapter 8,000, and the state Legislature melts into a terrible candle.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Second line Sunday: Perfect Gentlemen Father's Day parade

Posted By on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 3:25 PM


Perfect Gentlemen SAPC

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PERFECT GENTLEMEN S&P CLUB
WITH
DEVASTATION S&P CLUB
AND
DIGNIFIED ACHIEVABLE MEN S&P CLUB

2 P.M.-6 P.M. SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
"Old School Style and New School Touch"
featuring Da Truth Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band and TBC Brass Band

(route details below the jump!)

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Second line Sunday: Bayou Steppers Parade for Peace

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Bayou Steppers 2011 parade
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  • Bayou Steppers 2011 parade

Bayou Steppers Parade for Peace

Sunday, May 29, 2016 4-6pm

(Parade route details below)

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Second line Sunday: Money Wasters parade

Posted By on Fri, May 20, 2016 at 11:10 AM

The Money Wasters

Money Wasters Second Line Parade

1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 22

(Route info below the jump!)

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Second line Sunday: Divine Ladies and Zulu 107th Anniversary parades

Posted By on Fri, May 13, 2016 at 1:14 PM

Divine Ladies 2015 parade
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  • Divine Ladies 2015 parade

Divine Ladies S&P Club Parade

Divine Day: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 15

Formation: 12:30 p.m.; Show Time: 1 p.m. SHARP!

AND

Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club

107th Nathaniel Willis Anniversary Parade

2 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 15

(Route details below the jump!)

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Friday, May 6, 2016

This weekend: Saturday AND Sunday Second Line parades

Posted By on Fri, May 6, 2016 at 9:54 PM

Tyrone Tuffy Nelson
  • Tyrone 'Tuffy' Nelson

Two second lines this weekend:
Saturday debut of Nuthin But Fun SAPC and
Sunday's Original Big Seven Mother's Day Second Line

Nuthin But Fun President Tyrone “Tuffy’ Nelson is a staple on the second line scene. Widely recognized as one of the best dancers, quick with a smile and a positive encouragement for any and everybody. This Saturday marks the debut of his own club’s first parade and it promises to live up to its name: nuthin but fun.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Tuba Fats Tuesday Festival in Treme

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 3:02 PM

Tuba Fats Tuesday Fest
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  • Tuba Fats Tuesday Fest

SEVENTH ANNUAL TUBA FATS TUESDAY FESTIVAL
5 p.m. MAY 3, 2016
Tuba Fats square c/o St. Philip and Robertson

(more info below)

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday: Second Line for Prince RIP

Posted By on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 10:52 AM

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Prince "Purple Rain" Second Line & celebration of the Purple One's life

The passing of one of the greatest musicians in U.S. history, Prince Rogers Nelson, has rocked music lovers worldwide. Cities across the country are lighting up their iconic buildings and bridges in the color purple to honor his royal badness with his favorite color, the color most often associated with royalty and nobility. Prince, as he was aptly named, was the closest thing our country has ever had to royalty. And in keeping with our city’s beloved tradition, we will honor his Purple Majesty with a second line parade today/Monday at 6 p.m.

And be forewarned: if Michael Jackson’s second line in 2009, which saw several thousand revelers, is any indication of size and energy, this parade will no doubt be one of the largest this city has ever hosted. Over 1,500 people have already RSVP’d ‘Yes’ to the FB invite posted by MusicSynergy504 which is organizing the parade.

(parade info below)

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