Second Lines & Brass Bands

Friday, June 24, 2016

Second line Sunday: Uptown Swingers

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




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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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Satchmo SummerFest moves to Jackson Square for 16th annual fest in August

Posted By on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Big Sam's Funky Nation. - ADAM MCCULLOUGH
  • Adam McCullough
  • Big Sam's Funky Nation.

For its 16th annual event, Satchmo SummerFest — held in August to celebrate its namesake's birthday with jazz, brass and funk bands — will move to Jackson Square from its previous home at the Old U.S. Mint.

The lineup for the Aug. 5-7 festival includes the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Bill Summers & Jazalsa, Kermit Ruffins, Brass-A-Holics, Catherine Russell, Yoshio Toyama & the Dixie Saints, Jeremy Davenport and a tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring James Andrews, among others. The full lineup is here.

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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

  • Perfect Gentlemen SAPC


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!


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
  • Deb (Big Red) Cotton
  • Tuba Fats Tuesday Fest

5 p.m. MAY 3, 2016
Tuba Fats square c/o St. Philip and Robertson

(more info below)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Purple reign: a purple Prince second line and celebration in New Orleans

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 2:00 AM

The Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar in Treme spilled out with Prince fans and balloons before a second line and block party April 25.
  • The Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar in Treme spilled out with Prince fans and balloons before a second line and block party April 25.
One by one, purple balloons emerged from the Ooh Poo Pah Doo's front door. Hands found the balloons' strings and sent them into the crowd, where fans mourned and celebrated the life of Prince, who died Thursday, April 21 at his Paisley Park estate in Minneapolis.

Fans brought framed photographs and album covers and unframed sleeves, or plastic guitars shaped like his signature symbol, their faces flecked with glitter, eyeliner and pencil mustaches. A second line parade honoring the late performer, set for April 25, attracted fans far and wide, young and old to the bar on Orleans Avenue, dotted with rolling bar carts with Cognac and coolers with bottled water and Bud Light.

Two white horses pulled a Charbonnet Funeral Home carriage escort for a purple-draped casket, ceremoniously paraded and returned to the bar at sunset, where an enormous block party filled the streets, There, the crowd roared through the chorus of "Purple Rain," the memorial's finale, while holding up cellphone lights and peace signs.

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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

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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