Second Lines & Brass Bands

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Will Smith second line postponed to Friday, April 15

Posted By on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Will Smith in 2012. - JEFFREY BEAL
  • JEFFREY BEAL
  • Will Smith in 2012.
Heavy rains postponed a second line led by James Andrews to honor former New Orleans Saint Will Smith, who was killed late Saturday. The second line — originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 — is rescheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, April 15.

Andrews tells Gambit the second line is not only a memorial to Smith but a message of nonviolence. Andrews says performers include his Crescent City All Stars and many musical members of the Andrews family.

The 2.7-mile route begins outside the Half Moon (1125 St. Mary St.) and continues north on Camp Street, left on Canal Street, and right on Basin Street to Orleans Avenue. It ends at the Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar at 1931 Orleans Ave. Andrews also will perform at the bar.

Organizers encourage people to bring anti-violence signs and "pictures to commemorate all lost to violence in New Orleans."

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Saints announce official visitation for Will Smith

Posted By on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 3:20 PM

Will Smith of the New Orleans Saints, in 2012. - JEFFREY BEALL
  • JEFFREY BEALL
  • Will Smith of the New Orleans Saints, in 2012.
The New Orleans Saints organization will hold a visitation Friday for fans wanting to pay respects to the late Will Smith. The visitation will be held at the team's practice facility in Metairie.

Smith, who played for the team from 2006 to 2012, was shot Saturday night in the Lower Garden District in an altercation following a fender bender. 

There also will be a memorial second line Wednesday night in the Lower Garden District near the scene of the shooting. It begins at 6 p.m. Update: Due to weather, the second line is postponed to Friday, April 15. Full route information here.

Information on the visitation is under the cut.

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Second line planned for Will Smith

Posted By on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 12:05 PM

Will Smith. - MICHAEL C. HEBERT
  • Michael C. Hebert
  • Will Smith.
Update: Due to weather, the second line is postponed to Friday, April 15. Full route information here.

James Andrews and other New Orleans musicians plan to lead a second line memorial for former New Orleans Saint Will Smith, who was killed late Saturday night. The second line meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 outside the Half Moon Bar (1125 St Mary St.) and parades up the block to the intersection of Sophie B. Wright Place and Felicity Street, where mourners and fans have built a memorial for Smith.

An event description on Facebook calls on "all NOLA musicians and Saints fans" to participate: "We are mouring not only the loss of retired Saints player Will Smith but the loss of RESPECT FOR LIFE. STOP THE KILLING!!!"

Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and others to "bring your dancing shoes."

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Second line Sunday: Single Ladies parade

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 4:22 PM

Single Ladies SAPC
  • Deb Cotton
  • Single Ladies SAPC
SINGLE LADIES SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE CLUB ANNUAL PARADE

1 pm.-5 p.m. SUNDAY, APRIL 10

Special Guests - Classy Ladies and CL-3 Social & Pleasure Clubs

featuring the Hot 8 Brass Band

(route below the jump!)

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Second line Sunday: Indian Super Sunday Downtown and The Revolution

Posted By on Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 4:36 PM

Revolution Social Aid and Pleasure Club
  • Julie Demansky
  • Revolution Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Super Sunday on the Bayou

Circle of Chiefs 5th Annual Indian Cha Wa (Downtown Super Sunday)

1 p.m. Sunday, April 3

AND

The Revolution Social Aid and Pleasure Club

With the Chosen Few Social Aid and Pleasure Club

1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 3

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mother's Day second line shooters sentenced to life in prison

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 2:55 PM

An image from a surveillance camera, provided by the New Orleans Police Department, captures the moment at the 2013 Mother's Day second line when Travis and Akein Scott fired into the crowd. Twenty people were injured.
  • An image from a surveillance camera, provided by the New Orleans Police Department, captures the moment at the 2013 Mother's Day second line when Travis and Akein Scott fired into the crowd. Twenty people were injured.
Travis and Akein Scott, who previously pleaded guilty to charges related to racketeering, narcotics and crimes of violence, were sentenced today to life in prison for their role in the Mother's Day shootings on May 12, 2013, in which the Scott brothers fired into a crowd at a second line. Nineteen people were hit with gunfire and another was injured in the melee. Among those injured was Gambit second line correspondent Deborah Cotton.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, left, and Dr. Norman McSwain, who attended many of the second line attendees who were shot at the 2013 Mother's Day second line, addressed the media outside LSU-University Medical Center that evening.
  • Mayor Mitch Landrieu, left, and Dr. Norman McSwain, who attended many of the second line attendees who were shot at the 2013 Mother's Day second line, addressed the media outside LSU-University Medical Center that evening.
The Scotts were members of the Frenchmen/Derbigny street gang, which sold narcotics and controlled turf in the Seventh Ward. U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle also sentenced two other Scott brothers, Shawn and Stanley Scott, to 40 years in prison for their roles in the racketeering enterprise.

The full statement from U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's office is below the jump.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

*UPDATE* Second line Sunday: Pigeontown Steppers parade

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 1:58 PM

Rolling Joe, Pigeontown Steppers parade. - CONRAD SAM WYRE
  • CONRAD SAM WYRE
  • Rolling Joe, Pigeontown Steppers parade.

THE ORIGINAL PIGEONTOWN STEPPERS &
THE ORIGINAL LADIES PIGEONTOWN STEPPERS
ANNUAL EASTER SECOND LINE 
*DUE TO RAIN PARADE WILL BEGIN ONE HOUR LATER AT 2 P.M.*
2 p.m.-6 p.m. SUNDAY, MARCH 27 
Theme: "Sittin' On Top of the World" 
Music by Stooges Brass Band and Da Truth Brass Band

(route details below)

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

St. Josephs' Night, Super Sunday and Single Men Second Line

Posted By on Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 8:13 AM

Street Culture Extravaganza Saturday and Sunday

St. Josephs' Night

Super Sunday

Single Men's Annual Second Line


Saturday and Sunday, day and night - something for everyone!!!

Details for all three events below...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

City announces street closures for The Passion

Posted By on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 4:29 PM

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That live musical on the streets of downtown New Orleans this weekend — please say you've heard about Tyler Perry's multimedia extravaganza The Passion — will result in some rolling street closures from the Superdome to Woldenburg Park on Sunday night.

In addition, there will be closures on downtown streets during live rehearsals, which are to be held Friday night and Sunday afternoon. 

Along with that, there will be closures for the Downtown Irish Parade (Thursday night), the St. Joseph's Day parade Saturday night, Super Sunday on Sunday afternoon — we'd better put it all below the cut for you.

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Second line Sunday: Keep-N-It Real parade

Posted By on Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 4:06 PM

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  • Edf Casey

Keep-N-It Real Second Line Parade

Sunday, March 13, 2016 12:00 - 4:00pm

Theme: KEEP-N-IT REAL SAY KEEP IT 100!!


(route details below)

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