Second Lines & Brass Bands

Friday, August 5, 2016

Satchmo Summerfest Second Line

Posted By on Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 6:03 PM

Satchmo Summerfest 2011
  • Satchmo Summerfest 2011

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016 Jazz Mass 10am and Second line begins at 11:30 a.m.

(parade generally rolls for two hours)

The Jazz Mass at St. Augustine Church 1210 Governor Nicholls St. at the corner of Henriette Delille St. starts at 10 a.m. and features the Treme Brass Band. The Second Line, led by the Treme Brass Band, begins at the church following the mass, approximately 11:30 am. It ends at the Satchmo SummerFest's new site at Jackson Square.

(route below the jump!)

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alton Sterling peace vigil second line in New Orleans July 10

Posted By on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 12:27 PM

Alton Sterling
  • Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling Peace Vigil March and Second Line

Sunday, July 10, 2016 5-7pm

Today’s peace march and second line is being spearheaded by Charles ‘Action Jackson’, radio DJ for WWOZ radio and ‘second line ambassador’, to show support for the family of Alton Sterling, who was killed by Baton Rouge police officers. “I’m tired.”, says a weary sounding Jackson. “I am a young Black man, born and raised in 9th ward. Fo so much killing going on, nobody more on radio that has a voice than me. I have to use that voice to keep people calm, to work with the police.”

Jackson, who worked over 36 years in law enforcement, says he can relate to the stresses police officers are under. “They have to make split decisions.” But says the goal of today’s event is “to stop the killing, stop the violence. We come in peace. We want to help everyone stay calm.”

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Y@ Speak: "still in the hole"

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 6:20 PM

This week: Irvin Mayfield had a breakfast, Baby Cakes should win by default, and Buddy & The Brow is gearing to be  the best buddy cop flick of 1981. Also: Baton Rouge and England explode simultaneously and the heat is strong enough to bend time.

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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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