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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.

2016 Downtown Irish Parade

On Thursday, March 17, 2016, starting at 6 p.m., the 2016 Downtown Irish Parade begins on Burgundy Street at Piety Street, proceeding on Piety Street to Royal Street. Turning right onto Royal Street and proceeding to Frenchmen Street, the parade will turn left onto Frenchmen Street proceeding toward the River and turning right onto Decatur Street/ N. Peters Street proceeding Uptown-bound. The parade will turn right from Decatur Street onto Canal Street and proceed to Bourbon Street where it will turn right onto Bourbon Street until it reaches Orleans Street where it will disband.

2016 St. Joseph’s Day Parade

On Saturday, March 19, 2016 starting at 6 p.m., the St. Joseph’s Day Parade will begin at Canal and Chartres Streets. Proceeding down Chartres, the parade will turn left onto St. Peter Street, left onto Royal Street, right onto Bienville Street, then right onto Bourbon Street. The parade marchers will stop at St. Louis Street for a toast and will watch while the floats pass in review. The floats will turn right onto Toulouse Street, turn right onto Decatur Street, turn left onto Canal Street, turn right onto Convention Center Boulevard and left onto Poydras Street. The floats will continue on Poydras Street toward the Mississippi River where the float portion will end. The marchers will follow the floats on Toulouse Street to Royal Street and turn right. The marchers will continue on Royal Street to Canal Street where the marchers will disperse.

2016 Gospel Extravaganza & Indian Super Sunday

A.L. Davis Park will host the Gospel Extravaganza on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and the Indian Super Sunday on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. There are no street closures for this event. Traffic will be regulated by detailed officers around the venue.

The Passion

On Sunday, March 20, 2016, FOX television network will broadcast a live musical production titled "The Passion." The broadcast will begin with a procession through Downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter from 7:20 p.m. until 8:40 p.m. and end with a live stage show at Woldenberg Park.

In addition to the live broadcast of the procession on Sunday, there will be two rehearsals on Friday, March 18 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 20 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The procession will begin on Perdido Street at Duncan Plaza, continue toward Loyola Avenue turning left, continue on Elk Place, turn right on Canal Street, turn left on Burgundy Street, turn right on Conti Street, turn left on Royal Street, turn right on St. Ann Street, turn right on Chartres Street, turn left on St. Peter Street, turn right on Decatur Street, continue on N. Peters Street, turn left on Bienville Street and continue toward Woldenberg Park where the procession will end.

Click here for more information about the live broadcast of The Passion.

Law enforcement officers will be on site along the procession’s route to ensure public safety and provide traffic control.

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