Glen David Andrews, 5th Ward Weebie, and Landry-Walker Marching Band kick off the Spring 2014 Season of Jazz in the Park
Event With Expanded Entertainment Marks Fifth Installment of Concert Series
Welcome back Glen, and welcome back Jazz in the Park family, today is the start of our 5th Season of Jazz in the Park and this season is going to be our best one yet; we've expanded our lineup, and the growing variety of artists and performers promises a little something in store for everyone. We now have two stages thanks to our sponsor, Positive Vibrations (who, by the way, is the presenting sponsor of Bayou Boogaloo), which means our guests will have the opportunity to see even more of New Orleans' best musicians, all in one place.
This year, we are incorporating another genre of music authentic to New Orleans, "Bounce." Two of New Orleans' premier bounce artists, Big Freedia and 5th Ward Weebie, will be on our main stage. In addition to highlighting bounce, we are also showcasing two of New Orleans' best marching bands, Landry Walker and the Cultural Arts Academy Band.
As usual, Jazz in the Park will feature our weekly Second Line Parade led by the Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club, and our in-house Second Line band, the One Sound Brass Band.
There is never a dull moment at Jazz in the Park; even during intermission, we will continue this year as we've done in the past to feature one of New Orleans' newest traditions, "Dance Troupes." Groups like the Organ Grinders, Disco Amigos, and the Star Steppin Cosmonaughties to name a few will entertain our guests during our intermission breaks usually between 6:15 to 6:30 each week.
So get ready and come on out today and join the rest of your Jazz in the Park family and enjoy this action packed beautiful day. Let's go New Orleans!
4:00 Second Line Parade featuring the Sudan Social Aid & Pleasure Club and the New Sound Brass Band
4:45 Landry Walker Marching Band will parade around the Park
5:00 Fifth Ward Weebie (Let me find out)
5:45 On the Congo Kids stage at Jazz in the Park Neisha Ruffins
6:00 Landry Walker Drum-Line
6:30 Glen David Andrews
8:00 Second line to our After party at the Golden Feather Restaurant (704 Rampart St)
Jazz in the Park is proud to announce our newest sponsor Pernod Ricard and we are ecstatic to serve their brands: Avion Tequila, Jameson, Malibu Rum, Seagram's Gin, Absolut Vodka and Martell. Welcome to the Jazz in the Park family. This week's cocktail of the week is an Avion Tequila Sunrise. Stop by one of our 3 premium bars and get one. Mmmmm tasty!