New Orleans Saints 2016 Schedule

Thu, Aug. 11 at Patriots 6:30 pm *FOX
Sat, Aug. 20 at Texans 7 pm *FOX
Fri, Aug. 26 vs Steelers 7 pm *FOX
Thu, Sept. 1 vs Ravens 7 pm *FOX
Sun, Sept. 11 vs Raiders Noon FOX
Sun, Sept. 18 at Giants Noon FOX
Mon, Sept. 26 vs Falcons
7:30 pm CT
Sun, Oct. 2 at Chargers 3:25 pm CT FOX
Sun, Oct. 16 vs Panthers Noon FOX
Sun, Oct. 23 at Chiefs Noon FOX
Sun, Oct. 30 vs Seahawks
Noon FOX
Sun, Nov. 6 at 49ers 3:05 pm FOX
Sun, Nov. 13 vs Broncos
Noon CBS
Thu, Nov. 17 at Panthers 7:25 pm NBC/NFN
Sun, Nov. 27 vs Rams Noon FOX
Sun, Dec. 4 vs Lions
Noon FOX
Sun, Dec. 11 at Buccaneers Noon FOX
Sun, Dec. 18 at Cardinals 3:05 pm FOX
Sat, Dec. 24 vs Buccaneers Noon FOX
Sun, Jan. 1 at Falcons Noon FOX


Second-Line 2014-15 Schedule

New Orleans Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs
2014-2015 Second Line Schedule


*NOTE* The dates, locations, times of the second line parades are subject to change.

· Aug. 31 Valley of Silent Men (UPTOWN)

· Sept. 7 No 2nd line
· Sept. 14 YMO (MINI – 2 HOURS) (UPTOWN)
· Sept. 21 Good Fellas (UPTOWN)
· Sept. 28 YMO (4 HOURS) (UPTOWN)

· Oct. 5 Family Ties (DOWNTOWN)
· Oct. 12 Prince of Wales (UPTOWN)
· Oct. 18 (SATURDAY second line) Black Men of Labor (DOWNTOWN)
· Oct. 19 Men of Class (UPTOWN)
· Oct. 26 Original 4 (UPTOWN)

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French Quarter Festival 2014

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I had a great time at the French Quarter Festival this year. Every year the crowds are getting bigger.  Surely all attendance records were broken this year with all of the great weather we had.  If the crowds continue to grow, it may require that they stop all vehicle traffic in the French Quarter for this festival. The organization will have to revisit the parking situation in the French Quarter and surrounding area to handle the massive crowds.

French Quarter Festival is a free, annual music festival located in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 1983 with the first festival held in 1984, French Quarter Festival features 1,400 musicians across 21 stages in the French Quarter. The impressive array of music showcases a variety of popular New Orleans’ genres including traditional and contemporary jazz, Cajun-Zydeco, world, brass band, blues, rock, and pop from some of New Orleans’ most well-known musicians. French Quarter Festival offers cuisine from more than 65 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants at the ‘World’s Largest Jazz Brunch’. With an annual attendance of over 560,000,[1] the festival bills itself as “The Largest Free Festival In the South.”[2] The next French Quarter Festival will take place April 10-13, 2014.

French Quarter Festival is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the nonprofit organization, which also produces Satchmo SummerFest in August and Christmas New Orleans Style in December. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. promotes the Vieux Carré and the City of New Orleans through high quality special events and activities that showcase the culture and heritage of this unique city, contribute to the economic well being of the community, and instill increased pride in the people of New Orleans.

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Festivals In New Orleans

The word “FUN” is nearly synonymous with the term Festivals in New Orleans. New Orleans is known to be a fun town, full of festivities, parades, music, food, art, and the Mississippi River.

Mardi Gras is just one of the many New Orleans festivals that this city can boast, and it is a very big one, indeed. From January until its huge parade on Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras is the big draw to the Big Easy. But there are other New Orleans festivals going on all year round in this town that never seems to sleep.

The French Quarter Festival runs during four days in mid-April where non-stop 275 hours of musical entertainment can be enjoyed on twenty stages. The festival attracts more than 500,000 participants for this New Orleans music fest. Begun in 1984, the French Quarter Festival is the largest free music festival in the South. A multitude of musical genres such as traditional and contemporary jazz, R & B, New Orleans funk, brass bands, folk, gospel, classical, opera, Zydeco, Latin World, International, and children’s music are represented. Food and drink is available in beautiful Jackson Square and a free shuttle service will take you from stage to stage.

The Satchmo Summerfest is an event that music lovers everywhere should not miss. This New Orleans jazz fest is dedicated to the life and music of New Orleans born Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. It is a free music festival enhanced with speakers, seminars and food and drink.

There is no Christmas like Christmas New Orleans Style, a festival held during the month of December. Food, romance, art, architecture and music, this festival has it all. Enjoy the gospel choirs in the St. Louis Cathedral. Feel like a little child again as you stroll or ride along the oak trees all lit up in City Park. See the homes gaily decorated in the Garden District. Every nook and cranny of New Orleans is ready for the holidays during the entire month of the season.

Don’t miss the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April and May. The music tents are set up in Heritage Square and Louisiana Marketplace along with a showcase of original handcrafted clothing, gorgeous leather goods and crafted musical instruments, along with a colorful array of paintings, photographs, sculptures and one-of-a-kind jewelry items. You will find delectable food items in Congo Square, Heritage Square and the other food areas selling such wares as Po-Boys, Cajun Jambalaya, Alligator Pies, Beignets, Crawfish Bisque, Pralines, and fresh pies to name a few items. It is food and music galore. On the crafty and cultural end, there are “villages” set up to represent the various heritages such as Louisiana Folklife Village where Cajun musicians handcraft accordions, boat builders ply their craft, and you will learn the traditions of Mardi Gras Indians and Marching Clubs. The Native American Village will introduce you to a real pow-wow with traditional dances, drumming and singing.


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