by Red Cotton
(video courtesy of SneakinSal)
Just as Rex and Zulu meet on Lundi Gras, the Mardi Gras Indians and the Single Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club meet this Sunday as both parades roll through Central City.
(routes and details for both parades after the jump!)
Music and Activities begin at 11:30am at A.L. Davis Park. The Parade leaves the park at 1pm.
Parade Start: A.L. Davis Park, Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street. It heads down LaSalle to Simon Bolivar. Left on Martin Luther King Boulevard to S. Claiborne Avenue. Left on Claiborne Avenue to Washington Avenue. Left on Washington Avenue. End: A.L. Davis Park
Bands & Clubs: Hot 8 Brass Band and the Soul Rebels. Lady Buckjumpers and the Young Men Olympian Benevolent Association. There will be music and other activities at A.L. Davis Park throughout the day. Artists include BRW, Jo "Cool" Davis, DJ Captain Charles and DJ Jubilee and more.
Single Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club Annual Second Line Parade Sunday March 18th 12pm-4pm
Motto: "Building Something New on an Old Foundation"
Start: Gladstone Lounge, 3435 Dryades St - Home of the Single Men. Out Dryades to Seventh Street.
Stop: Joe's House of Blues. Continue out Dryades to Washington Ave. Left on Washington to S. Saratoga St.
Stop: Divine Ladies SA&PC. Continue out Washington to LaSalle St. Right on LaSalle to Second Street.
Stop: Single Ladies SA&PC. Continue out LaSalle to Jackson Ave. Right on Jackson to Danneel St.
Stop: Sportsman Annex Ladies SC. Continue out Jackson to Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Left on OCH to Thalia St. Left on Thalia to S. Saratoga St.
Stop: Al's Bar. Continue out Thalia to Simon Bolivar. Left on Simon Bolivar to Martin Luther King. Right on MLK to S. Galvez St.
Stop: Nine Times SA&PC. Continue out MLK to S. Dorgenois St. Left on Dorgenois to Washington Ave. Left on Washington to S. Rocheblave. St.
Disband: Foxx II Lounge
2011-2012 Queen: Mrs. Antoinette Watkins-Devezin
2012 Grand Marshal: Big Roe
Stooges Brass Band