Cyndi Lauper (pictured), Michael McDonald and John Oates headline Family Gras Feb. 2-3. The free festival on Veterans Memorial Boulevard at Lakewood Shopping Center in Metairie features live music, parade-watching, a kids' area and food and craft vendors.
On Friday, David Batiste and the Gladiators perform at 5:30 p.m. and Deacon John & the Ivories follow at 7:15 p.m. Saturday's lineup includes Imagination Movers at noon, Remedy at 1 p.m., Oates (of Hall & Oates) at 2:30 p.m., McDonald at 4:15 p.m. and Lauper at 6 p.m. Metairie parades are expected to pass the festival after the concerts conclude.
Attendees are not allowed to bring outside food or drink, pets, tents, skateboards and some other items inside the festival grounds. Visit www.visitjeffersonparish.com for information. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. 3300 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 731-7083.
Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Friday, Feb. 2
Oshun, Cleopatra and Excalibur
Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Saturday, Feb. 3
Adonis, Pontchartrain, Choctaw, Freret, Sparta, Caesar and Pygmalion
Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Sunday, Feb. 4
Femme Fatale, Carrollton, King Arthur and Alla
Mardi Gras 2018: walking parades Feb. 2-4
Rolling with the Krewe of Cork, 'tit Rex, Chewbacchus and Barkus
Cyndi Lauper headlines Family Gras 2018
The festival returns to Metairie Feb. 2-3