by Red Cotton
This Sunday is the second of five annual events featuring Mardi Gras Indians that happen each year in New Orleans: Mardi Gras Day, Super Sunday Uptown, St. Joseph’s Night, Super Sunday Downtown and Super Sunday Westbank. On Sunday, March 19, Black Mardi Gras Indians from all parts of New Orleans will come together along with the city’s top brass bands and several social aid and pleasure clubs in an incredible show of unity and artistry to be followed by a festival full of live music, food, children's activities, and more.
Coincidentally, Uptown Super Sunday falls on St. Joseph’s Day this year. Sunday night around sunset, Indians from both Uptown and Downtown tribes will return to the streets dressed in their finery to roam their neighborhood followed by admiring fans and followers. They can usually be spotted at Second and Dryades streets uptown and around St. Bernard Ave. and N. Claiborne Ave. downtown. Westbank Super Sunday and Downtown Super Sunday will follow in the coming months this Spring, dates to be announced as they are made available.
And finally, the Single Men’s Social Aid and Pleasure Club are having their annual parade Uptown Sunday as well, rolling in the general vicinity as the Indians around Central City. The Stooges Brass Band will be providing music for this four hour second line happening 2p.m.-6 p.m.
Routes and other details for Super Sunday and the Single Men’s second line listed below:
START A.L. Davis Park at the corner of Washington & LaSalle
CONTINUE to Simon Bolivar Ave.
LEFT on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
LEFT onto Claiborne Ave.
LEFT onto Washington Ave.
END A.L. Davis Park for festivities with the Hot 8 Brass Band, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, D.J. Jubilee, Big Al Carson, TBC Brass Band, DJ Captain Charles, Dave Lemon, Young Men Olympians, Lady Buckjumpers, and more.
Start: Daiquiri Lounge, 4201 Washington Ave. Out Washington Ave. to S. Broad St. Left on S. Broad to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Right on MLK to S. Galvez St.
Stop: VIP Ladies & Kids S&P Club. Tribute to the late Debbie Weary and Roosevelt Frith (15 minutes). Left on S. Galvez to Earhart Blvd. Right on Earhart to Magnolia St.
Stop: Compassionate Ladies Social Club. Right on Magnolia to MLK. Left on MLK to S. Liberty St. Right on S. Liberty.
Stop: Single Ladies SA&P Club,1614 S. Liberty St. Continue out S. Liberty to Felicity St. Left on Felicity to Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Right on O.C. Haley to Jackson Ave.
Stop: Dumaine Street Gang S&P Club. Continue out O.C. Haley to Phillip St. Right on Phillip and then left on Danneel St. to Third St.
Stop: Green Zebra Bar (formerly Bean Brothers) and Ladies of Unity SA&P Club. Continue out Danneel to Washington Ave. Left on Washington to Baronne St.
Stop: Verret's Bar and Sister of Change SA&P Club. Continue out Washington to St. Charles Ave. Right on St. Charles to Delachaise St. Right on Delachaise to S. Saratoga St. Left on Saratoga to Foucher St.
Disband: The Other Place Lounge, Saratoga and Foucher
2017 Grand Marshal: Single Men Members