This year's Family Gras will dig deep in the '80s oldies, with Cyndi Lauper, John Oates and Michael McDonald headlining the 11th annual family-friendly Gras in Metairie.
David Batiste and The Gladiators, Deacon John and the Ivories, Imagination Movers and Remedy are among the other artists on the two-day bill, which was condensed from three days this year due to the Super Bowl. Family Gras will take place Fri. Feb. 2 and Sat. Feb. 3 on Veterans Memorial Boulevard across from Lakeside Shopping Center.
Lauper is on tour with Rod Stewart this year, but the tour isn't coming here, so if you (or your mom, or both) want to see her within walking distance of the New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co., this is your chance.
(No one tell the Family Gras organizers what "She Bop" is all about, please.)