Takin' It to the Streets

Takin It To The Street
WWOZ celebrates the 2016 second line season! Your source for second line routes sheets, Mardi Gras Indian events, and more.

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What's Happening This Week

Nuthin But Fun Second Line Parade

Sat, May 7, 2016 2:00pm

Nuthin' But Fun

"Sweeping The Streets"

Show Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016

Show Time: 2pm

Start at Treme Duck Off (1234 N. Claiborne Ave.) Go up Claiborne to Esplanade Ave. Make a left onto Esplanade Ave. to N. Derbigny Street. Make a right turn onto N. Derbigny Street. Travel up N. Derbigny Street to Laharpe Street and make a left turn onto Laharpe.

STOP at 2436 Laharpe (Big Rob's House)

Continue up Laharpe Street to N. Broad. Make a right onto N. Broad and travel to St. Bernard Avenue and turn right. Travel up St. Bernard Ave. to N. Villere Street.

STOP at Ma'Dear's House (1643 N. Villere Street)

Continue traveling up N. Villere Street to St. Anthony Street (In Memory of Dykes). Make a right onto St. Anthony and travel up to Urquhart. Make a right on Urquhart and travel to St. Bernard Ave. Turn right onto St. Bernard Ave. and travel to N. Robertson. Make a left onto N. Robertson and Continue to Hank's Bar

STOP at Hank's Bar

Travel up N. Robertson to Basin Street and make a right onto Basin. Travel down Basin Street to Orleans Ave until you tget to N. Broad. Make a right onto N. Broad to Dumaine.

STOP at Dumaine Gang

Continue up N. Broad to Ursuline Street. Make a right onto Ursuline Street. Go down Ursuline to N. Claiborne Ave and make a left turn onto Claiborne Ave.

DISBAND at 1234 N. Claiborne

Club Members

Walter "Walt" Kimble, Wayne "Lil Wayne" Kimble, Albert "Al" Quest, Sidney "Sid" Nelson, Tanio "New Birth" Hingle, Renard "Nardy" Ferdinand, Andrew "Drew" Green, Reginald "Reg' Batiste, Robert "Boo Boo" Minor, Eric "Big Ya" White, Robert "Big Rob" Matthews. Jr. Member: Rahad Allen

Ladies of NBF

Nanette "Nettie Nelson, President, Nikki Dominick, Vice President, Coretta Batiste, Lillie Schexnayder, Lawanda Nelson, Sparkle Fisher Nelson, Stephanie "Chyna Whyte" Lewis, Shawnnell Batiste, Wanda Filmore, Donisha Hunter, Dominique Banks

King: Phillip "Rebirth" Frazier
Queen: Linda "Lady Buck Jumper" Tapp
Big Shot: Oscar "Hanks" Jackson

Special Thanks: To God who's done exceedingly above all that we could ever ask for or think of. To our Mothers of the club: Mrs. Seal (Seals' Bar) & Mrs. Jackie (Jack & George Bar) To Our Brothers & Sisters In This 2nd Line World: Sudan, Chosen Few, Big 7, Good Fellaz, Old & New Style, Sidewalk Steppers, Lady Buck Jumpers, Revolutions, DAMN, Action Jackson & the WWOZ Family, Thank you for keeping the culture alive. To Jerome "Big Duck" Smith, your wisdom has lead us to this day, Thank You! Shout out to those who provided a stop for us. To everyone who supported us up until this day, We love you! Now Please: Don't Bring No Hand Gun or No Shotgun, just peace and love for everyone... and to the band: Don't play too fast cause we don't want to run, We've come to show out and have Nuthin' But Fun!


Interview with Nettie Nelson of Nuthin' But Fun

Robert "Big Rob" Matthews and Nanette "Nettie" Nelson of Nuthin' But Fun with WWOZ's Action Jackson

Original Big 7 Second Line Parade

Sun, May 8, 2016
1:00pm - 5:00pm

20th Annual Mother's Day Parade w/the Original Big Seven Junior Steppers and Original Big Seven Snyder Steppers

"Original Big 7 is Making 20 Years Old"

Formation Time: 12 noon

Start Time: 1pm

Queen Alisha Bush & King Matt Pitt

Royal Court
Ashley Stevenson, Havion Stevenson, Arshaun Stevenson, Kendranika Hill, Maggie Russell, Nelkita Jones, Sherwill Williams, Jovan Gibson, Latrice Foley, Gwendolyn Ranker, Sedra Lyons

Big Shot Justine

START: 1825 Elysian Fields Ave home of the Original Big Seven Culture & Heritage out towards Elysian Fields Ave to St. Claude Ave. Right turn onto St. Claude Ave right onto St. Bernard Ave

STOP @ "Justine's Next Stop" "RAE Grooming barber shop" 1212 St. Bernard Ave continuing down St. Bernard Ave

STOP @ St. Bernard Ave and N. Broad St., continuing down St. Bernard Ave continuing down St. Bernard to Senate St right turn on Senate street salute Mr. Miles up Senate street to Gibson St. to right on Milton St. down Milton St. to Alfred St.

DISBAND @ New Day Fight Back Center

Special Thanks To: Norman Dixon Foundation, New Orleans Musicians Clinic, Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Undefeated Divas S&P, Justine's Next Stop, Sweet Home N.O., New Day Fight Back Center, RAE Grooming barber shop, Hard Head Riders, and Confederate of Cruisers.


Interview with Ed Buckner of Original Big 7

Route Sheet
Original Big 7 in 2014
Original Big 7 in 2014 [Photo by Christy Grimes]


Community Events & Announcements

Do you have an event you would like to see featured here on In The Streets? We'd love to share it with the community! Please email us the details at feedback@wwoz.org

Weekly Brass Band and Mardi Gras Indian Activities:

Tuesdays - Rebirth Brass Band at the Maple Leaf (8316 Oak St) - 10pm

Wednesdays - TBC Brass Band with DJ Action Jackson at Celebrations Hall (1701 St. Bernard Ave) - 10pm

Wednesdays - Treme Brass Band at the Candlelight Lounge (925 N. Robertson St) - 9pm

Sundays - Hot 8 Brass Band at the Howlin' Wolf - "The Den" (907 S. Peters St) - 10pm