This event is sponsored by the Abita Springs Friends of the Park. They have done some wonderful work in getting our great playground built, and this year they will cut the ribbon for the new trail that winds through the park and connects to the Tammany Trace. This is a wonderful addition to our park and the trace as is our trail head. The event features things in keeping with the name of the festival. This year's theme is, "Going Green on St.Patrick's Day." It will feature a lot of Earth conscious things like plants, naturally made product displays, demonstrations and sales. There will be some kid's activities and plant give aways. Admission is free, and, of course, there will be the usual good food and great music. Check the town web site at townofabitasprings.com for any other additional information.
The musical lineup is:
The Drunken Catfish Band: Great jug Band sound from New Orleans.
Covington High Jazz Band: A regular at the Earth Day Festival and these youngsters will surprise you with the level of musicianship they deliver.
Linnzi Zaorski and her Traditional New Orleans Jazz Band: The same group that will perform at the Opry the night before this festival.
Fontainebleau High School Jazz Band: You will not want too miss the performance of this award winning group.
The high school jazz bands directed by Neal Naquin and Lee Hicks respectively offer up some great big band jazz and are a pure pleasure to listen to.
Super Sunday 2013
New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council
FEATURING: New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Tribes
- Along with special guests -
Hot 8 Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Stooges Brass Band, To Be Continued Brass Band, B.R.W. Singing Group, D.J. Captain Charles, Joe Cool Davis, D.J. Jubilee, Young Men Olympians, Lady Buckjumpers, Lady Divas and MORE!!!
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. - Festival begins at A.L. Davis Park located at Washington Ave. and LaSalle St.
1:00 p.m. - Parade begins at Washington Ave. and LaSalle St.
WHERE: Council Chief Howard Miller announces the Super Sunday 2013 Trail/Parade Route as follows:
The procession will begin at Washington Ave. and LaSalle St.; moving onto Simon Bolivar Ave.; turning left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; turning left onto Claiborne Ave.; turning left onto Washington Ave.; culminating at Washington Ave. and LaSalle St. at A.L. Davis Park with cultural activities and live musical performances.