Takin' It to the Streets


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"Takin' It to the Streets" is WWOZ's coverage of second line and Mardi Gras Indian events.


This week's event: Ladies & Men of Unity Second Line Parade Second Line Parade
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at noon.


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Happening This Week

Ladies of Unity Second Line Parade

906x680 Ladies of Unity at Jazz Fest 2016 [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]

Ladies of Unity at Jazz Fest 2016 [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]
Ladies of Unity at Jazz Fest 2016 [Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee]
Sunday, January 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Ladies of Unity

Guest: Sophisticated Ladies with Class

6th Annual Parade

January 22, 2017 Formation @ 11:45am

Parade @ 12:00pm Sharp

2017 King of Queens: Dr. Love
Mr. Sophisticated: Jwan Boudreaux
Mrs. Sophisticated: Sweet Feet Gauthier
Parade Chair Person: Jamal Caldwell

START at Second St. @ Dryades (Sportsman's Corner). Proceed down Second St, make a left on Danneel St. to Washington Ave. Make a right onto Washington Ave. Continue down Washington Ave. Make a left on S. Claiborne Ave. to Toledano St. Make right down Toledano St.

1st STOP 3121 Toledano St. (Ice Divas). Proceed down Toledano St. Make a right onto S. Rocheblave St.

2nd STOP: Tapp's Lounge (Ole & Nu Style Fellas). Proceed down Washington Ave onto S. Dorgenois St. Make a right onto S. Dorgenois St. to MLK St. Make a right on MLK St. Proceed down MLK to S. Claiborne Ave.

3rd STOP: Ladies of Different Links then make a right onto S. Claiborne Ave. Proceed down S. Claiborne Ave. to Jackson Ave. Make a left to Jackson Ave. Continue down Jackson Ave. to Simon Bolivar.

4th STOP Dumaine Street Gang. At Simon Bolivar continue to Jackson Ave to Brainard St to Phillip St to Baronne St to Second St.

DISBAND at Second St. & Dryades St.

Special thanks to Wynoka Boudeaux CEO and Founder of The Original Ladies of Unity, Dr. Love, Ladies of Different Links, Dumaine Street Gang Bang Bang, Sportsman's Corner, and The Stooges Brass Band, Sparkles by Diva, and Sophisticated Ladies with Class Booster member Velisha Magee. Rope is dedicated to Quincy Butler (nephew). Thanks to all supporters.

Coming Up Soon


Treme Sidewalk Steppers Second Line Parade

Sunday, February 5 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm


CTC Steppers Second Line Parade

Sunday, February 12 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm


More Takin' It to the Streets

Weekly Brass Band and Mardi Gras Indian Activities:

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

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

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

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


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