Mardi Gras

Video: Twelfth Night 2020

Wed, 01/08/20
WWOZ video was in the streets for Twelfth Night, the official start of the 2020 Carnival season, on Monday, January 6! Check out this video featuring festivities at the Bywater Bakery's king cake kickoff, the Big Chief Tootie Montana celebration at Congo Square, Joan of Arc... Read more

Video: honoring Big Chief Tootie Montana

Mon, 01/06/20
Earlier today, Black Masking Indians chanted in honor of Big Chief Tootie Montana, the "Chief of Chiefs," in front of his statue in Congo Square/Louis Armstrong Park. His family invited the public to this celebration of his life and the opening of Carnival season. Read more

2020 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Sat, 12/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Carnival season is upon us!!! Here's the parade schedule for 2020: Monday, January 6 7p Joan of Arc - French Quarter 7p Phunny Phorty Phellows - St. Charles streetcar route 7:05p Funky Uptown Krewe - St. Charles streetcar route 7:30p Society Des Champs Elysée - downtown ... Read more

Faces of Mardi Gras

Sat, 03/09/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ show host Tom Roche created this happy Faces of Mardi Gras video! You might be in there-- check it out below.  Read more

Young Messiah Hunters step out

Sun, 03/03/19
2018 was the first Mardi Gras for the Young Messiah Hunters, led by Big Chief Dump (Keelian Boyd Sr.). The black masking Indians of New Orleans, commonly known as Mardi Gras Indians, comprise a diverse group that is always evolving. Some participants are born into it, whil... Read more

Photos: Krewe du Vieux 2019

Sun, 02/17/19
A few photo highlights from Krewe du Vieux's 2019 parade, City of Yes Yes Oh God Yes! Read more

Photos: Krewe Boheme 2019

Fri, 02/15/19
A few photo highlights from the new Krewe Boheme, as they rolled for the first time on Friday, February 15. Read more

Interview: Lois Andrews Nelson, Queen of krewedelusion

Wed, 02/13/19
WWOZ's Action Jackson sits down with Lois Andrews Nelson, queen of krewedelusion! In addition to Queen, she is a Baby Doll, member of the Money Wasters Social & Pleasure Club, and mother of Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, James Andrews, and Buster Nelson. Get in the backstr... Read more

2019 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Sun, 01/06/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Carnival season is upon us! Here's the parade schedule for 2019: Sunday, January 6 6p Joan of Arc - French Quarter 7p Phunny Phorty Phellows - St. Charles streetcar route 7:05p Funky Uptown Krewe - St. Charles streetcar route 7:30p Society Des Champs Elysée - downtown st... Read more

Video: 9th Ward Hunters practice 2018

Sat, 09/08/18
With less than 6 months to go to Mardi Gras, here's a brief look back at Carnival 2018, as Big Chief Thomas "Bo" Dean of the Cheyenne Hunters invades the Mardi Gras Indian 9th Ward Hunters practice for a verbal battle with Big Chief Romeo Bougere of the 9th Ward Hunters. Read more

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