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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

23rd Annual Lundi Gras Celebration at Riverwalk on February 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Lauren Greenberg Wakeman
Marketing Manager
Lauren.Greenberg@ggp.com
504.522.1555
x 7015 (office)
504.427.5457 (cell)

23rd Annual Lundi Gras Celebration at Riverwalk on February 23
Music, Food, Fireworks and Official Arrival of Rex at Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza

New Orleans, La. (February 16, 2009) – On Monday, February 23, 2009, Riverwalk Marketplace will host the 23rd annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza with the arrival of Rex, King of Carnival, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free celebration will again include fireworks on the Mississippi River and musical entertainment by New Orleans’ own Living Legends Brass Band, Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters and the Topcats.

“Each year at 6 p.m. on Lundi Gras, Rex arrives at Spanish Plaza on a United States Coast Guard vessel and proclaims the official start of Mardi Gras,” says Lynn Walters, senior general manager of Riverwalk Marketplace. “The Lundi Gras celebration is a grand, New Orleans tradition embedded into the fabric of both locals’ and tourists’ traditions of honoring carnival season. We are proud and honored to again host this celebration at Riverwalk Marketplace.”

The 2009 Lundi Gras entertainment schedule is as follows:

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Living Legends Brass Band

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Arrival of Rex, King of Carnival & Fireworks

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Topcats

Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza is a free music event for attendees of all ages. Delicious New Orleans food and drinks are available for purchase from the vendors on the Spanish Plaza. Absolutely no ice chests and pets are allowed on the Spanish Plaza during Lundi Gras festivities.

Parking Information for Local and National Media
Media visiting Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza during 2009 Lundi Gras may park their satellite vehicles in a designated area on the lower Canal Street wharf. Access to the lower Canal Street wharf is granted at the locked gate, located at Loading Dock B at Riverwalk Marketplace. All credentialed media must pick up a parking pass for the lower Canal Street wharf no later than Friday, February 20, 2009 by contacting Lauren Wakeman at 504.522.1555 x7015. One pass per station.

About Riverwalk Marketplace
Riverwalk Marketplace is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc., the second largest U.S.-based publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) based upon market capitalization. General Growth has ownership interest or management responsibility for a portfolio of more than 200 regional shopping malls in 45 states, as well as ownership interest in master-planned community developments and commercial office centers. General Growth’s international portfolio includes ownership and management interest in shopping centers in Brazil and Turkey. The Company’s portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet and includes more than 24,000 retail stores nationwide. General Growth Properties, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP. For more information, please visit http://www.ggp.com.

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