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"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… more

25th Annual New…

Oct 22 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

GALATOIRE’S 33 BAR &…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak will present a beer dinner featuring New Belgium… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Oct 22 - Nov 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lagniappe…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join local author Sally Asher as she discusses her new book Hope and New… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring YOJIMBO. more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 22 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 22 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

The Ritz-Carlton, New…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans and NOLA Brewing Company have joined forces to… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 22 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 22, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 22 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 23 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The hometown favorites are well known for their style of music that encompasses… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Jazz in the Park…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Loyola Jazz…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
 The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the… more

Preview Reception:…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014

"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… more

The Start of a New Bayou Classic and Thanksgiving Day Tradition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
Media Contact:

Jeffrey D. Ory, ABC, APR
il Stratega Marketing & Communication
(504) 458-5866
jeffrey@jeffreyory.com                                                                                           

The Start of a New Bayou Classic and Thanksgiving Day Tradition
The 38th Annual State Farm Bayou Classic will commence with a Thanksgiving Day afternoon parade

WHAT:                The 38th Annual State Farm Bayou Classicâ will commence on Thanksgiving Day with a new tradition - a Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade is the start of a new Bayou Classic and Thanksgiving Day tradition in New Orleans. The theme of the Thanksgiving Parade will be "Bayou Classic Honors HBCUs."

The Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade will conclude at the French Market with a host of special Bayou Classic youth activities at the Market.

DATE:                Thanksgiving Afternoon - Thursday, November 24, 2011

TIME:                  Start time is 4 p.m.

ROUTE:              The Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade will start at 4 pm on Poydras Street at the Superdome and will finish at the French Market on North Peters.
Route details: Start at Poydras by the Superdome, turn left on Loyola, turn right on N. Peters, onto Decatur, bear right at North Peters and finish at the French Market on North Peters

WHO:                   The parade will feature 10 marching bands, including both the legendary Southern University's Human Jukebox and Grambling State University Tiger Marching bands. It is reported that this will be the first time that Southern and Grambling will both march on the streets in New Orleans in almost three decades.

Other top bands include the St. Augustine Marching 100, McDonough 35, O. Perry Walker Charger Marching Band, Xavier Prep, St. Mary's Academy, Warren Easton, the US Marine Corp Marching Band and the Roots of Music Marching Crusaders.

The Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade also will honor the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides. The Freedom Riders will ride together on their own float.

Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club is contributing both marching and motorized Zulu units to the parade. Zulu will parade with the Rebirth Brass Band. Young Men Olympian Junior, the nations oldest second line organization, will roll in the parade with the Hot 8 Brass Band.

The parade will conclude with a special float for Santa and his elves, who will then take the stage at the French Market as part of a whole host of special Bayou Classic youth activities at the Market that will follow.

 

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