The Second Line Festival

The Second Line Festival

Photo by Gilbert Bernal

Location Info:

Jones Plaza
600 Louisiana
Houston, TX  77002
713-237-1439
Louisiana may be a short drive away, but why waste gas money and time when the tastes and sounds of the Pelican State are coming to Houston? The Taste of Louisiana Festival is throwing a Creole-style party with The Second Line Festival, and this year’s theme is “A Tribute to the New Orleans Tradition.” Event coordinator Joaquin Trent says, “The idea of the second line is to capture the energy and entertainment of a second line — including food — and we’re taking it downtown.” Pack costumes, parasols and handkerchiefs and — most important — don’t forget those dancing shoes. The entertainment includes N.O. Hustlers Brass Band; T.B.C Brass Band; Most Wanted Brass Band; Steppers out of New Orleans, Louisiana; the Ice Divas Social Aid and Pleasure Club; Sophisticated Ladies Social Club; and The Who Dat Steppers. Bring your hearty appetite too. Cooks are selling that oh-so-delicious yaka mein, gumbo, fried fish, boudin and jambalaya.

2 to 9 p.m. October 29. Jones Plaza, 600 Louisiana. For information, call 832-600-2235 or visit thetasteoflouisiana.com. Free to $20.

[Organizer's description:] The Taste of Louisiana Festival invites you to "Experience the Culture" with our second annual The Second Line Festival, "A Tribute to the New Orleans Tradition," Halloween weekend in beautiful downtown Houston at Jones Plaza. Wear your costumes, bring your parasols, handkerchiefs, footwork, and appetites. This year we celebrate not only the unique culture of Second Linin', but we will also celebrate Halloween New Orleans Style (Masquerade Masks are encouraged)! Complete with authentic Louisiana cuisine and entertainment by some of New Orleans hottest Brass Bands and Second Line Social Clubs. Prepare to enjoy various Cajun and Creole Cuisines all while dancing to the performances of New Orleans Second Line Bands and Steppers. Entertainment Line up includes; N.O. Hustlers Brass Band, (To Be Continued Brass Band)T.B.C Brass Band, Most Wanted Brass Band, and Steppers out of New Orleans, LA the Ice Divas Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Sophisticated Ladies Social Club, and The Who Dat Steppers.
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