Mississippi Bastard Project (aka: Revelers Hall Band) with special guests from Big Ass Brass Band will lead a New Orlean’s style second line parade from the downtown Tyler square to Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ!
City of Tyler will be providing shuttle busses from Stanley’s to the start of the parade downtown (park at Stanley's) from 4:30pm - 5:45pm.
SHUTTLE PICK UP IS AT OAKLAND AND REEVES (CORNER BY THE OLD BOOT SHOP)
TO ACCOMODATE EVERYONE: PLEASE DON'T WAIT FOR THE LAST SHUTTLE!!
Go to to the square early and visit some other local businesses! Have a drink at Rick's. Grab a beer at TrueVine or ETX. Buy some flowers at Moss. Support Local!
Tyler PD will assist with street closures and escort the procession.
Once back at Stanley's, MBP will perform several sets of music to celebrate Mardi Gras!
A family-friendly event! Bring the kids!
Ok, so what’s the deal? What IS a second line parade?
The Second Line is a tradition organized by Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs (SAPCs) in New Orleans, Louisiana. The "main line" or "first line" is the main section of the parade, with the members of the SAPC leading with the brass band. The Second Line consists of people who follow the band to enjoy the music, dance, and engage in "community." The Second Line's participants dance and walk along in a free-form style. Exuberant dancing in the streets and sidewalks is part of the second line experience… aka: FUN!
(Friendly Reminder: Stanley's sells your favorite drinks to-go! ;) Check with the bar for drink specials on Fat Tuesday! Just in case..