Throw Me Something! 2022 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Let the good times (potentially) roll! Although Covid19 OMICRON variant is ravaging the US, here is the hyper-optimistic 2022 Mardi Gras parade schedule for the New Orleans metro area. Keeping health and safety as a priority for our musicians and performers, The New Orleans Music Company will be providing entertainment services for private events ONLY. Contact us if you’d like to book entertainment or cultural services during the Mardi Gras season. Now, here’s the (tentative) 2022 New Orleans Mardi Gras schedule.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Krewe of Joan of Arc, French Quarter @ 7 p.m.

Phunny Phorty Phellows, Uptown (St. Charles Streetcar Line) @ 7 p.m.

Funky Uptown Krewe, Uptown (St. Charles Streetcar Line) @ 7:05 p.m.

Société Des Champs Elysée, Marigny (Walking parade only) @ 8 p.m.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Krewe of Nefertiti, New Orleans East @ 1 p.m.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Krewe of Chewbacchus, Marigny @ 7 p.m.

Friday, February 11, 2022

Krewe Bohème, Marigny – French Quarter @ 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Krewe du Vieux, French Quarter @ 6:30 p.m.

Krewe Delusion, French Quarter @ follows Krewe du Vieux

Friday, February 18, 2022

Krewe of Cork, French Quarter @ 3 p.m.

Oshun, Uptown @ 6 p.m.

Cleopatra, Uptown@ 6 p.m.

Alla, Uptown @ 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Pontchartrain, Uptown @ 1 p.m.

Choctaw, Uptown @ follows Pontchartrainin

Freret, Uptown @ follows Choctaw

Sparta, Uptown @ 5:30 p.m.

Pygmalion, Uptown @ follows Sparta

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Femme Fatale, Uptown @ 11 a.m.

Carrollton, Uptown @ 12 p.m.

King Arthur, Uptown @ follows Carrollton

Barkus, French Quarter @ 2 p.m.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Culinary Queens of New Orleans, Westbank @ 6 p.m.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Druids, Uptown @ 6:15 p.m.

Nyx, Uptown @ follows Druids

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Babylon, Uptown @ 5:30 p.m.

Chaos, Uptown @ follows Babylon

Muses, Uptown @ follows Chaos

Friday, February 25, 2022

Hermes, Uptown @ 5:30 p.m.

d’Etat, Uptown @ follows Hermes

Morpheus, Uptown @ follows Morpheus

Saturday, February 26, 2022

NOMTOC, Westbank @ 10:45 a.m.

Iris, Uptown @ 11 a.m.

Tucks, Uptown @ follows Iris

Endymion, Mid-City @ 4:15 p.m.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Okeanos, Uptown @ 11 a.m.

Mid-City, Uptown @ follows Okeanos

Thoth, Uptown @ follows Mid-City

Bacchus, Uptown @ 5:15 p.m.

Athena, Metairie @ 5:30 p.m.

Lundi Gras – Monday, February 28, 2022

Proteus, Uptown @ 5: 15 p.m.

Orpheus, Uptown @ 6 p.m.

Mardi Gras – (Fat) Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Zulu, Uptown @ 9 a.m.

Rex, Uptown @ 10 a.m.

Elks Orleanians, Uptown @ follows Rex

Crescent City, Uptown @ follows Elks

Lagniappe – All On Mardi Gras Day

MARDI GRAS/ BLACK MASKING INDIANS: The history of this culture is primarily an oral one told through songs and chants much like the way stories of the past are told by African griots. Although there are numerous origin stories, there is agreement that aspects of the custom of Blacks “masking” (costuming) Indian began in the mid-19th century as a way to honor the Native Americans with whom slaves found refuge when they sought freedom.

On Mardi Gras Day, the Indians roam their neighborhoods, aiming to take claim of “being the prettiest” and challenging opposing tribes who confront them, using traditional chants, dances, drumming and crowd hyping. The Indians can only be found in Black neighborhoods, Uptown, Downtown, Westbank, Carrollton and Treme. Their routes are random and not officially associated with the city’s Mardi Gras festivities. Other indigenous cultural groups who roam the community on Mardi Gras Day include the Baby Dolls, Bones and Skulls, and various walking clubs. If you stumble across them, be respectful, maintain a safe distance and DO NOT take pictures or video without permission.

Dr. Brice Miller with Mahogany BabyDolls

Lagniappe – Do’s & Dont’s

Do bring your family, being, Mardi Gras is a family event. The Girls Gone Wild and Tit-Fest is purely a Bourbon Street, tourist driven activity!

Don’t expect the Girls Gone Wild and Tit-Fest to be the norm of your experience. As a matter of fact, just stay away from Bourbon Street!

Do enjoy the pageantry, creativity, beauty and passion that goes into making Mardi Gras the greatest free party in America. Be in the moment; put the cameras and phones away.

Don’t disrespect the locals by being obnoxious, drunken, thinking you have a right to jump in front people, walking through bands or being privileged. For locals, this is about family and traditions. They’ll kick your ass in a heartbeat!

Do support the live performers by tipping generously in the clubs, buying CD and products, joining their mailing list and taking pictures to share on social media.

Do enjoy yourself, be safe, MaskUp 😷, wash your hands frequently, don’t play politics when it comes to Covid19 because your choices impacts hundreds of other folk, utilize the entertainment services of The New Orleans Music Company and enjoy Mardi Gras in New Orleans!

The New Orleans Music Company is your source for all things entertainment and cultural performance and your resource for all things New Orleans. Our founder, Dr. Brice Miller is not only a Grammy-nominated jazz musician and producer, but also an award winning cultural anthropologist, ethnomusicologist and academic professional. He is one of the most knowledgeable people on Earth regarding New Orleans culture and traditions. He’s also a super cool awesome person and humanitarian.

We are the SOUL and SOUNDS of NEW ORLEANS🎶

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