2019 Valley Of Silent Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

After a dreadfully long summer filled with funerary second lines we finally kicked off the 2019-2020 social aid and pleasure club parade season this past weekend in Central City.

The Valley of Silent Men roll was pure joy as thousands of people took to the streets to sing, dance, eat fried catfish plates, drink margaritas and daquiris, and socialize. One down, thirty four to go. The next second line is this Sunday, September 1st more. Hope to see y’all out. Continue Reading

Miss Ruth Banks of the Money Wasters Social Aid and Pleasure Club

I eulogized Miss Ruth Banks of the Money Wasters Social Aid and Pleasure Club earlier this week here.

After publishing, I discovered that there will be a memorial to her this Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at the Candlelight Lounge, 925 N Robertson St. at 4pm.

Friends and family are encouraged to come.

Hope to see y’all out.

Mr Al ‘Carnival Time’ Johnson at 2019 Satchmo Summerfest Second Line

We were sprinting across the 6th Ward yesterday morning as the 2019 Satchmo Summerfest Second Line actually started on time, and we were tardy. The Satchmo procession is a short one and only rolls for an hour or so but the brevity is more than made up for by the quality of the brass and the plenitude of Baby Dolls and Zulus.

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2019-2020 Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line Parade Schedule In New Orleans

July 2019

All White Essence Fest second line. Sunday July 7th. 6:30 pm. Corner of N. Peters and Iberville

Rally for New Orleans Musicians. Sunday July 21st. 2pm. 700 Decatur (rally for Eugene Grant)

Jerry Lewis aka 9th Ward King. Monday July 22nd. 6pm. Sampson Park. 3211 Treasure St. Field Report

Art Neville memorial second line. Tuesday July 30th. 3:30pm. Rhodes Funeral Home. 3933 Washington Ave

August 2019

Satchmo Summerfest second line. Sunday August 4th. 11am. 1210 Governor Nicholls St. Field Report

Valley of Silent Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade. Sunday August 25th. 3pm. Tapps Bar. Field Report

Rooftop Riders second line parade. Thursday August 29th. 1pm. 1826 Tennessee St. (Katrina Memorial) Field Report

We hit 36 second lines during the season that recently ended. Here are our field reports from each one.

2019-2020 Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line Parade Schedule In New Orleans

All of these entries will be updated as the S&P clubs release their starting times as well as starting addresses

September 2019

September 1st – Katrina March and second line. 11am. Corner of Jourdan and Galvez. Field Report
September 8 – Young Men Olympians Benevolent Association est. 1884, second line parade (kids). 5pm. 2213 3rd St. Late start and the roll only lasts two hours. See y’all out there Field Report
September 15 – Goodfellas Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade. 1pm. 2040 St. Charles Avenue. Field Report
September 22 – Young Men Olympians Benevolent Association est. 1884, second line parade. 1pm. 2101 S. Liberty Street. Field Report
September 29 Off date

October 2019

October 6 – Family Ties Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade. 1p start at Prime Example, 1909 Broad. Field Report
October 13 – Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade. 1pm start. 3821 Annunciation St.
Field Report

October 20 – Men of Class Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade. 1pm start. Portside Lounge. Field Report

October 27 – Black Men of Labor Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade plus Original Four Social Aid and Pleasure Club rolling too Field Report

November 2019

November 3 – We Are One Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade. Did not attend.
November 10 – Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade. Noon start. 900 N. Villere. Field Report
November 17 – Nine Times Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade. 21st anniversary roll. Noon start. 3512 Louisa St. Printable map of route There are 24 rolls left in the current season.
November 24 – Men & Lady Buck Jumpers

December 2019

December 1 – Dumaine Street Gang Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade plus Westbank Steppers rolling too
December 8 – New Generation Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
December 15 – Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
December 22 – Women of Class Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
December 29 – Lady Rollers Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade

January 2020

January 5 – Perfect Gentlemen Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
January 12
January 19 – Undefeated Divas Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
January 26 – Ladies & Men of Unity Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade

February 2020

February 2 – Treme Sidewalk Steppers Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
February 9 – CTC Steppers
February 16 – Break for Mardi Gras
February 23 – Break for Mardi Gras

March 2020

March 1 – VIP Ladies & Kids Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
March 8 – Keep N It Real Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
March 15 – Single Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
March 22 – Revolution Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
March 29

April 2020

April 5 – Single Ladies Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
April 12 – Pigeon Town Steppers Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
April 19 – Ole & Nu Style Fellas Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
April 26

May 2020

May 3 – no parade
May 10 – Original Big Seven Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
May 17 – Divine Ladies Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade plus Zulu rolling too
May 24 – Money Wasters Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
May 31

June 2020

June 7
June 14
June 21 – Perfect Gentlemen Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade
June 28 – Uptown Swingers Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parade

If you see gaps in the schedule please be aware that they may be filled by postponed second lines. Sometimes the clubs don’t roll on their assigned days due to bad weather and they reschedule on those gap days. Check back from time to time.

See y’all on the streets.

John Prince Gilbert performing at a Central City second line

RL Reeves Jr

2019 Black Masking Cultural Festival in New Orleans

The 2019 Black Masking Cultural Festival is set to go down this Friday July 5th 2019. It starts at noon and runs to 5pm.

There will be Mardi Gras Indian gangs, brass bands, food trucks, roving cocktail and beer vendors, and one imagines, big crowds due to all the hard partying Essence Fest folks being in town.

2019 Black Masking Cultural Festival in New Orleans

Noon

Stallings Park
2700 Lapeyrouse St
New Orleans, Louisiana
70119

Free admission

Update: We went and did not lay eyes on a single Indian. It was roughly 100 degrees and donning a 100lb Indian suit would’ve been a dicey move for even the most fit of people.

Perfect Gentlemen Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line in New Orleans

The Perfect Gentlemen Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line went down in New Orleans yesterday. It was the penultimate second line of the 2018-2019 season. Next week we’ll finish things up like we always do with Uptown Swingers. An eight week break will follow. Continue Reading