Ronald Lewis, Artie Anderson, Edgar Jacobs Jr, Peter Alexander, Robert Starks and Ricky Gettridge created the Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club in 1995.
Lewis is also founder, owner and operator of House of Dance and Feathers, one of the finest museums in a New Orleans that has hundreds of them.
House of Dance and Feathers
1317 Tupelo St
New Orleans, Louisiana
tours via appointment only
Big 9 Social Aid and Pleasure Club brought chaos to the 9th Ward yesterday. The parade saw the biggest crowd of the season with some estimates ranging in the 10k-plus people range. We’ve never seen that much law enforcement at a second line. Ever.Continue Reading
Dumaine Street Gang rolled out of Treme Center yesterday to a mild lunchtime crowd. It took us awhile to figure out where everybody was til we remembered that West Bank Steppers were rolling at the exact same time Continue Reading
A few big fat drops of rain spattered on the hot grills and mobile daquiri machines as the crowd broke out their umbrellas.
As the brass band began blasting, the heavens opened and the deluge came.
We got one shot.
Dumaine Street Gang roll this weekend, Sunday December 2nd 2018. link
It was chaos.Continue Reading
2018 Men of Class Second Line In New Orleans Continue Reading
Joe Stern, Prince of Wales stalwart, speaking on the New Orleans second line tradition in an interview back in 2010. Continue Reading
There is nothing on this earth I would rather do than go to a second line on the streets of our city on Sunday afternoon. And I suspect many of you agree. Continue Reading