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Plan your music around 2012 parade calendar

Mardi Gras 2012 Music Calendar

Mardi Gras is Feb. 21, 2012

Carnival season kicks off today with the Phunny Phorty Phellows Uptown parade gearing up the Twelfth Night festivities. As always, the Winter/Spring concert calendars will heat up in a big way as the parade krewes begin to roll.

Here's a listing of concerts to pair with your 2012 parade schedule. Get out there, catch some beads and then go see some ♫♫live music♫♫! Continue on for the schedule of parades and concert selections on those evenings.

 

Friday, 1/6/12

1st New Orleans Rolling Stones Festival featuring John "Papa" Gros, Marc Broussard, Alex McMurray, Reggie Scanlan and Chuck Credo - 9:30 p.m. at Rock 'n' Bowl
Super Water Sympathy @ 12 Bar on Fulton Street
Honey Island Swamp Band @ Blue Nile
Main Line @ The Maison
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes @ Maple Leaf

Friday, 2/3/2012

  • KREWE OF BRID @ 7:00 p.m. - LAKEVIEW

Saturday, 2/4/2012

  • KREWE Du VIEUX @ 6:30 p.m.
  • KREWE DELUSION - 7:15 p.m. - FRENCH QUARTER
  • Krewe of Bilge @ 12:00 p.m. - SLIDELL
  • Krewe of SLIDELLIANS @ 1:00 p.m.

Red Hot Chili Peppers w/ Santigold @ New Orleans Arena - 8:00 p.m.
They Might Be Giants + Jonathan Colton @ Tipitina's Uptown (TICKETS/INFO)

SUNDAY, 2/5/12

  • LITTLE RASCALS @ 12:00 p.m. - METAIRIE
  • KREWE OF PERSEUS @ 1:00 p.m. - SLIDELL
  • KREWE OF CLAUDE - follows Perseus in SLIDELL
  • PEARL RIVER LIONS CLUB @ 1:15 p.m. - PEARL RIVER

FRIDAY, 2/10/12

  • KREWE OF CORK @ 3:00 p.m. - French Quarter
  • KREWE OF OSHUN - 6:00 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • KNIGHTS OF EXCALIBUR @ 7:00 p.m. - METAIRIE
  • KREWE OF ATLAS @ 7:30 p.m. - Metairie
  • Krewe of Cleopatra @ 6:30 p.m. - WESTBANK
  • KREWE OF EVE @ 7:00 p.m. - MANDEVILLE
  • MONA LISA & MOON PIE @ 7:00 p.m. - SLIDELL
  • KREWE OF HERCULES @ 6:00 p.m. - HOUMA

Machine Head + Suicide Silence + Darkest Hour + Rise To Remain @ House of Blues - 7:00 p.m. (TICKETS)
Scott H. Biram + Lydia Loveless @ One Eyed Jacks
Rick Ross @ UNO Lakefront Arena

SATURDAY, 2/11/12

  • KREWE OF PONTCHARTRAIN @ 2:00 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • KNIGHTS OF SPARTA @ 6:00 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF PYGMALION @ 6:45 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • + MORE

Voodoo Town @ Blue Nile
ZOOGMA + Earphunk @ The Maison - 9 p.m. (FREE)
Mike Doughty @ The Parish @ House of Blues

SUNDAY, 2/12/12

  • KREWE OF CARROLLTON @ 12:00 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF KING ARTHUR @ 1:15 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • MYSTIC KREWE OF BARKUS @ 2:00 p.m. - FRENCH QUARTER

Hot 8 Brass Band @ The Howlin' Wolf Den

WEDNESDAY, 2/15/12

  • MYSTIC KREWE OF DRUIDS @ 6:30 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • MYSTIC KREWE OF NYX @ 7:00 p.m. - UPTOWN

The Ghost Inside + Attack Attack! @ House of Blues (TICKETS/INFO)
Baby Bee @ The Howlin' Wolf
The Lemonheads @ One Eyed Jacks (TICKETS/INFO)

THURSDAY, 2/16/12

  • KNIGHTS OF BABYLON @ 5:45 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • KNIGHTS OF CHAOS @ 6:30 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF MUSES @ 6:30 p.m. - UPTOWN

TBA

FRIDAY, 2/17/12

  • DIVA @ 1:30 p.m. - FRENCH QUARTER
  • KNIGHTS OF HERMES @ 6:00 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • LE KREWE d'ETAT @ 6:30 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF MORPHEUS @ 7:00 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF CENTURIONS @ 7:00 p.m. - METAIRIE

Better Than Ezra @ House of Blues

SATURDAY, 2/18/12

  • KREWE OF IRIS @ 11:00 a.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF TUCKS @ 12:00 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF ENDYMION @ 4:15 p.m. - MID-CITY

Galactic + TBA @ Tipitina's Uptown (TICKETS/INFO)
Morning 40 Federation @ One Eyed Jacks
Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome

SUNDAY, 2/19/12

  • KREWE OF OKEANOS @ 11:00 a.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF MID-CITY @ 11:45 a.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF THOTH @ 12:00 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • BACCHUS @ 5:15 p.m. - UPTOWN

6th Annual Bacchus Bash featuring Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue @ Tipitina's Uptown (TICKETS/INFO)
Papa Grows Funk @ D.B.A.
Hot 8 Brass Band @ The Howlin' Wolf Den
Soul Rebels Brass Band @ Le Bon Temps Roule
New Orleans Bingo! Show @ One Eyed Jacks

MONDAY, 2/20/12 (LUNDI GRAS)

  • Krewe of Proteus @ 5:15 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF ORPHEUS @ 6:00 p.m. - UPTOWN
  • Krewe of Zeus @ 6:30 p.m. - METAIRIE
  • KREWE OF CLEOPATRA - 6:30 p.m. - HOUMA

George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners @ The Howlin' Wolf
Lundi Gras w/ Galactic @ Tipitina's Uptown (TICKETS/INFO)
Soul Rebels Brass Band @ Blue Nile
Jon Cleary @ Chickie Wah Wah
Glen David Andrews @ D.B.A.
Bass Drum of Death + Quintron and Miss Pussycat @ One Eyed Jacks (TICKETS/INFO)
VNV Nation @ Southport Hall
Gravity A @ The Dragon's Den

TUESDAY, 2/21/12 (MARDI GRAS DAY)

  • ZULU @ 8:00 a.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF REX @ 10:00 a.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF ELKS @ 11:30 a.m. - UPTOWN
  • KREWE OF CRESCENT CITY - UPTOWN AFTER ELKS

Authority Zero @ Cypress Hall (Metairie)
Voodoo Glow Skulls + Josh Garrett @ Old Point Bar
Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra @ Hi-Ho Lounge?? (UNCONFIRMED)

Wesley Hodges writes about music for Live Music Blog: NOLA and NolaVie.