Carnival Time: Mardi Gras 2012 Music and Parades Calendar

Mardi Gras 2012 Music Calendar

Mardi Gras Day is February 21, 2012

This post will be updated as more shows are announced – LAST UPDATE – 1/13/12 @ 4:20 p.m.

Carnival season is underway now with the Phunny Phorty Phellows Uptown parade and Twelfth Night festivities of last weekend. 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 (PHUNNY PHORTY PHELLOWS @ 7:00 p.m. – UPTOWN)

1st New Orleans Rolling Stones Festival featuring John “Papa” Gros, Marc Broussard, Alex McMurray, Reggie Scanlan and Chuck Credo – 9:30 p.m.
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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)

Gravy @ Blue Nile (upstairs)
Heavy Pets @ Maison
Goatwhore + The Void @ The Hangar

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. (POSTPONED ’til 10/4/12)
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)

Hot 8 Brass Band @ The Howlin’ Wolf

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 @ – 7:00 p.m. (TICKETS)
Scott H. Biram + Lydia Loveless @ One Eyed Jacks
@ 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 + @ 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)

@ House of Blues
funky METERS + TBA @ Tipitina’s Uptown
Rotary Downs @ The Allways Lounge in the Marigny Theatre

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)
@ 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 / KREWE OF 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
12th Planet @ Club Ampersand

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)

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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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