Cyndi Lauper will be one of the headliners at Family Gras 2018, the organizers announced on Monday, January 8. The free weekend event is held on the neutral ground next to Lakeside Mall in Metairie.
Grammy award winners Michael McDonald and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Oates of Hall and Oats will also be headlining the 11th annual festival, as well as David Batiste & The Gladiators, Deacon John and the Ivories, The Imagination Movers and Remedy.
Organizers in Jefferson Parish said this year's event will be two days instead of three, as in previous years, because of when the Super Bowl falls. Family Gras will be Friday, February 2 through Saturday, February 3. The Super Bowl, played in Minneapolis this year, is Sunday, February 4, and no parades are scheduled for that day in Jefferson Parish.
For more information on Family Gras, please visit their site.