Metairie's favorite free Carnival celebration, Family Gras, is returning this year with a number of Billboard Magazine chart-toppers and Grammy nominated artists.
Councilwoman Jennifer Van Vrancken and Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO and President Violet Peters have announced the lineup for this year's Family Gras, which will take place February 18 to 20 at Mardi Gras Plaza across from Lakeside Mall in Metairie.
The musical lineup, as well as the parades that will be rolling past Family Gras, are as follows:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18
· Marie Osmond & Orchestra
· Krewe of Excalibur
· Krewe of Symphony
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
· Ann Wilson of Heart
· Girl Named Tom (Winner of NBC's The Voice)
· Sister Sledge
· David Batiste & the Gladiators
· Krewe of MadHatters
· Krewe of Centurions
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20
· Martina McBride
· Lauren Alaina
· Amanda Shaw
· Krewe of Atlas
"This is one of the only festivals in the world with music for every age, featuring every genre mixed in with the pageantry of Carnival," Peters said.
Along with music and parades, Family Gras will also be providing a food court, art market, and a kid's zone full of fun activities.
For more information about Family Gras, go to visitjeffersonparish.com.