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Event: 'The 17th Annual Zulu Lundi Gras Festival '

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Date: Monday, February 23, 2009 At 10:00 AM
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the 2009 Zulu Lundi Gras Festival will surely live up to its reputation for the 17th consecutive year, when the 500 members of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club host a full day of fun and excitement along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.

The 17th Annual Zulu Lundi Gras Festival will take place on Monday, Februrary 23, 2009 in Woldenberg Park along the Mississippi River in the French Quarter.

The festival event will feature local and world -renowned entertainers performing on three stages. Musicians such as James Rivers Movement, Kermit Ruffin, Amanada Shaw and the Cute Guys, Ed Perkins, Rebirth Brass Band, Pinstripe Jazz Band and many more will be providing non-stop music.

The Lundi Gras Festival will add flavor to your day when the 17 food vendors kick up the Cajun aroma of crawfish pie, shrimp creole, file' gumbo, alligator sausage, Jamaican chicken, crawfish bread, barbeque ribs, seafood pasta, catfish po-boys, peach cobbler, pecan pie, and many more New Orleans delicacies. There are other attractions to wet your festive appetite. Everyone can join in a second line as the Zulu Mardi Gras Carnival Characters parade every hour through the thousands of revelers wearing their colorful flamboyant costumes. Who knows -- you may be one of the lucky ones to receive a treasured carnival throw -- the Zulu Lundi Gras Coconut! Also, witness the arrival of the Zulu King by U.S. Coast Guard Cutter along with his entourage at 5:00pm.

Zulu King's Stage
Herbert McCarver & The Pin Stripe Brass Band 10:00 - 11:00 am
Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys 11:20 - 12:30 pm
Charmain Neville w/R.Houston & M. Miller 12:50 - 2:00 pm
Kermit Ruffins 2:20 - 3:30 pm
Rebirth Brass Band 3:50 - 5:00 pm
King & Queen Mr. Tyrone Mathieu & Mrs. Shelia Mathieu 5:00 - 5:30 pm
Master of Ceremony - Mr. Clarence Becknell

Zulu Golden Nugget Stage
Zulu Ensemble 10:00 - 10:50 am
Troy Sawyer 11:10 - 12:20 pm
Ed Perkins 12:40 - 1:50 pm
James Rivers Movement Band 2:10 - 3:20 pm
Big Al Carson & The Rare Connections 3:40 - 5:00 pm
Master of Ceremony - Mr. Lester Pollard

Frito Lay Children Stage (Children Village)
TBD 10:45 - 11:45 am
Adella Adella the Storyteller 12:00 - 1:00 pm
N’Fungola Sibo 1:15 - 2:15 pm
Charmain Neville w/R. Houston & M. Miller 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Kelly School of Dancing 3:40 - 4:20 pm
Master of Ceremony - Mr. Gralen Banks

Other Entertainment Throughout the Day:

Parade Dukes - Bernard Newell - Captain
Zulu Anniversary 2nd Line - Delrone Perkins - Captain
Minister of Fun - Larry Roy - Captain
Zulu Rascals - Alcide Bennett - Captain
Face Painting at Frito Lay Kids Village - Ms Linda Villavasso

The 17th Annual Zulu Lundi Gras Festival is sponsored by:
Cox, City of New Orleans, Audubon Nature Institute, Coca Cola, and Heineken

Festival Food will be provided by:
Rainey's Restaurant & Catering, Courtney's Deli & Catering, Palmer's Jamaican Cuisine, Minnie Pearl Catering, Seafood King Catering, Catering Unlimited, Dunbar's, 4 of Us, B's Fried Chicken, Bittles with The Bittles, Linda Soul Food, Kim’s Creole Links, Come and Get it and K’Rounds, Melancon Catering & Confectionary Catering

Zulu King and Queen arrive by Coast Guard Boat @ 5:00pm
King Zulu meets King Rex @ 6:00pm

Free and open to the public