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Family Gras 2014

Family-Gras-generic-logoFamily Gras is the perfect getaway for family. Family Gras traditionally takes place on the neutral ground (median) of Veterans Memorial Boulevard across from Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana. An ideal location to see the pageantry of Mardi Gras and enjoy the outdoor concerts with Live Music on the Festival Plaza Main Stage by National Artists and Louisiana’s own.

FREE concerts, FREE Mardi Gras parades! Fabulous Flambeau Food Court & Beverage Zones, Kid-friendly activities, an Art Market and more. If you prefer an “up close & personal” experience with backstage access and premium stage viewing, access to VIP food & beverage, the VIP Royal Pass is available annually for purchase online at

Family Gras, the three day concert and festival celebrating carnival in Jefferson Parish has finalized its lineup for this year’s event, the 7th annual Mardi Gras presentation.

According to Violet Peters, President and CEO of the Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, “We are excited about this year’s lineup. We have something for music lovers of all ages.”

Family Gras will stage a full lineup of artists on Sunday, February 23rd despite the Krewe of Atlas’ decision to not roll this year.

Family Gras is scheduled for Fri-Sun, February 21-23 across from Lakeside Mall and Whole Foods.

Friday, February 21

  • Amanda Shaw
  • Cowboy Mouth

Saturday, February 22

  • The Sizzlin Band
  • NOLA’s Super Group
  • Steve Augeri-former lead singer of Journey
  • Cassadee Pope
  • Cher Lloyd
  • Symphonic rock of ELO – the Orchestra will play favorites including “Mr. Blue Sky”, “Turn to Stone” and “Evil Woman”.

NOLA’s Super Group include local artists Chuck Credo IV, John “Papa” Gros (Papa Grows Funk), Brian Stoltz (Neville Brothers Band, The Funky Meters, Bob Dylan), Mark Mullins (Bonerama), Craig Klein (Bonerama), Raymond Weber (Dr. John and the Lower 911), and Casandra Faulconer (Cowboy Mouth).

Sunday, February 23

  • Courtney Cole
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears with Bo Bice
  • Danielle Bradbery
  • Wilson Phillips
  • Montgomery Gentry

Cassadee Pope
Cassadee Pope

Cher Lloyd

cher lloyd

Cowboy Mouth

cowboy mouth

Festivities from last year

FG scene

ELO Orchestra

40 Light Years Tour

Amanda Shaw

Amanda Shaw


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