NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – New Orleans says goodbye to clarinetist Pete Fountain today. The New Orleans native died August 6 at the age of 86.
The public visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. A eulogy will be held at 11:30 a.m., and a Mass at noon.
The service will be followed by a second line parade. That parade will begin at the cathedral on Jackson Square, turn right on St. Peter Street, then left on Royal Street, finishing at the Monteleone Hotel.
Friend and fellow clarinetist Tim Laughlin will lead the parade along with members of Fountain’s Carnival parading group, the Half-Fast Walking Club.
The funeral service will be streamed below beginning at noon.