Music lineup shifts because of rain, but 10th anniversary Family Gras to feature Fifth Harmony, Tony Orlando


LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: (L-R) Recording artists Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, and Dinah Jane of music group Fifth Harmony, winners of the Favorite Group award, pose onstage during the People’s Choice Awards 2017 at Microsoft Theater on January 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for People’s Choice Awards)

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METAIRIE (WGNO) – Family Gras is celebrating 10 years with Tony Orlando, Fifth Harmony, The Cowsills, and more.

The annual event is happening February 17 through February 19 on the Veterans Memorial Boulevard neutral ground across from Lakeside Mall.

Local favorites the Creole String Beans kicked things off on the 17th, followed by The Association. The Cowsills were moved to Saturday, February 18th, due to the weather. But the Imagination Movers will still hit the stage at 12:30.  Paris Avenue, originally set for 1:30pm, will start Saturday’s music extravaganza with an earlier start of 11:30am. The Cowsills will slide into their original 1:30pm slot.

Crowds are expected to have sunshine for all of Saturday’s performances, which continue with Big Sam’s Funky Nation, followed by Tony Orlando and pop sensation Fifth Harmony.

Sunday, which is billed as country day, all has a sunshine-filled forecast and will feature Rougarou, Jenna Hunts, Jessie James Decker, and Lee Brice.

“We are expecting one of our largest crowds to date. Our talent lineup is always unique and varied,” Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Violet Peters said. “From Fifth Harmony, a group that has achieved so much in just a few short years, to classic hitmakers like The Cowsills, The Association and Tony Orlando, to country favorites Jessie James Decker and Lee Brice, plus our Louisiana sounds, Family Gras has a very diverse and devoted fan base that appeals to any age.


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