Junebug Productions Hosts Second Line and Dance Party Fundraiser

Hot 8 Brass Band leading a second line. Photo by Pompo Bresciani.

Hot 8 Brass Band. Photo by Pompo Bresciani.

Long-running community theater organization Junebug Productions hosts an ambitious second line Saturday, December 3, as part of an ongoing storytelling and performance series, the Homecoming Project. The second line, led by the Hot 8 Brass Band, includes theatrical and musical performances as well as street art installations along the route created by artist Ron Bechet’s Xavier University students.

The parade begins at noon on Congo Square with a performance by the Kumbuka African Drum & Dance Collective, and concludes at the New Orleans African American Museum on Governor Nicholls Street with a free community health and resource fair from 3-5 p.m.

Here are all the second line’s stops and the complete route (click a stop for more info on performances):

View Junebug Productions’ Homecoming Project Second Line in a larger map

After night falls, the celebration continues at the Golden Feather Mardi Gras Indian Restaurant & Gallery. at 10 p.m, where the Dynamite DJ Dave Soul performs with MC Charlie V. for the Homecoming Project after-party/Junebug Productions fundraiser. Admission is $10, with the proceeds going to Junebug to help with upcoming projects.