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EXPERIENCE THE SPIRIT OF NEW ORLEANS IN THE LOWCOUNTRY

The artistic communities of Charleston and New Orleans collide for a series of unforgettable parties, interactive shows, and thought provoking exhibits. The 5-day cultural exchange festival concludes on Sunday, June 14th with a downtown second-Line parade lead by New Orleans and Charleston musicians, dancers, and cultural artists. Community participation in the vibrant parade creates what we call the #SecondLineMagic effect. It’s something you don’t want to miss so rally your fun-loving tribe and Come Roll With Us on King Street!

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CHARLESTON JAZZ CRAWL EVENTS

Generations of Jazz: Charleston, SC

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Royal Coronation Ball: Charleston, SC

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Carnival Cut-Up: Charleston, SC

June 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Krewe Party: Charleston, SC

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Community Rhythms: Charleston, SC

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

THE NEW ORLEANS SECOND-LINE PARADE

The second-line originated as a celebration of life through New Orleans Jazz Funerals. Following the church service a brass band leads the deceased to the cemetery with horns blowing and drums beating. The band, the casket, and family members make up what is called the ‘first line’, whereas everyone else that follows in respect is referred to as the ‘second line’.
Jazz Funerals gave way to community organizations called Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs that host annual “Second-Line Sunday” parades through their neighborhoods. The club spends all year designing their suits and vibrant accessories to “show out” on their big day. The parade Grand Marshal and the rest of the S&P Club lead the brass band from block to block and excite the crowds with improvised dance stepping known as “footwork”. It is the most iconic cultural tradition of New Orleans.
One common theme throughout the history and evolution of the New Orleans Second Line is its unparalleled ability to lift people’s spirits. The power of the music and festive energy of the parade creates a magical atmosphere that will literally and figuratively move you whether you are saying farewell to a loved one, letting loose with your friends and family on a Sunday, or celebrating a momentous occasion.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE & COMMUNITY

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