The vibrant cultures of two of Southeastern America’s most heritage-rich cities, New Orleans and Charleston, will collide for the 5th annual Jazz Crawl for Charity on Sunday, September 8th. “The Big Easy’s” famous second-line parades will return to Charleston’s historic streets for a memorable celebration benefiting a great cause! The mobile block party will once again sing, shimmy, and shake its way up King Street to close out its monthly Second Sunday event.


Gibbes Museum Garden
Admission: $35
Like Mardi Gras in Charleston!

  • Traditional Jazz Artists
  • Live Funk | Blues | Soul
  • $5 NOLA Cocktails
  • $5 Louisiana Cooking
  • Dance Performances
  • Arts & Culture Showcases
  • Royal Crowning Contest
  • Parade SWAG!
  • Beads, Masks, Boas, Parade Hats, Parasols
  • Costume Contests
  • Giveaways

Lower King Street
Admission: Open
"A Block Party in Motion"

  • A Celebration of Life
  • Second-Line Brass Band
  • Street Dancers
  • Grand Marshal
  • Royal Court of the Krewe
  • Banners & Parasols 
  • Parade Hats, Boas, Beads, Masks
  • Memorial Carnations

Marion Square
Admission: Open
A Community Rhythm!

  • Interactive Demonstrations
    • Percussion & Dancing
  • Cultural Preservation Exchange
    • Congo Square
    • Gullah Geechee
  • Libations Prayer
  • Second-Line Finale

More details coming soon!



Parading in festive regalia is a favorite past-time of New Orleans. Assemble or join a Krewe of 6 or more and help vitalize the parade with matching attire, colors, or a costume theme. It’s a great bonding experience to share with your social circles!

  • Krewe Offers: Discounts, freebies, and other perks are offered based on the size of your krewe.
  • Krewe Themes: Designate a distinctive attire, color scheme, or costume theme for your krewe to follow.

Crowning ‘Royalty’ for parades is a common tradition in New Orleans and a high honor among Mardi Gras Krewes and the neighborhood Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs. The Jazz Crawl follows this tradition by randomly electing a King, Queen, Dukes, and Maids to lead the annual parade with the band.

  • How to Enter: Wear purple!
  • Random Drawing: The best dressed men and women wearing purple will be given a rose or doubloon with a concealed marking. After an announcement everyone unwraps their item to reveal the “Royal Court of the Krewe”.

Parade accessories are imported from the same local New Orleans businesses that supply the Mardi Gras Krewes. We also offer handmade parasols that can be custom ordered with colors and graphics for larger groups.

  • Parade Items: Specialty beads, feather boas, parade hats, parasols, and Mardi Gras Masks.
  • Promo Code Items: Some “Super-Krewes” will be offering branded parade SWAG and accessories for people that join their krewe.

We offer “Memorial Tribute” options to recognize the New Orleans second-line parade’s origination as a celebration of life at “Jazz Funerals”. It’s a great way to highlight the tradition’s history so that people leave the Jazz Crawl knowing more about the energetic brass parades they see on the streets of New Orleans or weddings across the country. 

  • $25 Parade Tribute: The tribute will recognize the name, life-span, and a photo of the deceased at the event, online, and in the parade with “Memorial Carnations” given out to onlookers.
  • $100 Brass Tribute: Each instrument donation we make is presented in memory of a loved one with their name engraved in the brass and a commemorative certificate.
  • Instrument Donations:We will find a home for any instruments in working condition. Donors are given the option for a “Parade Tribute”.


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Event Details

Date: September 08, 2019

Start time: 01:00 p.m.

End time: 04:30 p.m.

Venue: Gibbes Museum Garden

Email: krewe@jazzcrawl.com