‘Second Line For Safety’ Benefits French Quarter Task Force This Saturday

NEW ORLEANS – French Quarter Advocates, a nonprofit organization representing the residents and businesses of one of America's oldest neighborhoods, will host its first “Second Line for Safety” to support the French Quarter Task Force on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. at Congo Square in Armstrong Park.

         The traditional second line event will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Congo Square and proceed through the streets of the historic French Quarter with New Creations Brass Band leading the parade. The event will also feature Benny Turner and Real Blues band, popular local DJ’s and neighborhood food trucks before, during and after the parade.

         Registration for the inaugural procession to keep the French Quarter safe is $25 for French Quarter Advocates members and $40 for non-members. French Quarter Advocates T-shirts will be available to purchase at the event.

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         French Quarter Advocates was established in 2014 with a mission to protect the French Quarter as a working neighborhood with an inclusive and diverse residential and commercial population while preserving its unique culture, architectural integrity and music heritage.

         “We want the entire city and all our visitors who will be in town that weekend to come support one of the country’s most iconic and historic destinations,” said French Quarter Advocates President Bryan Drude.

         All of the proceeds from the “Second Line for Safety” will benefit the French Quarter Task Force, which is committed to protecting everyone who lives, works and visits the French Quarter.

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         Second Line participants can register at Congo Square on Saturday, October 3, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., or here



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