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      With 20 different acts across every type of music, you’re certain to find a performer playing songs you love to party to. Better yet, grab an Annual Pass and see as many as you’d like!

      Mardi Gras Grand Celebration Lineup

      FEB 8 DAUGHTRY MAR 1 COLLECTIVE SOUL APR 5 SKILLET
      FEB 15 BARENAKED LADIES MAR 8 PRINCE ROYCE APR 12 LYNYRD SKYNYRD
      FEB 16 THOMAS RHETT MAR 14 CODY SIMPSON APR 19 KOOL & THE GANG
          MAR 15 FOREIGNER MAY 3 NELLY
          MAR 21 A GREAT BIG WORLD MAY 10 THE WANTED
          MAR 22 GAVIN DEGRAW MAY 17 THE ROOTS
          MAR 28 KELLY ROWLAND MAY 24 CHER LLOYD
          MAR 29 WEEZER MAY 31 HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS
          JUNE 7 ROBIN THICKE

      Plus, our French Quarter Courtyard sizzles with live music direct from New Orleans.

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      Daughtry
      DAUGHTRY
      February 8 at 8:00pm
      A year ago, Chris Daughtry began working on what would eventually become his latest album, Baptized. It would've been easy for him to simply repeat himself considering the constant success the band had achieved since their 2006 self-titled became the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history. Since then, they've achieved four No. 1 hits, four Grammy Award nominations, and four American Music Awards wins. Nevertheless, as a band, they chose to evolve for both themselves and their fans. "I always wanted to call the album Baptized, because it felt like a new chapter," he declares.
      Barenaked Ladies
      BARENAKED LADIES
      February 15 at 8:00pm
      Ask them and they'll tell you: Canadian bands can play their hearts out, and they can also bring the funny. And no outfit hailing from north of the border embodies these paired virtues more engagingly than the Barenaked Ladies, whose fusion of hooks and yuks has resulted in more than 14 million albums sold, as well as putting myriad fannies in the seats of concert halls and amphitheaters around the world. On the occasion of the band's 25th anniversary, they're celebrating with new album, Grinning Streak, which is packed with the signature blend of immediacy, tunefulness and witty sophistication that Barenaked Ladies fans know and love them for.
      Thomas Rhett
      THOMAS RHETT
      February 16 at 8:00pm
      Thomas Rhett spent most of his life figuring out what, other than music, he could do for a career — and none of his pursuits seemed to work out. But music kept drawing him back, and once he embraced it, his star has only risen. His mix of quirky word jumbles and infectious grooves drawn from country, hip-hop, and rock have created a twist on country that everybody seems to love. "I don't know if I'll be some big star or make a difference in somebody's life along the way or make somebody's Friday night entertaining. It's a journey, and I'm learning something new every step along the way."
      Collective Soul
      COLLECTIVE SOUL
      March 1 at 8:00pm
      Collective Soul shot to international fame with their first album, Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, and their mega #1 hit "Shine". With a Double-Platinum album under their belts, the young band performed at the historic 25th Anniversary Woodstock concert. But it was their second album, Collective Soul, that would define their sound of catchy melodies and guitar driven songs, eventually going Triple-Platinum and spending 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 charts. Since then, Collective Soul has been a hit-making machine, charting song after song. After brief hiatus, they are back to performing live and recording a new album.
      Prince Royce
      PRINCE ROYCE
      March 8 at 8:00pm
      When Prince Royce released his debut album in 2011, he had a very humble goal: "I was hoping it would sell 5,000 copies," the 23-year-old singer says with a smile. He ended up doing far more than that. Certified Triple Platinum by the RIAA in the US and Puerto Rico and Quadruple Platinum in Chile, it collected an endless list of honors and awards including: three Latin Grammy nominations, seven Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, twelve Premios Juventud Awards and twelve Latin Billboards. Two sold-out tours of Europe and the U.S. later, the singer is one of the biggest stars in contemporary Latin music.
      Cody Simpson
      CODY SIMPSON
      March 14 at 8:30pm
      What started as posting covers of his favorite songs on YouTube turned into international superstardom for teen pop sensation Cody Simpson. With his sophomore album, Surfers Paradise, ready to hit the shelves this summer, he's poised for exponential success. "I wanted to show the world how I'm evolving and that I've really discovered who I am as an artist." Surfers Paradise picks up where Cody's debut album, Paradise, left off, telling the story of how this talented teenage singer, songwriter, and musician, now 16, traded the sunny shores of his native Queensland, Australia, for the sunny shores of Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a performer.
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      FOREIGNER
      March 15 at 8:30pm
      With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world and a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including "Juke Box Hero", "Feels Like The First Time", "Urgent", Head Games", "Say You Will", "Dirty White Boy", "Long, Long Way From Home", and the worldwide #1 hit, "I Want To Know What Love Is", Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.
      A Great Big World
      A GREAT BIG WORLD
      March 21 at 8:30pm
      Connections define music as much as notes, melodies, and rhythms do. When it strikes the right personal chords, an album can change moods, outlooks, and even lives. New York pop singer-and-songwriter duo A Great Big World—Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino—treasure the precious bond between artist and listener. Their full-length debut for Epic Records, Is There Anybody Out There?, forges an unbreakable link in that emotional chain.
      Gavin DeGraw
      GAVIN DEGRAW
      March 22 at 8:30pm
      Gavin DeGraw's powerful new album, Make A Move, is a victorious and creative musical return. On the follow-up to 2011's Sweeter, Gavin DeGraw has experienced a creative and commercial renaissance displaying his even more focused vocal and artistic talent, his assured energy, musically expanded palette, and sharp, detail-driven lyrics. Which is saying quite a bit for an artist who already holds a Gold, two Platinum, and a Double-Platinum albums, along with handfuls of chart-topping hits and award nominations. "I feel like this album is the strongest record I've made," DeGraw says. "It's a clear evolution from what I've been doing."
      Kelly Rowland
      KELLY ROWLAND
      March 28 at 8:30pm
      Kelly Rowland reached stratospheric heights as a member of Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling groups of all time. She’s since received five Grammy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, 15 Soul Train Awards, a Star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”, and more. She reached multi-platinum status in less than a decade, as well as starring in numerous televisions shows and feature films. Her powerhouse vocals have led to a timeless catalog of songs including “Dilemma” featuring Nelly, “Like This” featuring Eve, and worldwide chart-dominating success.
      Weezer
      WEEZER
      March 29 at 8:30pm
      For over 20 years, Weezer has been confounding the critics, rallying the fans, and deftly creating music that defies convention. Hits like "Undone (The Sweater Song)", "Buddy Holly", "Island in the Sun", "Pork and Beans", and "Beverly Hills" have helped sell millions of albums, topped the charts, and become radio staples. To date, Weezer has released nine full-length albums — three eponymously-titled, a testament to their sense of quirky humor and marketing—six EPs, and a DVD, selling over nine million records in the United States alone.
      Skillet
      SKILLET
      April 5 at 8:30pm
      Skillet recently made headlines when their last album, Awake, became one of just three rock albums to be certified platinum in 2012, forming an improbable triumvirate with the Black Keys' El Camino and Mumford & Sons' Babel. The news that Skillet had sold more than a million albums in the U.S. came as a shock to all but the band's wildly diverse horde of fans, male and female, young and old—known as Panheads—whose still-swelling ranks now officially number in the seven-digit range. This remarkable achievement was announced just as Skillet was putting the finishing touches on their eagerly awaited follow-up album, Rise.
      Lynyrd Skynyrd
      LYNYRD SKYNYRD
      April 12 at 8:30pm
      Having survived enough tragedy and just plain hard miles for 10 bands, Skynyrd is, remarkably at this stage of their career, on a roll. Their new album, Last Of A Dyin' Breed, re-ignites the in-studio alchemy the band found with Guns producer Bob Marlette, and the sound is traditional Skynyrd blended to perfection with the edge of immediacy. This is the kind of record guaranteed to feed the needs of the multi-generational Skynyrd Nation, and continue the renewed vigor the band exhibited with their last album, 2009's God & Guns. In short, it's rock ‘n roll for the times.
      Kool & the Gang
      KOOL & THE GANG
      April 19 at 8:30pm
      Kool & the Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like "Celebration", "Cherish", "Jungle Boogie", "Summer Madness" and "Open Sesame", they've earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & the Gang has performed continuously for the past 43 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and tough, jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.
      Nelly
      NELLY
      May 3 at 9:00pm
      Nelly raises the bar every time he enters the studio or hits the stage. That's just a fact at this point when it comes to the multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor. Now, Nelly's seventh full-length album, M.O., sees him reaching the greatest heights yet. Led by the irresistible, slick hip-hop anthem "Hey Porsche", he's flaunting contagious swagger and the same mic skills that made millions of fans believe in him when he first burst onto the scene back in 2000.
      The Wanted
      THE WANTED
      May 10 at 9:00pm
      "We're just five normal lads. We're so lucky, it's ridiculous." So says Tom Parker, one-fifth of The Wanted, the rocket-rising popular boy band from UK. In fact, their success has come so fast and huge that you'd be forgiven in thinking that perhaps they'd got here by winning a reality TV show or through supporting big artists on tour — in actual fact they have made their name the old fashioned way — playing gigs, writing songs, honing their craft, and delivering records with incredible diversity of style.
      The Roots
      THE ROOTS
      May 17 at 9:00pm
      The brainchild of childhood friends Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, The Roots began their career playing bucket drums and freestyling on the streets. Fast forward a few decades, and The Roots was named one of the greatest live acts by Rolling Stone. Their career has evolved to include a weekly gig as the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, hosting sold-out jam sessions across country, and consistently churning out Grammy®-nominated albums.
      Cher Lloyd
      CHER LLOYD
      May 24 at 9:00pm
      Cher Lloyd exploded on U.S. airwaves in the summer of 2011 with “Want U Back,” a double-platinum hit that led The New York Times to proclaim, “…she’s the future.” The 20-year-old British singer and songwriter followed it up with a Top 10 album, Sticks & Stones, and numerous high-profile television appearances. To her fans, Cher is the voice of the underdog, a once-quiet girl from the small English town of Malvern who found her own voice through singing, writing songs, and performing, and is now taking on the fight for others to demand to be heard.
      Huey Lewis and The News
      HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS
      May 31 at 9:00pm
      Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 35th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends and is as fresh today as ever. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, they continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling over 20 million albums in the process, earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map.
      Robin Thicke
      ROBIN THICKE
      June 7 at 9:00pm
      Robin taught himself to play piano at the age of 12 and by 16 was writing and producing songs for top R&B artists. By the age of 21, he had written and produced songs on over 20 gold and platinum albums including Michael Jackson, Marc Anthony, Pink, Christina Aguilera and others. By 2013, he had amassed a host of award nominations and radio hits. But none of that compared to the worldwide success of “Blurred Lines”, the first single off his sixth album. It became the song of summer 2013 and catapulted him from Urban/R&B fame into the global pop limelight.