- Scott G Gilbert
Mardi Gras 2017 - St Louis Style!
The main event is tomorrow, SATURDAY, FEB 25, 2017 - the BUD LIGHT GRAND PARADE *** Parade Begins at 11:00 AM *** Soulard Neighborhood, Starting at Busch Stadium and Ending at Anheuser-Busch Brewery!
Look for Krewes of over 100 floats to toss over 10,000,000 strands of beads and other sought-after goodies.
After the parade, stick around to enjoy entertainment including the Bud Light Block Party, the High Heel Drag Race, live music at neighborhood venues, and a giant post-parade street party and celebration held throughout Soulard.
Specific Events are as follows - with the High Heel Drag Race always being a crowd favorite!
TIME AND / DJ / EVENT LOCATION
9:00am: DJ Maze Great Grizzly Bear (Geyer & Menard)
10:00am: BoogieFootThe Porch Wine & Gift Boutique (9th & Lafayette)
10:00am: DJ SCRUB (outside)South Broadway Athletic Club (7th & Shenandoah)
10:30am: DJ Brian O’Shaunessey Soulard’s (7th & Soulard)
10:30am: DJ Greasy (outside)Llywelyns (9th & Soulard)
10:30am: DJ PRUMolly’s (Geyer between 7th & 8th)
11:00am: Bud Light Grand Parade begins
11:00am: DJ Brian LewisTwisted Ranch (8th & Soulard)
11:00am: DJ Jay LambertNadine’s (12th & Allen)
12:30pm: DJ SerbsicanMolly’s (Geyer between 7th & 8th)
12:30pm: DJ Needles (outside)Llywelyns (9th & Soulard)
12:30pm: DJ Deks (inside)Llywelyns (9th & Soulard)
11:00am-6:00pm: Sidewalk Dance Party with DJ DaveJoanie’s To Go (8th & Russell)
1:00pm: Jeremiah Johnson Band South Broadway Athletic Club (7th & Shenandoah)
1:00pm: Drag Show The Soulard Bastille (Russell & Menard)
1:00pm: DJ Fat AlbertJohnny’s (Russell & Menard)
1:30pm: Queens BoulevardBud Light Stage (7th & Geyer)
2:00pm: Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole StompBud Light Block Party (9th & Geyer)
2:00pm: DJ ShaunGood Luck Bar & Grill (9th & Victor)
2:30pm: DJ DV5Molly’s (Geyer between 7th & 8th)
3:00pm: Aaron Kamm & The One DropsBroadway Oyster Bar (Broadway & Gratiot)
3:00pm: High Heel Drag Race Nadine’s (12th & Allen)
3:30pm: DJ Who (outside)Llywelyns (9th & Soulard)
3;30pm: DJ Mahf (inside)Llywelyns (9th & Soulard)
4:30pm: DJ ‘Ol SkewlMolly’s (Geyer between 7th & 8th)
6:00pm: Torrey Casey & the Southside HustleSouth Broadway Athletic Club (7th & Shenandoah)
6:30pm: DJ KaizenMolly’s (Geyer between 7th & 8th)
7:00pm: DJ Who (inside) Llywelyns (9th & Soulard)
8:00pm: Nashville Funk from the Aquaducks Broadway Oyster Bar (Broadway & Gratiot)
8:30pm: DJ EdgeMolly’s (Geyer between 7th & 8th)
Some Friendly Reminders...
Arrive early. You may even want to book a nearby hotel room for Friday and Saturday to eliminate parking hassles and ensure that you are here with plenty of time to spare. Several hotels are within walking distance, offer shuttles to and from, or provide access to plenty of cabs.
No cans, no coolers, no bottles, no backpacks. No exceptions. For public safety reasons, these items are not allowed in the festival zone. If you do somehow manage to have these items in the festival zone, you will be asked to dispose of them immediately. Plenty of reasonably priced food and beverage options can be found throughout the festival zone.
Dress for the weather. St. Louis weather is notoriously fickle, so plan appropriately. The event happens rain or shine, and you’ll be on your feet a lot so wear comfortable shoes.
Maximize your experience through an all-inclusive experience. Options include the Bud Light Party Tent and private tents in Hospitality Village. Several local establishments also offer all-inclusive deals.
Use the port-a-potties. There are thousands of portable restrooms located throughout the festival zone. The police will ticket you for not using them.
Don’t drive. Take the Metro, a shuttle, or a cab instead.
Respect our neighborhood. As one of the oldest residential and entertainment districts west of the Mississippi, Soulard is recognized as a national historic jewel. Be respectful of the neighborhood and its inhabitants. There is a zero tolerance rule for vandalism and violators will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent.
It is best to take alternative transportation - but just in case...