Family Gras in Metairie hopes to lure Super Bowl visitors

Crowds enjoy the music at Family Gras 2012-WVUE FOX 8
Crowds enjoy the music at Family Gras 2012-WVUE FOX 8

Metairie, La.- Jefferson Parish reveals details on the musical lineup for the 2013 Family Gras celebration in Metairie.

While Orleans parish will suspend carnival activities in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, Jefferson Parish hopes to lure some of those visitors to its parade and festival.

Headliners for this year's two day Family Gras festival include Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Blues Traveler and Soul Asylum. Local acts like Amanda Shaw and Cowboy Mouth are also on the schedule.

Parish officials say the last two Family Gras festivals attracted as many as 85,000 people. Parish President John Young says the Convention & Visitors Bureau will arrange shuttles to carry Super Bowl visitors from downtown to experience what might be their very first carnival parade. Metairie parades Super Bowl weekend include Excalibur, Atlas and Caesar.

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