Service Spotlight: Second Line Parade

If you are familiar with our company, you probably associate us with convention/meeting planning and large special events. Yes, we do those things, but our capabilities and services stretch much further than that. If your group is coming to New Orleans wanting to engage in a New Orleans tradition like no other, we’d be more than happy to coordinate a Second Line Parade for you!

What is a Second Line Parade?

You may be thinking to yourself, “what in the world is a Second Line Parade?” A Second Line Parade is led by a “main” or “first line” consisting of a brass band and the group with permit permission. The Second Line are the joyous spectators who follow the members of the Main Line. Whether you are kicking off your conference or heading to a reception, a Second Line is a unique and unforgettable way to experience New Orleans.

How can we coordinate your Second Line Parade?

In order to host a Second Line Parade, you must have the proper permission from the city. We will handle all permitting to ensure your group is legally ready to parade through the streets. Next, you will need music. We will book the perfect brass band and even a grand marshal to lead your parade. As experts of the city, we will plan the best or most scenic route to get to your destination. If you’re looking to add a more personalized touch, we can enhance the experience with other custom items like to-go cups, handkerchiefs, umbrellas and specialty cocktails.

If you are interested in the NOCCI team coordinating a Second Line for your group, submit a Request for Proposal in the “Contact” tab above.

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