Essence Festival Parade Presented by WalMart

The Roots of Music invades the CBD for Essence Fest! Parade through the streets with The Roots of Music marching band.

  • Starts: DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans, 300 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • **Parade participants will be staging on the Tchoupitoulas side of the DoubleTree
  • Ending address: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Route: DoubleTree Hotel, 300 Canal St, head up Tchoupitoulas, left on Girod, right on Convention Center Blvd
  • Parade Lineup: Kinfolk band, Fruit car, Walmart ambassadors / BFF team, Roots of Music band, McDonalds ambassadors & car, Radio station van

9:00 am - 9:30 am

North Sea Jazz Fest (Rotterdam, NE)

Thirteen students will be representing The Roots of Music at the North Sea Jazz Fest in Rotterdam (July 7-9, 2017). This group will be representing the entire Roots of Music Marching Crusader band, performing all three days of the festival and spending six nights total in the Netherlands. Read more about our upcoming trip, or visit North Sea Jazz Fest for more info! Tickets on sale now.


#RootsOnTheRoad: New Orleans

#RootsOnTheRoad returns to New Orleans to celebrate 10 years of programming! Featuring Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, and performances by Roots students and alumni. Sponsorships now available.

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm