Parade: Krewe of Cleopatra

The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders be marching in the Krewe of Cleopatra Parade Friday, February 17, 2017. Founded in 1972, the Krewe Of Cleopatra celebrates their 45th anniversary. The all-female Krewe will kick off Mardi Gras season by marching along the traditional Uptown the route. Their theme this year is “Strolling Down The Avenue.” Keep an eye out for their medallion beads, head bands and other great throws.


Parade: Knights of Chaos

Catch us Marching with the Knights of Chaos on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Organized in 2000, the Krewe of Chaos is formed by 200 male riders, and is believed to have been established after the Krewe of Momus terminated. This organization never reveals its king’s name, and the parade’s theme remains a secret until rolling time. Join us for a night of intrigue, rolling from the intersection of Napoleon and Magazine!


Parade: Krewe of Bacchus

Catch The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders marching in Bacchus, rolling Sunday, February 26, 2017. Early in 1968, the Krewe of Bacchus broke with Carnival tradition by staging a Sunday night parade with bigger and more spectacular floats than anything previously seen in Carnival. They then decided to have a national celebrity king lead the parade, breaking ranks with 113 years of Carnival tradition. Now, with more than 1,000 members and 31 animated super-floats, the Krewe of Bacchus is revered as one of the most spectacular krewes in Carnival history. Bacchus rolls from the intersection of Tchoupitoulas and Napoleon Ave.


Parade: Krewe of Proteus

Roots’ Marching Crusaders will be participating in the historic Proteus parade on Lundi Gras, February 27, 2017. Founded in 1882, the Krewe of Proteus is the second-oldest krewe in Carnival history. Their floats even still use the original chassis from the 1880’s. The Krewe of Proteus parade is based on Greek mythology. Proteus was the son of Poseidon, herded Poseidon’s seals, the great bull seal at the center of the harem. He can tell the future, change his shape and will only answer to someone who can capture him. Proteus rolls from the intersection of Napoleon and Magazine.


Parade: Krewe of Rex

This Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017, The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders are proud to be marching with the Krewe of Rex. The Rex parade is an annual attraction of traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras and considered a centerpiece of the festival because of the Krewe’s rich and colorful themes, maskers in original costumes and elaborately decorated and hand-painted floats. Come celebrate Mardi Gras with us!