Super Bowl 2013 travelers at New Orleans airport will see The Iguanas, Rebirth Brass Band and more

Posted on: January 31 2013 | Posted in: Latest News

By Manuel Torres, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.
on January 31, 2013 at 8:52 AM, updated January 31, 2013 at 9:04 AM

 

Super Bowl 2013 travelers will be serenaded at New Orleans Louis Armstrong International by The Iguanas, Rebirth Brass Band, Mia Borders and other local artists, starting Thursday morning and through Saturday. Brass bands will roam baggage claim, while multiple stages and a piano bar share the terminal’s upper level, filling the building with what officials called a fitting welcome to visitors in town for the big game.

(See full schedule of performances below.)

The eclectic mix of artists, organized by the Backbeat Foundation, also includes Joe Shirley, Marie Watanabe, Mykia Jovan, Cristina Perez, Joe Cabral, Jason Butler Trio, Sasha Masakowski, Paul Soniat, Khris Royal Trio, and the Stooges, Pinstripe, Treme and Pinettes brass bands.

“There will be performances all through the day,” airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut said.

The performances are set to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, with the Pinstripe Brass Band, Jason Butler Trio and Joe Shirley playing simultaneously in different areas of the terminal. Performances will continue until 9 p.m. Friday’s performances also are set to run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday, artists will perform from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

 

There will be music playing all through the day," -- Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut


The event will also include the 2nd Annual Krewe De Louis Second Line Parade on Friday afternoon.

The airport is setting music stages in the lobby areas of concourses C and D. A piano bar is being set up at the lobby for concourse B, and the brass bands will all perform in the baggage claim area.

Here’s the full schedule of performances:

Thursday January 31st

Concourse B Lobby

9AM - 12PM: Joe Shirley

1PM - 4PM: Marie Watanabe

4PM - 7PM: Jason Butler

Concourse C Lobby

10AM - 1PM: Khris Royal Trio

2PM - 5PM: Sasha Masakowski

5PM - 8PM: The Iguanas

Concourse D lobby

9AM - 12PM: Jason Butler Trio

12PM - 3PM: Mykia Jovan

4PM - 7PM: Colin Lake

Baggage claim area

9AM - 12PM: Pinstripe Brass Band

12PM - 3PM: Treme Brass Band

3PM - 6PM: Stooges Brass Band

6PM - 9PM: Pinettes Brass Band
Friday, February 1st

Concourse B lobby

9AM - 12PM: Joe Shirley
12PM - 3PM: Paul Soniat

4PM - 7PM: Jason Butler

Concourse C lobby

10AM - 1PM: Sasha Masakowski

6PM - 9PM: Stooges Brass Band

Concourse D lobby

9AM - 12PM: Joe Cabral

12PM - 3PM: Mykia Jovan

4PM - 7PM: Cristina Perez

Baggage claim area

9AM - 12PM: Rebirth Brass Band

12PM - 3PM: Treme Brass Band

3PM - 6PM: Pinettes Brass Band

6PM - 9PM: Stooges Brass Band
Saturday, February 2nd



Concourse B lobby

10AM - 12PM: Marie Watanabe
Concourse C lobby

10AM - 1PM: Mia Borders
Concourse D lobby

9AM - 12PM: Sasha Masakowski

Baggage claim area

9AM - 12PM: Pinstripe Brass Band