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Second Line Music Experience

New Orleans, United States

Experience hosted by Hollis

2 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

So you will experience a New Orleans Second Line Parade or Second Line Experience with one of the Former "King" of " Treme " There are dozens of different second line parades put on throughout the year, usually on Sunday afternoons, and held in the French Quarter and neighborhoods all across the city. They range in size, level of organization and traditions, but in all cases they will include a brass band, jubilant dancing in the street and members decked out in a wardrobe of brightly colored suits, sashes, hats and bonnets, parasols and banners, melding the pomp of a courtly function and the spontaneous energy of a block party, albeit one that moves a block at a time. The parades are not tied to any particular event, holiday or commemoration; rather, they are generally held for their own sake and to let the good times roll.

Second lines trace their roots back to the 19th century and the fraternal societies and neighborhood organizations that collectively provided insurance and burial services to members, especially among the African American community.
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So you will experience a New Orleans Second Line Parade or Second Line Experience with one of the Former "King" of " Treme " There are dozens of different second line parades put on throughout the year, usually on Sunday afternoons, and held in the French Quarter and neighborhoods all across the city. They range in size, level of organization and traditions, but in all cases they will include a brass band, jubilant dancing in the street and memb…

Meet your host, Hollis

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I am a New Orleans native, born & raised here and very active in the community. Just to give you guys a heads up, I'm one of the former Second Line "Kings of "TREME" which I handed my crown over to the legendary "Trombone Shorty" so I'm looking forward to educating you on the history and culture of my beautiful city of New Orleans
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Where you'll be

There are dozens of different second line parades put on throughout the year, usually they are held in the French Quarter and neighborhoods all across the city. They range in size, level of organization and traditions, but in all cases they will include a brass band, jubilant dancing in the street and members decked out in a wardrobe of brightly colored suits, sashes, hats and bonnets, parasols and banners.

Rated 4.73 out of 5 from 93 reviews.

Meagen
March 2020
Our tour with Hollis was amazing. He gave an insight to New Orleans that I would have never been aware of without him sharing his personal stories and experience.
Jess
March 2020
I really enjoyed my time with Hollis. This is his community and he’s sharing such personal stories with his guests. You don’t get this kind of info from other tour experiences.
Sonica
February 2020
Hollis is a living legend. He is very passionate about Treme! He can tell you about the first brick layed because he is rooted there. Its not your typical lolipop tour. You can only understand the culture if you experience it as locals do, and its what Hollis' tour is about when you arrive at Celebration Bar! To people not comfortable with being around locals, let him know. I am sure he can work with you.
Hollis is a living legend. He is very passionate about Treme! He can tell you about the first brick layed because he is rooted there. Its not your typical lolipop tour. You can…
Kim
February 2020
Hollis is a very nice person. He was knowledgeable about recent changes to the neighborhood during our late night tour. The music experience was fun, but not traditional as my group was expecting.
Erika
January 2020
This tour brought us inside the community of the 7th Ward and the changes going on post Katrina. We visited some of the last remaining live music venues established by a local legend and the Celebration Hall a sanctuary for young musicians trying to make there way. There’s not a lot of places where you can hear two tuba players and a dozen brass instruments jamming free form on a Friday night for under $10.00 I learned much about the innovation and resilience of the black community pooling resources using creativity and raw talent. Overall this was an eye opening experience that went beyond the superficial. I appreciated this.
This tour brought us inside the community of the 7th Ward and the changes going on post Katrina. We visited some of the last remaining live music venues established by a local lege…
Rawn
January 2020
Hollis put together a well thought out experience for visitors of the Treme neighborhood. You definitely won't get this type of tour anywhere in the city. Five stars!!! I'll definitely link up with Hollis again when I'm in the city to take part in the second-line experience. Hollis is truly an ambassador of New Orleans and I can't recommend his tour enough based on his personal experiences growing up and living in New Orleans!
Hollis put together a well thought out experience for visitors of the Treme neighborhood. You definitely won't get this type of tour anywhere in the city. Five stars!!! I'll defini…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

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