Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks. Take in magical music with this GrouponLive deal to Family Gras at Festival Plaza in Metairie on Friday, February 1, and Saturday, February 2. Choose between the following options:
- For $99, you get two VIP tickets (a $198 value).
- For $195, you get four VIP tickets (a $396 value).
VIP tickets include:
- VIP balcony access to all live-music events
- Backstage access and meet-and-greet opportunities with the artists, subject to artist availability
- Two meal tickets and two nonalcoholic drink tickets per day
Falling on the football-filled weekend before Mardi Gras proper, Family Gras delights ears, eyes, and taste buds with music, parades, and refreshments. Visitors can look onto the stage from the VIP balcony, hearing such microphone-blistering acts as Fitz and the Tantrums (February 1 at 3:05 p.m.), whose dedication to their soulful pop numbers has wowed audiences from coast to coast, classic rockers Creedence Clearwater Revisited (February 1 at 7:20 p.m.), and alternative giants Soul Asylum (February 1 at 5:40 p.m.).
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On Saturday, the schedule heats up with performers including legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Frankie Valli (February 2 at 5:35 p.m.) and rockers Blues Traveler (February 2 at 3:50 p.m.). Backstage access gives fans the chance to meet with their favorite bands, getting autographs for their personal collections or field-trip permission slips.
Between sets, attendees can venture out into the rest of the festival to don colorful face paint and watch float-filled parades by the Krewes of Excalibur, Atlas, and Caesar. The Flambeau Court quiets rumbling stomachs with classic Louisiana fare, including crab poboys, spicy jambalaya, and alligator sausage.