With the passing of a New Orleans legend, it's time to send him off in true New Orleans fashion.
Fats Domino, who died last week at the age of 89, will be thrown a second line today. Below are all the details you need for the celebration.
Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr., the pianist, singer and lifelong New Orleanian who was among the …
When: 5 p.m., Wednesday
The route: Everything begins at Vaughan's Lounge in the Bywater. The parade will start out on Dauphine Street, then head up Poland Avenue. The route then heads east on St. Claude Avenue before turning onto Caffin Avenue and culminating at Domino's home.
Who: The parade will be led by trumpeter James Andrews and is expected to draw a large crowd.
What to know: The city issued parking instructions Tuesday for the second line, encouraging motorists to be patient and to anticipate heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic. St. Claude Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Lesseps Street to Caffin Avenue. All traffic will be diverted up Tupelo Street; anyone who needs to cross the industrial canal should do so at N. Claiborne Avenue or Florida Avenue. Parking enforcement will be monitoring for illegal parking violations.
The weather?: At the start of the second line, temperatures are expected to be in the area of 75 degrees under cloudy skies. There is a low chance for rain about 6 p.m.
Antoine “Fats” Domino, a lifelong New Orleanian and music legend, died Tuesday. He was 89.
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