Family Gras performances moved up a half hour on Saturday amid rain threat

Family Gras is a Mardi Gras season festival held in Metairie. (Photo by Peter G. Forest, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Peter G. Forest, NOLA.com | The

Family Gras is a Mardi Gras season festival held in Metairie. (Photo by Peter G. Forest, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Due to potentially stormy weather, the Family Gras festival outside Clearview Mall in Metairie will start earlier than originally scheduled on Saturday (Feb. 23), officials said. Here’s the new schedule:

  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Imagination Movers
  • 2-2:45 p.m. - Arrhythmia Band
  • 3:15-4:30 p.m. - Righteous Brothers 
  • 5:00-6:15 p.m. - Michael McDonald

The Krewe of Caesar parade was still expected to roll through Family Gras right after McDonald finishes his set, said Samantha de Castro, Jefferson Parish government administration spokeswoman. Caesar then enters Veterans Memorial Boulevard and proceeds east on the conventional parade route.