NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On Jan. 6, 2022, Funky Uptown Krewe will once again kickoff the Carnival season on Twelfth Night, this time as part of the first Mardi Gras parades in nearly two years! After a successful socially-distanced scavenger hunt in 2021, Funky Uptown Krewe is excited to return to the St. Charles streetcar line for 2022 with this year’s theme: Bounce Back, NOLA!

Funky Uptown Krewe was founded to encourage more revelers to flock to the St. Charles streetcar line on Twelfth Night and provide some small boost to local businesses. Please join in on Twelfth Night to ring in the new Carnival season and to help our local businesses and musicians Bounce Back.

Keeping with tradition, Funky Uptown Krewe’s ride will feature the incredible drum patterns of DJ Mannie Fresh, with Mannie performing a full DJ set on the St. Charles streetcar. The Krewe’s signature throws include hand-decorated, bedazzled vinyl records as well as cups and koozies.

Additionally, as part of our Bounce Back theme, the Krewe will donate a portion of each member’s dues to the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, which provides medical and social services to musicians, performing artists, cultural workers and tradition bearers in New Orleans.

Funky Uptown Krewe departs Bouree (1510 S. Carrollton) at 7:05 p.m. on January 6. The streetcar route follows St Charles Ave. to Canal Street and returns uptown before finishing its ride at Fat Harry’s at approximately 8:30 p.m.