Riverwalk Marketplace just announced the entertainment for the 24th annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza with Rex, King of Carnival, on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free celebration will again include fireworks on the Mississippi River and musical entertainment by The Bucktown All Stars, John “Papa” Gros & the Krewe du Karnival and The Topcats.
 
The 2010 Lundi Gras entertainment schedule is as follows:
 
3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.     The Bucktown All Stars
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.     John “Papa” Gros & the Krewe du Karnival
6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.     Arrival of Rex, King of Carnival & Fireworks
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.     The Topcats
 
Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza is a free music event for attendees of all ages. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the vendors on the Spanish Plaza. Absolutely no ice chests and pets are allowed on the Spanish Plaza during Lundi Gras festivities.  
 
For more information about Riverwalk Marketplace and 2010 Lundi Gras, visit www.riverwalkmarketplace.com.

About Lundi Gras
In 1986, Riverwalk Marketplace opened its doors along the Mississippi River. Publisher of New Orleans Magazine, Errol Laborde, observed that the Monday prior to Fat Tuesday lacked Carnival revelry for both locals and tourists. Riverwalk Marketplace and Laborde partnered to restore the longtime tradition of welcoming Rex to the Canal Street Wharf that dates back to as early as 1915 by creating a daytime festival with music; fireworks; and the official arrival of Rex, King of Carnival, to Mardi Gras on Riverwalk’s Spanish Plaza. In its 24th year, Lundi Gras, annually on the Monday before Mardi Gras Day, has become an integral part of the internationally beloved New Orleans Mardi Gras experience.