Kicking off Mardi Gras Weekend 1 this Saturday is none other than the Krewe of Pygmalion! Founded in 1999, the Carnival veterans created Krewe of Pygmalion to “provide a high-quality parade during the first week of the Mardi Gras season.” Following their parade along the traditional St. Charles Avenue route, the Krewe plans to keep the fun going with Pygmalion Fest featuring Big Gigantic and Lil Jon at the Sugar Mill!
If you missed Chewbacchus and Krewe du Vieux the last two weekends, then Pygmalion Fest is the perfect place to kick off your Mardi Gras spirits. Each year, Pygmalion follows their parade with a fun concert party bringing acts ranging from The Ying Yang Twins to Big Freedia. For the 2022 edition, they went big with livetronica duo Big Gigantic and hip-hop artist Lil Jon. The event is 18+, and doors open at 9pm.
Tickets are starting at $45 for general admission. If you’re wanting to GO BIG, VIP is available including:
- $150 VIP with premium open bar and food provided by Rizzuto’s Ristorante, access to Krewe of Pygmalion’s hospitality lounge experience, and VIP entrance (skip the GA line!)
- $200 VIP with premium open bar and food provided by Rizzuto’s Ristorante, access to table seating inside the venue close to the stage, and VIP only entrance (skip the GA line!)
About Big gigantic
Big Gigantic is an instrumental electronic jam band livetronica musical duo. Based in Boulder, Big Gigantic last touched down in New Orleans at the Joy Theater in 2018, making it 4 years since their last show in our city. What can you expect at a Big G show? PLENTY of dancing, electric vibes, live horns, and maybe a surprise or two! Listen to Big Gigantic and get ready for Saturday night below.
About Lil Jon
Rapper, DJ, record producer extraordinaire, Lil Jon’s hits “Salt Shaker,” “Get Low,” and more are going to kick off the Pygmalion Fest and get the Sugar Mill bumpin’! In 2013, Lil Jon collaborated with France-based producer DJ Snake and released “Turn Down For What” an EDM single that as of 2021 has is 6x multi-platinum in the United States. Refresh your musical discography with the latest from Lil Jon below.
About Krewe of Pygmalion
The Krewe of Pygmalion takes its name from the Greek legend of a Cypress king who sculpted a statue of the sea nymph Galatea. So real and beautiful was the statue to Pygmalion, he fell helplessly in love with it and spent the rest of his life adoring it.
The Krewe of Pygmalion is New Orleans’ newest parading organization comprised of both men and women, which parades the first weekend of the Carnival season.