It might say the New Orleans Saints, but everyone knows the Saints are Louisiana’s team. With that being said, our brothers and sisters from Jefferson Parish have long boasted that with the teams training facility located inside their parish boundaries, Metairie is the teams true home.
Now residents and officials from Metiaire are hoping thousands of those fans from New Orleans, Metairie, and Louisiana will flock to La Salle Park and the Jefferson Performing Arts Center for a two-day music festival billed as “a rally for Saints fans.”
The “Official Who Dat Nation Rally and Music Festival” will be held this September 7-8, which is just one day before the Saints’ Sept. 9 home opener at the Superdome against last years AFC surprise playoff team the Houston Texans.
Stated in a recent press release, the event is described as a “The two-day event will bring thousands of fans together to rally the team for the 2019 season.”
The event was created by local resident Steve Monistere, who brought the idea to the Jefferson Parish city council, and it was approved overwhelmingly. “Over the years, ‘Who Dat’ has turned into an identity that is recognized worldwide as uniquely New Orleans, uniquely Louisiana,” said Steve Monistere when asked about the two-day event.
The festival is planning multiple stages, including one that will be housed inside the Jefferson Performing Arts Center. In the hot Lousiana summers, this will provide some much needed AC relieve.
Tickets for the Saint’s festival will officially go on sale July 8. Adults can get one-day tickets for $30 or two-day passes for $45. Children under 12 will get in free. Tickets for those between 13 and 18 will cost $10 for one day and $15 for two days. Bands on the schedule include Blood Sweat and Tears, the Guess Who, the Family Stone, and the Atlanta Rhythm Section.