Pygmalion Fest

Each year, The Krewe Of Pygmalion follows their parade with an incredible concert party called “Pygmalion Fest.” This all-night party has become one of the largest celebrations in the Mardi Gras season, both for locals and guests to New Orleans over Carnival. As Pygmalion is known as “The King of The First Weekend Of Carnival”, Pygmalion Fest is THE event to attend to kick off the Mardi Gras season!  
In previous years, acts such as Big Freedia, The Former Ladies Of Chic, The Boogie Wonder Band, The Ying Yang Twins, T-Pain, Cameo, Salt and Pepper, and The Molly Ringwalds have kicked up the party as soon as the parade finishes!  
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New Orleans, LA (January 17, 2023) – The James Dean of rap and Loyola alumni, G-Eazy, will be Grand Marshall of the 2023 Pygmalion parade this carnival season. 

The Pygmalion krewe, formed in 2000, begins their 2023 Mardi Gras march on February 11th as the sun sets on the corner of Jefferson and Magazine. 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. Locals and carnival season tourists will be on the lookout for their most unforgettable floats including the Jester, Aphrodite, and the Mammoth. The parade of 27 floats and more than 1,000 riders will make its way through uptown ending in the CBD near Mother’s, one of New Orleans’ most-iconic cajun spots. 

As a former New Orleans resident, G-Eazy knows as much as any local that the party doesn’t end after the parade. For the last 6 years, the Krewe of Pygmalion has brought top-tier talent to New Orleans for their annual Pygmalion Fest, taking place at the Sugar Mill shortly following the parade. This year’s lineup includes G-Eazy, Mannie Fresh, DJ Kelly Green, and more, the Krewe teased to members at their poster unveiling party at the Krewe captain’s very own Rizzuto’s Ristorante and Chop House earlier this month. 

Gerald Gillum may have been born in Oakland, CA, but the G-Eazy we know and love was born in New Orleans. His career started to take hold while studying at Loyola University and he has since toured with artists among the likes of Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Shwayze, and Logic, and collaborated with artists including Halsey, Carnage, Britney Spears, BB Rexha, Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, and many more. 

“We’re excited to kick off Mardi Gras 2023 with the biggest parade NOLA has seen from Pygmalion. I, personally, can’t wait to be atop the Captain’s float, and to usher in another amazing carnival season with our Grand Marshall, fellow Loyola alum, and Pygmalion Fest headliner, G-Eazy.” – Captain Jack P. Rizzuto

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