‘Who Dat Nation’ fest to kick off Saints season in Jefferson Parish

Saints fans can look forward to a new festival to get pumped for the start of football season. The Who Dat Nation Rally and Music Festival is set for Sept. 7 and Sept. 8 at Lasalle Park in Metairie and on the grounds of the Jefferson Performing Arts Center.

Photo courtesy: Mark Lagrange

The new two-day festival is expected to bring thousands of fans together to rally the team for the 2019 season.

Fans can enjoy live music across three stages. Blood Sweat and Tears, the Guess Who, Atlanta Rhythm Section and The Family Stone headline the event. Organizers also promise a “major headiner” for Sunday.

The fest also includes food and beverages from local restaurants and bars, arts and crafts, carnival rides and face painting. Free parking will be available in the lots behind the New Orleans Baby Cakes field and other nearby locations.

“The Who Dat Song that started the craze began in a modest house on California Street in Kenner in 1983. Now 36 years later we are proud to welcome the Who Dat Nation back home to Jefferson Parish,” Jefferson Parish president Mike Yenni said in a release.

Single day tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for teens ages 13 to 18. Two-day passes are $45 for adults and $15 for teens ages 13 to 18. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

Tickets go on sale July 8.

The Saints kick off their season on Monday, Sept. 9 against the Houston Texans at home in the Superdome.

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