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Madden Gras Celebrate with former Saints, musical guests and a parade

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Posted 08-04-2010 at 01:49 PM by Halo
Updated 08-12-2010 at 02:38 AM by Halo

Danny Cox from the Examiner wrote this...

EA Sports proudly presents Madden Gras 2011 and as the press report says, they're doing it "N'awlins" style.

What?: Celebrate the release of Madden NFL 11 with a a Mardi-Gras themed event put on by EA Sports. There will be musical guests, game tournaments, appearances by former Saints and members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

You'll be able to take part in tournaments pitting some of the best Madden NFL players from all around. Test your skills and see who can become the Super Bowl champion.

There's even going to be a parade to celebrate the game's release that will ride Mardi Gras style through some of the most popular streets in New Orleans. Make sure you line up and get a great spot to see all the excitement. Complete with commemorative beads and themed floats to celebrate the release on August 10, Madden Gras is sure to be a party like no other.

Well, except maybe Lombardi Gras.

When?:

* Monday, August 9, 2010
* Madden Gras Kick-Off: 11:00 AM Central

Who?:

  • 2010 NFL Hall of Fame inductee and former Saint Rickey Jackson
  • Marshall Faulk
  • Kenny Stabler
  • Chuck Muncie
  • Deuce McAllister
  • Joe Horn
  • Bobby Hebert
  • Mike McKenzie
  • Fred McAfee

Schedule: Head on down to Fulton Street and enjoy all the festivities; all times central; Fulton stage located at corner of Fulton Street and Lafayette Street

* 11:00 AM: Official Madden Gras kick-off (Stage Presentation and Donation)
* 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM: Music, games, activities, fun, and food

* 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Rebirth Brass Band on Fulton stage
* 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Bucktown All-Stars on Fulton Stage
* 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Rockin' Dosie Jr. on Fulton Stage
* 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM: Radiators on Fulton stage

* 7:00 PM: Start of Madden Gras parade on Decatur Street - it starts on Decatur, proceeds to North Bourbon Street, finishing at Jackson Square Main Stage
* 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Parade continues on Bourbon Street
* 9:15 PM - Cowboy Mouth and Galactic on Main Stage
* 11:00 PM: First copy of Madden NFL 11 sold on Main Stage
* 12:00 AM: Madden gras after-hours festivities featuring Big Boi at the House of Blues

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    Really wish i could be there.
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    Posted 08-06-2010 at 10:28 AM by Saintswrath Saintswrath is offline

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    Don't we all.
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