Watch the Reenactment
You are welcome to observe the performance as it retraces the route of the 1811 Uprising, which will take place rain or shine on November 8th & 9th. The durational artwork will involve hundreds of reenactors and has been carefully timed and planned, so we ask you not to disturb the performers or interrupt their path and allow the procession to pass. If you have any questions, our team of SRR Ambassadors will be on hand to help and provide you with information.
1. PUBLIC VIEWING ON FRIDAY, NOV 8 AT THE BONNET CARRÉ SPILLWAY
On Friday, November 8th, the reenactment will trace a 12-mile route through St John the Baptist Parish. Between 10:30am and 3:30pm, the performance will travel from La Place to Norco, LA following River Road. The first day will conclude with a performance at the Bonnet Carré Spillway. Please gather at the designated viewing at the Spillway at 4:30pm. The nearest address is the Spillway Office at 16302 River Rd, Norco, LA 70079. (If you have been to the public area to watch the spillway open in the past, you may be familiar with this.) Follow directional signage to the viewing area. Please note while the public is encouraged to attend and view from the designated area, there will be no public access or viewing permitted in the performance area itself within the Spillway.
2. PUBLIC VIEWING ON SATURDAY, NOV 9 ON RIVER ROAD
On Saturday, November 9th, the reenactment will trace a 12-mile route through St Charles Parish.
Between 9:30am and 1:30pm, the performance will travel along the river from New Sarpy to near Kenner, following the River Road.
Public viewing is available at 14296 River Road, New Sarpy, 70078. If you would like to join, arrive at 10am. The procession should pass by 10:45 am.
3. CONCLUDING PROCESSION IN NEW ORLEANS
The final phase of the performance will travel as a procession through the French Quarter, New Orleans, starting at 3:30pm at New Orleans Jazz Museum (The Old U.S. Mint) at Royal and Barracks, travel down Royal, right on Dumaine, and left on Rampart into Armstrong Park. The procession will conclude in Congo Square where reenactors, artists, musicians and the general public will gather in a vibrant celebration of freedom from 4-6pm including performances by Delfeayo Marsalis, Sunni Patterson, Sess 4-5, Truth Universal, Slangston Hughes, Free Agents Brass Band, and much much more!
Travel and Parking
- Due to the roving durational nature of the performance over a 26-mile route, dedicated event parking is not provided.
- If you travel to observe the event, please park sensibly and respect the local neighborhoods and residents need for access to their properties.
- Please read all parking signs carefully, as available street parking changes depending on the time of day.
- Slave Rebellion Reenactment will continue whatever the weather. Please come appropriately dressed for the conditions on the day.
- Timings and locations are estimates and may change on the day. Please follow @SlaveRebellion for up to date information on the day.
- The event is a public outdoor event and will be filmed and photographed . By attending the performance you consent to being included within this.
- Public toilets and refreshments will not be provided, please make your own arrangements.
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