The Mystik Krewe de Rue Royale Revelers is pleased to announce that its seventh annual Twelfth Night Party will take place on January 6, 2020, at the Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture.
Krewe Captain Frank Perez said, “This venue is perfect considering Twelfth Night marks the beginning of Carnival Season. It is also the largest venue we’ve ever had, which will allow us to do a few things logistics have prevented us from doing in the past.”
The Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture, located at 1010 Conti Street in the French Quarter, features the private collection of Carl Mack and shows his love and dedication to the fanfare and whimsy that makes Mardi Gras such a special event.
On exhibit at the museum are the regalia of Mardi Gras Kings and Queens, elaborately feathered and beaded Mardi Gras Indian suits and Social Aid and Pleasure Club attire, as well as costumes from Carnival Krewe Tableau balls, Cajun Mardi Gras riders, neighborhood walking parades and more.
12th Night celebrations are a modern incarnation of the Feast of Fools, a popular festival during the Middle Ages, particularly in France, in which a mock bishop or pope was elected, ecclesiastical ritual was parodied, and low and high officials changed places.
In New Orleans, 12th Night marks the beginning of the Carnival Season, which culminates on Mardi Gras. The Krewe de Rue Royale Revelers grew out of founder Frank Perez’s Twelfth Night Party, which was originally held at his home on the corner of Royal and St. Ann Streets.
The party will feature an open bar, go-go boys, a buffet, and the sounds of legendary DJ Jimmy Armstrong. The highlight of the evening is the arrival of the Lord of Misrule and the League of Distinguished Revelers. After a Royal Procession of previous Grand Revelers, the new Grand Reveler is presented. The coronation of the Grand Reveler is followed by the Meeting of the Courts of the Rue Royale Revelers and the Krewe of Queenateenas.
Tickets for the party will go on sale the first week of November.
Previous Grand Revelers include:
2014 First Party / no Grand Reveler
2015 Grand Reveler I–Jeffrey Palmquist
2016 Grand Reveler II–Will Antill, the Financial District Reveler
2017 Grand Reveler III–Rip Naquin, the Award-Winning Reveler
2018 Grand Reveler IV–Felicia Philips, the Cheese Reveler
2019 Grand Reveler V–Frank Perez, the Faux Reveler