Johnny and Angie invite you to join them in their hometown of New Orleans for the 2020 Zulu Ball!

This festive black-tie affair is a tradition for Black folks in New Orleans, and occurs during Mardi Gras weekend.

The regal evening is on February 21 and will include a lineup of musical acts, deliciously catered New Orleans cuisine, and your favorite alcoholic drinks!

Enjoy this memorable evening for only $250 per person.

Space is limited. Purchase your tickets now! You can pay via Paypal, CashApp ($angieluvboo), or Venmo(@angieluvboo).

Weekend Agenda

Thursday, February 20 | 5:30 pm

Dinner at Drago's Seafood Restuarant
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras Street
(504) 584-3911

Thursday, February 20 | 8:00 pm - until

French Quarters (wear comfortable shoes, we'll be walking)
Meet @ Big Easy Daiquiris
216 Bourbon Street
(504) 301-3799

Friday, February 21 | 10:00 am

Brunch Buffet @ Harrah's Casino
8 Canal Street
(504) 533-6000

Friday, February 21 | 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Get ready for the Ball! Hair cuts, hairdressers, makeup, nails, a NAP! See you at the ball tonight.

Friday, February 21 | 10:00 pm

Zulu Ball
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Boulevard
Halls G, H, and I
Table TBA

Saturday, February 22 | 12:45 pm

Lunch @ Emeril's Delmonico
1300 St. Charles Avenue
(504) 525-4937

Saturday, February 22 | 4:15 pm

Endymion Parade (Route)
Meet at the Starbucks at the corner of St. Charles and Canal Street
700 Canal Street
(504) 524-9582

Zulu Ball Ambiance

The Zulu Ball is a pretty big deal. It's held at the Morial Convention Center, and last year 18,000 beautiful black people were in attendance. Like most things in New Orleans, the history of the Zulu Krewe is rich.

The ball is a DIY (do it yourself) type of event. You arrive dressed to the nines, a table and entertainment is provided. And the rest is on you! Meaning no food or drinks are provided by default. However, no worries, we've already included catering and liquor costs in the quoted price. This actually makes for a very satisfying time because you know you'll have good food and drinkssss! See the Zulu Ball Menu section to see what's on the menu.

There will be ten (10) people at our table. Everyone will have a chair (ladies, rest those feet when you need to).

The entertainment is old school hip hop, R&B, and bounce. It's New Orleans, so you already know the dance floor stays packed. We're in a huge convention center, so do as you please! Dance with the crowd on the dance floor, dance in the aisles by your seat, or bop your head and tap your feet in your chair lol. See the Zulu Ball Entertainment section to see who's playing.

Technically, the event starts at 6:00 pm but that's when they crown the King and Queen of Zulu. Mostly only members of the Zulu social club attend for this part. Johnny and Angie will NOT be there for this part. The PARTY starts around 10:00ish and goes until 3:00 am.

Zulu Ball Attire (PLEASE READ)

Formal attire dress code is strictly enforced. Floor length ball gowns for ladies; Black tuxedos for men. Those who do not adhere to the dress code will not be admitted. Check the hashtag #zuluball2019 to see ideas of what people wear.

Zulu Ball Menu

While the Zulu Ball is a black tie event, you're not served "convention center" food. In fact, food does not come with the typical Zulu Ball ticket. However, with your $250 payment to us, we have hired a caterer! All food will be catered and delivered hot in pans specifically to our table. Eat as much as you'd like (until it's gone of course)! The menu consists of NOLA favs:

  • Shrimp Pasta
  • Red Beans & Rice
  • Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
  • Chicken Wings
  • BBQ Meatballs
  • Assorted Finger Sandwiches
  • King Cake

In addition, we'll also provide a bottle of liquor of your choice as well as mixers (pineapple juice, cranberry juice, coke, etc). While we will have everyone's favorite bottle, we do anticipate everyone sharing all bottles with the table. That way, we have a nicely stocked bar at our table. Cheers!

Zulu Ball Entertainment

There's a mix of hip hop, R&B, and bounce. DJ plays between sets.

  • DJ Jubliee
  • DJ Polo504
  • Choppa Style
  • Doug E. Fresh and Friends
  • Musiq Soul Child
  • The SOS Band

Mardi Gras Day

Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, February 25. Johnny and Angie will still be in town during the day and will catch some parades. You're welcome to join us if you're still in town.

Lodging

Hotel rooms are booking FAST. Please book something ASAP. AirBnB is also an option. Find something near the French Quarters or the Convention Center.

Most of the hotels are sold out on their website, so you may have to book through a third party. Here's hotels with booking.com

Johnny and Angie are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/CBD

Airport

The closest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, airport code MSY. It's about 15 miles from downtown.