Styx to headline Endymion 2020

October 1, 2019
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The Krewe of Endymion today announced who will play at the krewe's big party the Saturday before Fat Tuesday.

"This year’s Extravaganza sees the return of Train, the return of Styx, and for the first time, musical icon, legend and superstar….Tim McGraw!" according to a news release.  

Founder and captain, Ed Muniz, made the announcement ahead of the 54th year of the Krewe of Endymion Parade & Extravaganza.

"Endymion rolls on the streets of New Orleans and into the Extravaganza at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Saturday, February 22, 2020."

Expected construction at the Superdome moved the event to the convention center. 

"America’s largest neighborhood block party, Samedi Gras, kicks it all off on Orleans Avenue between Carrollton and City Park Avenue at noon. Attendance swells to more than 50,000 and features area favorites the Groovy 7, The Topcats, and The Bucktown All Stars! Endymion rolls after Samedi Gras at 4:15 on the traditional Mid-City route!"

More than a million people are expected along the route.

Endymion provided the following bios:

STYX rocks the Paradise averaging over 100 shows a year every year since (yes) 1999, STYX has the unique distinction of being the first band in rock history to have four consecutive certified multimillion-selling albums in a row: 1977’s The Grand Illusion, 1978’s Pieces of Eight, 1979’s Cornerstone, and 1981’s Paradise Theatre. STYX draws from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a STYX set features essential hits such as The Grand Illusion, Blue Collar Man, Lady, Miss America, Crystal Ball, and of course Come Sail Away!

Tim McGraw has released fifteen studio albums. Ten of those albums have reached number 1 on the Top Country Albums charts. All of these albums have produced 65 singles, 25 of which have reached number 1 on the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts. Three of these singles — "It's Your Love", "Just to See You Smile", and "Live Like You Were Dying" — were the top country songs of 1997, 1998, and 2004 according to Billboard Year-End. He has also won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association (CMA) awards, 10 American Music Awards, and three People's Choice Awards. His Soul2Soul II Tour is one of the highest-grossing tours in country music history. He has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

McGraw has ventured into acting, with supporting roles in The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, Tomorrowland, and Four Christmases and The Shack, and lead roles in Flicka and Country Strong.

He has been married to singer Faith Hill since 1996, and is a son of baseball player Tug McGraw.

Train returns to us for the second time! The first time their ride as Grand Marshals was cut short by the rain. They are a multi-GRAMMY and Billboard award-winning band that has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, more than 30 million tracks, including 3 GRAMMY awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors. Essential Train hits include Meet Virginia, Hey Soul Sister, Calling All Angels, Save Me San Francisco, Marry Me, Play That Song and more!