Great music, Bloody Mary’s and good friends, what better way to celebrate the ones we loved and lost than a traditional New Orleans send off. Last Sunday, the Crooks Second Line paraded up Duval Street in remembrance of lost loved ones, especially musicians and a few pets too. The event also helps raise money for the Bahama Village Music program inspired by the drummer Jim Crooks and helped by his family, Jim and Rebecca Robinson.
The traditional New Orleans jazz style of the Key West funeral Band and joining musicians, lead the crowd to the Green Parrot.
Dr. Jim Gerbraecht happily sells parasols raising even more money for the Bahama Village Music program.
Everyone gathers for one big group photo holding placards honoring lost loved ones.
Brian Crooks holds up a picture of his father, famed drummer Richard Crooks, whose passing inspired the first parade in 2015.