The Who Dat National Rally and Music Festival is happening the weekend before the Saints home opener.

Steve Monistere was the genius behind the hit "Who Dat" song in 1983. Thirty-six years later, he hopes that his love and affinity for New Orleans and the Saints will strike gold once again with the Who Dat National Rally and Music Festival.

The festival is happening at the grounds of the Jefferson Performing Arts Center and LaSalle Park in Metairie on Sept. 6-8, which is the weekend before the Saints regular season opener against the Houston Texans on Monday, Sept. 9 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The event will feature music on two outdoor stages, along with food, crafts, a bounce park, a dog parade/costume contest, and a nightly Saints pep rally led by former Saints quarterback turned radio broadcaster, Bobby Hebert.

The festival kicks off on Friday, September 6 at 6pm and runs through Sunday.

On Saturday, September 7, featured performers include the Family Stone featuring founding Sly & the Family Stone saxophonist Jerry Martini, the Producers, Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses, the Topcats, the Lost Bayou Ramblers and Michael O’Hara.

The Sunday, Sept. 8 roster is highlighted by the New Power Generation featuring members of Prince’s backing band, plus Cowboy Mouth, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, the Honey Island Swamp Band and Corey Henry & the Treme Funket.

As far as pricing, single day general admission tickets are $30. A two-day pass is available for $45. Those prices include all service charges as well as parking. Discounted "teen" tickets are also available.

Daily VIP tickets are available and grant admission to performances inside the Jefferson Performing Arts Center featuring the Guess Who on Sept. 7, and Blood, Sweat & Tears on Sept. 8.

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