Hal’s St. Paddy’s Lineup Announced

Courtesy Hal & Mal’s

Jackson restaurant Hal & Mal’s and entertainment company Ardenland announced plans for the 2018 Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade & Festival, one of the largest annual events in the downtown area.

This year, the grand marshal will be V.A. Patterson, a founding member of the Krewe of Kazoo parade group and 2017 Governor’s Arts Award recipient. The theme of the parade, which will take place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is “Artfully Alive at 35,” and celebrates the event’s 35th anniversary.

The festival will begin at 3 feature music from 1980s tribute band The Molly Ringwalds, soul and R&B show group The Bluz Boyz Band and New Orleans-style brass ensemble Southern Komfort Brass Band. Tickets are $10 each and are available at ticketfly.com. Doors will open at 2 p.m., and the music will begin at 3 p.m. The parade schedule is still to be announced.

For more information, visit halsstpaddysparade.com.