Bacchus turns to a common topic - the Silver Screen - for its parade theme this year, but with a Hollywood South twist.
The parade, titled “Starring Louisiana,” celebrates films and TV series shot or set in Louisiana, including “Streetcar Named Desire,” “King Creole,” “Easy Rider,” “American Horror Story,” “Treme,” and “NCIS: New Orleans.”
Floats designed and produced by Kern Studios illustrate more than two dozen films or TV shows. That includes "JFK," "Jezebel," "Live and Let Die," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," and even Disney's animated "The Princess and the Frog."
The super floats for the Kong family and Bacchaneer, which debuted in 2018, will also return, along with other Bacchus signature floats and a new king's float and officers' float.
Ackles, 40, stars as Dean Winchester in the "Supernatural" series on the CW network, which is currently in its 14th season. Ackles has been a regular on the show since 2005. On the show, his character joins his brother in driving throughout the U.S. to hunt paranormal predators, demons, angels and other fantasy and sci-fi creatures.
Ackles will join the ranks of past Bacchus kings including last year’s monarch, Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons; Danny Kaye, the first Bacchus; and Bob Hope, Will Ferrell, Anthony Mackie, Harry Connick Jr., Perry Como, Andy Garcia, Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Raymond Burr and many more.
Bacchus is once again partnering with WWL-TV for exclusive coverage of the parade from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center where the Bacchus Rendezvous is held each year. The parade will air March 3 at 10 p.m. on Channel 4, WWLTV.com, WWL-TV's mobile app and Facebook page.