- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Endymion celebrates 50 years when the mega-parade rolls in 2016 with big stars, more lights and a new float.

The krewe’s captain, Ed Muniz, said Tuesday that rapper Pitbull and Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler will headline the Endymion Extravaganza, held inside the Superdome.

Local media report this year’s theme is “Endymion Through the Years.” Parade goers will see floats that recall the parade’s themes dating back to 1967’s “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

Also, look for a new float that will honor this year’s grand marshal, Doug Thornton, executive vice president of the Superdome’s management company, SMG. Called “Club Endymion,” the new float will feature LED lighting to match the colors that splash the Superdome.

Muniz says they’ve spent over a million dollars to update the parade’s lighting.

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