Barry Kern is the President + CEO of Kern Studios and Mardi Gras World. Mardi Gras would not be what it is today without the Kern Family. Kern Studios produces 600 – 700 floats per year, has been involved in the production of the Mardi Gras parade at Universal Studios for over 27 years, as well as conducts business internationally. This episode includes the stories of how they got into the business, the growth of Mardi Gras, how Blaine Kern (Father) became Mr. Mardi Gras, working with Disney + Universal, buying an aircraft carrier from the 30s and much more.
“We have an incredible future in front of us in terms of what we can do; not only as a business, not only as a family, but frankly in what we can do for New Orleans and for Louisiana.” - Barry Kern
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