Good Morning Everybody,
It's another day with way too much stuff going on for one human to do...so make your plans now!
Kick off work a little early, because the Louisiana Music Factory on Decatur (right across the street from the House of Blues) is starting off their Jazz Fest in store concerts. Today's stellar line-up is 2:00pm John Ellis & Double Wide, 3:00pm Spencer Bohren, 4:00pm 101 Runners, 5:00pm Maurice Brown, 6:00pm Lena Prima, 7:00pm Big Al Carson, 8:00pm Soul Rebels Brass Band - Wow!!!
If you're hanging in Mid-City do a little wine tasting from Cork and Bottle around 5:00 pm (along with the Farmer's Market)...then head on over to the City Park for a big evening!
It's The Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series with accomplished jazz musicians Frank and Cindy Mayes. The gates open up at 5:00 pm and the performance starts at 6:00 pm in the City Park Botanical Garden Pavilion of the Two Sisters...There is an admission charge, but hey, it's helping the Park out..so....it's a good thing...$8 for adults and $3 for children.
Be sure to stay a little later in the park, because it's also Threadhead Thursday at the Botanical Garden! Gates open at 8:00 pm...it's an evening outdoor concert featuring John Boutte, Paul Sanchez, Susan Cowsill, Craid Klein, Shamarr Allen, Glen David Andrews, Mary Lasseigne, Alex McMurray, Margie Perez, Debbie Davis, Russ Broussard, and Matt Perrine and it's totally FREE!!!
If you're staying in the downtown area...don't fret, there's plenty to do!
You gotta go to the show at the Ogden Southern Museum of Art better known as Ogden after Hours. The concert starts up at 6:00 pm with DJ Jubilee Also known as Mr. Temple. DJ Jubilee and is one of the earliest New Orleans bounce rappers to come on the scene. Jubilee helped define the genre with pumping party anthems like "Get it Ready," and "Take it to St. Thomas."....so come on down for some music, culture and fun! (remember if you get down there early - go grab a cocktail at the Circle Bar on Lee's Circle...one of the best happy hours in town!)
Want to celebrate the Saints Draft and eat some crawfish? Join Harrah's on Fulton Square this Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for Bugs, Buds and Bands with Bruce Daigrepoint Cajun Band and celebrate!! Enjoy music, beer, and crawfish "with all the fixin's" with special deals for Harrah's Total Rewards members (the crawfish is a $1.00 a pound!!) Ernst Cafe (right across the street) is joining in the fun with drink specials and televisions galore for the football fanatics!!
Need more stuff to do!
You can get your free crawfish cravin' fixed this evening at Maison on Frenchmen Street tonight at 7:00 pm! Bar patrons get as many free mudbugs as they desire....and be sure to hang out for the big Earth Day Fest kicking up at 9:00 pm. Check out this line-up! 9pm N'awlins Johnnys, 9:45 One Mind Brass Band, 10:30pm Big Sam's Funky Nation and 91.5 WTUL DJs, Manga Rosa, Sereia, Yamin and C, will be spinning world, funk, soul and latin music upstairs all evening!
There's more crawfish waiting for you at the one and only historical Mother-in-Law Lounge tonight - starting at 6:00 pm and rolling on 'til 10:00. The Funk'n Blues'n Crawfish experience continues tonight with Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes with fresh CRAWFISH by Shaggy's Boil.....this boil will be rockin'!!!
And besides all that....there's the usual Thursday nite fun stuff. Make sure to stop by Vaughn's for Kermit Ruffins...cause there ain't nothin' more New Orleans than Vaughn's on a Thursday night!
There's so much more to do (yes, really...) so check out the Offbeat music listings!!