Hope everyone had a most excellent Jazz Fest weekend....Besides a little dampness (just a little) on Friday it was an amazing weekend!
Here's what's happenin' this Monday...if you still need to get your groove on!
Start off your day right at the Louisiana Music Factory (210 Decatur) with their continuing in store concerts - check out the line-up! 12:00pm Big Daddy O', 1:00pm Dwayne Dopsie, 2:00pm Honey Island Swamp Band, 3:00pm Little Freddie King, 4:00pm Zachary Richard, 5:00pm New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 6:00pm Eric Lindell, and 7:00pm Big Sam’s Funky Nation!!
Take a little time out from the Music Factory to grab a beer and celebrate Gil T.'s Birthday with his big B-day bash at Kerry's Irish Pub (331 Decatur) at 5:00 pm...it's gonna be a good time with Foot & Friends!!
Then move on down the road to "FATS MONDAY" TO HONOR NATIVE SON FATS DOMINO - The French Market Corporation and WWOZ 90.7FM will present "FATS MONDAY", the first annual procession will include Fats Domino and his family riding in golf carts and led by a brass band through The French Market District. It will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Washington Artillery Park, go up St. Ann and around Jackson Square, then return to Decatur Street to proceed down to the French Market Flea Market, then back up to Decatur Street. The procession will end at approximately 5:45 p.m. at The Market Café at 1000 Decatur Street, where a band will welcome Fats and he will sign autographs for his many fans!
There's a happy hour happenin' at Chickie Wah Wah on Canal with the Pfister Sisters at 5:30 pm...No Cover..snacks and kitchen open! Then hang out for the Evan Christopher CD Release Party at 8:00 pm - The resident ambassador for the living tradition of New Orleans clarinet debuts his CD Clarinet Road Vol III!!
You can always have a lovely evening at The Columns on St. Charles Avenue...Sit on the porch and listen to Cajun music legend David Doucet at 8:00 pm.
Go down to hear another amazing early evening show with the 100th Anniversary of Bob French and the Original Tuxedo Band at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse (300 Bourbon) show starts around 8:00 pm!
You can also go on down to Donna's Bar and Grill at 800 N. Rampart Street - things get geared up at 9:30 with Les Getrex and The Blues All-Star Band and Blue Mondays means FREE red beans and rice and BBQ chicken!
If you're lookin' for some bluegrass music this evening...you don't have to go too far to find it....Check out the Hi Ho Lounge on 2239 St. Claude and the Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 8:00 pm...there's no cover and FREE red beans at this show too!
Rock 'N Bowl has a very special Monday night show with Alvin & the Guilty Women with special guest Sonny Landreth + Snooks Eaglin Tribute with Brint Anderson and George Porter Jr. starting up at 8:30...make sure to bring your socks...so, you can do some rockin' and bowlin'!!
If you're thinking about heading out later into the evening, go down Frenchmen Street and make a stop by the Spotted Cat for the Jazz Vipers at 10:00 pm.....it's sure to be a great Monday evening show.
I know there's lots of events happenin' today and the whole week...so check out Offbeat for more music and fun stuff....until tomorrow.