Good Morning Everybody,
It's hard to believe, but one week from today is opening day of Jazz Fest. Can't wait to get there early so I can watch the gates open and see the die hards grab that special real estate in front of their favorite stage!! (hey...i got to get my blanket on my special spot too!!)
But we got a whole week before that happens...so what's going on today?
FRIDAY FUN STUFF
You can start off your Friday right by tuning into WWOZ 90.7 or www.wwoz.org from 11 am to 2 pm for the Louisiana Music Party with Bill deTurk!
Then get your evening started with the Abita Wheat Pub Crawl and $1.00 beer!!! Crawl starts off at the Howlin Wolf, 907 S. Peters St. from 5:30pm-8pm (registration)...then off to Dino's Bar & Grill, 1128 Tchoupitoulas St. from 8pm-9pm...continue the party at the Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St. 9pm-10pm and finish the party at Ugly Dog Saloon, 401 Andrew Higgins St.10pm-11pm. (then take a cab home ;)
If you're hanging in the Quarter and want to hear some music and check out New Orleans history...head down to the Historic New Orleans Collection for their Courtyard Concert! The spring series, which is sponsored by AOS, continues with a performance from Preservation Hall Hot 4 and selections from Covington Brewhouse beers. Preservation Hall Hot 4 features Ben Jaffe (string bass/tuba), Clint Maedgen (tenor sax/vocals), Charlie Gabriel (clarinet/vocals), and Joe Lastie (drums). Admission is Free for HNOC members and $10 for non-members.
Be sure to go by Chickie Wah Wah at 8:00 for an amazing show tonight! Fatien Ensemble combines New Orleans finest Jazz and West African Drumming and take special note of this line-up which includes some of New Orleans musical Royalty... Seguenon Kone, Matt Perrine, Dr. Michael White, Jason Marsalis, Marc Stone, Margie Perez, Rex Gregory, Boubaca Cissoko, Bruce Sunpie Barnes, and Michael Skinkus. You will be on your feet dancing! (and don't forget the kitchen will be open too!)
For more fun music tonight check out the Offbeat listings!
Tomorrow's going to be a busy one...with the Elysian Fleas Market, Old Algiers Fest, Tulane Crawfish Fest, the LPO free concert at Pontchartrain Park....and so much more so stay tuned!