Okay...seriously, there is so much stuff going on today I don't know even know where to begin...so here's the short list of good things going on this Jazz Fest Eve!
For starters, if you're lucky enough to have the day off here are a few things you can check out:
Of course you got the Louisiana Music Factory (200 block of Decatur) in store concerts which will not fail to please...check out the stellar line-up today! Noon Kermit Ruffins, 1:00 pm Jeremy Davenport, 2:00 pm Shane Theriot, 3:00 pm Mitch Woods, 4:00 pm Stanton Moore Trio with Anders Osborne, 4:00 pm Jules Follett Book Signing Sticks N Skins, 5:00 pm Paul Cebar, 6:00 pm Plunge Featuring Mark McGrain, Tim Green and James Singleton, 7:00pm Neville Brothers Meet & Greet CD Signing with Art, Cyril and Charles...and after you enjoy these performances don't forget to buy your favorite artists cds!!
For more Quarter day fun walk on over to the Jazz in the Park at the Jean Lafitte - French Quarter Visitor Center (419 Decatur St) starting up at 10:30 am. Enjoy a taste of life in Louisiana with a day of cooking and crafts demonstrations (corn macque choux, Houma Indian baskets, Mardi Gras masks, Islenos remedies, spinning and weaving) along with music by the U.S. Navy Band (10:30 a.m.-noon), David and Roselyn (12:15-1:45 p.m.), and Tony Green and the Gypsy Jazz Band
(2:00-3:30 p.m.) FREE!
Today is also Part 2 the Between Daze Festival from Noon to 6pm at the Rusty Nail (1102 Constance) to benefit the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and the Gulf Restoration Network. There's gonna be great food from Woody's Fish Tacos and pristine oysters, boiled crawfish by Brett Ryan Boilmaster Extraordinaire, plus jambalaya and gumbo by Crescent Pie and Sausage Company. As far as drinks go there will be great beers from NOLA Brewery and special cocktails from Old New Orleans Rum and excellent music.....New Era Presents Papa Mali + Mario Abney Quintet + Barr Brothers + Nigel Hall + The Logeaux Trio (and more)...admission is only $5!
Okay, if that ain't enough for ya...there's more!!
It's the 5th Annual Chaz Fest 2010 from Noon - 10pm at the The Truck Farm, 3020 St. Claude Avenue - Here's the amazing line-up!
Hard Liquor Main Stage: Noon Meschea, 1:15 pm Schatzy, 2:45 pm Hot 8 Brass Band, 4: 15 pm Debauche, 5:45 pm Sunflower City, 7:30 pm Brian Coogan Band, 9:00 pm Happy Talk Band...and there's another stage!!
Bywater Juke Joint Side Stage: 12:45 pm My Graveyard Jaw, 2:00 pm Helen Gillet's, 3:45 pm The Tom Paines, 5:05 pm Geraniums, 6:35 pm Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 8:30 pm Ratty Scurvics!
There's gonna be food by Bywater's own The Joint and a kids area. Tickets are $30..but this it's definitely worth the price!!
And you know it's the pre-Jazz Fest concert for the Wednesday at the Square in Lafayette Square - Today's concert features the amazing piano woman herself, Miss Marcia Ball and My Name is John Michael as the opener. Things get revved up at 5:00 pm...be sure to save some money for some super yummy food and beautiful crafts!!
Okay...I know there's way more fun stuff going on so be sure to check out the WWOZ Livewire link for all your music events needs for the day...Signing off for now..until tomorrow!