Good Morning Everybody,
If you're already not out at the Red Dress Run...then you must know it's Dirty Linen Night, and I'm saving myself up for this event!!!
But if you've got yourself a red dress you probably already know the lowdown...but for you Red Dress newbies, here's what's going on!!
OFFICIAL RED DRESS RUN ROUTE from the NOPD
"This year's annual Red Dress Run which is set for Saturday at Noon.
The run shall begin at Washington Square (located at Royal and Frenchmen) then proceed on Royal toward Esplanade Ave then to Bourbon St. The run shall then be contained from the 200-700 blocks of Bourbon until 2pm at which time they will head down Bourbon to Esplanade then onto Dauphine. The run shall then continue on Dauphine back to Washington Square for dispersal."
And here's the schedule for the day:
9:00am Gates open
9:30-11:30 Blackened Blues Band
3:00-6:00 Boogie Men
3:30-5:30 Dinner served. Food service will end promptly at 5:30 PM.
6:30 THE END!!!
Then it's DIRTY LINEN NIGHT!!
Join the celebration on Royal Street from the 200 block of Royal to the 1000 block ending at Ursulines Street, from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Dirty Linen Night will feature more than 60 galleries and shops and an exclusive shopping experience. Most galleries will serve cool refreshments, and special surprises between!
Dirty Linen Night is free and open to the public; the shops will welcome visitors into their businesses and offer a chance to meet the artists and owners. This has become a favorite summer event for both locals and visitors alike. Dirty Linen Night began 9 years ago as a grassroots effort to bring visitors to this unique strip of Royal Street, and to this day it remains a free event that truly belongs to the Artists.
If you're already down on Royal be sure to take a slight detour over to Conti Street to Broussard's Restaurant (just 2 short blocks from Royal) for some eating, drinking and carrying on! The spacious courtyard will feature the the sounds of James Andrews and the Crescent City All Stars, in addition to a display of the inspired works of New Orleans' top artists. Settle into the comfortable bar & lounge where you can beat the heat and enjoy complimentary passed specialties while sipping on the Bacardi sponsored Mojito!!!
If you don't end up on Frenchmen after Dirty Linen here are a few fun things going on around the City.
It's the Banks Street Bar's (4401 Banks) Luau Beach Party starting up at 900 pm with music by Hawaii 504....Tropical drink specials, FREE food on the grill (pineapple, anyone?), leis, limbo and ladies (and maybe men) in grass skirts!!! Wear your sarongs and flip-flops or your best Hawaiian attire!
And it's the big Clockwork Elvis 10th Anniversary Party over at the Kingpin (1307 Lyons)...You don't want to miss this one, it should be a blast!!
If you're looking for even more music and fun be sure to check out the WWOZ Livewire for all the good stuff going on!!