Happy Madden Gras Monday!!
If you're a Saints Fan, or a gamer, or both...you have to be sure to head down to Harrah's/Ernst Cafe'today for the all day Madden Gras events!!
LAUNCH OF MADDEN NFL 11 with "N'AWLINS" STYLE MADDEN GRAS CELEBRATION at Ernst Cafe (600 South Peters) today from 11:00 am 'til midnight!!
To mark one of the most anticipated events of the year, the launch of Madden NFL 11, EA SPORTS will be celebrating the occasion with a Mardi Gras-themed event today!! Madden Gras will feature a full day of musical guests, on-site Madden NFL 11 tournaments, appearances by former New Orleans Saints and members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Keeping with the tradition of Mardi Gras, Madden Gras will also include a parade through the French Quarter, featuring themed floats and commemorative beads to celebrate the arrival of Madden NFL 11 at midnight!
11:00 AM Official kick-off of Madden Gras (Stage Presentation and Donation)
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Media Availability at Ernst Café
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM Music, games, food, activities
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Rebirth Brass Band on Fulton stage
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Bucktown All-Stars on Fulton stage
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Rockin' Dopsie Jr. on Fulton stage*
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM Radiators on Fulton stage
7:00 PM Start of Madden Gras parade on Decatur Street
7:30 - 8:30 PM Parade on Bourbon Street
9:15 PM - 10:00 PM Galactic on Main Stage
11:00 PM First copy of Madden NFL 11 sold on Main Stage
11:00 PM Cowboy Mouth on Main Stage
Here are some great ways to stay cool this Monday evening!
There's a fun double header over at Maison (508 Frenchmen)...You got Jayna Morgan & The Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band at 7:00 pm, and the Monday Super Jam hosted by Gene Harding featuring Rue Fiya at 10:00 pm...now this sounds like a fun way to spend your evening!!
Keep out the heat and spend some time on the Avenue at The Columns....There's gonna be David Doucet from BeauSoleil fame, and while you're enjoying the sounds have a refreshing adult beverage and this will surely start your evening off right!
Stick around Mid-City and go on over to the Banks Street Bar & Grill for the N'Awlins Johnnys at 9:00 pm and some free red beans and rice for your Monday night!
BJ's Lounge (4301 Burgundy) has a special show tonight at 9:00 pm with King James and the Special Man...If you've never headed down to BJ's you gotta do it...and if they're serving those yummy burritos you have to get one...they are yummy!!!!
If you're lookin' for some bluegrass music tonight you don't have to go too far to find it....Check out the Hi Ho Lounge on St. Claude and the Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 8:00 pm...there's no cover and FREE red beans at this show too!
Be sure to make a stop by the Spotted Cat early for this great line-up of music....Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Dominic Grillo and The Frenchmen Street All Stars at 6:00 pm and be sure to stay on for the Jazz Vipers at 10:00 pm.....it's sure to be another smokin' Monday evening show.
Have a great Monday and stay cool...and for more musical fun check out WWOZ Livewire ....until tomorrow