Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Enjoy Concerts in the Park and a Beautiful Church!

Happy Wednesday! 

Come on down to Lafayette Square for Wednesday at the Square and another stellar line-up for this year's concert series....there will be crafts, food and libations....Tab Benoit and Navy Band New Orleans Full Steam Brass Band get things movin' this evening at 5:00 pm - check out the entire line-up so you can make your plans.

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents its first free outdoor park concert at Lafreniere Park today at 6:00 p.m..... Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to the gazebo on the center island in Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Boulevard, and enjoy the glorious sounds of live music during the LPO's first free outdoor concert in this beautiful green oasis!  The LPO will serenade listeners with a selection of well-known and well-loved orchestral works including John Williams' famous movie music from Star Wars and E.T., as well as a medley from Richard Rodgers' The Sound of Music. The evening will close with Tchaikovsky's rousing 1812 Overture, and while you won't see any actual cannons in the park, you will hear their sounds, thanks to modern technology, in this stirring conclusion to a wonderful, family-friendly musical evening.

Come be a part of history!  Archbishop Gregory Aymond will celebrate Mass in St. Alphonsus Church (2025 Constance Street) tonight at 7:00 pm.   This will be the first publicly held mass in St. Alphonsus since 1979.   A reception will follow the Mass, and if you've never visited this National Historic Landmark you really's more beautiful than words can describe.

Wednesday Evening Music

If you need some yummy food and great music tonight be sure to head on over to The Rendon Inn (4501 Eve Street - in beautiful Broadmoor) for some great food and some excellent music with Marc Stone at 7:00 pm!!

And there's more yummy food and music in Mid-City - Go by Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for Meschiya Lake at 8:00 pm!!  Come hungry for some Taceaux Loceaux!

Heading over to Frenchmen Street?  Lots of places with no cover, but don't forget to tip the talent!!

Start off your fun with the early show over at dba (618 Frenchmen)....The Tin Men get things kickin' at 7:00 pm (no cover)....and then stay on for Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters (small cover, but it's worth it!!) at 10:00 pm (as always) it's gonna be a fun one!!

Another great evening full of music at the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) with Brett Richardson at 4:00 p.m., The Orleans 6 at 6:00 p.m., and to top off the night St. Louis Slim & The Frenchmen St. Jug Band at 10:00 p.m.!

Move down Frenchmen for a great show at Three Muses (536 Frenchmen)'s Schatzy at 7:00 pm...if you didn't think you were a big fan of accordians this performance will change your mind!!

Looking for some dinner and then some music for dessert?  Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) can help you out!  Get an entree' over at Ye Olde College Inn and then get a half price ticket to the show right next door at Rock N' Bowl....Tonight they've got Rocky's Hot Fox Trot Orchestra at 8:30 pm - Rocky and his band put on a great don't want to miss it!!

If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire!

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