Friday, June 17, 2011

TGIF - Wine, Courtyard Concert, Free Music & More!

TGIF for sure!!!

This is always a fun way to start off the weekend.  It's the weekly wine tasting over at Cork & Bottle (Orleans at Moss St.) - today they have a wine flight with the Hahn Winery... Come taste six great, affordable bottles today at the FREE tasting from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

And you can double your wine tasting fun!  Check out Swirl located on Ponce de Leon right off Esplanade and enjoy a FREE wine tasting at 6:00 pm. Once you've tasted one of their excellent choices you'll be sure to be buy a bottle!

It's Concerts in the Courtyard of the Historic New Orleans Collection....What a treat this is.....Experience a concert in the courtyard of the Historic New Orleans Collection in the heart of the French Quarter - 533 Royal Street. The show is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots...FUN!!!  Admission is $10, FREE for THNOC members, and includes 3 complimentary beers from Nola Brewing Co.!!! Guests must be 21 or older to enter and memberships begin at the low low price of $35.00 per household.

And don't forget the circus is in town!!  Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus celebrate "Barnum 200" the biggest birthday bash in circus history!!  Tickets include an all-access pre-show where visitors can meet the performers and animals, and learn circus skills.  Check out for tix and don't forget Dad's get in FREE on Father's Day with the password "Father" at the box office!!
  • Fri, 06/17/11 - 7:00 PM
  • Sat, 06/18/11 - 11:00 AM
  • Sat, 06/18/11 - 3:00 PM
  • Sat, 06/18/11 - 7:00 PM
  • Sun, 06/19/11 - 1:00 PM
  • Sun, 06/19/11 - 5:00 PM
You say - you still don't know what to do??? There's even more fun!!

Head on down to Frenchmen Street for some live local music!

You can get started early at the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) with Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio at 6:30 pm, and Cottonmouth Kings at 9:30 pm.

Right down the street you have another trio of shows at BMC (1331 Decatur)...with The SoulaBillySwampBoogie Band at 3:00 pm, Moonshine and Caroline at 7:00 pm, Soul Project at 10:00 pm, One Mind Brass Band at 1:00 am...(hey, now it's Saturday mornin'!)

d.b.a.'s (618 Frenchmen) got the Hot Club Of New Orleans at 6:00 it's FREE, but don't forget to tip the band!!  And stay on for Grayson Capps 10:00 pm...He just released a new CD so go appreciate the new tunes!

And for those of you hanging out Uptown don't forget it's Free Fridays at Tipitina's (504 Napoleon Ave.) with Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Review plus Johnny Dilks & the Highway Kind  - show starts up about 10ish...Don't forget Gal is leaving soon to head out West - you don't want to miss it!

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this evening...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire !!

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