Saturday, July 30, 2011

Art in the Park, Fishin' Rodeos, & Lots of Music!

Happy Saturday Everybody!

It's the Arts Market of New Orleans at Palmer Park (corner of S. Claiborne and S. Carrollton from 10 am to 4:00 pm today!!  Free and open  to the public!  The Market has the region’s best artists, music and great food.  Plus live music with Live performances in the Music Tent include New Orleans Moonshiners at 1:00 pm, followed by Oscar and the Blues Cats at  2:30 pm. .. food and drink from  your  favorite local restaurants, and exciting and educational kid's activities.

If you're looking for a road trip head down to Grand Isle for the International Tarpon Rodeo...This is the oldest fishing rodeo in the U.S., and the rodeo is making it's big return since the BP oil spill! The festival runs from 11:00 to 10:00 pm today with food, merchandise and exhibits. Children's crab races take place at 2:00 pm and be sure to stay on for music with the Wisegus at 6:00 pm! For more info and directions visit the website at

Lookin' for some more great music this afternoon...then head over to the Louisiana Music Factory (210 Decatur)  for two great in-store shows!! The Yat Pack at 2:00 pm followed by Eric Lindell at 3:00 pm...and don't while you're there pick up some great CDs for your collection!

Tonight is's Launch Party Showcase at 10:00 pm over at Southport Music Hall & Deck (200 Monticello Ave).  Nolamusicnow is the brainchild of three life-long friends that started out as a facebook page called NOLA Music. The idea that music feeds the souls led to the creation of a calendar that covers live local music throughout the greater metropolitan New. Orleans area. Over 250 venues and as many as 2.000 events are included in the calendar each month.  To celebrate the launch of the new website, nolamusicnow decided what better way to highlight local music than with a musical showcase. Check out the great music tonight with Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs, Credo Blues Society, and Funk Pocket - All this fun for the low low cover of only $10!!

More Good Music Tonight

Take a visit to Frenchmen St. and the Blue Nile (532 Frenchmen) with 2 great shows with Washboard Chaz Trio at 7:00 pm, and stay on for Mike Dillon, James Singleton and Johnny Vidacovich with special guests Yojimbo at 10:00 pm. (cover)

And a triple header over at Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) with Ken Swartz Trio at 3:00 pm, Panorama Jazz Band at 6:00 pm and top off the night with The Jazz Vipers at 10:00 pm.

Right down the street at the BMC (1331 Decatur) with 4 great shows starting with The Lushingtons at 3:00 pm, Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band with special guest Lisa Lynn at 6:00 pm, Bo Dollis Jr. And The Wild Magnolias at 9:30 pm, and Ashton & The Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band at 12:30 am.

Head down River Road to the River Shack Tavern (3449 River Road) for Dash Rip Rock at 10:00 pm...this is always a good one, and be sure to try out the fried vegetable platter...yum!!

That should keep you busy this evening...for more great music going on around town be sure to click on the WWOZ Livewire - have a good one!!

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