Here's some good stuff going on today!
The 33rd Annual Mandeville Seafood Festival continues today with food, music, carnival rides, fireworks and family fun at Fontainebleu State Park. Tickets are only $10 if you arrive before 5:00 pm!! ($15 thereafter) - Check out tonight's musical line-up!
Lake Pontchartrain Stage
12:00 - 2:00 MANDEVILLE IDOL
2:30 - 4:45 BATTLE OF THE BANDS
5:00 - 6:00 SOUL REVIVAL
6:15 - 7:45 AL "LIL FATS" JACKSON
8:00 - 9:45 NA NA SHA
10:00 - 12:00 TOPCATS
Dew Drop Stage
12:00 - 2:00 MONSTER CRAWFISH
2:15 - 4:15 BIG FUN BRASS BAND
4:30 - 6:30 BAND OF BROTHERS
Head on over to Lafreniere Park (3000 Downs Blvd.) tonight and get your red, white and blue on for the Uncle Sam Jam!! The fun starts up at 3:00 pm and goes on 'til 11:00 pm!! The event is FREE!! The patriotic celebration in the park features "It's a Spider's Thing" with DJs Behlar Brothers in the afternoon and live bands at night, with a fireworks display at 9 p.m!!
Check out the music line-up for the evening:
* Ghost Town (5 p.m.)
* The New Orleans Concert Band (7 p.m.)
* The Yat Pack (9:20 p.m.)
Bring chairs and blankets. Concessions sold. Please no outside food or beverages.
And there's more celebrations all around the area!!
Independence Day is a day early in Chalmette with a "Celebration" today at Torres Park (8201 W. Judge Perez) from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. The celebration begins with a bell-ringing ceremony, followed by a party in the park with food, face painting, popcorn and snowballs, a dunking booth and a hot dog eating contest!! Music by 5 Finger Discount and a fireworks show finish up the fun!
St. Charles Parish is celebrating too - at West Bank Bridge Park (13825 River Road)...Opening ceremonies begin with a military flyover and the fun goes on from 6:00 to 9:00 pm with entertainment by Seabrook and a fantastic fireworks show at 9:00 pm!! Entrance is FREE, but support and buy concessions - the money will benefit local charities.
And don't forget about St. John the Baptist Parish!! Head on over to St. Peter Church in Reserve and the Edgard Courthouse to view the spectacular fireworks show at 9:00 pm!! The Parish sponsors a fun evening with food, entertainment and of course fireworks - admission is FREE!!
And you got birthdays!!
Celebrate this evening with Vince Vance and the Valiants and his big Legends Show!! Vance is throwing a party at the Rock 'n Bowl (3000 S. Carrollton Ave.) celebrating Pete Fountain & Satchmo's Birthdays with some of his favorite friends. It's only $10 for General admission. And check out the music - Rockin Dopsie Jr, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Teen-heartthrob Eddie Powers, Trumpeter Kidd Merv, John Blancher and special guest star, our own Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne with his hit "She is Louisiana." All the Valiants will be there and the great Jimmy Vee will thrill everyone with his Simultaneous Saxes. And of course the beautiful Valiantettes! Lori Anselmo Gomez, will be their to unveil her latest creations. It all happens tonight from 3:00 to 8:00 PM with special seating at 2:30 for $15.00.
**Though Pete is 80 and just got out the hospital, Vance and his krewe are trying to get him there by 3 or 4:00 PM as the Lt. Governor will make Pete an Ambassador for the State of Louisiana. None of my Legend Concerts should be missed, especially this one!!
*TO GET TICKETS: Call Rock 'n Bowl and ask to speak to Genese Moore or John Blancher (owner) at 504.861.1700 or the concert promoter, Judy Aucoin at 504.874.3145. (for tickets ahead of at the door)
And there's more birthday fun tonight! Celebrate with Shamarr Allen for his Annual Birthday Bash at 10:00 pm - and as always it's gonna be a big ass party - but this year, it's a CD release party too!! Be one of the first people to get the new album! Performances by: Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, Dee-1, and Hot 8 Brass Band. Also celebrating his birthday honorary Underdawg Floyd Gray. Tell a friend, tell the world, tell everyone!! Tonight at the Maison (508 Frenchmen) is the place to be! See you there!
Have a great Sunday...and if you're looking for some music tonight be sure to check out the WWOZ Livewire for all kind of good things going on!!