I hope you're diggin' in your costume pile for the Oak Street Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade tonight!!
Let's see what's happenin' today!!
It's the Saturday Art Market at Palmer Park from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The monthly open air festival of creativity hosted by the Arts Council of New Orleans features local artists, good food and live music with Peter and Delia at 1:00 pm, followed by Band in a Pocket at 2:30.
Don't forget it's the Mid-Summer Mardi Gras with the Krewe of Oak.....the crowd meets up about 8:00 pm on Oak Street right in front of the Maple Leaf Bar.....This parade is more of a participant event, not really a spectator sport. Each year the parade is larger and more outrageous and is lots of FUN! Be sure to wear a cool costume!!! There's a post-party at the Maple Leaf afterwards, but it's invite only...so make other after parade fun plans by checking out the WWOZ livewire below.
Saturday Music (with no cover!)
Fun on River Road at the Rivershack Tavern (3449 River Road) - Christian Serpas at Ghost Town - CD Release Party at 9:30 pm.
Free Frenchmen Street fun at the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) - Luke Winslow-King at 3:00 pm, Panorama Jazz Band at 6:00 pm, Dominick Grillo and the Frenchmen Street All-Stars at 10:00 pm!
Head to the Quarter and get fancy at the Hermes Bar at Antoines (713 St. Louis St.) - John Rankin 9:30 pm and 11:00 pm.
There's a cover but it's worth it!!
Fun in Mid-City at Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) - Joe Adragna at 8:30 pm, and Jericho Road Show with Washboard Chaz at 10:00 pm!!
Bowlin' and Rockin' with an afternoon show too!! Rock 'N Bowl (3000 S. Carrollton) Fais Do-Do with T'Canaille at 2:00 pm, and Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers at 9:30 pm.
Alrighty then this should keep you busy - be sure to click on the WWOZ Livewire http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar for all kind of good music going on tonight. Have a good one everybody!