Monday, August 29, 2011

Remembering Katrina & Movin' Forward this Monday

Monday Monday...With the 6th Anniversary of Katrina today, there are a few events today and this evening.  Let us never forget, but also remember to move forward and show our love for our precious City!

This morning remember Katrina with the Surviving Katrina Memorial Event from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm (1826 Tennessee Street) in the Lower 9th Ward. The event will have music by The Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Mardi Gras Indians and Sons of Jazz Brass Band.

This evening is the Unveiling of the Hurricane Katrina Memorial with a ceremony and second line with the Rebirth Brass Band. The second line starts up at 6:00 pm 900 Convention Center Blvd (cross street N. Diamond Street)and ends at 212 Loyola Street - The Saratoga Building. Please be there by 5:30 to meet and greet.

Monday Night Music

If you're Uptown - It's never too hot for some porch sippin' over at the Columns Hotel (3811 St. Charles)....It's David Doucet of Beausoleil fame at 8:00 pm tonight!

Head on down to Mid-City and to the Banks Street Bar (4401 Banks) about 10:00 pm for the N'awlins Johnnys and FREE red beans tonight!

And there's more Mid-City fun over at Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal)...with two excellent shows tonight.  The Vincedent kicks off at 6:00 pm with (no cover) and then at 8:30 it's Mark Growdon - solo ($8).  And of course come hungry - the Taceaux Loceaux is overflowing with yummy food!

And If you're lookin' for some bluegrass music tonight you don't have to go too far to find it....Check out the Hi Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude) and the Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 8:00 pm...there's no cover and cheap and yummy red beans (veggie red beans too)! 

BMC (1331 Decatur) has a great early show at 5:00 pm with Fun in the Pocket featuring Mayumi Shara (drummer extraordinaire)...then stay on for the next show at 9:30 with Smoky Greenwell's Blues Jam!!

And two great shows at the Maison (508 Frenchmen) with the sultry sounds of Jayna Morgan and the Sazerac Sunrise Band at 7:00 pm, and The New Orleans Super Jam with Gene Harding at 10:00 pm.

Be sure to make a stop by the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) early for this great line-up of music....Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Dominick Grillo and The Frenchmen Street All Stars at 6:00 pm and be sure to stay on for the Jazz Vipers at 10:00's sure to be another smokin' Monday evening show.

To top off you're gotta go Uptown and over to the Maple Leaf (8316 Oak) for Papa Grows Funk at 10:00 pm - he really knows how to get your Monday night groovin' - there's a cover for the show, but the "funk" is worth it!!!

Have a great one...and for more musical fun check out WWOZ Livewire - tomorrow!

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