Happy Wednesday Everybody!!
Check it out..... The 2011 HARVEST THE MUSIC CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY HANCOCK BANK and WHITNEY BANK is going strong!!!!
A free concert series benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans & Acadiana....Every WEDNESDAY through November 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at LAFAYETTE SQUARE!!
In addition to a free weekly concert, concert-goers will enjoy food and drinks for purchase (no outside food or drinks, please) from local favorites including: Martin Wine Cellar, Squeal, Ye Olde Kettle Cooker, Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering, Lil Dizzy's Café, Lucy's Retired Surfer's Bar & Restaurant, Crepes a la Cart, Oceana and Second Harvest Food Bank Community Kitchen. An artists' village will feature artwork and crafts from regional artists and designers, all available for purchase.
Here's the line-up for the series!!!
Sept. 28 Bonerama w/Dave Malone of the Radiators Plus Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory
Oct. 5 Irma Thomas and The Professionals Plus Soul Project
Oct. 12 Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue Plus Stooges Brass Band
Oct. 19 Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Jon Cleary's Philthy Phew
Oct. 26 Blind Boys of Alabama Plus Krown Washington and Batiste
Nov. 2 Buckwheat Zydeco Plus Tommy Malone of the Subdudes with Ray Ganucheau
MORE SPECIAL EVENTS!
Take in the hottest styles at Fashion with a Twist tonight at Mike's on the Avenue (628 St. Charles Ave.) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Enjoy complimentary Ciroc cocktails and gourmet appetizers while viewing the hottest looks from menswear designer Brennan Manual & ladies fashions from Italy Direct. This fun evening is brought to you by Glam Squad and Niki Walker Salon...Be sure to stay on for live music after the show with Robin Barnes!
Experience an Evening of Cultural Indulgences at the JW Marriott Lobby Lounge (614 Canal Street)from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The featured artist this week is Angelica Verkeenko, Russian artist and costume designer whose creations are made from metallic leaf, gold leaf, and mixed media. There will also be Gypsy Swing music by Raphael Bas & Pierre Pichon and a spirit tasting with complimentary hors d’oeuvres....Make a purchase of $1,000 or more by either of our Local Artist tonight and the JW Marriott will give you a 1 night complimentary stay in the Presidential Bi-Level Suite a $1,500 value!! (Parking is available at a special event Rate of $5 on Common Street)
More Wednesday Evening Music
If you need some yummy food (I heard it's chicken fried steak day!) and great music tonight be sure to head on over to The Rendon Inn (4501 Eve Street - in beautiful Broadmoor) for some excellent music with Marc Stone at 7:00 pm!!
Hang out in Mid-City for all kinds of good stuff tonight - first stop Banks Street Bar (4401 Banks) for a double header with Micah Mckee's Songwriters' Showcase at 8:00 pm, and stay on for some Major Bacon and some FREE BLTs - tonight at 10:00 pm...you can never get enough of the bacon and no cover!!
Have more fun in Mid-City when you head on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for an amazing night of music with with Dayna Kurtz with Dave Torkanowsky at 9:00 pm...and grab some dinner before you go...the kitchen is closed for a little reno!
It ain't Mid-City, but there's great music this evening on Frenchmen Street tonight -d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) has Walter "Wolfman" Washington at 10:00 pm - cover's only $5.00 and you know the Wolfman's worth it!
Have a wonderful Wednesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!