Good Morning and Happy Saturday - and time to celebrate some beautiful weather and some fun fests...oh yes, and I can't forget - GEAUX TIGERS!!
The Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival at Lafayette Square celebrates it's 6th annual festival today and tomorrow starting up at 11:00 am!! The Fest is New Orleans' premier showcase of Southern blues and soul - with two stages of music, a dozen vendors of outstanding barbecue and a massive crafts fair featuring hand-made works by artisans from throughout the region. The festival is free and open to the public!! Check out the line-up below and click the link above for all the festival fun!
SATURDAY, OCT. 15
Camp Street Stage
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Washboard Chaz Blues Trio
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm Jimmie Duck Holmes
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm South Memphis String Band
5:45 pm to 6:45 pm Mel Waiters
St. Charles Ave. Stage
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm King James & the Special Men
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm Little Freddie King
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm Tab Benoit
6:45 pm to 8:00 pm Kenny Wayne Shepherd
SUNDAY, OCT. 16
Camp Street Stage
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Voodoo Blues Challenge Winner Ed Wills & Blues 4 Sale with guest Chance Casteel
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm Homemade Jamz
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Super Chikan & Watermelon Slim
5:45 pm to 6:45 pm Marcia Ball
St. Charles Ave. Stage
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm Eric Lindell
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm Luther Kent & Trick Bag
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm The Campbell Brothers
6:45 pm to 8:00 pm Bettye LaVette
Ready to get your Chicken Dance on?! You know the Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest can help you out...They may night be in Mid-City anymore, but all the fun is happening for the next two weekends in Rivertown in Kenner (Williams Blvd. and the River). From Noon till 11:00 pm on Saturday and Noon till 8:00 pm Sunday! Admission is $6.members + 1 guest enter free
Children 12 and under enter free, Active military enter free and Lederhosen / Dirndl - Get in Free on Sundays!
And of course lots of Beer! 23 different beers 12 German, 5 European, 2 local and more....Beer & wine tasting on Saturday, October 15 & October 22 (to sign up for beer/wine tasting visit http://www.deutscheshaus.org/)
And lots of Food!
Schnitzel Sandwich - Schnitzel with black forest ham and Swiss cheese on a Kaiser roll
Hot soft pretzels
Flammkuchen - German Pizza Grilled Bratwurst,
Knockwurst, and Weisswurst on a bun
Grilled Brat burger on a Kaiser roll
Grilled Cheese burgers
Grilled Kielbasa on a stick
As well as daily specials...
And as always lots of chicken dancing with the Oomp Pah Pah Band!
Celebrate Latin culture all weekend long at Carnaval Latino the fun is happening over at Mardi Gras World (1380 Port of New Orleans Place). It's a celebration of extraordinary Latin music and the Hispanic heritage and culture, presented by the non-profit Hispanic American Musicians and ArtistsCultural Association(H.A.M.A.C.A.).
Carnaval Latino 2011 will include: Top headline entertainment; Music and folkloric dances from Spain, Portugal and the Americas; An extensive array of Hispanic and creole food and drinks; Visual arts and interactive entertainment and activities for people of all ages. General admission is only $10! Click on the link above for more info and check out the music schedule below.
~Los Astros de America~5pm-6pm
~Rumba Buena Band~4pm-5pm
~Los Cadetes de Linares~9:00pm
~Julio & Cesar~2pm-3pm
If you and your pups a looking for a little fun and fashion...then Bad to the Bone - Rescued on the Runway is just for you tonight at the Eiffel Society (2040 St. Charles) from 6:00 to 9:00 pm! The evening includes live music with Calvin Johnson and Chapter Soul, a Halloween fashion show with adoptable dogs from six local non-profit animal rescues. So bring your dog out for a night on the town & to support animal rescue. Cash door prizes, dog and human costume contest, great food, free giveaways, pet photography, gorgeous models, and lots of fun. Admission for this doggylicious evening are $20 for humans and $15 for pets...go to http://www.petceteraneworleans.com/ for discounted pre-sale tix!
The Amazing Acro-Cats Halloween Spooktacular continue at The Shadowbox Theatre (2400 St. Claude) with only two days left of Halloween spooky fun running through tomorrow. If you think it's difficult housebreaking a kitten, imagine training one to ride a skateboard. Shows are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, with 10 p.m. performances on Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays (they've added a 1:00 pm matinee on Sunday too!) Click on the link to purchase tickets: http://www.theshadowboxtheatre.com/Shadowbox/Tickets.html
That should keep you pretty busy today, but for more fun stuff to do and more music...check out the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!