Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesdsay Festive Fun!

Happy Tuesday Everybody!

You can get your day started off right with a trip to the Farmer's Market and stock up on your holiday menu items too!!!  Visit the Crescent City's Farmer's Market at University Square (200 Broadway) from 9:00 to 1:00 pm and pick up some fresh seafood, veggies and you can even grab some lunch! December brings the fabulous food truck Geaux Plates to the Tuesday market. They'll be set-up right along side where the GPS tent usually is (making room for additional seating under the tent). Stop by and enjoy one of their delicious homemade soups or their Barq's Root Beer Braised Cochon de Lait......yummy!!

Festive Fun!!

Enjoy the sounds of the season at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis in Jackson Square. Produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the St. Louis Cathedral Concerts feature a variety of New Orleans artists including well-known jazz, classical, and gospel musicians. Beloved holiday classics and gospel favorites will be performed in one of the country's most beautiful and historic churches.

Tonight's concert is The Faubourg Quartet from 6:00 to 7:00 pm - check out the full schedule below and make plans to hear some great music in a beautiful setting!

•Wednesday, December 14 -- The Preservation Hall Allstars Present a Creole Christmas
•Sunday, December 18 -- St. Louis Basilica annual Christmas Concert ( at 5 p.m.)
•Monday December 19 -- Dan Vappie
•Tuesday, December 20 -- Irvan Mayfield
•Wednesday, December 21 -- St. Peter Claver Gospel Choir

Celebrate the season at Lafreniere Park (3000 Downs Boulevard) - The annual “Holiday in the Park” The beautiful light display is nightly from dusk 'til 9:00 pm and admission is $3 a car.  The light display is generously donated by the family of the late Al Copeland - The park comes alive for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights and displays.

And there's more holiday fun at City Park with Celebration in the Oaks! The Celebration runs nightly through January 1st - Sunday thru Thursday from 6:00 pm to 10:00pm and Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm (closed Christmas Eve and New Years Eve). There are fabulous new exhibits, nightly entertainment, synthetic ice skating rink, amusement park rides. "Experience and enjoy one of the country's most unique month-long holiday festival of lights!" A beloved holiday tradition for the last 25 years - visit www.celebrationintheoaks.com for more info!

Good Music Tonight!

It's gonna be a beautiful evening to hang out at the The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.)...Have a hot toddy and listen to the guitar stylings of John Rankin at 8:00 pm!

There's some fun on Frenchmen tonight over at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) with the Treme Brass Band at 9:00 pm - there's a $5 cover, but this show is definitely worth the dinero!

Right down the street the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) has a triple header with no cover - Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Tuba Skinny at 6:00 pm and top off the evening with Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns at 10:00 pm!

Celebrate the holidays over at the Allways Lounge (2240 St. Claude) with the All-Star Covered-Dish Country Jamboree starting at 9:00 pm.  It's local Honky-Tonk Legends, The Wasted Lives, bringing you up when yer feelin those low-down country blues! Bring a dish to pass around - See you there!

End your night over at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street...with  the REBIRTH Brass Band they come on around 10:30ish - there's a cover, but you'll be glad you paid and stayed up late!! 

Have a wonderful Tuesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!


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