Friday, March 30, 2012

Super Sporty Friday w/Final 4 Fun, Benefit For Steve Gleason & More!

Happy Friday Everybody - I guess you might have heard...there's a little tournament going on this weekend. ;)

Head on down to Woldenberg Park for the NCAA - Final Four Big Dance Concert Series going on all weekend long.  The amazing list of performers is below, but remember before you head out it is FREE, but do yourself a favor and don't bring outside food and drinks, coolers, festival chairs, gigantic cameras or noise makers (dang - no cow bell!!)

March 304-10 p.m.AT&T Block Party
4 p.m.Park opens to the public
4:30-5:45 p.m.Vintage Trouble
6:15-7:30 p.m.Cowboy Mouth
8:30- 10 p.m.KISS
March 3111 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Coca-Cola Zero Countdown (Viewing Party to follow)
11 a.m.Park opens to the public
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.Funky Meters
1:30-2:30 p.m.Blondie
3:15-4:30 p.m.The Black Keys
April 13-10 p.m.Capital One JamFest
3 p.m.Park opens to the public
3-4 p.m.Big Sam’s Funky Nation
4:30-5:30 p.m.Dr. John
6-7:30 p.m.Avett Brothers
8-10 p.m.Jimmy Buffett
10-10:15 p.m.Fireworks on the river

If you're looking to stay away from the March Madness - no problem, there's plenty of other good stuff going on 'round town to keep you happy!!

There's good times at the New Orleans Museum of Art this evening with Where Y'Art from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
*5 pm to 8 pm: Art Making with KIDsmART
*5:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Music by Amanda Walker
*6 pm to 7:30 pm: Isidore Newman School: Dance Performance in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden
*6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Lecture & Hard Truths Tour by artist, Shawne Major
*7:30pm: Celebrate Women’s History Month with a lecture, Black women, Black Politics, Black Art, by UNO Professor, Nikki Brown
The cost of this event is free with regular admissions. Prices range from: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, students, and military members; and $6 for ages 7-17.

And there's a very special benefit tonight at Tipitina's - supporting the Who Dat Nation's Steve Gleason and the Gleason Family Trust - Check out the info and spectacular line-up below!

You still don't know what to do?

Head on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for Friday the Big Easy Weekender meet and greet - startin' up at 5:00 pm with Gallivan Burwell & the Predatory Drifters then stay on for the incredible Paul Sanchez at 8:00 pm, and then top off the evening with Sugarcane Jane all the way from Alabama at 10:00 pm!  Come hungry too - there's delicious pizza and other yummy items being served up!

Need more music?? Then go to Frenchmen Street!

d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) has two great shows with Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns at 6:00 pm, and stay on of for The Iguanas at 10:00 pm!

You can get started early at the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) with Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio at 6:00 pm, and the New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings at 10:00 pm.

Stop by Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill (437 Esplanade - corner of Frenchmen) for some excellent margaritas and some great music all afternoon Alex Marti Trio at 4:00 pm, the Blues Trees at 7:00 pm and stay late for a Latin dance party with  Javier Olondo & AsheSon at 11:00 pm!!

Right down the street you have another trio of shows at BMC (1331 Decatur)...with El DeOrazio & Friends at 3:00 pm for an early happy hour, Jeff Chaz Band at 6:00 pm for more happy hour fun, and top off the night with a the Dana Abbot Band at 9:00 pm!!

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this evening...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire - and tune in today from 11-2 pm for the Louisiana Music Party with my hubby Bill deTurk!!

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