It's a beautiful Wednesday - celebrate the day with lots of good stuff going on 'round town!
Come on down to Lafayette Square for another stellar line-up for this year's Wednesday at the Square concert series....there will be crafts, food and libations....Dirty Brass-A-Holics "Gogo Brass Funk" Band plus Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk get things movin' this evening at 5:00 pm - and check out the entire line-up so you can make your plans.
Head on over to Lakeview and the Harrison Avenue Marketplace presented by Beacon of Hope tonight from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the parking lot of Lakeview Grocery at 801 Harrison Avenue. You'll enjoy music by The Louisiana Hellbenders and come shop and support the local artists who can help you find that perfect something. There will be 75 arts, crafts and food vendors along with the Bayou Gaming Truck hosted by St. Paul's. You can enjoy the famous char-grilled oysters from Drago's or Baked Alaska from Antoine's. Stop by the Beacon Beverage booth to enjoy a refreshing libation from an array of thirst quenchers. Try the new Velvet Cactus Margarita-frozen or on the rocks! It's going to a fun evening!
The Historic New Orleans Collection (533 Royal) is hosting a very special book release party this evening from 6:00 to 800 pm with Ernie K-Doe: the R&B Emperor of New Orleans by Ben Sandmel - this event is free and open to the public so feel free to spread the word! www.erniekdoebook.com
Wednesday Evening Music
If you're all revved up from all that early evening fun...check this out...
Head on over to Galvez (914 N. Peters) and there new music venue. You can enjoy great food while enjoying the best view of the Mississippi River tonight at 6:30 pm with Marc Stone!
Enjoy some more fun after the Square over at the 12 Bar (608 Fulton) - the fun kicks up at 7:00 pm - they're gonna have crawfish, New Orleans Rum specials, the Brass-A-Holics Go-Go Brass Band!
Have fun in Mid-City when you head on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott at 7:00 pm and come hungry - the kitchen is kickin' with pizza and all kinds of yummy food!
And there's more fun in Mid-City over at the Banks Street Bar (4401 Banks)! Come on out for some Major Bacon and some FREE BLTs - tonight at 10:00 pm...you can never get enough of the bacon and no cover!!
Looking for some dinner and then some music for dessert? Rock 'N Bowl (3016 S. Carrollton) can help you out! Get an entree' over at Ye Olde College Inn and then get a half price ticket to the show right next door at Rock N' Bowl....Tonight you've got piano playin' man Joe Krown at 8:30 pm!!
Heading over to Frenchmen Street?
There's great music this evening on Frenchmen Street tonight at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) catch the early show at 7:00 pm with The Tin Men - and stay on for Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Roadmasters at 10:00 pm - cover's only $5.00 and you know the Wolfman's worth it!
The Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) has an afternoon and evening filled with music!! Brett Richardson at 4:00, The Orleans 6 at 6:00 pm and top off the night with St. Louis Slim and The Frenchmen St. Jug Band!
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!