Happy Summer - Let's celebrate!
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents - The Crescent City Summer Celebration Parade TODAY at 11:00 am - The second annual Crescent City Summer Celebration Parade will roll through downtown and begins at the intersection of Girod St. & Loyola Avenue. This amazing event is free and open to the public and will feature exotic animals and appearances by Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Brian Crawford Scott, clowns and performers. Guests will also have a chance to win FREE tickets to opening night by catching some of Ringling's exciting throws!
*The parade will commence at the New Orleans Arena and travel down Girod Street, turn left on Carondelet Street, down Poydras Street to Sugar Bowl Drive and conclude on W Stadium Drive back to the New Orleans Arena. As the parade comes to the end, a "watering" event will be held at the Loyola Avenue and Poydras Street intersection where spectators will have a chance to see how Ringling keeps its largest and most pampered animals cool in the summer heat. Don't miss all the fun!!
Celebrate the first day of Summer in the French Quarter at Pat O'Brien's (718 St. Peter)!! Pat O's is havin' a Beat the Heat Party with half price Hurricanes all day! Now that's one good way to stay cool.
Wednesdays on the Point concert series keeps on kickin' today in Algiers and runs through July 25th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., and of course, admission is FREE...Tonight head to the Algiers Ferry Dock (200Morgan St.) for Blues Night with Big Daddy "O" Review with Ed Wills and BLUES4SALE - remember you can take the ferry over for free - it's a beautiful ride across the river! Click the above link for complete concert series info!
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. Tonight's event features artist Theresa Herrera with Bright Colors and Energetic Lines Prints and Paintings Expressing Prayers and Parables. Enjoy some Gypsy swing with music by Raphal Bas and 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)
Wednesday Evening Music
If you're all revved up from all your early evening fun...check this out...
Have fun in Mid-City when you head on over to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) for some happy hour drinks and stay on for The Geraniums at 8:00 pm. 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)! Tonight it's Wednesday night regular Major Bacon and as always they got 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 swing the night away with Jerry Embree 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 it's Colin Lake & The Roadmasters at 10:00 pm - cover's only $5.00!
The Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) has an afternoon and evening filled with music!! Ben Polcer 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!