Saturday, June 2, 2012

Weekend w/a Market, a Parade, Artmoor & Festin'!

Happy Weekend - so much to do!

Market Fun!

Start your weekend off at the Freret Street Market (corner of Freret and Napoleon) for more than 90 vendors with loads of food, produce, art, collectibles, pet adoptions, music and appearances by the Big Easy Roller Girls.  The market runs from noon to 5:00 pm and musical performances include - Washboard Chaz Blues Trio at Noon, Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives at 1:45 pm and Los Po-Boy-Citos at 3:30 pm!  For more info visit

Special Event!

Come celebrate everything Broadmoor this weekend with "Artmoor"; the gala celebrating the first of a series of a monthly rotating art exhibitions at the new Broadmoor Community Center (part of the new Rosa Keller Library). Located at the corner of Fountainbleu and Napolean Aves. (4300 South Broad St.)   All art will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will support future art exhibits.
*Featured artists include:  Kim Welsh, David Bourg, Natalie Hutzler, Judy DiGeorge, Claudia "Mardi Claw" Gehrke, Matthew Peck, Kimberly Edwards, Crystal Shelton, Miki Glasser, Miriam Waterman, Louis and Elly Maistros and Maggie Mae.
*Musical entertainment graciously provided by Amasa and Ayla Miller, Margie Perez, Bouba Sissoko, Lusher Charter School musical theater students, plus more!  Join us in this celebration of the art, culture and beauty of this unique neighborhood and wondrous city!

And don't forget the WYES - International Beer Tasting tonight - check out yesterday's blog for all the info!


If you're hanging out in Mid-City this evening, be sure to be on the look out for the Krewe of Palmyra and they presents the “Palmyra Sunsplash”!!  All Hail -King Palmyra VII – Jim Cripps, Queen Palmyra – Liz Fredrickson and Grand Ganja – Larry Kantlehner. The Caravan de Baucherry (aka parade) starts at
Palmyra and S. Bernadotte St. at 5:00 pm with legendary brass band Egg Yolk Jubilee!!

Festivals and Music!

It's oyster time and there's no better place to appreciate this beautiful delicacy then the Oyster Festival at Woldenberg Park!!  There's going to be amazing food, a stellar line-up of music and of course oyster shucking and eating contests - fun!  Check out the schedule of oyster excitement below, and click the link for all the festival fun!

Saturday June 2nd
Treme Brass Band - 1:00pm till 2:15pm
P&J Oyster Shucking Contest - 2:30pm till 3:15pm
Rockin' Dopsie - 3:30pm till 5:00pm
Benjy Davis Project - 5:30pm till 7:00pm
Wet Willie - 7:30pm till 9:00pm

Sunday June 3rd
Zion-Harmonizers - 2:30pm till 1:30pm
Acme Oyster House Oyster Eating Contest - 1:45pm till 3:00pm
Kermit Ruffins - 3:15pm till 4:30pm
Bonerama - 5:00pm till 6:15pm
Irma Thomas - 6:45pm till 8:00pm

Take a break from the oysters and head on over to the the Louisiana Music Factory (210 Decatur).  They've got a full afternoon of concerts!
In the Country at 2:00 pm
Mario Abney at 3:00 pm
The Limit at 4:00 pm
Chip Wilson at 5:00 pm
While you're there be sure to pick-up your Dad the gift of music for Father's Day!!

This weekend is also the 23rd Annual - Back to the Beach Festival - the Lake Pontchartain Basin Foundation's signature event - will be held today 3:30 pm to 11:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm in Kenner's Laketown (where Williams Boulevard meets the Lake). The two-day Festival has something for everyone: a family atmosphere with New Orleans' best live music, out-of-this-world food from local caterers, arts & crafts vendors, and lots of children's activities. It all kicks off with a Run/Walk on Saturday evening, and the weekend is jam-packed with a Bikes at the Beach motorcycle rally, a Car Show, Fishing Rodeo and much more - all while helping to Save Our Lake & Coast!   For more info click:
*Tickets - Adults: $10, Students with ID: $8, Children (12 & under): $4
*Parking will be available on the festival grounds for $5 per vehicle


Gal Holiday - 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Vivaz - 5:05 pm - 6:15 pm
Contraflow - 6:35 pm - 7:45 pm
Louisiana's LeRoux - 8:05 pm - 9:20 pm
Chee Weez - 9:40 pm - 11:00 pm


Bobby Cure & the Summertime Blues - 11:45 AM - 1:10 PM
The Wiseguys - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
The Boogie Men - 3:25 PM - 4:55 PM
Bucktown All-Stars - 5:20 PM - 6:50 PM
The Topcats - 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this weekend...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!!

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