Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fireworks and Fun on 4th of July Eve!!

Good morning and happy July 4th Eve!

Farmer's Market!

You can get your day started off right with a trip to the Farmer's Market!!!  Visit the Crescent City's Farmer's Market at University Square (200 Broadway) from 9:00 to 1:00 pm.  Chef Guillermo Peters of Canal Street Bistro makes his debut under the Green Plate Special tent. Can’t wait to try his Cuban and Caprese sandwiches with sides of German potato salad, quinoa salad and horchata to wash it down. Stop by the Tuesday market and help welcome Chef Guillermo to the market, and pick up lunch while you’re there.....Yum!

And if you want more fresh veggies the Hollygrove Market has a new pick-up location and hours for Tuesdays 12 pm-6 pm - No need to pre-order when you visit the market!  Pick-up at Rosa F. Keller Community Center (4300 Broad @ Napoleon Ave.):

In the Box today!
-Watermelon (Monica's Okra World, Garyville, LA)
-Cucumbers (Monica's Okra World, Garyville, LA)
-Natural New Potatoes (Harmony Farms, Holden, LA)
-Natural Squash (Fresh Picked Farms, Gray, LA)
-Natural Carrots (Fresh Picked Farms, Gray, LA)
-Eggplant (Covey Rise Farms/Jefferson Johnson)
-Onions (Covey Rise Farms, Husser, LA)
-Bell Peppers (Covey Rise Farms, Husser, LA)
-Peaches (Cherry Creek Orchard, MS)
-Organic Blueberries (Blue Tara Farms, MS)
-Mushrooms (White Button or Shiitake) (MS)

3rd of July Fun!

And if you missed this one yesterday - no worries!!  Start celebrating the 4th a little early with some patriotic music in a most beautiful setting.  The Marine and Navy Band’s from New Orleans will be performing two joint FREE concerts to celebrate Independence Day. The concerts will be today and tomorrow at 7:00 pm at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square.  What a great way to start off your holiday!

Tonight head on down to Lafreniere Park (3000 Downs Blvd.) for Uncle Sam Jam 2012 at 5:00 pm. The Annual Family Day with Music & Fireworks Display. The Jam features food & beverage concessions, music, and fireworks display. Performance by Ghost Town (5-7pm); the New Orleans Concert Band (7-9pm); FIREWORKS AT 9 PM; and The Yat Pack (9:15-11:00 pm). FREE ADMISSION! Don't forget your blanket or lawn chairs AND enjoy the evening under the stars!

Good Music Tonight!

And there's a great evening on the Avenue, because it's another lovely southern night for porch sitting and music over at the The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.) from 8:00 to 11:00 pm...Have a fancy cocktail and listen to the music of John Rankin!

Head on over to Mid-City and to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal)!  Get the holiday and America's birthday started up with a big band tonight with a performance by Greezy Joe, up and coming Country Super Star - See ya'll out there on the dance floor!!

There's some fun on Frenchmen tonight too over at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) with the Treme Brass Band at 9:00 pm - there's a $5 cover, but that's practically free!

Right down the street the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) has a triple header with no cover - Cindy Chen 4:00 pm, Jayna Morgan's Band at 6:00 pm, and top off the evening with Smokin' Time Jazz Club at 10:00 pm!

End your night over at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street...with  the Grammy Award winning 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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