Check it out..... It's the start of the 2011 HARVEST THE MUSIC CONCERT SERIES!!!
A free concert series benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans & Acadiana....Every WEDNESDAY, September 19 - October 24 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at LAFAYETTE SQUARE!!
In addition to a free, weekly concert, concert-goers will enjoy food and drinks for purchase (no outside food or drinks, please) from local favorites including: Café Adelaide, CRÊPES À LA CART, Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant, Martin Wine Cellar, Metairie Deli/Bistro, Ms. Linda THE YA-KA-MEIN LADY, Oceana Grill, Squeal BAR-B-Q and Second Harvest Food Bank Community Kitchen. An artists' village will feature artwork and crafts from regional artists and designers, all available for purchase.
Here's the line-up for the series!!!
September 19 - The Iguanas + Los Po-Boy-Citos
September 26 - Dr. John and the Lower 911 feat. Jon Cleary + Natalie Mae and Johnny Sansone
October 3 - Anders Osborne with the Bonerama Horns and Dave Malone + Mia Borders
October 10 - JJ Grey & Mofro + Colin Lake
Octpber 17 - North Mississippi Allstars with Alvin Youngblood Hart and Lightnin’ Malcolm + Young Pinstripe Brass Band
October 24 - Rebirth Brass Band + Mississippi Rail Company
Experience an Evening of Cultural Indulgences at it's new location in the Irvin Mayfield I Club at the JW Marriott (614 Canal Street) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tonight's event features Helio Zavalza exhibiting Mixed-media. Miniature paintings of landscapes, fish, and sailing - plus the DJ stylings of Kermit Ruffins, and a spirit tasting with complimentary hors d’oeuvres....Make a purchase of $1,000 or more by 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)
Come visit Dijon (1379 Annunciation) for FREE Wine Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00. We love wine!
Wednesday Evening Music
If you're all revved up from all your early evening fun...check this out...
Head on over to Frenchmen Street for a double header of music at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) - They've got an early show with the Tin Men at 7:00 pm, and be sure to stay on for Walter "Wolfman" Washington at 10:00 pm - there's a $5 cover, but you know the Wolfman is worth it!
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 Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott at 7:00 pm and stay and swing out with April Mae and the June Bugs at 9:30! 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 enjoy the Latin sounds of Santiago at 8:30 pm!!
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!