Friday, February 1, 2013

Super Bowl Fun with Bands, Oyster Eating and Family Gras!!

Happy Weekend - Y'all!!!

Free Super Bowl Fun!!

All weekend long!!  Verizon Super Bowl Boulevard: Woldenberg Park at 1 Canal Street. Admission is free. It's happening from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring a lineup of local music artists, popular food and beverage offerings, live national television broadcasts, interactive fan events and the iconic larger-than-life Super Bowl Roman numerals.

Verizon Super Bowl Boulevard is a marquee event "where Super Bowl lives," hosted on the grounds of Audubon Nature Institute's iconic Woldenberg Park. The Boulevard features a four-day lineup of local music artists, popular food and beverage offerings, live television broadcasts from the NFL Network, SportsNet and Comcast, and the Super Bowl roman numerals.

Free to the public, Verizon Super Bowl Boulevard will open today and runs daily until Super Bowl Sunday. Complementing the public entertainment, broadcast, and celebratory offerings on Super Bowl Blvd., fans of all ages will have opportunities to interact with numerous NFL and Host Committee partner events. The main attraction, the larger-than life XLVII Roman Numerals, standing at 30 feet high and over 100 feet wide. Celebrate New Orleans' Perfect 10th Super Bowl with a true New Orleans-style festival!

Friday, Feb 1
NFC Stage
11:00am: Lagniappe Brass Band
1:30pm: TBC Brass Band
4:00pm: The Iguanas
6:30pm: Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers
9:15pm: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

AFC Stage
12:15pm: Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue
2:45pm: James Andrews
5:15pm: Pine Leaf Boys
7:45pm: Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters

North End Zone Stage
10:15 & 11:40am: Tuba Skinny
1:05pm: Lagniappe Brass Band
2:40 & 5:50pm: Ingrid Lucia
4:05pm: Barbara Shorts
7:15pm: James Andrews
8:55pm: Leo Jackson& The Melody Clouds

South End Zone Stage
10:30am: TBC Brass Band
12:00 & 1:35pm: The Palmetto Bug Stompers
3:15pm: Gal Holiday& The Honky Tonk Revue
5:05pm: Mem Shannon
6:55pm: The Iguanas

Saturday, Feb 2
NFC Stage
12:15pm: John Mooney
3:00pm: Sunpie & The LA Sunspots
5:45pm: Tab Benoit
8:30pm: Rebirth Brass Band

AFC Stage
11:00am: Meschiya Lake
1:30pm: Creole String Beans
4:15pm: Lost Bayou Ramblers
7:00pm: Roddie Romero & The Hub-City Allstars

North End Zone Stage
10:45am & 12:25pm: Mahogany Brass Band
2:05pm: Meschiya Lake
3:40pm: John Mooney
5:30 & 8:25pm: Viváz
7:10pm: Betty Winn & One A-Chord

South End Zone Stage
10:45am & 1:55pm: Lars Edegran's New Orleans Jazz Band
12:20 & 3:30pm: Kristin Diable
5:05 & 8:25pm: Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
6:45pm: Sunpie & The LA Sunspots

Sunday, Feb 3
NFC Stage
10:10 & 11:10am: Cynthia Girtley's Gospel
12:00pm: Soul Rebels

AFC Stage
10:40am: Charmaine Neville Band
12:30pm: Papa Grows Funk

North End Zone Stage
10:15am & 12:55pm: Treme Brass Band
11:25am: Tim Laughlin
South End Zone Stage
10:15am & 1:00pm: Washboard Chaz Blues Trio
11:30am: David Doucet Cajun Trio

Saturday Fun!!

Yes - it IS a "Hot Beaver" Oyster Eating Challenge over at Grand Isle on Fulton!! Grand Isle’s “HOT BEAVER” challenge is Saturday!!

The oyster competition kicks-off this Saturday at 11 a.m., and will pit 10 local New Orleanians against each other to slurp down a dozen raw oyster in two (2) minutes. The catch is that each oyster will be topped with a half-teaspoon of Beaver Brand Extra Hot Horseradish!

The promotion kicks-off this weekend, but will be ongoing in the restaurant moving forward -- so definitely an exciting promotion for locals and tourists alike.

If the contestants are able complete the challenge, Grand Isle will cover the entire tab (oysters and beer) and throw in a grand prize … a t-shirt to announce their victory, along with the official title of GRAND ISLE BEAVER BUSTER. You don't want to miss this one!!

Family Gras is happening Friday at 2:00 pm and Saturday 12:00 pm on the Neutral Ground of Veterans Memorial Boulevard -between Causeway & Severn (across from Lakeside Mall)
Admission: FREE (VIP, 2 Day Royal Pass available for purchase $99)

Family Gras is the perfect getaway for family. Family Gras traditionally takes place on the neutral ground (median) of Veterans Memorial Boulevard across from Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana. An ideal location to see the pageantry of Mardi Gras and enjoy the outdoor concerts with Live Music on the Festival Plaza Main Stage by National Artists and Louisiana's own.

WeFREE concerts, FREE Mardi Gras parades! Fabulous Flambeau Food Court & Beverage Zones, Kid-friendly activities - The Andes Rock Climbing Wall, the Bubble Blast (Walk & Play inside a giant hamster ball as it floats atop a pool of water), shop the Art Walk, and more. If you prefer an "up close & personal" experience with backstage access and premium stage viewing, access to VIP food & beverage, the VIP Royal Pass is available for purchase online at for $99.00 per person. Pass is valid for both Friday & Saturday.

Costuming encouraged...come out for Fun Friday wearing your carnival colors, and join us Sports Saturday wearing your favorite team colors!
No Outside Food & Beverage Allowed / No Pets Allowed
No Skateboards / No Bikes on grounds (bike rack will be available)

Amanda Shaw 2:00pm-2:45pm
Fitz and the Tantrums 3:05pm-4:10pm
Katie Armiger 4:30pm-5:20pm
Soul Asylum 5:40pm-7:00pm
Creedence Clearwater Revisited 7:20pm-8:30pm

Big Bad VooDoo Daddy Rattle Them Bones
20th Anniversary Tour 12:00pm-1:00pm
Cowboy Mouth 1:20pm-2:20pm
ZZ Ward 2:40pm-3:30pm
Blues Traveler 3:50pm-5:15pm
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 5:35pm-7:30pm

Alrighty, well that should keep you busy this evening...If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!!  And be sure to tune in to WWOZ today from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm with my hubby Bill deTurk!!!

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