Thursday, May 30, 2013

Happy Thursday with Some Lena Prima, A Tribute to Gary Hirstius and More!

Happy Thursday!

It's a beautiful night to hang out at City Park and enjoy Lena Prima for the Twilight Garden Concert Series! To some performers, having a legendary father might be daunting. Not for Lena Prima. Born in show business and raised on the road with her famous dad, the singer/songwriter/artist has earned her own reputation around the country for her energetic charismatic performances. She will perform songs of her father as well as some of her original tunes. The gates open up at 5:00 pm and the performance starts at 6:00 pm in the City Park Botanical Garden Pavilion of the Two Sisters...There is an admission charge, but hey, it's helping the Park out...$10 for adults and $3 for children.

Need a little art, culture and music? You gotta go to the show at the Ogden Southern Museum of Art (925 Camp St.) - better known as Ogden after Hours. Tonight the Ogden has a Tribute to Gary Hirstius - featuring The Storyville Jazz Band led by Bruce Hirsitus, Tommy Malone and Ray Ganacheau, Kim Carson, Jim McCormick, Little Brooklyn reunion, and The Junior Mays Band reunion.
*A music memorial for this New Orleans native, guitarist, and singer/songwriter. Hirstius was well known for is soulful lyrics and sandpaper vocals. He left behind an expansive music catalogue in which his spirit and legacy lives on. Be sure to head on over to the bar for this month's signature drink - Mint Julep - Remember with your Ogden membership all of these excellent concerts are FREE!!!

Jazz in the Park Free Concert Series continues on this evening in Armstrong Park! PUfAP is proud to present the third season of Jazz in the Park, inside of the historic Louis Armstrong Park. The events are FREE, begins today and runs from 5:00 to 8:00 pm through June 13th featuring a Marketplace that provides an opportunity to purchase fresh food, produce and craft market available to the public from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. Check out the great line-up of music below!

May 30 - Colin Lake/George Porter, Jr. & Bill Summers
June 6 - Mike Soulman Baptiste/Joe Krown Trio Ft. Russell Batiste & Walter "Wolfman" Washington
June 13 - *Stay Tuned!*

The Live at Lafreniere Park Concert Series kicks off tonight at the Park Pavilion with the Bucktown All-Stars at 6:00 pm. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, etc. and enjoy an evening of live music in the Park and best of all it is FREE!!

For more fun stuff to do and more music...check out the WWOZ Livewire -!

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