Thursday, May 16, 2013

Havin' Fun on a Concert Filled Thursday in NOLA!

Happy Thursday!

It's a beautiful night to hang out at City Park and enjoy James Rivers Movement for the Twilight Garden Concert Series! James Rivers is a New Orleans musical treasure. He plays a mixture of Rock, progressive Jazz, Rhythm and Blues and Gospel; the sort of music that implies something for everybody when it's played. Rivers, one of only three Jazz musicians ever known to play the bagpipes, would probably call himself a saxophonist, but his forte is really an amazing musical dexterity that has helped him master a dozen other instruments. 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 the IGNATIUS SAXOPHONE QUARTET with Ray Moore, Jason Mingledorff, Rex Gregory and Tony Dagradi. Composed of music faculty members at Loyola University in New Orleans, the Ignatius Saxophone Quartet performs on multiple saxophones and woodwinds.  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 kicks off 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 16 - The Blues Masters Ft. Big Al Carson/Big Chief Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias
May 23 - Hot 8 Brass Band/Donald Harrison & The Congo Sqaure Nation
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 Yat Pack 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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