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TRY THIS Satchmo Summerfest A summer tradition returns with the Satchmo Summerfest at the New Orleans Jazz Museum from July 30-August 1. The music lineup and the food and beverage menus for the 2021 event were not released by press…

Beignet Fest Date Announced, Sept. 25

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Beignet Fest 2021 will kick off the fall festival season Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at New Orleans City Park. The team behind Beignet Fest is proud to return following a…

Covington Business Association Hosts 4th Kokomo Stroll

  COVINGTON, La (press release) – In the spirit of summer, the Covington Business Association presents the fourth annual Kokomo Stroll, presented by Resource Bank, in downtown Covington. Flip flops and boat drinks will be aplenty as crowds fill the…

Hogs for the Cause Raises Nearly Three Million Dollars

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause returned with sell-out crowds at its new location, and sets record of nearly Three Million Dollars raised for families fighting pediatric brain cancer (fundraising numbers include fundraising efforts from 2020…

BUKU Music + Art Project Reveals Lineup for BUKU: Planet B

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – BUKU Music + Art Project, New Orleans’s premiere multi-faceted boutique music festival, announced the lineup for BUKU: Planet B, a one-time-only fall iteration of its flagship spring event. Planet B offers up an alternative…

Top Taco Returns September 23

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Top Taco presented by Cerveza Modelo returns for year 4 on Thursday, Sept. 23. This year’s all-inclusive taco and tequila throw-down will take place at Lafreniere Park in Metairie, LA. The one-night only event will…

Thousands RSVP To Attend Parade Honoring Drew Brees

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – A Facebook event organizing a parade in honor of Drew Brees has garnered over 4,000 RSVPs eager to honor the career and contributions of the Saints legend, both on and off the field. The…

Hogs for the Cause

  I have not been dining out very much these last months. I have not been out at all for that matter and yet my garden is a mess. My strawberries are consumed by snails. My peas are suffering from…

Hogs For The Cause XIII June 4-5

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause is a 501c(3) organization that unites barbecue culture nationwide to provide aid to families while their child is being treated for pediatric brain cancer. Year-round efforts culminate in an annual two-day…

The Best Bets for Eats for Festing In Place This Weekend

  Get out your hammock! This is the last weekend for “Festing in Place,” Beth Arroyo Udderback’s brilliant solution for keeping the Jazz & Heritage Festival’s traditional relationship with WWOZ radio alive while large public gatherings are still banned. Tune…

Farmstand Live Tickets Still Available for May 1

METAIRIE, La (press release) – After a successful first weekend for Farmstand Live – a series of cultural experiences featuring live music, culinary delights and farm fresh produce served up in a drive-in setting – the event will continue this…

Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Announces 2021 Dates

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The North Mississippi Allstars presented by National Endowment for the Arts will headline this year’s version of the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo. Friends of Bayou St. John, the non-profit organization that puts on the annual Mid-City…

Picnic Provisions & Whiskey "Party at Picnic"

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Neighborhood favorite Picnic Provisions & Whiskey invites New Orleanians to get outdoors and Party with Picnic this Spring and Summer. Kick back on the side green of Picnic Provisions & Whiskey to enjoy new festival-inspired…

Festin' For Two

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Copeland’s of New Orleans will celebrate the traditional Festin’ weekends with a special “Festin’ for Two” menu from April 22 through May 2, with 19% of proceeds going to the Jazz Heritage & Music Relief…

Zócalo to Host Free Outdoor Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Zócalo Cocina Mexicana & Cantina will host Zócalo Fest, a Cinco de Mayo fiesta, featuring food from Zócalo, Brasa Churrasqueria, Baru Bistro & Tapas and Basin Seafood and Spirits. The free outdoor festival, to be held Wednesday,…

2021 Tremé Virtual & Cultural Festival Sat. April 24

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Historic Faubourg Tremé Association (HFTA), in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz Museum, announced today the 2021 Tremé Virtual & Cultural Festival, a virtual and live in-person fundraising festival featuring the Tremé Brass Band,…

Covington Heritage Foundation 2021 Antiques & Uniques Festival

COVINGTON, La (press release) – The Covington Heritage Foundation will host the 7th Annual Covington Antiques and Uniques Festival, April 17-18, 2021, at the Covington Trailhead at 419 N. New Hampshire St. in Covington. The two-day, juried, free event will…

Great Family Fun on Tap for 2021 Kite Fest Louisiane

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – May 22 & 23, kites of all sizes and shapes will fill the skies at the West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex in Port Allen, Louisiana.  Look for the kites in the sky, located just…