23 April 2006

French Quarter Festival Day Three/Lusher Crawfish Boil

Today is the last day of the 2006 French Quarter Festival--the warm up for the next two weekends of the New Orleans Jazz and Hertitage Festival. The weather is nice--get out there today if you are here. Also, going on today is the annual Lusher Crawfish Boil at Lusher School on Willow Street . . . Like the chessy woman in those bad "sure shootin'" commercials for gun shows (i.e. Kenner Gun and Knife Show at the Pontchartrain Center)--"I'll probably see you there."


11:00-6:30 Coca-Cola & Coors Light present the World's Largest Jazz Brunch

Southern Comfort Stage, OFFBeat Magazine - Media Sponsor
11:00-12:45 Dukes of Dixieland
1:00-2:45 Jin Jeans Lounge/Peace River presents Samirah Evans and Silktone
3:00-4:45 Al Belletto's Big Jazz Band featuring Leif Pedersen
5:00-6:30 Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans

Coors Light Stage, New Orleans Magazine- Media Sponsor (Great Berger Lawn)
11:00-12:15 New Orleans Rhythm and Blues Company featuring Michelle Ploue
12:30-2:00 Pat O'Briens presents The Bucktown All-Stars
2:15-3:45 Music Maker Relief Foundation presents Little Freddie King Band
4:00-5:30 Treme Records presents Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Orleans Avenue
5:45-7:00 The Radiators

Zatarain's Stage, LaFabulosa- Media Sponsor (Hibernia Pavilion)
11:00-12:30 The Irvin Mayfield Quintet
12:45-2:00 Angeli presents Ya Ya Sol
2:15-3:30 Mouton Music presents Jeremy and the Zydeco Hot Boys
3:45-5:15 Crosby Tugs presents Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys
5:30-7:00 Zatarain's presents Rockin Dopsie, Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters

Zatarain's Stage Brass Band Stage, OFFBeat Magazine- Media Sponsor (Kohlmeyer Lawn)
11:00-12:30 Spirit of New Orleans Brass Band
12:45-2:00 HaveSoulWillTravel.com presents Have Soul Will Travel
2:15-3:45 Andrew Hall's Society Brass Band
4:00-5:15 The Backbeat Fund presents Brotherhood of Groove
5:30-7:00 New Birth Brass Band

Hibernia National Bank Stage (200 Block)
12:00-2:00 The New Orleans - Helsinki Connection
2:00-4:00 Milton Rich and the Dixielanders

Continental Airlines International Stage (400 Block)
12:30-1:30 Big Papa Henry's New Orleans Jazz Band (Sweden)
1:45-2:45 Kid Bastien Remembered (Canada)
3:00-4:00 Ponchartrain Owls (International)

FrenchQuarter.com Stage (500 Block)
12:00-2:00 John "Kid" Simmons and His New Orleans Band
2:00-4:00 Tom Hook and the Black Dogs

NOLA.com Stage (700 Block)
12:00-2:00 Craig Klein and New Orleans Trombonisms
2:00-4:00 Jack Maheu and the Fire in The Pet Shop Band

Whitney Bank Stage, St Charles Ave. Magazine- Media Sponsor (400 Block)
11:00-12:15 Tropical Isle presents Debi and the Deacons
12:30-1:45 Kerry Irish Pub presents Christian Serpas and Ghost Town
2:00-3:15 Dauphine Investments, LLC presents Old School
3:30-4:45 Tropical Isle presents Kim Carson and the Casualties
5:00-7:00 Dancing at Dusk with The Jimmy Maxwell Orchestra

FQFI Stage (500 Block)
12:00-1:30 Clive Wilson and the Original Camellia Jazz Band
1:45-3:15 New Orleans Jazz Vipers
3:30-5:00 McIntyre Services, Inc. presents The Last Straws

FQFI Stage (700 Block)
12:00-1:00 Tony Green and Gypsy Jazz
1:15-2:15 John Royen
2:30-3:30 Java Swing
3:45-4:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse presents Philip Melancon

Classical Music Showcase, Louisiana Life Magazine- Media Sponsor

French Market Performance Pavilion, Dutch Alley
12:00-1:15 John Rankin
1:30-2:45 Annie Young Quartet
3:00-4:30 Dave Rebec Quartet

8:00am-6:00pm Pirates' Alley Juried Art Show, N.O. Arts Assoc. Over 100 artists in Pirates' Alley, Pere Antoine Alley, Cabildo Alley, and Royal St.

10:00am-2:00pm 23rd Annual Gumbo Ya Ya's World's Largest Praline Contest, 219 Bourbon St. Also enter the newest "Pile of Pecans in a Jar" Contest.

12:00pm Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Yacub Addy and Odadaa! perform a free jazz concert at Congo Square in Louis Armstrong Park

12:00 2nd Line Parade, featuring Wynton Marsalis & friends, from Backstreet Museum, at 1116 St. Claude St. to Congo Square

1:15 Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Yacub Addy and Odadaa! premiere "Congo Square" (dedicated to New Orleans) co-written by Wynton Marsalis and Yacub Addy. 2nd line immediately following down to Woldenberg Park

11:00am-4:00pm Tulane Hospital for Children hosts children's activities at the Entergy IMAX Plaza with Kids' Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, and featuring Papillion.


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