There's no shortage of summer fun in New Orleans. With so many great outdoor events in June, July, August, and September, and an average high temperature hovering just above 90 degrees during those months, it's imperative to keep your cool in the sun and crowds.
WWOZ works to bring the sounds of New Orleans to the world. This summer, we're heading to the Midwest and the East Coast to do just that with two special events featuring some of the best acts in New Orleans today.
The West Bank gets in on the live music action starting June 10 with the return of Wednesdays On The Point at Algiers Point. These free shows begin at 5:30pm and end at 8:30pm each Wednesday starting in June and running through July. The stage is set up right at the ferry landing, easily accessible from both the New Orleans Ferry and Chalmette Ferry.
'Tis the season for Creole tomatoes! The Creole Tomato Festival hits the French Market this weekend. The true stars of the festival (pictured) will be arriving along with farmers from the areas surrounding New Orleans.
Arthur Robinson (more commonly known as Mr. Okra) is celebrating another trip around the sun this weekend at BJ's Lounge. The man behind the voice so familiar to citizens throughout New Orleans ("I have mangoes... I have tomatoes... I have.. good cucumbers...
The Lower 9th Ward is celebrating the opening of a new, state-of-the-art community center this week. The Sanchez Community Center replaces a slightly smaller community center that was destroyed in the flooding following Hurricane Katrina. Located at the corner of Caffin and Claiborne across the street from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.