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French Market Events Sunday, July 11

Waiters Race 2009 photo by Chuck Cook (Times Picayune)
Waiters Race 2009, photo by Chuck Cook (Times Picayune)

This Sunday, July 11, parts of Decatur and N Peters Streets will be shut down from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. between St. Peter Street and Ursulines to make way for the French Market Waiters Race. There will also be a post-World Cup African music performance in Dutch Alley by Kora Konnection featuring Senegalese Kora master Morikeba Kouyate and saxophonist Tim Green.

Schedule

3:30 p.m.: Tornado Brass Band plays at Gazebo Café in the French Market to kick things off

4:00 p.m. Waiters Race begins: 25 waiters speedwalking down Decatur with trays of water

4:30 p.m. Waiters Race ends near Gazebo Café, and Tornado Brass Band plays again at awards ceremony

5:00 p.m. Decatur reopens

5:00-6:00 p.m. Party at the Gazebo Café featuring the Hot Club of New Orleans

5:00-8:00 p.m. In honor of the World Cup finals in Africa, enjoy live African music from in Dutch Alley at the French Market featuring Kora Konnection!

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