A fall weekend in Louis Armstrong Park, with brass bands and Gumbo? Let's do it.
The 5th annual Treme Creole Gumbo Festival will be filling Louis Armstrong Park with soul food and smokin' music November 10-11. The 2012 edition features an all-Brass-Band music lineup that includes The Dirty Dozen, The Soul Rebels, The Hot 8 and The Stooges.
Whether you're looking to get a jump start on that holiday shopping, or treat yourself to a little something special, the festival will also feature an arts market with local, hand-made art, jewelry and crafts.
11am -7:15pm both days. Admission is free (which is awesome!) thanks to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
Saturday, Nov. 10
11:00 am to 12:15 pm: Pocket Aces Brass Band
12:45 pm to 2:00 pm: Lagniappe Brass Band
2:30 pm to 3:45 pm: Hot 8 Brass Band
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm: The Soul Rebels
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: The Dirty Dozen
Sunday, Nov. 11
11:00 am to 12:15 pm: Baby Boys Brass Band
12:45 pm to 2:00 pm: To Be Continued Brass Band
2:30 pm to 3:45 pm: Free Agents Brass Band
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm: Pinettes Brass Band
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm: Stooges Brass Band
Ladyfest New Orleans is a non-profit music, spoken word and arts festival organized by local women of all identities to showcase, celebrate and encourage the music, poetry, film, art and activism of women in New Orleans and to benefit local organizations that support women. We are committed to inspiring self-empowerment and we welcome and encourage all people who support the education, advancement, and celebration of women to attend the festival. We feel that providing a venue for women artists counters the obstacles and discrimination that women often face, including sexism, homophobia and racism. Our intended objective is the creation of an annual festival where women can perform with other women (and men) in a safe, dominantly female-friendly, non corporate environment. Ladyfest is open and inviting to both men and women, of all ages and backgrounds.
The lyrics of Hal David helped define a generation of music lovers. Given his success collaborating with Burt Bacharach penning the likes of Wishin’ and Hopin’, What the World Needs Now Is Love, Raindrops Are Falling On My Head, Close To You and Alfie, a magnificent career was evident. But his song list extends far beyond this work. Add Magic Moments, To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before, Broken Hearted Melody and One Less Bell to Answer and you begin to appreciate the range he covered.
Now the exuberant Wanda Rouzan, the charming Leah Chase and the lucky Philip Melancon interpret these musical gems. Sheer delight will be the call of the evening as three friends combine to deliver the Hal David songbook.
Winner of the Library of Congress Gershwin Award for songwriting, numerous Songs of the Year, the magic of Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, B.J. Thomas, and The Carpenders and you have the true genius of Hal David.
Repeats every week until Sun Dec 30 2012 except Sun Dec 23 2012.
Catch the Yat Pack on Sundays from 8:30-midnight at The Max in Metairie near the Clearview exit. The Yat Pack is a New Orleans-based band that brings back the Swing Era with a Vegas flair - the classic Big Band sounds of Sinatra & Bobby Darin to contemporary artists like Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr.
Floyd Brown Babineaux Sisters Jayna Morgan & The Sazerac Sunshine Jazz Band Phil Metrailer Redfish Blues Band Circa Amore Remedy Lucky Lou Stiff Neck Fools Anagrams To Listen 484 South Bend Dixie Rose Bayou Blue Super Nutria Larry Garner Mo Blak Big Al & The Heavyweights The Parishioners Queens Lair Jonathan “Boogie” Long & The Blues Revolution Smoky Greenwell Big Easy Playboys The Tricks Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys Randy Jackson (of Zebra) Jimi’s Image Hendrix Tribute Rockin Dopsie & The Zydeco The Jake Leg Stompers feat. Washboard Chaz Cori Walters & The Universe Jazz Band Margie Perez
Sudan Social & Pleasure Club
Versatile Ladies of Style
Sophisticated Diamond Divas
Start: Craig School
1401 St. Phillip Street
Date: November 11, 2012
Time: 12 noon
Down St. Phillip to St. Claude st. Left on St. Claude to Ursuline st. Left on Ursuline st. STOPby Chapman Family. After stop, continue down Ursuline st. N. Robertson st. Left on N. Robertson. STOP at the CandleLight. Up N. Robertson to Basin st. Turn right on Basin st. to N. Claiborne Avenue. Turn right on N. Claiborne Ave. STOP on St. Phillip and N. Claiborne ave. in Honor of our fallen brother (Don Spencer) STOPby Old & New Style. Continue down N. Claiborne ave. to St. Bernard ave. Turn left on St. Bernard ave. Continue down St. Bernard to A.P. Tureaud. down A.P. Tureaud to Miro turn left on MIro to Seal's STOP by Dumaine Gang. Turn left n St. Bernard ave. Continue up St. Bernard ave. to Claiborne ave. Turn left on N. Claiborne ave. Continue up N. Claiborne ave. to Elysian Fields ave. Turn right on Elysian Fields ave. to St. Claude ave. Turn right on St. Claude ave. STOP by BMOL by Sweet Lorraine's. After stop continue up St Claude ave to St. Bernard Ave. Turn right on St. Bernard ave. down to Justin BarSTOP. Disband!!!
Sudan would like to thank you for celebrating our Culture. Please refrain from bringing violence to our parade and around our children.
Collins Anthony "Coach" Lewis with the Sudan SA&PC in 2009.
Photo courtesy of CGrimes.