It's finally starting to get hot, and the music & festival fun just gets better as the temperature increases. Check out some of the music festivals and other diversions in and around greater New Orleans this summer. Beausoleil (left) plays June 9 at the LA Cajun-Zydeco Festival.
For all our Mid-City buddies, and all of our friends who become Mid-Citizens during the weekend of Bayou Boogaloo, get on your dancing shoes! The party will include 'OZ live broadcasts on Saturday and Sunday.
On this week’s program, we enjoy an hour of Evan Christopher, recorded live at Clever Wine Bar in Mid-City. During the program, Evan and I talk about New Orleans, the clarinet and some of his musical heroes. I also visit Murf Reeves of Sylvain Restaurant and Chris Hannah of French 75 for a taste of what’s happening in the world of mixology.
Bruce Allen shared this story along with his fund drive contribution. A story with as many iterations as there are listeners of WWOZ because it is a story of that New Orleans magic we've all experienced. That magic that is the common denominator of our WWOZ community.
Before Jazz Fest season slips too far into the past, we've got some "Thank yous!" to hand out. It takes a ton of people to get us through such an enormous event, and we appreciate everyone and their efforts.