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Be Like a Local in New Orleans

March 20th, 2012 by bbnola

The folks who live and work in New Orleans are like folks everywhere. We’re busy with our work, our families, our friends. We like to go out as much as the next person, but, like most, we watch our wallets. That’s why you’ll see so many of us Wednesday at the Square.

live music New Orleans, spring 2012.

Big Sam's Funky Nation plays Lafayette Square Wednesday, March 28. Photo: Andy Goetz.

Each Wednesday evening from now through May 30, 2012, Lafayette Square will be filled with music, food, and a lot of happy people. Each week, a band will take the stage and play for the crowd. It’s a chance to be outside and hear great music and maybe see some old friends. It’s a chance to enjoy the spring weather and maybe dance a bit. Locals will be there. Tourists will be there. We’ll all be happy.

The Wednesday at the Square line-up includes:

  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation
  • The Wise Guys
  • Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jam
  • Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys
  • Trombone Shorty
  • Hot 8 Brass Band

For a complete line-up, please visit Wendesday at the Square.

The music starts at 5 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m., rain or shine. Stop by before heading out to dinner, or stay all evening and dine from the food booths.

Many New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts are located close to Lafayette Square.

New Orleans French Quarter Festival

March 21st, 2011 by bbnola

The French Quarter Festival brings a phenomenal amount of great music and food to the New Orleans French Quarter, April 7 – 10, 2011. It’s hard to imagine this part of town could get even more interesting and fun than it already is, but it can and it does.

Little Freddie King

Little Freddie King at the New Orleans French Quarter Festival.

The French Quarter Festival is the largest free music festival in the southern United States. It includes 17 stages and more than 100 performers. It showcases all genres of music, from big brass bands to classical to New Orleans Funk.

French Quarter Festival Music Lineup includes:

  • Rockin’ Dopsie
  • Little Freddie King
  • NOLA Jitterbugs

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New Orleans Rock n’ Roll Marathon

February 8th, 2011 by bbnola

Marathon runners are a dedicated bunch. They train for months in order to be able to run 26 miles with with thousands of other people. Marathoners are rewarded by the great sense of accomplishment that comes from setting their hearts and minds on a goal and achieving it. Thousands of marathons runners are due to arrive in New Orleans this weekend, for the February 13, 2011 New Orleans Rock n’ Roll Marathon. Many of them will stay in New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts.

Yet there is one other perk: travel. Many marathon runners set their sights on races located all over the world. If you’re a runner, to run along the Champs Elysees and through the Place de la Concorde in Paris with thousands of your running peers is thrilling. There are marathons in the Polar Circle, marathons along the Great Wall of China, and marathons in Petra, an ancient city carved into the sandstone mountains of Jordan.

The New Orleans Marathon may not be quite as awe-inspiring as a run on the Great Wall of China, but it is certainly a beautiful course and a fun race. Runners will race through the Lower and Upper Garden Districts, past antique shops and lovely old mansions; they’ll run around Audubon Park and down the historic St. Charles Avenue; they’ll run beside Lake Pontchartrain before heading back to the finish line at City Park.

After the race, they’ll party. In the true spirit of the city, musicians stand on street corners and serenade the runners as they past. Bowling for Soup will play at City Park, along with as yet to be announced Opening and Closing Acts. Dancing in the park, great food and drinks make the post-marathon party in New Orleans unforgettable.

New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts welcome marathon runners to their hometown. Bed and Breakfasts New Orleans are a wonderful lodging choice for runners and spectators alike. You’ll want hearty breakfasts while in town, sinfully comfortable beds, and, ideally, a Jacuzzi. You’ll also want to be able to stretch out in common areas and parlors after the race, when you’re too tired to sightsee but too restless to stay in your room.

Course for the New Orleans Marathon.

Online advance registration for the 2011 New Orleans marathon is closed, but registration is still possible in New Orleans prior to race day, Sunday  February 13. For more details, please see New Orleans Marathon.