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Don’t Miss Buku Music + Art Project 2016

February 5th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Buku Music + Art Project 2016New Orleans’ Buku Music + Art Project, scheduled for March 11-12, 2016, takes its name from “beaucoup,” French for “plenty” – and that’s just what Buku Music + Art Project is: a two-day festival with plenty of live music, eye-popping art, amazing food, and much more.

Held on the New Orleans riverfront, Buku Music + Art Project celebrates pop culture and the New Orleans underground arts community. The festival features local and national acts performing EDM, hip-hop, and sub-genres of indie rock as well as visual artists from around the region and world, and outstanding New Orleans food vendors.

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Visit the Beauregard-Keyes House

December 18th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

General PGT Beauregard - the Beauregard-Keyes House

General PGT Beauregard

Dating back to 1826, New Orleans’ Beauregard-Keyes House Museum is a French Quarter landmark that has served as home to a series of famous and influential personalities.

The Beauregard-Keyes House, located at 1113 Chartres Street in the French Quarter, may have a colorful history, serving as home to a number of personalities and purposes over the years – but it bears the names of a Civil War general and the author who ultimately saved the building from ruin.

The house, itself, was commissioned by auctioneer Joseph LeCarpentier in 1825, designed by François Correjolles and built by James Lambert. The design combines elements of a Creole cottage with Greek Revival features, includes a central hall, and is fronted with a Palladian façade.

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Labor Day Weekend
Southern Decadence Festival 2014

August 11th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Southern Decadence Festival 2014The steady approach of Labor Day weekend marks the return of the Southern Decadence Festival – one of the most over-the-top celebrations New Orleans hosts – and that’s saying something!

The Southern Decadence Festival is a huge, annual event held in the French Quarter to celebrate the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) culture. Routinely attracting 125,000 attendees or more, the event began in 1972 as a going away party and, well, you know how it is with parties: sometimes they’re so good you just don’t want them to stop.

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2012 Oktoberfest and Art for Art’s Sake in New Orleans

September 2nd, 2012 by insideout

Oktoberfest is Wunderbar in New Orleans

The 2012 Oktoberfest in Kenner will indeed be wonderful! Join the festivities on the west side of New Orlean’s metropolitan area.

If you’re planning ahead for an early October stay at one of our fine New Orleans B&Bs, check out the annual German festival and a stylish street party for art lovers…

2012 Oktoberfest in New Orleans
This year, Oktoberfest will be celebrated for three consecutive weekends (Friday & Saturday): October 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27. Festivities will be centered at Rivertown 415 Williams Boulevard in Kenner, located on the west side of the New Orleans metro area. This family-friendly tradition features authentic German food, drink and music. Grab your beer stein and fill it with good German beer again and again. Enjoy brats, kraut, weiners and other favorites of German cuisine. And yes, there will be tubas, polka and ladies in lovely dirndls! Visit ( for more information and full calendar.

Art for Art’s Sake ~ Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
The rich cultural heritage of New Orleans includes numerous galleries and museums. Every year, Art for Art’s Sakes attracts art lovers from near and far to gather in New Orleans’ historic Warehouse Arts District. See for yourself and browse

New Orleans Street Musician Playing the Blues

Live music and fine art bring together art lovers at New Orleans’ Art for Art’s Sake on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

the galleries and shops along the streets of Julia and Magazine. Art of every kind is showcased and on sale, from fine contemporary sculptures and paintings, to classic photography and woodcrafts. Many of the galleries also have cash bars nearby as well as many fine restaurants.

The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans at 900 Camp Street will be open 6 pm to midnight with new exhibits and live music. Their opening reception and party is well worth the $10 admission (free for CAC members).

Put on your good walking shoes and fancy clothes. It’ll be a night to remember! For more information, visit

The B&Bs of New Orleans have just the right accommodations close to both of these great cultural events. Book one of our New Orleans bed and breakfast inns today and you’ll be ready to polka, enjoy the arts and then come home to the finest New Orleans hospitality.