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Free Outdoor Concerts in New Orleans

June 22nd, 2011 by bbnola

New Orleans brings much to mind: parades, dancing in the street, po-boys, jazz, oysters, the blues, lovely old buildings, coffee and beignets, and more.

People travel to New Orleans once to experience it. They come back because they fall in love with the city and its culture. Some can’t resist the food. Others can’t resist the music. Few can resist the city’s many charms.

Guests of New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts are often seduced by the city’s generous inclusivity. Nothing exemplifies this trait better than the parades and outdoor concerts that draw spectators off the sidewalk and into the fray. It’s hard to stand still when good music walks by, but it’s easy to fall in step.

Tonight, Wednesday June 22, 2011, marks the start of a summer concert series that is sure to win the city yet more fans. “Wednesdays on the Point” concerts take place at the Ferry landing in Old Algiers, or Algiers Point. Ride the ferry from Canal Street to Algiers for a mere dollar, disembark, and you’re there. Concerts run between 6 and 9 p.m. Food and beverages are available on site.

The schedule for Concerts on the Point is as follows:
•    June 22: Glen David Andrews, Sasha Masakowski
•    June 29: Luther Kent, The Mumbles
•    July 4 (5-9 p.m.): Bonerama, The Stooges Brass Band, Lil’ Red & Big Bad
•    July 6: (no shows due to 4th of July show)
•    July 13: The Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians, Pinebes Brass Band
•    July 20: Flow Tribe, Higher Heights Reggae Band
•    July 27: Irvin Mayfields “Purple Disrespect” Funk Band, E. Company Band
•    August 3: Latin Night featuring Otra, Javier & Elegant Gypsy
•    August 10: Amanda Shaw, Christian Serpas & Ghost Town

The Canal Street – Algiers Ferry stops running at midnight. If you happen to be staying at one of the Bed and Breakfasts New Orleans in Algiers Point, this will pose no problem. Otherwise, a cab will take you back to the the other side of the Mississippi River.