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Jeudi

April 17th

Jazz in the Park

Armstrong Park (3 p.m.)

This year’s free concert series kicks off with Fifth Ward Weebie, the Landry-Walker Marching Band, and Glen David Andrews  

 

Umphrey's McGee

Civic Theatre (7 p.m.)

with Lionize

 

Tuba Skinny

Ogden Museum (5:30 p.m.)

After Hours with food from Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering, drinks, and more. Admission is $10  

 

Concerts in the Courtyard

Historic New Orleans Collection (6 p.m.)

French Quarter happy hour, with cocktails and music! This week, featuring the New Orleans Nightingales

 

The Breton Sound

Gasa Gasa (9 p.m.)

with Pinkerton

 

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas

Rock n Bowl (8:30 p.m.)

Zydeco Night!

 

Soul Rebels

Le Bon Temps Roule (11 p.m.)

Brass band jam on Magazine Street!

Vendredi

April 18th

Sirens Album Release

Gasa Gasa (7 p.m.)

With Madonnathan & All People, Brent Houzenga, and more  

 

Uptown Get Down feat. Chicken George

Tipitina's (9 p.m.)

Plus DJ Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr & more

 

Ellis Marsalis Quartet

Snug Harbor (8 p.m., 10 p.m.)

Famous local Jazz pianist and bandleader performs  

 

Singin' in the Rain Screening

NOMA’s Sculpture Garden (5 p.m.)

Friday nights at NOMA and Moonlight Movies come together  

 

YG

House of Blues (9 p.m.)

Rapper makes stop on his My Krazy Life tour  

 

Guitar Lightnin' Lee

Kermit’s Mother in Law Lounge (10 p.m.)

Bluesy New Orleans guitar   


Beyonce Orders 150 Po'Boys from Parkway


Beyonce returned to New Orleans Sunday night to perform in the Superdome for the first time since her Super Bowl blackout performance. Queen Bey left the sold-out Essence Festival crowd satisfied after a hit-sparkled 90-minute performance. Apparently, she didn't want to leave her team hungry, either. Sasha Fierce ordered herself and her whole entourage po'boys from Parkway Bakery (538 Hagan Avenue), and the sandwich specialists made an exception to their “no delivery” policy to accommodate. 

 

 

The Bayou St. John spot is no stranger to famous visitors, as President Barack Obama famously stopped by the shop for a shrimp sammy and gator gumbo on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the Federal Flood. As ever, Beyonce's rider list was much longer than POTUS.

 

Parkway owner Justin Kennedy said Beyonce ordered 150 sandwiches, of all varieties.

 

“Shrimps, Reubens, capreses, catfish, they ordered everything off the menu. We brung the restaurant to them,” Kennedy laughed.

 

As any Mid-City resident who has ever had a latenight hankering for surf and turf can attest, Parkway doesn't deliver. But they made a special exception for Beyonce. The star's team required a police escort for the delivery process, Kennedy said.

 

According to the owner, the kitchen was working with a four-person team when Beyonce called. Kennedy had to do some finagling to get his guys to step up to the plate.

 

“I told them she was coming to pick them up,” the owner laughed. “One of the guys asked if he could go home and shower.”

 

Beyonce’s entourage ordered at 9pm, and they had their sandwiches by 11:30pm, an impressive wait time when one considers a small staff, Essence Fest traffic, and police barricades.

 

All in all, Mrs. Carter is crazy in love with Parkway. “Beyonce’s secretary called and she said, ‘Everything was wonderful, and they loved it,’” Kennedy said.

 




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