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Vendredi

April 24th

Jazz Fest

Fair Grounds

Keith Urban, Wilco, Jimmy Cliff headline today

 

Revivalists River Jam

Steamboat Natchez, 9:15p.m.

Rock n roillin' on the river

 

Government Mule

Saenger Theater, 8p.m.

Warren Haynes project jams again with lots of guests

 

Africa Brass

Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.

World music mixed with some familiar NOLA sounds

 

Lettuce

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Jazz and funk from Soul Live alums and friends

 

Ashton Hines and the Big Easy Brawlers

Maison, 12:30a.m.

Brass with a big presence and a rock beat

 

Flow Tribe, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Mia Borders, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, The Stooges

Blue Nile, 10p.m.

Packed evening of NOLA music spanning several genres of jazz, soul, and funk

 

Anders Osborne

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Local singer-songwriter with a big national footprint

 

Dumpstaphunk/Gravity A

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Ivan Nevile, Tony Hall, Nikki Glaspie lay it down

 

The Meter Men, Page McConnell, Earphunk

The Joy Theater, 9p.m.

Much awaited Meters reunion with Phish keys player subbing in for Neville

 

The Greyboy Allstars

Tipitina’s

Boogaloo and soul jazz

Samedi

April 25th

Trombone Shorty

Saenger Theater

 

Colin Lake

Circle Bar

 

Pimps of Joytime + Vinyl

Maison, 2a.m.

 

HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister

Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Beloved local DJ spins funk, soul, and more, always in the groove

 

Jazz Fest – The Who

 

Soul Rebels, Gravity A, Brass-A-Holics, Steven Bernstein

Blue Nile

 

Mississippi Rail Company

Gasa Gasa

 

The London Souls

House of Blues

 

Anders Osborne

Howlin’ Wolf

 

Dumpstaphunk

One Eyed Jacks

 

Trombone Shorty

Saenger Theater

 

Bonerama

Republic

 

Father John Misty

The Civic Theater

 

The Meter Men, Page McConnell

The Joy Theater

 

Galactic

Tipitina’s

 

Fire Water

Steamboat Natchez, 10p.m.


City Putt (PHOTOS)

City Park Set to Cut Ribbon on New Miniature Golf Course



For almost a year, City Park patrons have been watching the construction site across from Storyland and waiting with eager anticipation for the opening of the park’s newest attraction, a miniature golf course. 

 

Their wait is now coming to an end as the two course, 36-hole and 100% ADA accessible ‘City Putt’ is now ready to open its gates on May 24th, just in time for the long Memorial Day weekend.

 

“This is a very exciting course, it’s definitely not your parents put-putt,” said John Hopper, City Park’s Chief Development Officer.

 

The two courses are 18-holes each and carry two distinct themes, one focused on cultural themes from the state of Louisiana and one on New Orleans, featuring the iconic streets and city staples.  The grounds and greens will feature lots of landscaping, flowing water and water features (or hazards if you will on some holes.)  Holes bear names of New Orleans streets and Louisiana landmarks, displayed in traditional New Orleans street tile and as Hopper explains; “We snuck a little learning in along the way…like you can find out exactly how Magazine Street got its name.”

 

The courses themselves are said to be challenging and fun, suitable for the full skills scope of putt-putters, from amateur to professional (yes, there are actually mini-golf leagues out there).  There are clever tricks and different approaches to each hole; one hole in particular will whisk your ball down stream if you happen to hit it off course, so keep an eye out for those water hazards.

 

This year-round putt-putt playland will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am to 10pm, with last call for rentals at 9pm.  Admission is a wallet-friendly adult price of $8 bucks and kids for $6 for one course, with an option to do both for $4 more.  The City Putt Clubhouse features two party rooms for birthdays and corporate events, and Hopper says the phones are already ringing with reservations.

 

“My guess is that this is going to be a very popular attraction, it’s the only course in town and a great place for parties and I also see a lot of dates taking place here.  Many memories will be cemented at City Putt,” said Hopper.

 

For the official ribbon-cutting, head over to City Park on May 24th at 10am for free popcorn and Arnold Palmers and be one of the first to grace the greens on City Putt’s inaugural day.  For more information, visit the City Park website at www.neworleanscitypark.com

 

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Contributors:

Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock