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VENDREDI

May 26th

Bayou Country Superfest

Mercedes Benz Superdome, 11AM

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and many more

 

Magazine St. Art Market

Dat Dog, 4PM

Happy hour + local art

 

Royal Street Stroll

200-900 Blocks of Royal St, 530PM

Led by the Krewe of Cork

 

YP Family Game Night

Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 6PM

Game night for young professionals and their families

 

Toonces and Friends

Marigny Opera House, 7PM

An orchestral journey through time

 

Spektrum Fridays

Techno Club, 10PM

Featuring J.DUB’L and residents Erica and Rye

 

New Thousand + Adrian

Balcony Music Club, 11PM

Violin centered hip hop

 

Free Music Series

Fulton Ally, 10PM

Featuring Bubl Trubl

SAMEDI

May 27th

Palmer Park, 10AM
The May edition of the monthly art market
 
New Orleans Jazz Market, 3PM
Light bites, drinks, DJs
 
Bar Redux, 7PM
Horror, fantasy, and spiritual movies from 13 countries
 
Bacchanel Fine Wine and Spirits, 7:30PM
Progressive jazz from one of the cities best
 
The Howlin Wolf, 8PM
Improvisational funk music
 
Joan Mitchell Center, 8PM
Monthly open mic
 
The Orpheum Theater, 9PM
Tremaine The Tour with support by Mike Angel
 
Santos Bar, 10PM
Mind expanding multi genre music

DIMANCHE

May 28th

NOLA MIX Records, 11AM
Teaching kids to DJ and produce beats
 
The Courtyard Brewery, 3PM
Raffle, silent auction, craft beer
 
Mags on Elysian Fields, 7PM
A new series dedicated to pushing the limits of contemporary music
 
Three Keys, 7PM
OC cabaret goes Sci-Fi
 
UNO Lakefront Arena, 8PM
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album
 
One Eyed Jacks, 10PM
Remixes, edits and originals of Fleetwood Mac
 
Rare Form, 10PM
Vintage sounds of American Root Music

Jamie Galloway, Beloved Musician and Chef, Passes at 41


James ‘Jamie’ Galloway III, a musician and chef beloved on Oak Street, died Friday. He was 41. From Baton Rouge to the Riverbend people are turning to one another to remember and honor their friend, who was known for his big heart and gentle, loving personality.

 

Originally from Alexandria, Galloway made his life in New Orleans providing his friends and fans with two staples of assured happiness: good food and good music.  A fiber in the fabric of the New Orleans music scene for the past two decades, he played alongside Dave Jordan in the band Juice, providing harmonica, percussion and vocals.

 

Jordan and Galloway have known each other for more than 20 years, rooming together at LSU and continuing their friendship through entertaining the masses.

 

“He was extremely loving.  A salt of the Earth type of guy.  He embodied NOLA culture in every way, a friendly personality that was a great cook, played great music and it was always about having a great time,”  Jordan said. “Thankfully, we have his music and video of him so his legacy will live on.”

 

In addition to spreading happiness through music, Jamie made sure everyone around him was well fed. Throughout his career, Galloway worked at some of New Orleans finest establishments, such as Commander’s Palace, Dickey Brennen’s Steakhouse and Jacque Imo’s.

 

“He was a great guy, always easy keeled; I really enjoyed working with him and will miss just being able to just say Hi to him,” said Executive Chef Jacques Leonardi.

 

Sentiments such as those were shared by all on Facebook walls of his friends and on his own.  Jamie was indeed a favorite of all who knew him.

 

“Jamie, there was always great truth behind your eyes and your smile. You called it like you saw it and you made many great choices - friendship, music and good eats always being on top. Much love to a solid friend and to your family. I'll be sure to see you in the afterworld. Until then .... Respect," said friend Mark Morice.

 

He was remembered by friend Alex Dmytraczenko as “…the embodiment of genuine kindness and warmth. Those qualities shined through in every conversation we had, every tune you played us and every meal you ever cooked. While I will miss them all from this day forth, I feel blessed for having shared them with you. My heart goes out during difficult time to your family and all your close friends, especially to your brothers in Juice. RIP”.

 

Musicians and fans alike since Friday have been gathering in celebrations of the positive influence he and his life has had on them had and not dwelling in the sorrows of a young life lost.

 

True to form, friends are organizing a proper second line Parade in honor of Galloway's memory on March 3 at the Maple Leaf, and information on how to join to the celebration of Jamie Galloway’s life can be found on Facebook. Details are not concrete, as permits are problematic. Regardless, show up to the Maple Leaf on Sunday at around 3 p.m. and join the who’s-who of New Orleans music send Jamie off in the only way he would want, a big ass party.

 

There is an with an official Memorial service and visitation happening this evening at Rest Haven on Jefferson Hwy in Baton Rouge from 5pm-8pm with funeral details yet to be released.

 

Information on tonight’s service can be found here.

 




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