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25th Annual New…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 23 - 26, 2014
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Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The hometown favorites are well known for their style of music that encompasses… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Jazz in the Park…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Loyola Jazz…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
 The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the… more

Preview Reception:…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014

Sacred to the Memory…

Oct 23 - Nov 17, 2014
Showcasing both the historic Hermann-Grima House museum and St. Louis Cemetery… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
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THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 23 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

The Trio feat. Johnny…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
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The Victory Belles…

Oct 23 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 23, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
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Thursdays at Twilight…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Cristina, in addition to performing with her band, has contributed her vocals… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 23 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

"Mysterious…

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

American Fanfare

Oct 24 - 24, 2014
Guest conductor Jo Ann Falletta leads the LPO in an all-American program… more

Boo at the Zoo…

Oct 24 - 25, 2014
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

25th Annual New…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

ARA Announces the Rental Show’s Returns to New Orleans in 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                          ARA Announces the Rental Show’s Returns to New Orleans in 2012

Moline, Ill.-based American Rental Association last week announced that The Rental Show will return to New Orleans in 2012. The 2012 show is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 5, through Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Ernest Morial Convention Center. This new location replaces previously scheduled dates in Atlanta.

“The association listened to both attendees and exhibitors from The Rental Show, and the consensus of the ARA board of directors was that returning to New Orleans was a high priority,” said Christine Wehrman, American Rental Association CEO. “ARA was able to meet this request and schedule a return to a location that has hosted The Rental Show six previous times.”

The Rental Show was last held in New Orleans in 2002. It had been scheduled for the city in 2007, but was subsequently moved to Atlanta as New Orleans recovered from Hurricane Katrina.

“Due to the rescheduling for 2007, The Rental Show has been to Atlanta frequently in recent years,” Wehrman added. “With the accessibility of the city to a large portion of ARA’s membership base, it’s been a convenient location and an excellent city to work with. Yet we’re also mindful of the feedback we’ve received and want to be responsive to the requests of the attendees and exhibitors.”

Expanding the locations for The Rental Show is one of the recommendations from The Rental Show Work Group, which was appointed by the ARA board of directors last fall and charged with evaluating specific aspects of the show. The work group, comprised of volunteers from both ARA general and associate member companies and ARA staff, discussed areas that impact the longer-term future of the show: the duration of The Rental Show each year, destinations where it’s held, and the trade show floor size and floor traffic.

New city locations in addition to New Orleans will be added into ARA’s show rotation to complement Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas.

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