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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Nov 20 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Always for Pleasure…

Nov 20 - 21, 2017
The ALWAYS FOR PLEASURE FESTIVAL (AFP) is 5 days of movies, music, art,… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Nov 20, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 20, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 20 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

East of the…

Nov 20, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Monday Blues

Nov 20, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

OKC Thunder @ New…

Nov 20 - 20, 2017
Come experience NBA basketball at its best as the Pelicans take on the NBA's… more

The Somerton Suitcase…

Nov 20, 2017
The Somerton Suitcase is live every Monday night at VASO on Frenchmen St. Catch… more

Christmas Tree…

Nov 21 - 21, 2017
Join us at the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk during the annual Christmas Tree… more

East of the…

Nov 21, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Le Meridien Presents…

Nov 21 - 25, 2017
Le Méridien New Orleans presents a gourmet burger pop-up bar in LMNO… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

Nov 21, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

Live Opera…

Nov 22 - 22, 2017
Opera Returns to Bourbon Street. Enjoy FREE opera entertainment at the Puccini… more

San Antonio Spurs @…

Nov 22 - 22, 2017
Come experience NBA basketball at its best as the Pelicans take on the NBA's… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Nov 22 - Dec 27, 2017
Join us at the Fountain Lounge every Wednesday  to enjoy music from Tom… more

Heart of the House

Nov 23, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Le Meridien Hotel…

Nov 23 - 23, 2017
Le Meridien New Orleans will be hosting a wonderful Thanksgiving Day Buffet!… more

Lilith in Loa…

Nov 23, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

2017 Battle of the…

Nov 24 - 24, 2017
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Nov 20 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

College Bowl Season Begins in New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Jennifer Day or Jenn Lotz                                                                      Jennifer Reisfeld
New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau                                      Weber Shandwick
504-566-5019                                                                                         212-445-8336
jday@neworleanscvb.com/jlotz@neworleanscvb.com                        jreisfeld@webershandwick.com

College Bowl Season Begins in New Orleans
Two exciting football bowl games will draw thousands of fans to New Orleans this holiday season

NEW ORLEANS – Dec. 13, 2010 –Continuing its reputation as the country's best destination for sports and special events, New Orleans is prepared to welcome two annual college football favorites: The R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Saturday, December 18; kickoff at 8 p.m. CST) and the 77th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic (Tuesday, January 4; kickoff at 7:30 p.m. CST) at the Louisiana Superdome.

“New Orleans is the perfect sporting city,” explained Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We have everything fans need to enjoy themselves before, during and after the game. This year visitors can enjoy pre-game festivities in the newly opened Champion Square at the Superdome complete with live musical performances and food and beverage service. For those not attending the game, our diverse offerings of bars, pubs and clubs provide a variety of options for visitors to watch in the company of fellow fans. And let’s not forget, New Orleans was voted #1 for Nightlife by Travel + Leisure readers so there will be plenty of fun to be had post-game as well.”

  • 10th R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: December 18, 2010, the Troy University Trojans and the Ohio University Bobcats will battle it out on the field for the 2010 R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Festivities include the R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Fan Fest at Fulton Street on Friday December 17, 2010, at 6 pm. Fans are invited to attend and enjoy live music, Santa Claus and his reindeer and more at the Miracle on Fulton Street holiday experience. The R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl’s estimated economic impact is $15 million.
  • 77th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic: Celebrating its 77th anniversary, this year’s Sugar Bowl game on January 4, 2011, pits the University of Arkansas from the Southeastern Conference against Ohio State University from the Big Ten Conference for the first time in Sugar Bowl history. Last year’s Sugar Bowl Classic’s estimated economic impact was $140 million. Country music's Darius Rucker will highlight this year’s Allstate Fan Fest activities. Fan Fest is a free event which runs from Noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 2 and Monday, January 3 on Decatur Street adjacent to the Hard Rock Café (Jax Brewery Parking Lot). The event will culminate with Rucker performing a free show beginning at 6 p.m. on January 3.

For assistance booking your trip to New Orleans, please call 1-800-672-6124 or visit www.neworleanscvb.com.

For information on packages and special discounts exclusively for visiting football fans: www.neworleanscvb.com/collegebowlgames.

Interviews to provide travel tips and suggestions for fans traveling to New Orleans available upon request.

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is the driving catalyst for New Orleans’ largest industry, strategically leading national and international marketing, public relations and visitor services efforts that attract millions of visitors, events, conventions and festivals. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com.

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