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“Awash with Color:…

May 3 - 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 3 - 3, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for Jonte Mayon more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 3 - 3, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for BB King Allstars Band ft.… more

David Hansen's Garden…

May 03, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Give Nola Evening in…

May 3 - 3, 2016
Enjoy the beauty of Longue Vue's gardens after hours for free. Participate in… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

May 3 - Sep 27, 2016
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

New Orleans Photo…

May 3 - 29, 2016
The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA), is proud to be the first venue to … more

Singer/Songerwriter…

May 03, 2016 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

The Historic New…

May 3 - 7, 2016
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, The Historic New… more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 4 - 4, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for BB King Allstar Band ft.… more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 4 - 4, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for BB King Allstars Band ft.… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

May 04, 2016 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Siberian Invasion!…

May 4 - 4, 2016
Four funky acts descend upon Siberia for a night of groove and revelry:… more

Soiree d'Or, a…

May 4 - 4, 2016
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The Maison Presents -…

May 04, 2016 - Jul 26, 2017
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers play a free dinner show at The Maison every… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

May 4 - 4, 2016
Join us for Wednesday at the Square. The 12-week concert series takes place in… more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 5 - 5, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for BB King Allstars Band ft.… more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 5 - 5, 2016
Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for BB King Allstars Band ft.… more

Heart of the House

May 05, 2016 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Jazz in the Park

May 5 - Jun 9, 2016
Jazz in the Park returns this spring running from April 14th to June 9th, with… more

“Awash with Color:…

May 3 - 21, 2016
Join us at the Historic New Orleans Collection for the new exhibition… 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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