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Rockin on the River Benefit for NOLA Pay it Forward

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Cheryl Lemoine


New Orleans, LA— It’s time to Rock the Boat! Creole Queen Paddlewheeler is pleased to present “Rockin’ on the River”, a fundraising event to benefit NOLA Pay it Forward, on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 5-8:30pm. Held on the historic Creole Queen Paddlewheeler, “Rockin’ on the River” will feature live music by Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. and The Yat Pack. Additionally, food from top local restaurants, as well as wine, beer and spirits, will be available for sale. One hundred percent of ticket, food and beverage sales will be donated to NOLA Pay it Forward, the new program recently created by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to assist disaster victims in rebuilding their lives. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and can be purchased online at The boat will remain docked throughout the event, so attendees can come and go freely.

“New Orleans has been blessed to receive such overwhelming national and international support in the years after Hurricane Katrina,” said Craig Smith, President of Hospitality Enterprises, the parent company of Creole Queen Paddlewheeler. “Without the outpouring of kindness and generosity of a vast number of organizations, church groups and individuals, the rebuilding of our community would have progressed at a substantially slower rate. We feel that it is time for New Orleanians to return the favor by offering support and financial assistance when other communities are devastated by natural disasters, so we are pleased to partner with NOLA Pay it Forward to help make that happen,” he added.

Event sponsors include: Southern Comfort, who is the main stage sponsor, Mississippi River Bank, Oats & Hudson, Coca Cola, MPress, DMI, New Orleans Tours, Airport Shuttle, Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours, On The Town, MPress. Participating food vendors include: Acme Oyster House, Antoine’s, La Thai Uptown, Louisiana Seafood Marketing & Promotions Board, Pigeon Caterers, The Rib Room, Vega Tapas Café and Zea Restaurants. Beverage donors include Brown Forman, Republic National Distributing Company, Budweiser and Crescent Crown Distributing.

WHAT: Rockin’ on the River Benefit for NOLA Pay it Forward
WHEN: Wednesday, July 27 • 5-8:30pm
WHERE: Aboard Creole Queen Paddlewheeler, located at Poydras St Wharf/Spanish Plaza
COST: Tickets $10 in advance; $15 at the door; available at
DETAILS: The Yat Pack performs 5-6:15pm, Rockin Dopsie Jr performs 6:30-8pm. Food and beverage will be available for sale.
For more information call, 504.529.4567 or 1.800.445.4109.

Constructed in Moss Point, Mississippi, the Creole Queen took her maiden voyage on October 1, 1983. She is an authentic paddlewheeler powered by a 24- foot diameter paddlewheel and the most modern, fuel-efficient GE diesel-electric system ever installed in a boat of this class. Even though the Creole Queen would have been right at home in the New Orleans of 1850, passengers of that era could never have conceived of a paddlewheeler with her luxury, comfort and safety. Ninety tons of air conditioning and heating keep the interior spaces pleasant all year round. Luxurious private rooms, stereo music and sound systems, modern restrooms and handicapped accessible facilities all combine to make this iconic riverboat a true floating palace.