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17th Annual Martin…

Mar 4 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 4 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 4 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 4 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Jazz Pilates with…

Mar 4 - 25, 2015
The French Market and The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park are proud… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 4 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 4 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 4 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 4 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Ogden After Hours…

Mar 5 - 5, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Colin Lake. more

The Columns Hotel…

Mar 5 - 26, 2015
The Historical Columns Hotel with its "sophiscicated atmosphere" and… more

Yappy Hour at The…

Mar 5 - 5, 2015
Yappy Hour at the The Velvet Cactus - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Sorry, no dogs… more

Friends of the…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Local jazz band, the Panorama Jazz Band, will bookend the final concert of… more

International…

Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Now in its seventh year, the New Orleans International Children's Film… more

Jefferson Arts…

Mar 6 - 15, 2015
Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Billie performs mainly in an avant-garde, free style painting expansive… more

Ponchatoula Antique…

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
Featuring-Antique Collectibles Booth, Fine Arts & Crafts Booth, Food Booth,… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

Preservation Resource…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
The patron party features specialty cocktails and cuisine from world famous… more

17th Annual Martin…

Mar 4 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

New Orleans Named “Best Day Trip” Destination by FESTIVALSOUTH’s 2011 Best of the Pine Belt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Jennifer Day or Jenn Lotz
New Orleans CVB
504-566-5019
jday@neworleanscvb.com/jlotz@neworleanscvb.com

New Orleans Named “Best Day Trip” Destination by FESTIVALSOUTH’s
2011 Best of the Pine Belt
35,000 voters from the Gulf Coast Area choose New Orleans as a top weekend getaway

NEW ORLEANS− July 7, 2011−35,000 voters selected New Orleans as a “Best Day Trip” destination in FESTIVALSOUTH’s first annual 2011 Best of the Pine Belt survey, sponsored by Signature Magazine.

FESTIVALSOUTH is historic Downtown Hattiesburg’s second annual, multi-week, multi-genre arts festival held June 4-18, 2011. Both the festival and the Best of the Pine Belt 2011 awards celebrate dance, art, theatre and the musical contributions of both Mississippians and of those in their neighboring states of Louisiana and Alabama.

“Hattiesburg has a rich musical tradition, and New Orleans is the ‘Birthplace of Jazz,’ giving visitors to the Gulf Coast an opportunity to experience first-hand some of the most influential music in the world,” said Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the New Orleans CVB. “We thank our neighbors in Mississippi for voting us a ‘Best Day Trip’ destination and we look forward to hosting them in New Orleans for a getaway where we will continue to celebrate the musical, artistic and cultural contributions of our states.”

The winners of the 2011 Best of the Pine Belt were officially announced in a special June 1 edition of Signature Magazine, sponsor of the 2011 Best of the Pine Belt awards. A complete list of winners can also be found at www.festivalsouth.org. Voting for the 2012 awards begins on February 14.

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,000-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. We create $5 billion in new capital each year more than any other business sector by attracting millions of visitors, special events and conventions. The CVB and its members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago and four foreign countries. 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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