Upcoming Events


Gospel Music Festival

Jul 28 - 31, 2015
Join us for48th Annual Gospel Music Workshop of America!     … more


Jul 28 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 28 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 28 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 28 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Smoothie King Center…

Jul 29 - 29, 2015
Premier Productions announces the launch of the all-new worship tour, OUTCRY… more

15th Annual Satchmo…

Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2015
Celebrate our native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, at this free… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 30 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Jul 30 - 30, 2015
Save the date! Satchmo SummerFest will kick-off with a fundraiser to benefit… more


Jul 30 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

Seanger Theater…

Jul 30 - 30, 2015
Hot on the heels of a remarkable year that included performing the smash hit… more

The Historic New…

Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2015
One of the premier decorative arts events in the country, the four-day program… more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 30 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Anthony Bean…

Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015
Experience over 80 youth giving an electrifying performance in tribute to the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 31 - 31, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

My Morning Jacket

Jul 31 - 31, 2015
My Morning Jacket has built a reputation as a group who consistently challenges… more

Saenger Theatre…

Jul 31 - 31, 2015
Atlanta rapper Future has earned a place at the genre's vanguard with his… more

Author to Reader Con…

Aug 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for  a FREE to the public book signing with 80+ authors. Parking… more

COOLinary New Orleans…

Aug 1 - 31, 2015
It is going to be a delicious summer!  During the month of August, enjoy… more

Hemispheres Cup -…

Aug 1 - 1, 2015
Two of the best rugby clubs in the world, the Saracens from England and the… more

Gospel Music Festival

Jul 28 - 31, 2015
Join us for48th Annual Gospel Music Workshop of America!     … more

First Annual Blues in da Parish Festival Celebrates Louisiana Blues Music

Media Contact:
Sharon Ober 


First Annual Blues in da Parish Festival Celebrates Louisiana Blues Music

New Orleans, LA , October 12, 2012 - The first annual Blues in da Parish Festival will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Docville Farm, 5124 E St Bernard Hwy in Violet, Louisiana. This year's free event will feature 7 hours of continuous live performances including some of today's best Louisiana blues musicians.

The festivities will begin at noon with a welcome from Voodoo Blues Krewe/New Orleans Blues Society President Kerry Poche Sr. Then the music will get started with the local Chalmette High School Band taking the stage, followed by The Dana Abbott Band at 1 p.m.

The entertainment will continue with Mike Darby and the House of Cards at 2 p.m, then 30x90 Blueswomen at 3 p.m., Lil Red & Big Bad at 4 p.m, and Kenny Acosta at 5 p.m. And the final performance by Jonathon Long and Blues Revolution will begin at 5:30 and continue through the end of the festival at 7 p.m.

Blues in da Parish Festival organizers are impressed with the quality of the talent being featured in the 2012 performance lineup. "I'm excited about this inaugural event and hope folks will come out and enjoy Docville farm and quality blues music," said Chris Haines of the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Foundation.

And no Louisiana Festival would be complete without food! This year the Blues in da Parish Festival is inviting local school teams and clubs, church groups and civic organizations to serve up some tasty treats at the Festival as part of their fall fundraising efforts. "We see this Festival as a way to benefit the St Bernard community as a whole," explained Iray Nabatoff of the Community Center of St Bernard. "Blues in da Parish Festival attendees will enjoy some great food while knowing that they're supporting youth activities, educational programs, and other important causes."

In addition to good food and talented musicians, this year's Blues in da Parish Festival will also feature some family-friendly fun including a 50-50 raffle along with free toys, candy, and stickers for the kids. The first annual Blues in da Parish Festival is being sponsored by The Meraux Foundation, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation, Voodoo Blues Krewe/New Orleans Blues Society, The St Bernard Parish Post, Sign Express Outlet and the Community Center of St Bernard. For more information about the Blues in da Parish Festival, please visit or or watch the video at