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Thursdays at Twilight" Concert Series
12th ANNUAL MARTINI MADNESS
Presented by Friends of City Park and Republic National Distributing Company
Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.-8 p.m. "Before the Madness"; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. "Martini Madness
Tickets: "Before the Madness" $75 - Exclusive to Friends of City Park Members with reserved seating
"Martini Madness" $50 non-members; $45 FOCP Members
Location: Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, New Orleans City Park
Friends of City Park and Republic National Distributing Company will host the 12th Annual Martini Madness fundraising event on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. at City Park's Arbor Room at Popp Fountain.
Martini Madness features over 25 specialty martinis, ranging from classics to one-of-a-kind creations, and more than 20 local restaurants serving up their delicious cuisine. One of the martini stations will be the winner from the OffBeat Magazine Martini Week contest taking place a week before the fundraiser. The evening will kick off with a splash of fun at 7 p.m. - "Before the Madness", an exclusive hour for Friends of City Park Members with reserved seating into the night and at 8 p.m. the "Madness" will begin.
All proceeds from Martini Madness 2015 will benefit the new Marconi Drive bike path. The new bike path will be a ten foot bike path along Marconi between the roadway and Marconi lagoon, from Robert E. Lee to Harrison Avenue.
Martini Madness has become one of the fastest growing fundraising events hosted by Friends of City Park with the event selling out in 2014. With a limited number of tickets being sold, Friends of City Park's most daring supporters should purchase tickets in advance.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.friendsofcitypark.com or by calling 504-483-9376. Tickets for "Before the Madness" are $75/person and for regular admission $50/person or $45/person for Friends of City Park members. Tickets include all food and beverages. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend.
September through November 2015 Schedule of Concerts at the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park
What: Join music lovers at City Park to hear some of New Orleans' favorite performers during the "Thursdays at Twilight" concert series. Bring your friends to enjoy this very popular series with an array of musicians and mint juleps indoors at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters. This series is sponsored by the Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation, Peoples Health, and The Azby Fund with support from WWNO 89.9 FM.
Admission is $10 per person. Mint juleps, wine, beer, soft drinks, water, and food are available for purchase. No outside food, drink, or pets are allowed.
Advance tickets are available online at NewOrleansCityPark.com. Advance tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 504-483-9488 or at the Botanical Garden Gift Shop. Thursdays at Twilight Series Season Passes are also available for purchase.
When: Thursday Evenings
5:00 pm - Gates Open, 6:00 pm - Performance Begins
Where: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park
Contact: New Orleans Botanical Garden: phone: 504-483-9488 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
September through November 2015 schedule:
September 10 - New Orleans Mystics
Buy your tickets early so you will not miss this show featuring the music of Motown. Songs from the Temptations, O'Jays, Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding will all be part of this soulful tribute to some of the greatest music from the 1970's.
September 17 - Lena Prima
To some performers, having a legendary father might be daunting. Not for Lena Prima. Born in show business and raised on the road with her famous dad, the singer/songwriter/artist has earned her own reputation around the country for her energetic charismatic performances. She will perform songs of her father as well as some of her original tunes. For more information about the music please visit this site: lenaprimamusic.com.
September 24 - Bobby Cure and the Poppa Stoppas
Join us for a rocking good evening as we travel back in time with Bobby Cure to the Doo-Wop days of the 1950's when the Moon was Blue, and the question of the day was, Why Do Fools Fall In Love? For more information about the music please visit this site: bobbycure.com.
October 1 - Paul Sanchez and Minimum Rage
Native New Orleanian Paul Sanchez was born in the blue-collar Irish Channel. Today Paul defies categories and is noted as an actor, songwriter, singer, producer, writer and musician, with 11 solo CDs under his belt. In January of 2010 Off Beat Magazine awarded him three Best of the Beat Awards: Songwriter of the Year, Best Song of the Year and Best Folk/Rock Album for "Stew Called New Orleans", his duet with friend and collaborator John Boutté. For more information about the music please visit this site: paulsanchez.com.
October 8 - John Rankin
John is a master of finger style guitar, applying it to an eclectic array of genres: classical, jazz, folk, blues and classic New Orleans music. John will be performing with Clarence Johnson III, Charlie Fardella and Washboard Chaz. It will be a great evening of music. For more information about the music please visit this site: johnrankin.net.
October 15 - No Concert Tonight
October 22 - Tim Laughlin
With the beginning of the twenty-first century comes a core of musicians with fresh and imaginative ideas for this timeless American art form know as "Jazz". This is especially true in New Orleans and clarinetist Tim Laughlin is indeed one of these musicians. For more information about the music please visit this site: timlaughlin.com.
October 29 - Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar
Cullen was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 1998. In his career he has shared the bandstand with Bobby Mitchell, Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and many others. His goal is to preserve the New Orleans musical heritage encompassed by the ground-breaking New Orleans music of the 1950's and 1960's. For more information about the music please visit this site: midnightstreetcar.com.
November 5 - Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers
Debbie Davis is a familiar face at our Thursday concerts having performed on numerous occasions with the Pfister Sisters. The Mesmerizers feature the talents of Alex McMurray (guitar), Matt Perrine (sousaphone) Josh Paxton (piano) and Davis on vocals and ukulele. Offbeat magazine says, "Debbie Davis stands out in the crowd of vocalists like a bird-of-paradise in a roomful of parakeets." For more information about the music please visit this site: debbiedavismusic.com.
November 12 - Little Freddie King
The cousin of Lightnin' Hopkins, King learned guitar from his father, but in 1954 moved to New Orleans at the age of 14. He played in many juke joints with his friends Babe Stovall, Slim Harpo, and Champion Jack Dupree, playing both acoustic and electric guitar. He recorded the first electric blues album in New Orleans with Harmonica Williams in 1969. In 1976, King undertook a European tour alongside Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker. He is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and three times selected Blues Performer of the Year in New Orleans. For more information about the music please visit this site: littlefreddieking.com.
November 19 - Benny Grunch and the Bunch
You can't say Benny, "Ain't Dere No More", cause he will be right here in the garden performing his New Orleans hits as only Benny and the Bunch can do. Always entertaining, full of surprises and new songs, get ready for a Yat Attack with Benny Grunch and The Bunch. For more information about the music please visit this site: bennygrunch.com.