One of the things I love about living in Uptown New Orleans is our proximity to shops, restaurants, and bars. The neighborhood in which I live is safe and walkable. Yesterday, J & I walked to the Magazine Street Blues Festival held at the intersection of Magazine Street and Napoleon Avenue.
The 4th annual Blues Festival is supported by and benefits COPS2, the citizens organization for police support of police officers of District 2 (our men in blue). What a great cause!
The food, music, and art are always outstanding.
Food: click HERE
With a number of food vendors, it is always hard to choose, but we settled on Woody’s Fish Tacos. We devoured our delicious shrimp & slow roasted pork tacos. Yum!
Art: click HERE
We then walked through the many art vendor booths. Local art is always featured best at these local festivals. My favorite booth was Carnival Sculpture. The huge flowers made of paper/cardboard have been a favorite of mine for a long time. They always take me back to carnival time where many parade floats don these beauts. Artist Brian Bush works wonders with his sculptures. Check out a future blog to see if I purchased a flower or two. Hint. Hint. Wink.
Music: click HERE
J & I then listened to a couple bands which we could actually hear from our front porch just 4 blocks away. This year’s line up included Marc Stone All-Star Band, Soul Rebels, The Wise Guys, and Rockin’ Doopsie & the Zydeco Twisters. Performances by New Orleans faves Pussyfooters and the 610 Stompers enthralled and engaged the tremendous crowd. New Orleans certainly offers great music and entertainment.
With the gorgeous day we were given, the crowd at this year’s festival was the biggest I’ve seen in the past four years. Cheers to local festivals!
Continuing my Christmas decoarting inside… Have a great day!
Magazine Street Blues Festival, y’all!