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Musicians Lunch New Orleans ~ Saturday, May 23rd 1-3pm

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New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll

I am so excited about returning to New Orleans, LA (aka NOLA) this weekend to host Musicians Lunch New Orleans on Saturday, May 23rd from 1-3pm. I have NO idea where the group will be eating yet, because there are sooooo many choices. Feel free to leave me some suggestions below in the comments section.

When I was a Studio Jazz and Vocal Major at the University of Miami (UM), I took a jazz history class that changed my life. I loved the class, the teacher, everything, and I found myself fascinated with the city of New Orleans, LA, which is the birthplace of jazz. I made plans to visit New Orleans for that next spring break, and to even perform while I was there. I had never done anything like that before, and I’ll admit now to being terrified and lonely at times, but I made that solo trip. I put together a band, performed in New Orleans, and proved to myself that I could do it. After that spring break, I returned to live there for the summer, and I go back every so often to get an infusion of this town filled with magic, music, and food.

New Orleans is my musical hometown, and every time I return I feel like I come full circle. As much as I love New Orleans, and how often I’ve visited it in the past, this will be my first time visiting since Hurricane Katrina devastated my beloved second home. I’d been afraid to go back, to see the damage, to face the loss…But now’s the time that I’m finally ready to go back, and I’m very happy to be able to give back to a place that has given so much to me.

There’s no place like New Orleans, LA, and if you’re a musician who lives there, let’s hang out and eat!

Brought to you by Musicians Lunch New Orleans, Saturday, May 23rd; 1-3pm

2 Responses to “Musicians Lunch New Orleans ~ Saturday, May 23rd 1-3pm”

  1. yukari Says:

    Hi !
    I am a singer/songwriter and going to see NEW ORLEANS ‘s music live in July 1th-5th from NYC.

    Would you recommend where I should go ? (Not tourist area,)

  2. Carla Says:

    Hi Yukari!

    Enjoy your trip to New Orleans – it’s one of my favorite places to visit! For a non-tourist venue to visit music, Tipitina’s in the Garden District (on Tchopitoulas St) is a great choice.

    You’re also fortunate that the Essence Music Festival will be going on July 3-5th, so there will also be lots of music stars in town from around the world. Visit for the schedule.

    Have a great time!

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