New Orleans Summer Music - Wednesdays at the Point
As spring turns to summer, the Wednesday free concert series moves from Lafayette Square across the river to Algiers Point, the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans.
The concerts kick-off Wednesday, May 29 with the Brass-A-Holics and the Lagniappe Brass Band and runs every Wednesday through July 17. Concerts times are 6-9pm, with the stage set up near the Algiers Ferry Terminal. So make sure you take the 4:45 or 5:15 ferry to get set up with a good seat. Bring a blanket or a camp chair and find yourself a place on the grassy levee to sit, enjoy the music and have a drink or two.
Getting across the river is half the fun. Many visitors never get a chance to visit Algiers Point. It's easy to get to via the Canal St. ferry terminal: the ferry crosses the river twice every hour (on the :15 and :45) from the East bank (New Orleans) side and crosses back on the hour and half hour (:00 and :30). With night-time views of the New Orleans skyline, it really is a wonderful way to make Hump Day one of the more enjoyable days of the week.
While you're there, make sure to pop in and visit Old Point Bar (www.oldpointbar.com). You may recognize it as a backdrop from many of the movies and TV shows which shoot in New Orleans and nearly every night there's a great mix of live music to enjoy. To get there: exit the ferry and walk left along the levee (Patterson Drive) for about 5 blocks until you hit Olivier Street, and there you are. Sit outside at one of the tables and soak in the neighborhood vibe or grab a table inside and watch the entertainment on stage. Either way, you'll be glad you made the trip.
Click here to check out a full schedule: www.wednesdaysonthepoint.com