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Rock ‘N’ Bowl: a New Orleans Favorite – 2013

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Are you looking for some great music and a good time?  You should definitely check out New Orleans’ own Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘N’ Bowl!  This place has it all!  What began as a local bowling alley featuring once a week Zydeco music has exploded into dancing destination for locals.

Bowling is available for $24 per lane, per hour – and you can have up to 6 people on each lane.  You can rent shoes for $1 a person, unless you’re a Buddhist monk and don’t wear shoes.  That’s one of the many interesting stories about this place, six monks wanted to experience what it was like to bowl and did so at Rock ‘n’ Bowl many years ago.  There are many more interesting stories…

Johnny Blancher’s Front Porch Grill offers a variety of delicious things to eat including typical pub faire like Pizza to New Orleans favorites such as Beignets.

A variety of packages are available to book parties for all types of events, and can be customized to meet your needs.

The best part, though, is the music!  Check out their calendar to see who is playing and plan your visit based on who you want to hear and what makes you want to dance.  That’s right – you don’t have to bowl to enjoy Rock ‘N’ Bowl.  Once the music starts, everyone starts dancing!  Check out everything from Swing and Southern Rock to Zydeco.

The Rock ‘N’ Bowl is just 1.5 miles away from our inn at 3016 S. Carrollton Ave, and you could probably walk there in under 15 minutes.  When you’re visiting 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast, make sure a dinner there is on your itinerary.  It’s a cool place that you’ll never forget!

Holidays in New Orleans

Count down to 2014 in New Orleans Style

fireworks This is no small celebration, as the Crescent City Countdown Club has created a night to remember.

For your enjoyment – begin your evening with one of the delicious, traditional Reveillon dinners served by local restaurants.

For your entertainment – check out the Decatur Street celebration (in front of Jacson Square) with live performances up to the countdown.  Move and groove with Brassaholics from 9-9:40, Mia Borders from 10-10:40, and Bonerama from 11-11:40.

Join the excitement – an 8′ tall fleur de lis ornament that has been lit with LED lights and decorated with aluminum ribbons, will descend down a 25 foot pole.  This spectacle is followed by an amazing fireworks display over the Mississippi River, called “Symphony in the Sky.”

float with baby wear New Orleans Saints Helmet to celebrate New Years

There is just no better way to kick off a New Year!  2014 will begin just right with your stay at 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast, where you’ll find restful accommodations and a delicious breakfast in the morning.

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Mirliton Festival in New Orleans – November 9, 2013

On November 9, 2013, The Bywater Neighborhood Association is hosting the 24th Annual Mirliton Festival at The Brickyard.  You’ll find this festival just over 4 miles away from 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast, so you can easily check it out during your stay with us.

You’ll find amazing local artists such as The Tin Men, Gal Holiday, and Strange Roux.  For just a taste of the sound, see this video:

As with any New Orleans festival, you’ll find more than music!  Check out delicious food by Bywater Eateries, creations by local artists, and a activities just for kids – who get in free!  Adult admission is only $5.  It’s an inexpensive way to check out New Orleans flavor, and we know you’ll have a great time!  The party runs from 11am to 7pm, so you will still get to take in some New Orleans nightlife.  For updates to the festival events, check out their Facebook page.  See you soon!

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VooDoo Experience Music Fest 2012

VooDoo Expereience Music Fest 2012

Halloween weekend in New Orleans inspires wild and crazy fun for trick-or-treaters of all ages!  This is a place where visitors can cut loose and have fun in all that NOLA has to offer.  We are especially looking forward to the VooDoo Experience Music Festival 2012, which has featured high-profile artists for more than ten years in City Park.  This high energy and exciting festival showcases four musical experiences in distinct locations: Le Ritual – mainstream music,  Le Plur – electronical/dance, Le Flambeau – local flare, and Le Carnival – indie bands.

VooDoo Music Fest was originally started in 2005 as a post Hurricane Katrina tribute concert for New Orleans citizens, and the many folks who provided support and assistance to us.  To this day the annual event offers three days of outstanding entertainment by a variety of award-winning artists.

Friday, October 26 kicks off the party with:
Le RitualNeil Young & Crazy Horse AND The Avett Brothers
Le PlurKaskade AND JFK of MSTRKRFT
Le FlambeauBootsy Collins AND CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis
Le CarnivalSay Anything AND Big History

Saturday, October 27 continues the groove with:
Le RitualGreen Day AND AWOLNATION
Le PlurKaskade AND Justice
Le FlambeauMyNameIsJohnMichael AND Toots and the Maytals
Le CarnivalDave Stewart AND Fleur de Tease

Sunday, October 28 wraps it all up with:
Le RitualJack White AND Coheed & Cambria
Le PlurSkrillex AND Modestep
Le FlambeauLost Bayou Ramblers AND Lil Band O’ Gold
Le CarnivalTomahawk AND New Orleans Bounce Azztravaganza

There are way more events than are listed here – for more information and a complete schedule please see The VooDoo Experience website.

If you are coming to New Orleans to be part of the VooDoo Experience Music Festival – plan to stay with us at 1896 O’Malley House, conveniently located near the venue.  We look forward to your stay and hearing about your adventures at the festival!