I know this is very last minute, but as you can tell with our spotty posting the past few weeks, life and work have gotten in the way of all of this. If you’re not quite sure what to do this weekend, like live music and aren’t a big fan huge crowds, we’ve got the event for you. On top of that, proceeds go to saving our lake and the Gulf Coast. Thanks to BP, the Coast is in serious need of help.
The Back to the Beach Festival was originally held out near the Lakefront Arena. Following the Storm, it has since been moved to Kenner. If you’re anything like many people I know, you wouldn’t go to Kenner unless you’re headed to the airport. If you’re one of those people, you’re really missing out on some good stuff and Back to the Beach is a prime example of that.
For a mere $10 a day ($8 for students and $4 for under 12s) you get access to some pretty kicking line-ups:
6:15 PM– 7:30 PM The Blue Meanies
7:50 PM – 9:15 PM Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters
9:35 PM – 11:00 PM Bucktown All-Stars
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Vieux Carre
4:50 PM – 5:50 PM The Mixed Nuts
6:10 PM – 7:30 PM Rebirth Brass Band
7:50 PM – 9:15 PM Benjy Davis Project
9:35 PM – 11:00 PM Contraflow
11:45 AM – 1:10 PM Bobby Cure & the Summertime Blues
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM The Wiseguys
3:25 PM – 4:55 PM News Flash… The Huey Lewis Experience
5:20 PM – 6:50 PM The Boogie Men
7:15 PM – 8:45 PM The Topcats
But Back to the Beach isn’t just great music, there is a motorcycle rally, car show, run/walk race and more. There is also a pretty extensive number of food and craft booths. I won’t pretend that it’s anything like Jazz Fest, in terms of quantity or quality, but they’ll keep you entertained and full.
We’ve been the past few years and typically find the crowds pretty slim, especially as the better bands start coming on. For the price, the space and the music Back to the Beach is a great way to spend a Louisiana Saturday Night.