By Melinda Morris | Posted July 17, 2018 at 07:54 AM | Updated July 17, 2018 at 07:59 AM
I love festivals. And I love rounding up the fests for the weekend so you know how to plan your fun. But this time of year gets pretty thin on festing, and for good reason: The weekend temperatures will be in the mid-90s. So how about some cool music inside where there’s A/C?
I also love live music and go out a lot to hear it. The slowest Tuesday night in New Orleans is equal to the best Saturday night in most U.S. cities, so whether you go to one of these events or one of your own choosing, thank your lucky stars you live in such a great city for live music.
ARGENTINE TANGO MUSIC
Mariano Barreiro and Charles Corczynski will perform Argentine tango music Tuesday (July 17) at 8 p.m. at Dance Quarter, 1719 Toledano St., New Orleans. The duo have performed around the world.
It’s not just a concert; you can dance tango, if you know how, or you can just listen and watch and enjoy. See more details here.
ANAIS ST. JOHN
ANAIS ST. JOHN
She’s fancy. The venue isn’t. It makes for a fun combo when Anais St. John plays in her neighborhood watering hole, Old Point Bar, 545 Patterson St., Algiers, Point. She performs Sunday, July 22, at 3:30 p.m.
Check out one of my favorite local Latin bands, Muevelo, at The Three Keys at the Ace Hotel Saturday, July 21, at 10 p.m.
Their Facebook page says: “What started as a one-time performance of a tribute to Celia Cruz has now become New Orleans’ newest Latin music sensation, Muevelo! That means ‘Move It’ in Spanish. Singer Margie Perez and saxophonist Brent Rose lead a talented ensemble of musicians and vocalists that takes you on a musical journey to Cuba and back.” Get some free Cuban-style dance lessons from Bookoo Rueda from 9-10 p.m., and the band is from 10 p.m. to midnight.
I haven’t been to the new Whiskey Cowboy Saloon in Metairie but I want to. New Orleans used to have several places to two-step and country line dance. Is Whiskey Cowboy the start of a revival?
90 Degrees West plays Saturday, July 21, at 9 p.m.
The bar has line dancing lessons and steak night on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.
I’ve seen Cheap Trick about six times since I was 16. Rick Nielsen is still tossing guitar picks and Robin Zander still has the pipes. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers play the Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., on Saturday, July 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster and they’re just $39.45 to $49.95.
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