This year is the first year that Algiers will host a fall festival on September 26, 2015, from 11:00am – 7:00pm. The Algiers Fall Festival in Federal City is celebrating the military and Algiers community on the West Bank. This family event will have live music, local food trucks, local art vendors, children’s activities, beer and wine. Many local favorites will serve you with great food and drinks. These include Big Dog BBQ on DA Go, Bite-N-Go Express, The Holy Grill, Kenny’s Cajun & Creole, King Sham Boiling & Grill on Wheels, La Cocinita, Nola Girl Food, Pirate Pizza, Sweet “T” Old Fashioned Homemade Treats, Taylor Made Wings on the Geaux and Ye Olde Kettle Vendor. Ochsner Health System, a sponsor of the festival, will also have their ribbon cutting ceremony on their new facility in Federal City during the Algiers Fall Festival at 1:30pm. There will be free food provided and free group fitness classes!
New Orleans is known for its great music festivals, and the Algiers Fall Festival is sure to live up to the city’s hype. The music line-up will include the Marine Corps Band New Orleans which will headline at 11:00am, followed by The Young Pinstripe Brass Band at 12:30pm, Little Freddie King at 2:00pm, The Bucktown All-Stars at 3:30pm, and will end with Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band at 5:30pm.
Here is a little background on each of the bands that will perform. The Young Pinstripe Brass Band combines jazz, funk, soul, rock and hip-hop. Originating out of New Orleans, this band exudes the energy and talent from the streets of New Orleans by using traditional brass sound in modern music. The Bucktown All-Stars, famous for their true Cresent City flavor, prides themselves in “bringing their A game” whenever they perform. This band will bring high energy mix of rock, soul, funk, R&B and legendary New Orleans classics to the festival.
Local Leader and Legend of New Orleans, Little Freddie King has been performing for fifty-five years. Many love the sounds of his American root blues with a mix of country and urban blues. Of course it would not be a Louisiana festival without a little zydeco. Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, pure zydeco music, has recorded five CD’s and traveled the world.
For more information on the Algiers Fall Festival go to www.algiersdevelopment.com or call 504-367-3331. Presented by First NBC and sponsored by Ochsner Health System, Jones Walker, First Bank and Trust, Navy Federal Credit Union, Beurman Miller Fitzgerald, Pickering & Cotogno, Sean Bruno, CPA, Algiers Development Corporation, Algiers Development District, and Joint Development Committee.