Happy Birthday America! GO 4th on the River is the New Orleans version of a great American birthday party. Free outdoor concerts are presented on several stages along the Riverwalk leading up to the Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza on the Mighty Mississippi River. It all takes place just steps from The Club, or better yet, watch the show from our sundeck and then come back in, light your fuses, and make some fireworks of your own. For all the details visit www.go4thontheriver.com .
The New Orleans Essence Music Festival takes place July 5-8 at the Superdome. Each night the main stage will be electrified with performances by the hottest stars in R&B, soul, and gospel including special performances by Aretha Franklin, The Pointer Sisters and Mary J. Blige. Seminars are held during the day at the New Orleans Convention Center. For a complete listing, check out www.essence.com .
The New Orleans Monteleone Hotel hosts the 10th annual Tales of the Cocktail seminar July 25th-29th. The world's premier cocktail festival brings together the most respected minds on mixology for 5 days of cocktails, cuisine, and culture. (Of course, The Club features it's own version of cock tales!) For more information visit www.talesofthecocktail.com .
New Orleans holds the 25th annual Gay Appreciation Awards at Oz July 21st honoring Regina Adams who will receive this years coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. Our own Gene Adams received this award at the end of the last century!!! In other words, he was the 1999 recipient. Gene would like to congratulate Regina and ask her if she remembers the good old days when we all worked together at Fat Sam's and the Post Office putting together the Mr. Club New Orleans contests in the early 70's and 80's.
A very important event is coming up for the NOAIDS Task Force called Dining Out for Life. Over 75 area restaurants are participating on Thursday, July 19th. Please support this worthy cause. Visit the Dining Out for Life website at www.diningoutforlife.com .
Have a fun and safe Summer and make sure to visit us here at The Club!