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New Orleans Welcomes Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Festival

Budweiser presents Jazz in the Park Season, the King of Beers & People United for Armstrong Park teamed up to promote and preserve New Orleans culture in our Jazz in the Park Thursday Concert series and our new “Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Festival”.

This spring, Jazz in the Park turns five years old. Since 2012 Jazz in the Park has been New Orleans’ most significant weekly cultural program. Jazz in the Park is as an economic engine for the Treme neighborhood. Through direct mentorship, we have trained 15 at-risk individuals (formerly incarcerated, unemployed, current/former Public Housing client) in event production, through our Production Training  program (EPT).

To celebrate Jazz in the Park’s anniversary, we will hold our first annual three-day festival called “Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Festival” presented by Budweiser which will be held May 6th, 7th, and 8th! Festival goers can expect everything they normally experience at Jazz in the Park. We will feature a different school marching band, parading down the St. Ann promenade (inside the park) each hour. Second lines will be an integral part of this festival.  The Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club and One Sound  Brass Band will strut their stuff between set changes.

In addition to the music on our main stage, marching bands, and second line parades, the festival will also spotlight a different “Dance Troupe” between set changes.  Groups like the Star Steppin Cosmnaughties, the Rolling Elvi, Disco Amigos,  and the Organ Grinders will   thrill our guests. There won’t be a dull moment at Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Festival. As usual, our food vendors will offer everything from soft shell crab po-boys to the city’s finest soul food. And our Arts and Craft village will complement  the Congo Square Stage, offering some of the best hand-made arts and craft in the world.

Our Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Festival and our regular scheduled Jazz in the Park concert series poster is designed by Reggie Morris and the art work is from Sheleen Jones the sculptress.  Sheleen is also responsible for the Tootie Montana statute in Armstrong Park. Below is the schedule for our Thursday concert series and Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Festival:

Budweiser presents “Jazz in the Park”  Season 9 -  Year 5 -  spring 2016 schedule:

April 14th Amanda Shaw
Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots

April 21st Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers
King James and the Special Men

April 28th New Orleans Jazz Orchestra featuring Irvin Mayfield
The N’awlins Johnnys

May 5th Davell Crawford
Stephanie Jordan

May 12th Bag of Donuts
Preservation Hall Brass Band

May 19th Honey Island Swamp Band
Zion Trinity: Darcy Malone & the Tangle

May 26th James Andrews
Colin Lake

June 2nd Rockin Dopsie
Sporty & the Big Shots

June 9th Very Special Headliner to be announced

Budweiser presents the 1st annual “Jazz in the Park Treme Art & Music Fest” May 6th-8th Schedule:

Friday May 6th 
Big Birthday Bash featuring DJ and piano performance by Davell Crawford

Saturday May 7th
Raw Oyster Cult
Cory Henry and the Treme Funktet
Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters
Treme Brass Band

Sunday May 8th

Headliner to be announced
Little Freddie King
Soul Rebels
Darcy Malone and the Tangle
Cesar Brothers


Hofsas House Celebrates Spring
Tickets Available Now
 Sixth Annual Fundraiser For The Food Bank of Monterey County 
Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Enjoy a fun evening! Savor appetizers from local Chef's including Chef Steve Johnson from TusCA Ristorante at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa, Chef Annie Hobbs with a Taste of Elegance and Chef Brandon Miller from Mundaka.  Enjoy chocolates from Lula's Chocolates and cookies from Sweet Elena's. Sip a glass of award winning wines from Scheid Vineyards or taste some of Mad Otter's signature beer.  Listen to the sounds of stringed instruments of Terrence Ferrell.  Support the Food Bank For Monterey County.
  • Where: Hofsas House at San Carlos & 4th Ave Carmel - by - the- Sea poolside!
  • When: Thursday, March 24th, 2016
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $50 per person
Reservations: Limited reservations available. Call Carrie at the Hofsas House (831) 624-2745 to make a reservation.

Hofsas House Features a 
Wine and Cheese Package

"Stay at the Hofsas House and order our special wine and cheese package for $30. Enjoy a bottle of Monterey County Wine and a cheese pairing from the Cheese Shop when you order the Wine and Cheese Package in advance.  Please order 48 hours in advance of stay and specify red or white wine. 

     In addition, taste wines at nine different Carmel tasting rooms on the Wine Walk by-the-Sea with a Wine Tasting Passport. The Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea is pleased to offer a Wine Tasting Passport for $65, which entitles the buyer to one $10 flight at each of nine tasting rooms (a $90 value).  The Wine Passport can be purchased from our concierge after checking in."

Foodie Find of the Month

Each month our staff picks one of their favorite restaurants for you to try!  This month we are featuring Casanova!

  "We are committed to the culinary arts with a focus on contemporary and rustic cuisine. We provide our guests the best quality ingredients available to us by embracing and supporting our local small organic farms and fisheries. Authenticity has always been at the core of our vision. We are always questioning and ever evolving." 
The Georis Family www.casanovacarmel.com

Spring is the Perfect Time 
For Spa and Relaxation

One of the best things about Carmel-by-the-Sea is the calming, relaxed atmosphere that permeates the town. Keep that feeling alive and take it to the next level by planning a spa getaway. 
  • Kush Day Spa (kushincarmel.com) specializes in skin care treatments and massage. Choose from its mix-and-match spa services to design a treatment package just right to help all your cares melt away. 
  • Signature Day Spa (signaturedayspa.com) is a full-service day spa specializing in la stone therapy, herbal body wraps and facials. Finish off your day by having a manicure, pedicure and makeup application. 
  • After relaxing spa treatments, head over to March Hare Salon (marchharesalon.com) for a new cut and color.
Don't Forget The Time Change 
Sunday, March 13

Carmel-by-the-Sea Fun Facts

No street lights

Once the sun sets, you might find yourself back in the dark ages, literally! Since there are not street lights here, you might find yourself enveloped by the night. Since there are also no sidewalks outside of downtown, finding your way back to your inn or hotel can be daunting as you will discover what life was like in pre-Edison days.

Apparently, the city founders decided that they didn't want their city to be as light polluted as many of their big city cousins. Consequently, they made the decision to keep light to a minimum so that locals and visitors could enjoy the night sky, being able to see the moon and the stars, which is actually a nice thing. Needless to say, if you come for a visit, bring a flashlight.
March POMDR Dog of the Month

Roky is a 9-year-old, 10-pound Spaniel mix whose guardian could no longer care for him, leaving this super loving guy is in search of his forever home. He is an "easy keeper" who loves going for walks with you and getting lots of belly rubs. Someone will be very lucky to be Roky's new best friend! 
To meet Roky, please contact Peace of Mind Dog Rescue at (831) 718-9122 or visit www.PeaceOfMindDogRescue.org
Carrie Theis
Hofsas House Hotel

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