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New Year's Eve in New Orleans 1999

 
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Concerts, Live Music and Dancing
201 Restaurant Music: John Boutte
Price: $100 (6 pm) $150 (9:30 pm)
Includes: Dinner; champagne
More Info: Tel: (504) 561-0007
735 Nightclub Music: DJ Alyson Calagna; DJ Rob James
Price: Call for info
Includes: Buffet; open bar
More Info: Tel: (504) 581-6740
Andrea's Restaurant Music: The Midnight Special
Price: Call for info
Includes: Dinner; dancing
More Info: Tel: (504) 834-8583
Belle Grove Ball Room Music: Bucktown All Stars
Price: $200
Includes: Dinner buffet; breakfast buffet; open bar
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 463-3080
The Bombay Club Music: TBA
Price: $125
Includes: Hors d'oeuvres; four course dinner; champagne
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 586-0972
Boomtown Casino Music: Al "Lil Fats" Jackson
Price: Free
Includes: Complimentary champagne
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 366-7711
Bourbon Vieux Music: Dukes of Dixieland
Price: $220
Includes: Gourmet buffet and open bar
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 586-1155
Carlone's Music: Casa Samba
Price: $125
Includes: Buffet; open bar; champagne
More Info: Tel: (504) 838-9906
Columns Hotel Music: John Rankin & Friends
Price: $150
Includes: Buffet and open bar
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 899-9308
Creole Queen Music: Jerry Jumonville
Price: $195
Includes: Cruise; hors d'oeuvres; open bar; champagne toast
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 524-0814
Donna's Bar & Grill Music: Lil' Rascals Brass Band
Price: $5
Includes: light buffet; champagne toast; music starts at 12:30 am and ends late!
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 596-6914
Dos Jefes Cigar Bar Music: The Uniboppers
Price: No Cover
Includes: n/a
More Info: Tel: (504) 891-8500
Dragon's Den Music: Morning 40 Federation; DJ Flaco (upstairs)
Price: Call
Includes: Champagne toast; favors
More Info: Tel: (504) 949-1750
Dream Palace Music: Iris May Tango / All That (upstairs)
Price: $10 / $10
Includes: TBA
More Info: Tel: (504) 945-2040
Fairmont Hotel
(Imperial Ballroom)
Music: Chubby Checker; Louisiana Spice
Price: $250
Includes: Four course dinner and open bar
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 529-7111
Fairmont Hotel
(Grand Ballroom)
Music: Leon Kelner and His Orchestra
Price: $200
Includes: Four course dinner and open bar
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 529-7111
Fine Arts Center Music: J. Monque' D; Los Sagitarios
Price: $200 per couple; $300 w/ limo
Includes: Dinner buffet; open bar; champagne toast
More Info: Tel: (504) 269-3922
Harrah's Casino Music: Neville Brothers
Price: $1000 per couple
Includes: One night hotel stay; filet mignon and lobster buffet; open bar, & more
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 533-6579
Hilton Riverside Music: Pete Fountain; Luther Kent; Jubilation
Price: $350
Includes: Four course dinner; wine; open bar; champagne
More Info: web site / Tel: (800) 355-3974
House of Blues Music: Soulful Heavenly Stars; Kipori Woods; Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown & His Large Band
Price: $125
Includes: Buffett; open bar; champagne toast
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 529-BLUE
Howlin' Wolf Music: Bag of Donuts
Price: $65
Includes: Open bar and buffet
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 529-5844
Hyatt Grand Ballroom Music: Tipitina's presents Fats Domino, plus Eddie Bo, Cyril Neville, James Andrews, Tricia Boutté, and more
Price: $200
Includes: Lavish buffet; open bar
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 895-TIPS
Jimmy's Club Music: George Porter, Jr. & His Runnin' Pardners
Price: $30
Includes: n/a
More Info: TicketWeb / Tel: (504) 861-8200
Kerry Irish Pub Music: Paddy's Lament; Dave Sharp; Barry Cowsill
Price: $15
Includes: Champagne toast
More Info: Tel: (504) 527-5954
Maple Leaf Music: ReBirth Brass Band
Price: $25
Includes: Food; champagne toast
More Info: Tel: (504) 866-9359
Mardi Gras World Music: Algiers Brass Band, Anders Osborne, The Radiators
Price: $150
Includes: Buffet; open bar; late night snacks; view of fireworks
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 361-7821
Margaritaville Music: Little Freddie King CD Release Party
Price: Free
Includes: n/a
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 592-2565
Marriott Hotel Music: Passport
Price: $250
Includes: Open bar; gourmet dinner; champagne toast
More Info: Tel: (504) 553-5652
Masonic Temple Music: Galactic; North Mississippi Allstars; Lil' Rascals Brass Band
Price: $65
Includes: complimentary champagne
More Info: Superfly Presents / TicketWeb
Le Meridien Music: Marva Wright & The BMW's
Price: $275
Includes: Open bar; hors d'oeuvres; gourmet dinner; champagne toast
More Info: web page / Tel: (504) 525-6500
Mermaid Lounge Music: The Hong Kong; Egg Yolk Jubilee; Jai Alai; Ninja Academy; The World's Fairest; Competitorr
Price: $10
Includes: Champagne toast
More Info: web page / Tel: (504) 524-4747
Michaul's Music: Allen Fontenot & The Country Cajuns
Price: $75
Includes: Dinner; champagne; beer; wine
More Info: web page / Tel: (800) 563-4055
Mid-City Lanes Music: The Iguanas; Snooks Eaglin
Price: $60 (in advance)
Includes: Buffet; open bar
More Info: web page / Tel: (504) 482-3133
Mulate's Music: Filé; Charivari; Zydeco Joe
Price: $100
Includes: Five course Cajun feast; open bar
More Info: web page / Tel: (504) 522-1492
O’Flaherty’s Music: The Celtic Folk
Price: $100 or $150 with open bar
Includes: Breakfast buffet, champagne, favors
More Info: web page / Tel: (504) 529-1317
Old Point Bar
(Algiers)
Music: Kenny Holladay
Price: No Cover
Includes: N/A
More Info: Tel: (504) 364-0950
Omni Royal Orleans
Hotel
Music: Call for info
Price: $175
Includes: Cocktails; dinner; rooftop view of fireworks
More Info: Tel: (504) 894-0818
Le Pavillon Hotel Music: New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Company
Price: $350
Includes: Nouvelle cuisine dinner; open bar
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 581-3111
Planet Hollywood Music: Call for info
Price: $150
Includes: Open bar; hor's d'oeuvres; terrace view of fireworks
More Info: Tel: (504) 522-7826
The Red Room Music: Jeremy Davenport
Price: $375
Includes: Four course dinner; open bar; wine; champagne toast
More Info: Tel: (504) 528-9759
Riverview Room Music: The Boogie Men
Price: $250
Includes: Buffet; open bar; champagne; view of fireworks
More Info: Tel: (504) 525-3000
Ruby's Roadhouse
(Mandeville)
Music: Coffee featuring Ernest Scott
Price: N/A
Includes: Food; free champagne; favors
More Info: web page / Tel: (504) 626-9748
Sheraton New Orleans Music: Doug Kershaw; Lenny McDaniel; "Hot Stuff" with Becky Allen, Ricky Graham & Harry Mayronne Jr.
Price: $239
Includes: 4 course dinner; open bar
More Info: Tel: (504) 525-2500
Shim Sham Club Music: Asylum Street Spankers
Price: $20
Includes: TBA
More Info: Tel: (504) 565-5400
Snug Harbor Music: Astral Project
Price: $35 (8 pm show); $40 (11 pm show)
Includes: Complimentary champagne (2nd set only)
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 949-0696
Steamboat Natchez Music: Ivy
Price: $200
Includes: Cruise; buffet; open bar; champagne
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 569-1480
Storyville District Music: Allen Toussaint; Nicholas Payton (with Roland Guerin); Gregory Davis & Friends; Mahogany Brass Band
Price: $195
Includes: Millennium menu; open bar; champage toast
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 410-4100
Tipitina's (French Qtr) Music: Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers
Price: $85
Includes: New Orleans style food and open bar
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 895-TIPS
Tipitina's Ruins Music: Cowboy Mouth; opening band TBA
Price: $100
Includes: Open bar and light food
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 895-TIPS
Tipitina's (Uptown) Music: Gary Hirstius, The Subdudes, The Funky Meters
Price: $115
Includes: Open bar and BBQ on the outside patio
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 895-TIPS
Treasue Chest Casino Music: Esplanade; Harvey Jesus and Fire
Price: Call for info
Includes: Call for info
More Info: Tel: (504) 443-8000
Vic's Kangaroo Cafe Music: Adams-Griffin Project
Price: $20
Includes: Champagne toast and late night buffet
More Info: web site / Tel: (504) 524-4329
New Year's Eve On Television
FOX 2000 FOX TV provides global coverage of the Millennium through live reports from international correspondents covering activities as the calendar changes across time zones to the eastern United States; features performances by the Red Hot Chili Peppers live from downtown Los Angeles, and The Neville Brothers live from Harrah's Casino in New Orleans; hosted by Brit Hume and Paul Zahn; airs on New Year's Eve, Friday, Dec. 31 (11:00 pm to 12:30 am ET Live; tape delayed in CT, MT, PT time zones).
PBS Millennium 2000 a 26-hour, non-stop salute to the millennium; New Orleans coverage is scheduled to include The Jazz Funeral Celebration (see below), plus Allen Toussaint and Nicholas Payton from The Storyville District; also footage of singer Harry Connick, Jr. who is performing in Las Vegas.
New Year's Eve On The Radio
AT&T's Y2K Jazz Party NPR (National Public Radio) welcomes listeners to ring in the new millennium with AT&T's Year 2000 Jazz Party from JazzSet and NPR with ten hours of music, from December 31, 1999 at 8 pm ET to January 1, 2000 at 6 am ET. NPR will have stops at venues in multiple time zones to keep up with the countdown across the country. They will start with shows from the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC (with Terence Blanchard and others) and the Granite Room in New York's "City Hall"; then it's on to The Storyville District in New Orleans (featuring Nicholas Payton and Allen Toussaint), and Yoshi's in Oakland, CA; here are the complete line-ups and schedules; check with your local NPR affiliate for the availability and schedule for your area! (portions of the Storyville District show will be televised on PBS Millennium 2000)
WWL'S Big 8-70 New Year's Eve Bash talk show host Andre Trevigne broadcasts live from The Storyville District on Bourbon Street! Get cozy & pull up a radio for an all-star musical bash w/ Grammy winner Nicolas Payton, Allen Toussaint, Gregory Davis & Friends, and The Mahogany Brass Band, plus live interviews with Quint Davis & Ralph Brennan. Pop the cork, pour champagne, and make your New Year's resolution with Andre and Friends. Bring in the year 2000 with WWL 870 am. (11 pm - 1 am)
New Year's Eve On The Internet
ABCNEWS.com Harry Connick, Jr., who will be appearing at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve, will perform several songs that will be streamed exclusively on ABCNEWS.com; users will also be able to watch archives of the performance for 24-hours after it first airs.
Other New Year's Eve Events
Mock Jazz Funeral Mayor Marc Morial, Council Member Troy Carter, and the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp. present the Millennium Mass of Resurrection & Jazz Funeral Celebration, December 31, 1999 -

10:00 a.m. to noon:
Jazz Mass at St. Augustine Church, 1137 St. Claude; Rev. Jerome LeDoux, SVD - Officiating; Music by the Alvin Batiste Quintet; performance by the St. Augustine and St. Monica Catholic Church Choirs under the direction of Veronica Downs-Dorsey.

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:
Awards presentation at the Back Street Cultural Museum at 1116 St. Claude; Mayor Marc Morial and historian Sylvester Francis will present local bands and marching clubs with Cultural Achievement Awards; the program will include a Mardi Gras Indian chanting demonstration.

Noon to 2 p.m.:
Jazz funeral departs from St. Augustine Church; featuring Honorary Grand Marshall Harold Dejan; Celebrity Grand Marshall Wanda Rouzan; The Treme Brass Band; The ReBirth Brass Band; The Young Olympian Benevolent Association; The Original Lady Buck Jumpers, Tambourine and Fan; and The Popular Ladies and Distinguished Gentleman.

The parade rolls from St. Claude to Governor Nicholls St; right to Rampart; up Rampart to St. Peter; right over to Basin Street; left on Basin to St. Louis Cemetary #1 gate.

Brief stop and ceremony at St. Louis Cemetary #1 gate to bury the remains of the last 1,000 years.

The parade then continues, with the Budweiser Clydesdales joining as special guests; u-turn on Basin Street; follow Basin to Toulouse St.; up Toulouse to Decatur Street; up Decatur to N. Peters split; up N. Peters to Poydras; left on Poydras to Convention Center Blvd; parade disbands under Hall A overhang at Convention Center.

New Year's Eve
Concert
At 9:00 p.m., the City of New Orleans will present a concert outside the Decatur Street gates of Jackson Square, the traditional gathering spot for New Orleans to ring out the old.

The outdoor event features music from the Wardell Quezerque Big Band with vocalists Wanda Rouzan and Cookie Gabriel; plus The Johnson Extension with Marva Wright; Mardi Gras Indians, Los Babies; and the Tuba Fats Brass Band. Celebrity guest hosts Mayor Morial and District "C" Council Member Troy Carter, will take turns in the spotlight, introducing the talent and keeping the action moving well past midnight.

A fireworks display, along with Baby New Year, the annual Countdown and special Ball Drop will ring in 2000 as New Orleans and the world enter the new Millennium.

At 1:00 a.m. there will be a "Second Line" parade from Jackson Square to Canal Street.

Other Places To Hear Louisiana Musicians On New Year's Eve 1999
Sean Ardoin & ZydeKool Port Arthur, TX Sacred Heart
Balfa Toujours Lafayette, LA Grant Street Dance Hall
BeauSoliel Orange, TX Lutcher Theater
Better Than Ezra Baltimore, MD Camden Yards
Terence Blanchard Washington DC Kennedy Center
Boogie Kings Beaumont, TX Montagne Center
Brooks & Dunn Lake Tahoe, NV Caesars Tahoe
Lonnie Brooks Chicago, IL Buddy Guy's Legends
Henry Butler Montreal, QC Palais Du Congres
C.J. Chenier Philadelphia, PA Warmdaddy's
Harry Connick, Jr. Las Vegas, NV Bellagio
Dash Rip Rock Jackson, MS Rodeo's
Dirty Dozen Brass Band Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Dr. John Aspen, CO St. Regis Hotel-Aspen
Frankie Ford Phoenix, AZ Celebration of the Century
Buddy Guy Chicago, IL Arie Crown Theatre
Jambalaya Cajun Band Lafayette, LA Randol's Restaurant
Rosie Ledet Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2 Grand To Believe
Jerry Lee Lewis San Rafael, CA Millennium New Year's Eve
Los Hombres Calientes Aspen, CO St. Regis Hotel-Aspen
Jeremy Lyons & Deltabilly Boys Paris, France Chesterfield Cafe
Tim McGraw Nashville, TN Gaylord Entertainment Ctr
Zigaboo Modeliste San Francisco, CA Powerhouse Brewery
John Mooney Aspen, CO St. Regis Hotel-Aspen
Fredy Omar Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphiteatre
Michael Ray Philadelphia, PA The Painted Bride
Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys Lafayette, LA Grant Street Dance Hall
Rockin' Jake Key West, FL Green Parrot
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Charlotte, NC Charlotte Convention Ctr
Waylon Thibodeaux Houma, LA New Frontiers
Wayne Toups & Zydecajun Lafayette, LA Blackham Auditorium
Walter "Wolfman" Washington Marksville, LA Grand Casino Avoyelles
Dr. Michael White New York, NY The Village Vanguard
Wild Magnolias Aspen, CO St. Regis Hotel-Aspen
Nathan Williams Lafayette, LA Blackham Auditorium


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