|Sunday Gospel Brunch at House of Blues New Orleans
If you’ve ever had the opportunity to visit New Orleans before, you know that music is the lifeline that runs through the city and keeps its culture pumping. It’s no surprise that House of Blues has decided to set up camp in the heart of our famous French Quarter, right across the street from our French Quarter hotel. The House of Blues New Orleans offers incredible shows to tourists and locals alike. One of our personal favorite events? The Sunday Gospel Brunch at House of Blues.
House of Blues New Orleans Address
House of Blues New Orleans
Sunday Gospel Brunch at House of Blues Schedule
10:00am – Seating
Experience both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs performed by local talent at the Gospel Brunch at House of Blues. Presented by Kirk Franklin, the Gospel Brunch takes places every Sunday at 10:00am. Not only does the event feature the amazing gospel songs selected by Kirk Franklin himself, but also an incredible all-you-eat buffet!
Sunday Gospel Brunch at House of Blues Menu
Croissants, Muffins, Assorted Danish
Tortellini Salad, Assorted Fruit, Chinese Chicken Salad, House of Blues Salad, Peel and Eat Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes with Sauteed Onions and Peppers, Creole Chicken Jambalaya, Southwest Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, Smoked BBQ Chicken, Build Your Own Mac and Cheese
Carving Station, Chicken and Waffles, Made-To-Order Omelet Station
Cookies, Pecan Caramel Sticky Buns, Assorted Dessert Squares, White Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding
Don’t miss out on an a classic New Orleans event that’s good for the soul as well as the stomach!
Lundi Gras Concerts 2014
Are you coming for Mardi Gras 2014 in New Orleans? Need to know what’s going on in NOLA? Bienville House is here to help! While everyday during Mardi Gras is full of events and celebration, Lundi Gras may take the cake. Leading up to the ever-famous Fat Tuesday on March 4, 2014, concert halls across New Orleans fill their stages with some of the best local New Orleans music to ring in the big day. Many of these concerts go all night, as many experience the Lundi Gras tradition of staying up all night until the sun rises. Learn below some of the best Lundi Gras Concerts for 2014.
Lundi Gras Concerts 2014
Monday, March 03, 2014
Doors open: 10:00pm
House of Blues New Orleans
Doors open: 8:30pm
KREWELLA AND PEGBOARD NERDS
Mardi Gras World East
Doors open: 9:00pm
Republic New Orleans
Doors open: After Orpheus Parade (About 9:30pm)
ACTION BRONSON AND MANNIE FRESH
508 Frenchmen St
Doors open: 10:00pm
Doors open: 10:00pm
Don’t miss your chance to catch the excitement of Lundi Gras concerts in New Orleans. Buy your tickets now, and happy Mardi Gras!Mardi Gras 2014 New Orleans Parade Schedule
Mardi Gras 2014 in New Orleans is just around the corner… have you made your plans yet? Stay in the heart of the French Quarter at Bienville House Hotel for the ultimate Pardi on Decatur street. Find yourself in the center of the action, walking distance from all the best parades spots. Find relaxation in our luxuriously equipped suites when you need a moment to step away from it all.
Haven’t mapped out your route yet? Explore the full Mardi Gras parade schedule from Thursday, February 27, 2014 to March 4, 2014 below!
Mardi Gras 2014 Parade Schedule
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Saturday March 1, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014 - Lundi Gras
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday)
Use our Mardi Gras 2014 parade schedule to ensure you catch all your favorite Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans!The History of the Mardi Gras King Cake
If you’ve ever been in New Orleans during that oh-so festive time of year we like to call Carnival Season (leading up to Mardi Gras Day), you’ve probably experienced the joy of tasting a King Cake. While the rest of the country is still mourning the end of the Christmas holiday season, we’re celebrating the arrival of Carnival season in New Orleans. One of the biggest signs it’s Carnival season in New Orleans? Walk into any bakery or grocery store, and you’ll find a King Cake — a delicious purple, gold, and green braided cinnamon cake. While many follow the custom of eating King Cakes for Mardi Gras, they are often unaware of why and how this custom came to be.
History of the King Cake for Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Carnival season in New Orleans begins the Twelfth Night after Christmas on January 6th each year. As told by the Christian faith, the Twelfth Night is referred to as the Feast of the Epiphany, and celebrates the coming of the wise men bearing gifts to the Christ Child. It represents a time of feasting and fun. The popular custom of baking a special cake in honor of the three kings has taken place throughout the years, thus the creation of a “King’s Cake.”
Over the years, King Cake decorations have become more and more festive. At first, the cake remained just a simple ring of dough with light decoration. The basic King Cake has grown to a braided dough with colored frosting and sprinkles of purple, gold, and green – the traditional colors of Mardi Gras, meaning justice (purple), power (gold), and faith (green).
New Orleans Mardi Gras King Cake Customs
Many restaurants like to create their special version of a King Cake, resulting in various King Cake tasting competitions throughout New Orleans. The 2014 King Cake Festival in New Orleans was held this year on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Champions Square at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, benefiting Ochsner Hospital.
Each King Cake comes with a small plastic, pink “baby.” According to custom, whoever cuts the slice of cake that has the baby in it, has to purchase the next King Cake. This process repeats until the end of Carnival season, on Mardi Gras Day, which is Tuesday, March 4, 2014 this year. Due to choking hazards, many King Cakes now come with the baby on the outside, giving the buyer of the cake the option to add it to the cake.2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans
Don’t miss the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans!
Catch the excitement of the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend by booking a stay at our French Quarter hotel, Bienville House! Watch the league’s star players from the Eastern Conference be matched up against the star players from the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game. Enjoy the best of the best step up to the challenge in dunk contests, shooting challenges, and three-point playoffs! Catch all that and more February 13-16 at the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in the Big Easy!
2014 NBA All-Star Weekend Schedule of Events
Thursday, February 13, 2014
• 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. - All Day Dunk-A-Thon – NBA TV
Friday, February 14, 2014
• 10:30 a.m. - BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Practice – NBA TV
Saturday, February 15, 2014
• 11:30 a.m. - NBA Inside Stuff – NBA TV
• 11 p.m. - TNT NBA Special, TBD – TNT
Sunday, February 16, 2014
• 1 p.m. - Legends Brunch – NBA TV
Have you noticed the back drop to many recent television shows seems to be the French Quarter, or the giant Oaks found in New Orleans parks, or even the Louisiana swamps just outside our city limits? Television shows are flocking to the Big Easy to film in a city like nowhere else in the country. Another interesting trend? With New Orleans on TV, these shows tend to be on the creepier side.
American Horror Story: Coven
No television show has included and featured the rich and colorful history of New Orleans quite like American Horror Story: Coven. The show is based off a few notorious New Orleans natives including Madame Marie Delphine LaLaurie, voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, and the voodoo magic that was prominent back in the 1800s. Centering around a witch coven whose house is located near Jackson Street and Magazine Street, the season finale of the show is scheduled to air Wednesday, January 29th. Much of the season was filmed on location in New Orleans, with some shooting taking place in the famous Louisiana Swamps.
A spinoff of the highly watched and highly creepy Pretty Little Liars, New Orleans is the perfect backdrop to play the town of Ravenswood. The fictional Ravenswood is set in Pennsylvania, and the series revolves around five strangers whose lives are intertwined in by a deadly curse that plagues the town. The show is currently in its first season.
Another spinoff, another creepy storyline. The Originals is a CW show rooting from The Vampire Diaries. This television show is set in New Orleans (although much of it is filmed in Georgia) and centers around the tale of the world’s original vampires: the Mikaelson siblings. The show is currently in its first season.
More New Orleans on TV to Come
With rumors of NCIS: New Orleans in the works, you’ll be seeing New Orleans on TV now more than ever. Louisiana has quickly acclaimed the title Hollywood of the South, due to the large influx of movies and TV shows taking over the city. While exploring the city, it’s not uncommon to see a movie set on St. Charles or in the French Quarter, so come on down to New Orleans to see what all the hype is about!
Lear more about movies that have been filmed in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has released its 2014 lineup – and it’s a doozy. Every year, Jazz Fest, one of our favorite New Orleans festivals, manages to bring together some of the best artists of not only the current generation, but generations past. This year’s lineup did not cease to amaze!
Stay at Bienville House Hotel for New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014
To complete your perfect New Orleans vacation experience for Jazz Fest 2014, stay in the heart of the French Quarter at Bienville House Hotel. Spend all day at Jazz Fest, then return to our French Quarter hotel to dine or drink at some of the best New Orleans restaurants and bars – or just relax in our comfortable and quiet French Quarter hotel suites.
Jazz Fest 2014 is scheduled for two weekends: April 25th – April 27th and May 1st – May 4th. New Orleans hotel rooms fill quickly for this wildly popular weekend, so don’t miss your chance to stay at one of the best boutique hotels the Big Easy has to offer for Jazz Fest 2014.
New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup
Eric Clapton - Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band - Christina Aguilera - Phish - Arcade Fire - Santana - Robin Thicke - The String Cheese Incident - Trey Songz - Vampire Weekend - Foster the People - Trombone Short & Orleans Avenue - Aaron Neville - Public Enemy - The Avett Brothers - Charlie Wilson - Alabama Shakes - John Fogerty - Chaka Khan - Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters - Allen Toussaint - Ruben Blades and Roberto Delgado Orchestra - Irma Thomas - Rebirth Brass Band - Lyle Lovett - The Head and the Heart - Boz Scaggs - The Radiators - Al Jarreau - Johnny Winter - Bobby Womack - Big Freedia - Delbert McClinton - Keb’ Mo’ - North Mississippi Allstars - Maze Feat. Frankie Beverly - Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with Special Guest Art Neville + many, many more!
Read the full Jazz Fest 2014 lineup here.
Enjoy delicious New Orleans style food, catch the amazing culture featured, and explore the diverse works of hundreds of regionally and nationally acclaimed artists in the crafts marketplaces! Make Jazz Fest 2014 the highlight of your year!New Year’s Eve in New Orleans 2013
We can’t believe how quickly the end of the year has come up! We had a wonderful year at the Bienville House in 2013, filled with gracious guests and exciting events. We are eager to start off the New Year right, and we are thrilled if you’ll be joining us to ring in the New Year! If you weren’t able to visit us this year, make sure to plan a trip to New Orleans for 2014!
Stay at Bienville House New Orleans for New Year’s Eve
We wanted to share a few of our favorite activities planned in the city of New Orleans for New Years! It’s not too late to book with us for the end of December using our low Papa Noel rates! Our French Quarter hotel is just steps from Jackson Square, Woldenberg Park and the fireworks show on the river. Make a last-minute trip to New Orleans for a New Year’s Eve party you won’t regret.
New Orleans New Year’s Eve 2013 Events
Riverboat Fireworks Cruises: There’s no better way to enjoy the dazzling fireworks show over the Mississippi River than to be on the river yourself! Both the Natchez and Creole Queen will be operating from the docks of New Orleans before, during, and shortly after the fireworks celebrations. You can board the paddlewheel riverboats between 10:00 and 11:00 pm, with the boat setting sail just before midnight. Along with the fireworks, the boats will include a late night buffet, open bar, champagne toast and a live DJ. It’s the ultimate in a New Years in New Orleans celebration.
Jax Brewery Fleur-De-Lis Drop: New York may have their regular ol’ ball drop, but New Orleans likes to put our twist on things by providing a 8-foot-tall fleur-de-lis to drop at drop on the roof of Jax Brewery, illuminating a 2014 at the end of its drop. If you come to witness the ball drop, you won’t be far from the fun of Bourbon Street or the rest of the French Quarter. At a New Years in New Orleans, will definitely be partying long after the lis has dropped.
Live Music in Jackson Square and More: It wouldn’t be a New Years in New Orleans without live music. Catch the Revivalists at Civic Theatre, Galactic at Tipitina’s, Dumpstaphunk at the Howlin’ Wolf, or DJ Soulsister’s Soul Party at One-Eyed Jack’s! Prices vary by concert.
Join Bienville House Hotel in the French Quarter for the biggest party of the year in the biggest party city in America! Happy New Years in New Orleans!New Orleans Bowl 2013
College Football at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
College football season is slowly winding down, meaning its one of the most exciting times of the athletic year – bowl time! The Big Easy will be hosting our annual New Orleans Bowl, played each year at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome since 2001. The New Orleans Bowl typically hosts a Sun Belt Conference representative versus a Conference USA team.
The two teams participating in this year’s bowl includes the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns and the Tulane Green Wave. This is the third year the Ragin’ Cajuns will be coming to the New Orleans Bowl. Winning at both previous appearances, the pressure will be on to defend their New Orleans Bowl title once more. This will be Tulane’s first bowl since the Hawaii Bowl in 2002. This is also the Green Wave’s first winning season in ten years. With so much on the line for both teams, the game is sure to be intense!
Stay with Bienville House Hotel for the 2013 New Orleans Bowl
With our convenient location in the French Quarter, Bienville House Hotel is the perfect hotel for the New Orleans Bowl. If you’re looking for hotels near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Bienville House is just a short walk or cab ride to the game. Don’t miss the New Orleans Bowl 2013, which takes place on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8:00PM.
Also, Don’t miss the New Orleans Bowl Free Friday Night Concert at Champions Square. The event features live music from Charlie Daniels Band and Travis Tritt in a free performance at Champions Square, located on the grounds of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
There were also be a New Orleans Bowl Luncheon taking place at the New Orleans Marriott on Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 12:00pm.
Tickets are being sold through Ticketmaster, Tulane University, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Find more details on the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl official website.Oak Street Po-Boy Festival 2013
While New Orleans has quite a few well-known culinary creations, the Po-Boy sandwich might be the one that tops them all. The perfect execution of bread, seafood/meats/veggies, and dressings has been mastered by many throughout the Big Easy, and it’s sure to be on your bucket list when visiting New Orleans.
So who has the best Po-Boy in New Orleans? Well, that’s a matter of opinion you’ll have to take up with just any New Orleanian, as many seem to differ on their favorite spot in town. The best way to discover your own favorite New Orleans Po-Boy may be at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, taking place Sunday, November 24th, 2013.
Don’t Miss Out on Oak Street Po-Boy Festival 2013!
The Oak Street Po-Boy Festival admission is free! This New Orleans festival will feature over 30 food vendors, each displaying their best version of the classic sandwich, and all hoping to be crowned the favorite New Orleans Po-Boy of the day by none other than you! This year will also feature a Food Truck Village on Leonidas Street.
The entire festival takes place, you guessed it, on the trendy and up-and-coming Oak Street in Uptown New Orleans. Head over to Oak Street at Carrollton Avenue, and let the New Orleans live music, the hungry crowds, and the delicious New Orleans food guide you in the right direction. This year’s Oak Street Po-Boy Fest will have a new Saloon Stage at the Maple Leaf Bar; Brass Bands on Leonidas and Plum; and the Main Stage located at Oak Street and Eagle Street.
So head on down to the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival for a day of eating, drinking, live music, and more!
This Year’s Oak Street Po-Boy Fest Vendors
Crescent Pie & Sausage Company
Le Citron Bistro
Mahony’s Po-boy Shop
Red Fish Grill
Vincent’s Italian Cuisine
and many more!
Learn more about Oak Street Po-Boy Fest 2013 on their official site.