October 28, 2009

Boogie on the Bricks and Fall Farmer's Market in Natchitoches

Boogie on the Bricks will return on Nov. 7

Outdoor concert will feature 80s cover band BOOMERANG

After the Northwestern home football game on Saturday, Nov. 7, enjoy a free concert and street dance in downtown Natchitoches.

Boogie on the Bricks will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Front Street after the NSU home football game against Southeastern, which will kickoff at 2 p.m. at Turpin Stadium on Nov. 7.

The concert will feature BOOMERANG, one of southwest Louisiana’s most exciting and popular bands. BOOMERANG covers many 80s songs in addition to other types of dance music such as R&B, soul, funk, classic rock, country and swamp pop.

BOOMERANG is known to generate a party atmosphere wherever they perform and their music will make you want to move and groove from the first note to the last.

Boogie on the Bricks has received several awards for its contributions to the Natchitoches Historic District including the Louisiana Main Street Award for Best Image Building Promotion.

Boogie on the Bricks is sponsored by the City of Natchitoches Main Street Program and the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission.

For more information about Boogie on the Bricks, call the Main Street Office at 318-352-2746 or 866-941-MAIN.

Last fall harvest at the
Cane River Green Market on Oct. 31

The Cane River Green Market will hold a final “Fall Harvest” market on Sat. Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the downtown riverbank.

Besides fresh fruits, vegetables and plants, customers can choose from a selection of “value-added products” including farm fresh eggs, homemade breads, jams, jellies and pickles. Abba’s organics will have sweet and hot peppers, lettuce, okra, beans and other seasonal produce.

Craft vendors will also be on site with hand-made crafts such as woodwork, artwork, jewelry, candles, soaps, pottery, furniture and more.

On Oct. 31, enjoy live music by The Lukejazz Trio from 10 a.m. to noon. The Lukejazz Trio is an exciting jazz group with a repertoire consisting of jazz standards and originals in the swing, Latin and bebop styles with moods that range from exhilarating to romantic.

WesMar Farms will be onsite with their goat milk products including milk, cheeses and soaps. This will be your last opportunity for market favorites such as smoked boudain, hot tamales, crab dips, sweet potatoes and honey.

Patrons can enjoy complimentary coffee, free magnets and reduced prices on all market merchandise. There will be fun for the kids as well. Children can trick-or-treat at the Green Market tent, enjoy fall craft projects and take family pictures with the fall decorations on the riverbank.

For more information about the market, please call the Cane River Green Market 318-352-CRGM or visit www.canerivergreenmarket.com.

Source and Photo Credit: City of Natchitoches