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New Orleans Musical Legends Park

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Freddy Staehle and Steven Rohbock performed at the New Orleans Musical Legends Park

The New Orleans Musical Legends Park is a gem in the heart of the French Quarter that features statues of some of the city's well known musicians in a relaxing courtyard.

Musical Legends Park in New Orleans

New Orleans- “The city of New Orleans welcomed 9.52 million visitors in 2014 that spent a record-breaking $6.81 billion, according to a University of New Orleans Hospitality Research Center Study commissioned by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC). The spending is the highest in the city’s history, more than doubling post-Katrina numbers from 2006.”

This is the perfect time for you to discover New Orleans, the culturally enriched city in the nation. You too can be in the numbers, so that you can tour New Orleans to partake of its rich history, mouthwatering cuisine, and vibrant architecture, enjoy the endless cultural events and leisure activities.

The New Orleans Musical Legends Park is a gem, in the heart of the French Quarter. Whenever I’m in town, I take a break from the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street to relax in the New Orleans Musical Legends Park.

I like to sit down with a hot cup of coffee and beignets from Café Beignets while enjoying some jazz in a relaxing atmosphere.

New Orleans Musical Legends Park, 311 Bourbon Street, between Bienville and Conti Street, is a relaxing, welcome, open-air courtyard that celebrates the city’s musical heritage and culture with statues of some its notable jazz artists.

There is usually a jazz vocalist or band on hand to entertain you in a gorgeous courtyard, surrounded by statues of jazz artists. Wednesday, April 8th, Steven Rohbock, pianist, composer and arranger teamed up with legendary drummer Freddy Staehle for a musical journey with some jazz, blues and R&B. Mr. Rohbock shared some interesting anecdotes about each song that they performed. Freddy Staehle held down the rhythm chair for Al “Jumbo” Hirt and Dr. John to name a few.

The statues that are permanently on display in the New Orleans Musical Legends Park are Al Hirt, trumpeter and bandleader. Pete Fountain, clarinet player, famous for his contribution to Jazz, Dixieland and Creole music.

Antoine “Fats” Domino, Jr. Pianist and songwriter. Chris Owens, burlesque performer, club owner and entrepreneur. Ronnie Kole is a class act and consummate performer. Louis Prima, Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas “Soul Queen of New Orleans.”

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. The CVB and members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Washington, D.C., Chicago and four foreign countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrated its 55th anniversary in 2015.

For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com, follow CVB on Twitter (@NewOrleansCVB), and like them on Facebook (New Orleans).

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By riginal on April 22, 2015 at 12:43 am

Interesting Ric, everytime you post of all these celebrations you make me downright jealous of the amount of entertainment in your neck of the woods. Beats two minute noodles,walking to the letter box, and going to a 'nightclub' with more bouncers than crowd! Never mind, your descriptive full of color at least reminds me of what i can't immerse in but will when the sweepstakes sweep my way! Cheers. Keep up the great write. The diversity is mind boggling. Embraced in talent i might add. Cheers. :>)

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By Ricky Ricardo on April 22, 2015 at 09:22 am

Thanks riginal for the much appreciated comment. New Orleans is a very facinating destination for all kinds of music, great food, culture and history.Good luck on winning the Sweepstakes!!!!

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