Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 26, 2014 French Quarter Festival at Chicago's City Winery (Concert #23)

This was my first show at City Winery. They started the party outside with a small stage and some New Orleans food on the menu. Chicago's Sanctified Grumblers played first. They play mostly original songs in an old time style. They sounded great and since the courtyard at City Winery could easily have been a front porch of an old southern juke joint...their music was a great start to the show. 

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys played some fine zydeco music that had some people dancing...

...and some people double fisting beers. I shouldn't make fun of Patty because she is the one who told me...

 ...that this would make a good picture...she was right.
The Sanctified Grumblers played another set outside...

...then the party moved inside as scheduled but it was perfect timing because the rain started falling about the same time. Zydeco music always leads to a party...lots of people were dancing in front of the stage or at their tables. Patty & I sat at the bar enjoying the party going on with a few craft beers and some petite cajun burgers, gumbo and bananas foster bread pudding.

The main act was the New Orleans Suspects who played their version of funk, jazz and blues mixed with rock and roll. It was a good way to spend a Memorial Day afternoon. Too bad the Blackhawks ruined the night by getting trounced 5-2 by the Kings. Oh well...enjoy the New Orleans Suspects video.

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