If the size and enthusiasm of the crowd at the first Summer Gras festival at Old Rock House was any indication, this will become a popular annual event. Billed as a "celebration of the music and food of New Orleans," Summer Gras lived up to its name with a variety of New Orleans-based and NOLA-inspired local bands split between the indoor venue and a large outdoor stage.
Still getting my ducks in a row for Saturday and Sunday -- here is some info you need to know sooner:
Here are your musical fireworks for the holiday weekend -- some of these will include actual pyrotechnics (outside only, hopefully):
I don't have a lot of shows to recommend for this weekend, but there's plenty of music to be heard -- especially if you attend the 20-plus-act festival Saturday: