Oct 15, 2014

What's the Haps Wednesday {Gretna Fest 2014}

The first weekend of October, we headed to New Orleans.  It's prime festival time right now.

Gretna Fest

You gotta fuel up before a festival.

Bear's Po'Boys

I'm currently on a major jones for roast beef po'boys.  Any po'boys, really.  One of my favorite places is Bear's at Gennaro's on Metairie Road in Metairie, LA (suburbs of New Orleans).  Too bad it's 2 1/2 hours away.

Bear's is a neighborhood kind of place and is next door to the oldest bar in Metairie--established in 1937.  While we were there, the bread delivery came.  If you've been around here for awhile, you know that I think bread makes or breaks a po'boy.

The artwork may not be beautiful, but Vic and Nat'ly are New Orleans icons.

Moving on to Gretna Fest.  It's held in (you guessed it) Gretna, LA, which is just outside of New Orleans.

One of my favorite things about this festival is that it's right along the Mississippi River.

 Nothing like goin' down to the river to have a good time.

A lot of local acts perform as well as classic rock bands.

I discovered a new local band: The Breton Sound.  I have to admit...it was the name.  Breton Sound is an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico along the coast of Louisiana.  You know I like that.

We also sat back and listened to some blues from The Dana Abott Band.

Then one of my favorites: The Honey Island Swamp Band.  Sorry about the video.  (ok...not sorry)  I was dancing.

The crowd grew as Saturday night neared.

Fireworks to celebrate the 20th year of the festival.

And Lynyrd Skynyrd as the headliner.  The Boy's favorite band.

And what we all waited for...


  1. Can you believe I've never been to New Orleans, but it sure looks like fun!

  2. Well the "boy" had great taste in music!! Lynyrd Skynyrd has been a favorite of mine since I was in high school, waay back when:) Looks like a great time and right up my alley~ Lynn

  3. That's looks like it was fun! Nothing like that around here :-(


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