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Trick or Treatin’ at the Covington Trailhead

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The City of Covington presents Trick or Treatin’ at the Covington Trailhead this Saturday. This is a free, family-friendly event featuring face-painting, halloween crafts and pumpkin decorating, plus a red barn farm tour. Show up in your favorite costume!
The Covington Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire St. in historic downtown Covington. For more information, call 985-892-1873.

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Holiday Art Market, Christmas in the Country, Deck the Rails

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The Holiday Covington Art Market takes place this weekend at the Covington Trailhead from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours and entertainment for the festive season.  Browse juried local artists ranging from oil paintings to wood carving/shaping and everything in between.  Beverages served by the St. Tammany Art Association, food from Beck n Call Café, and live music by Josh Foreman, Timothy Gates and Cassie Krebs.  Brought to you by the St. Tammany Art Association, The City of Covington and Heritage Bank of St. Tammany.

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“Christmas in the Country” continues on Lee Lane every Saturday through December, featuring shopping, food and fun!  Look for live music, refreshments, sales, and more.  All the shops will be beautifully decorated and aglow with the warmth of the holidays.

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Beginning at 4 p.m., Deck the Rails takes place at the Covington Trailhead, the City’s popular children’s Holiday Event.  Featuring caroling, Santa’s arrival, and an outdoor showing of “It’s A Wonderful Life”.

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Jumpin’ into Summer Children’s Event This Saturday at Covington Trailhead

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The City of Covington’s “Jumpin Into Summer at the Covington Trailhead” children’s event takes place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to Noon.  It’s free family fun with summer activities, face painting and a demonstration on bees and beekeeping by Kjun Apiaries.

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Egg Rollin’ at the Covington Trailhead This Saturday

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Spring is here and it’s time for Egg Rollin’ at the Covington Trailhead featuring the Zoo 2 U Petting Zoo, an Egg Rollin’ Contest and Easter craft activities.  Free Family Fun!  Bring a decorated, personalized hard boiled egg for the Egg Rollin’ contest.  Prizes awarded for the “fastest” egg!

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Deck the Rails Free Children’s Event This Saturday Evening at Covington Trailhead

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The City of Covington will host its sixth annual children’s Christmas event Deck the Rails at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street, on Saturday, December 5th, from 4pm to 7:30pm. Attendees will be treated to Frozen-themed crafts and Christmas caroling. Santa Claus will also arrive on his magical fire truck and the night will end with a showing of the holiday film, Frozen, a beloved Disney fairytale.

“The City of Covington is honored to host this great event once again,” says Cultural Arts and Events Coordinator, Cody Ludwig, “We are very excited to show an outdoor film, Frozen, and I know that film will definitely be a big hit with our kids!

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments including hot chocolate will be provided but please also feel free to bring blankets and snacks for during the film.

For more information, contact Cody Ludwig, City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts & Events, at 985-892-1873 or cludwig@covla.com.

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Trickin’ & Treatin’ at the Covington Trailhead

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Trickin’ & Treatin’ at the Covington Trailhead, Oct 31, 2015

The City of Covington will host its sixth annual TRICKIN’ & TREATIN’ children’s event at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street, on Saturday, October 31, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., noon. Children of all ages will enjoy this free, fun-filled event. Audubon Nature Institute’s Wetland Express mobile educational program will be present and will offer an up-close experience with our wetland’s most important inhabitants. Children will also enjoy face painting by LA Party Art, some games, and will have the opportunity to decorate a miniature pumpkin.

“Our past Trickin’ and Treatin’ events have been a blast. In keeping with the spirit of Halloween, attendees are encouraged to wear costumes to this event. It’s so much fun to see the children’s creativity in the costumes they wear,” says Aimee Faucheux, City of Covington Cultural Arts & Events Director.

For additional information, contact:

Cody Ludwig

Office of Cultural Arts & Events

(985) 892-1873

cludwig@covla.com

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Ribbon Cutting for Newly Renovated Basketball Courts to Kick Off This Year’s Hoops for Kids Tournament

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basketballribboncuttingChevron, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish Government, the City of Covington and State Representative John Schroder are teaming up to support the 3rd Annual Hoops for Kids 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament. The event will be held in Covington, LA and kick off with a ribbon cutting on Friday, September 4th, with the main tournament set for Saturday, September 5th. Boys and girls in junior high and high school are invited to participate.

Last year, over 30 teams and 200 kids took part in the competition. Proceeds supported the installation of covers over the basketball courts at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Park and refurbishment of the area. A day prior to this year’s tournament, a ribbon cutting will be held to officially open the courts.

Proceeds from this year’s event will support the Boys & Girls Club in Covington. Their mission is to enable young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

“We are proud to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana and Boys & Girls Clubs across the Gulf Coast,” said Chevron Gulf of Mexico Vice President Mike Illanne. “I’ve seen first-hand how this organization’s tireless efforts benefit local children. The young men and women they support then go on to contribute to a number of charitable causes themselves. Together the Clubs and these inspirational kids are making a positive impact on the community.”

“By sponsoring a number of events like this basketball tournament, Chevron has had a truly transformational influence on our Clubs,” said Keila Stovall, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana. “Their outstanding financial support, employee volunteerism and overall commitment to the young people served by our organization are a great example for corporations and citizens alike, and we are so incredibly thankful.”

State Representative John Schroder added, “Now in its third year, this Hoops for Kids tournament is a slam dunk for St. Tammany Parish and I’m pleased to be a part of it. The competition itself and the renovations to the Rev. Peter S. Atkins Park basketball courts encourage children to focus on fitness, while this year’s support of the Boys & Girls Club in Covington will provide for their future success. A fun day of basketball brings real long-term benefits for the youth of our area.”

This ribbon cutting will be take place at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 4th at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Park at the intersection of 28th Avenue and Tyler Street in Covington. The 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place on Saturday, September 5th, at the same location, with check-in running from 7-8:30 a.m., and the competition beginning at 9 a.m. Teams will consist of four players, with a registration fee of $20 per team. Prizes will be awarded to winners, and each participant will be given a Hoops for Kids jersey. To register, please visit www.bgcsela.org/#!hoops-for-kids/cz33.

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Annual Hoops for Kids Tournament Raises Funds for Boys & Girls Club This Year

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hoops4kidzThis year, State Representative John Schroder and the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana are partnering for the 3rd Annual Hoops for Kids Tournament in Covington, LA. In conjunction with the City of Covington and Tournament Sponsor, Chevron, the objective this year is to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club in Covington. Last year was an absolute success with over 30 teams, 200 kids, and ensuring that the basketball courts at Rev. Peter Atkins Park in Covington, LA were refurbished and covered!

On Saturday, September 5, 2015  Hoops for Kids will again host a premier 3 on 3 boys and girls, Junior High and High School Basketball Tournament at the newly covered basketball courts at Rev. Peter Atkins Park.

The tournament will have four divisions: Boys Senior and Junior; Girls Senior and Jr. Teams will consist of 4 players. The registration fee is $20 per team. Registration includes a jersey. For more information visit www.bgcsela.org/hoops

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St. Tammany Parish Library Hosts “Battle of the Books”

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stplibrarybattlebooks2015Teams are currently forming at the Causeway, Covington, Madisonville, Mandeville and Slidell Branches for the first ever Battle of the Books competition! This book based, Quiz Bowl type event will take place on July 11th. Teams will be meeting weekly between now and then to review the selected books, train, and prepare for battle! If you have a Tween (ages 10-13) who loves to read, bring them to one of the following informational meetings where you can learn more about the event. Covington: June 2nd at 2:30, Mandeville: June 3rd at 5:30, Slidell: June 4th at 5:30. Causeway and Madisonville met last week, but there may still be room on their teams! Please give them a call if your child is interested in joining. 985-893-6280

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Egg Rollin’ & Art Market at the Covington Trailhead Saturday

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eggrollingtrailheadThe City of Covington presents the sixth annual Egg Rollin’ at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street, on Saturday, April 4th, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will feature the ‘Zoo 2 You’ petting zoo with baby springtime animals just in time for Easter.

Children under the age of 12 should bring a decorated, personalized, hard-boiled egg for the ‘Egg Rollin’ activity. Prizes will be awarded for the “fastest” eggs in Covington.

The Kiwanis of Greater Covington will assist children with creating a personalized Easter surprise. “The City welcomes the opportunity to foster our children’s creativity with take-home souvenir art projects such as these. We appreciate the tremendous help of the Kiwanis volunteers and are fortunate to have the support of Champagne Beverage in sponsorship of our children’s events,” Aimee Faucheux, Cultural Arts & Events Mngr.

As an added treat for the parents, this children’s event will be held in conjunction with the STAA Covington Art Market. The St. Tammany Art Association, in partnership with the City of Covington, presents the Covington Art Market, a juried market of visual arts and crafts held six times per year on first Saturdays. The Art Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Covington Trailhead in historic downtown Covington and features a variety of work from local and regional artists, including jewelry, crafts, photography, paintings, woodworking, fiber art, live music and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Aimee Faucheux at 985-892-1873 or afaucheux@covla.com.

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Craft Fair at Lee Lane Christmas Market This Saturday – Holiday Extravaganza

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Craft Fair flier 12-20-14The Holiday Lee Lane Craft Fair grand finale is this weekend! Featuring local crafts and collectables by vendors such as Metal & Earth Designs, hand-made dolls and other knitwork by LillyPearll, handmade pottery and ceramics by Jodie Flowers, Angelworks! jewelry by MaxAnne, Golden Light 100% beeswax candles, Lorraine Inspired decorated pushpins & magnets,  Fashion Candy custom jewelry, ornaments and more! Grayhawk Perkins gives a live demonstration of traditional Native silver-working practices, and Jay Lotz will demonstrate furniture refurbishing techniques. The St. Tammany Art Association’s Community Outreach Committee is sponsoring a kids arts & crafts table, and the Northlake Performing Arts Society will provide Christmas caroling. Plus, Santa’s coming! Pictures with Santa begin at 3 pm. Come out to downtown Covington for your holiday shopping, and visit the Lee Lane Craft Fair!

The Craft Fair is sponsored by The English Tea Room and is presented in part by Covington Weekly. For more information, call 985-288-9609.

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Craft Fair at Lee Lane Every Saturday Until Christmas!

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Craft Fair flier 12-13-14Come out to enjoy local crafts and collectables, music, art demos and more! This week features local Grayhawk Perkins with a live silverworking and wood-carving demonstration and storytelling; children’s face-painting by Sarah Early; live music by Timothy Gates; a live art painting demo by Sara Craig of Metal & Earth Designs and Jessica DeVun; kids art corner; art dolls, pins & laptop bags from Lilly Pearll; hemp jewelry from Hemp for Victory; handmade jewelry from Angelworks! by Max Anne, Golden Light beeswax candles; carpentry woodwork and more!
The Craft Fair is sponsored by The English Tea Room and is open to local craftspersons & vintage collectors. If you are interested in participating please contact Chelsea at 985-288-9609 or cccochrane375@gmail.com.

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Craft Fair at Lee Lane Every Saturday Until Christmas – Holiday Gifts & More

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Craft Fair on Lee Lane flier 12-6-14The Lee Lane Craft Fair is in full swing! Come out to enjoy local crafts and collectables, music, art demos and more! This week features local historian/musician/craftsman Grayhawk Perkins with a live silverworking and wood-carving demonstration and storytelling, children’s face-painting by Sarah Early, classic Christmas music on vintage records from Elizabeth Williams of Rosemary’s Closet, a live art painting demo by Sara Craig of Metal & Earth Designs and Jessica DeVun, custom knitwork by Baby Doll Bands, handmade stationary, hemp jewelry, beeswax candles, carpentry woodwork and more!

The Craft Fair is sponsored by The English Tea Room and is open to local craftspersons & vintage collectors. If you are interested in participating please contact Chelsea at 985-288-9609 or cccochrane375@gmail.com.

 

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Deck The Rails: Free Children’s Event With Outdoor Movie ‘Elf’

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Deck The Rails Free Children's EventThe City of Covington presents their annual free children’s holiday event “Deck the Rails” this Saturday, December 6th, 4 – 7:30 pm at the Covington Trailhead. Featuring holiday entertainment, Christmas caroling, Santa’s arrival and an outdoor movie screening of ‘Elf’!          www.covla.com

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Home for the Holidays STHS Pet Adoption Event at Baldwin Subaru

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STHS Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Event Baldwin MotorsThe St Tammany Humane Society will join the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Subaru of America for the annual year-end Subaru “Share the Love” event and celebration, which kicks off November 20, 2014 and runs through January 2, 2015. As part of this national effort, St Tammany Humane Society and Baldwin Subaru have teamed up to create off-site adoptions at the Covington dealership on Saturday, December 6th from 10 am until 4 pm.

St. Tammany Humane Society will have their adoptable dogs and cats on hand. During the event, all adoption fees will be waived. There will be free Santa Paws Photos, a Doggie Van Geaux and Kitty Monet Painting Auction, and live Music by Christian Serpas and Ghost Town Acoustic. Lake Harbor Youth and Pets Club will be selling Hot Chocolate and Baked Goods during the event to benefit the Humane Society.
For every new Subaru purchased or leased during the “Share the Love” event, Subaru donates $250 to the owner’s choice of participating charities, one of which is the ASPCA. The ASPCA will be distributing its donation to support animal welfare organizations and life saving programs across the country and St. Tammany Humane Society is pleased to be a recipient of one of these grants.
In an effort to get as many homeless animals into homes for this holiday season, St Tammany Humane Society has invited other rescue groups to participate in the event, including the St Tammany Department of Animal Services.
  • Free Photos with Santa Paws!  (One Free 5×7 print per family)
  • Holiday Crafts for the Kids
  • Hot Chocolate Bar & Bake Sale Goodies available for purchase thanks to the Lake Harbor YAP (Youth and Pets) Club.
  • Live Music will be provided by Christian Serpas & Ghost Town Acoustic during the event!

For more information visit: www.sthumane.org

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Craft Fair On Lee Lane Every Saturday, Presented By The English Tea Room And Covington Weekly

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Craft Fair on Lee LaneThe Craft Fair at Lee Lane will continue this weekend, running every Saturday through December 20th for the entirety of Covington’s “Christmas In The Country,” which officially begins the weekend after Thanksgiving. The market is held in The English Tea Room’s Walker Alley Tea Garden, on the corner of Lee Lane and Walker Alley.

The Craft Fair features local craft artists and vintage collectors, along with live music by local musicians and art demonstrations. Every Saturday presents new vendors and activities! If you are a craft artist or vintage collector and would like to participate in one or more markets please contact Chelsea at 985-288-9609.

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“Yes Virginia” at COPA – One More Night Opened by Popular Demand

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Yes Virgina COPAThe Center of Performing Art’s Christmas musical “Yes Virginia” sold out quickly on all three nights – over a month before the show date! Now, by popular demand, COPA has opened one more night for this hit Macy’s play, a part of their “Believe” campaign which benefits Make-a-Wish. The production is based on the true story of 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897 inquiring about the existence of Santa Claus. The rest of the story, as you can imagine, is full of good, quality family entertainment, holiday wonder and heart-warming life lessons. Tickets for the Sunday performance on December 14th are available online and going fast – get yours today!

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Rockin’ the Rails Free Concert Series Features New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Company

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New Orleans Rhythm & BluesRockin’ The Rails free concert series continues this Thursday with the New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Company! Ten years in the making and comprised of veterans of the New Orleans music scene, the New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Company has achieved enormous success and quickly become a fixture on the regional music scene. The free concert is brought to you by the City of Covington and local sponsors. Bring a chair and enjoy the show!

For a full Rockin’ the Rails October 2014 line-up, visit our online calendar!

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Mayor’s Council On Healthy Lifestyles To Host Community Resource Fair Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of The Trace

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mayorcouncilhealthlifeThe Covington Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles (MCOHL) is pleased to announce their participation in the Tammany Trace 20th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday, November 1st. MCOHL will be hosting a free “Community Resource Fair” at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is free in conjunction with the Trace anniversary celebration and the community is encouraged to attend. The MCOHL event will provide valuable information on available community resources for all ages through education, demonstrations, and activities related to healthy lifestyles. Exhibitors in the fair will be health professionals and businesses from the local community.

“The Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles has received an enthusiastic response from our business community with over 20 registered participants. This Resource Fair will serve to encourage healthy living as a way of life in our City,” Mayor Mike Cooper.

Covington businesses are invited to partner with MCOHL. Businesses interested in participating can email mayorscouncil.cov@gmail.com, or contact Becky Gelatt at (985) 893-8834 or Sandy Matthews at (985) 871-6036.

Tammany Trace 20th Anniversary Celebration Saturday November 1st

Come Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Tammany Trace. Whatever your style, the Trace Anniversary Celebration has it, with fun for the whole family. This moving celebration kicks-off in the morning on Saturday, November 1st and will travel through each of the Trailheads. Along the way, you will experience music, art, food, dancing and more fun for the whole family. Don’t forget to grab your passport, visitors who make it to each Trailhead will be entered into a special drawing! To find out more about the event, call 985-898-3011.

Covington events begin at 8 am with the Covington Farmer’s Market at the 600 block of Columbia Street. The Covington Trailhead presents a musical performance by We 3 to accompany the St. Tammany Art Association’s Art Market, and the Mayor’s Council on Healthy Lifestyles hosts a resource fair with participating businesses. Tours of the Covington Brewhouse will be available, along with a chance to register for a Grand Prize! Don’t miss the Kick Off Ceremonies with Parish President Pat Brister and Covington Mayor Mike Cooper at 10 am (at the trailhead.)

More information at www.tammanytrace.org

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Fall for Art 2014 Hits Downtown Covington Saturday – Art, Music, Performance & More

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Fall for Art 2014 - STAASaturday, October 18 at 6 pm – 9 pm: Downtown Covington comes to life! Presented by the St. Tammany Art Association (STAA), along with the sponsorship and support of local businesses, galleries and restaurants: The Spring for Art and Fall for Art annual events draw some 4,000 visitors to the historic St. John district each season. New work by dozens of artists from around the Southeast Region are showcased. The free event includes live music at various outdoor and indoor locations, gallery openings, art demonstrations, outdoor movie screening, first-rate boutique shopping, and fine dining throughout Downtown Covington.

Visitors enjoy live performances by local and nationally-renowned musicians, all over the downtown area. Covington’s many restaurants will be open for business. The festivities are extensive, and to make sure that the crowds move from one end of the map to another, the City of Covington is providing a tram to make traveling easier. Be sure to keep a printed brochure on hand, available at any participating venue! Programs with locations and contact information for each participating shop are available at STAA and at your favorite locations around Covington.

For more information, to become a sponsor, or to volunteer during this fun event, contact the St. Tammany Art Association by calling 985-892-8650 or email info@sttammanyartassociation.org.

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Music at Columbia Street Rock-N-Blues Fall for Art 2014Columbia St. Rock N Blues features Big Daddy-O during Fall For Art, then the party carries on into the night with DJ Hollywood and DJ Kurvy. www.rocknbluescafe.com

Left, The Green Room presents The Bleeding Volcano Right, Seguenon Kone at House of Dunn, Fall For Art

Left, The Green Room presents The Bleeding Volcano
Right, Seguenon Kone at House of Dunn, Fall For Art

Voodoo Funk & Soul at Columbia Street Tap Room ~ Noisewater at Winos and Tacos

Voodoo Funk & Soul at Columbia Street Tap Room ~ Noisewater at Winos and Tacos