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Columbia Street Block Party Friday Evening

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Downtown Covington’s popular Columbia Street Block Parties, held 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. On the last Friday of the month from March through October, kicks off the 2019 season this Friday, March 29. Classic and vintage car enthusiasts relish in the display of five city blocks of collectibles, the “pride and joy” of Block Party event participants. In addition, downtown restaurants and shopping provide an element of appeal, while live music can be found in many of the neighboring entertainment venues.
The City of Covington welcomes classic cars to line the street for visitors to peruse and enjoy. “It’s always a fun end of the week activity that the whole community enjoys,” says Zac Cuny, Cultural Arts & Events Coordinator for Covington. Classic car owners are encouraged to contact the City of Covington, Office of Cultural Arts & Events, Zac Cuny, at 985-892-1873 or zcuny@covla.com for details on how to participate in the monthly shows. The City of Covington would like to thank Hood Northlake Chevrolet for their generous sponsorship of this event.


Live Music During Block Party Wharton’s Green Room presents Dem Guyz + Street Parade for a Free Show of Live Music during the Downtown Block Party.
Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe presents Rock It Productions for Block Party! Saturday Night, catch the CheeWeez at Rock N Blues!

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Downtown Block Party Friday

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The Columbia Street Block Party takes place this friday in downtown Covington. Cars line the streets and all your favorite spots are hoppin’. The best Food, Drinks, Live Music and more await, here is a quick run down of some of the happenings this Friday:

Wharton’s Green Room hosts Sugarbomb + Shimmy Shenanigans with Pandorium Bellydance Company. Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe rocks out with local favorites Supercharger. Susan’s on Columbia features the Elusive TAG and guests. Music on the patio at The Seiler Bar Patio/Tap Room.

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Final Friday June Block Party

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The June 2018 Columbia Street Block Party takes place this Friday in Historic Downtown Covington along Columbia Street.
Take a stroll and see classic and contemporary cars lined up along Columbia Street. Dinner options range from family-friendly and casual to fine dining. Nightlife includes live music and entertainment during and after the block party.
Wharton’s Green Room welcomes Sugarbomb to their stage during the June Block Party. After the Block Party, get ready for Galacticats featuring DJ Abear of Party Animals. Wharton’s Green Room is located at 521 Boston St.
Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe hosts Rock It Productions for Block Party featuring DJ Noizebox – MC Khemical and DJ Hollywood.
After hours it’s DJ Killahouse on the back patio. Rock N Blues Cafe is located at 407 N. Columbia St.
Susan’s Culture House Market and Deli on Columbia will feature live music by T.A.G. Susan’s Culture House Market and Deli is located at 411 N. Columbia St.
Retro Music Company on Columbia Street features the music of Todd Lemoine during the block party. Retro Music Co. is located at 424 N. Columbia St.

You’ll find a great selection of vinyl records at Retro Music Company., dedicated to giving you the best deals on used vinyl, cassettes, horror VHS and more! Stop in and browse their selection. Retro Music Co. t-shirts are now available! Find them on Facebook.
Local supergroup Cheeseburger Ranchers play Pepe’s Mexican Kitchen for Block Party this Friday. The back patio will be rockin’ to the sounds of the Ranchers while burgers float through the air with the greatest of ease.

Burgers will be on the brain but Mexican is on the menu. Pepe’s offers authentic and fresh mexican food with a tequila bar. Craft cocktails and specialty margaritas are on order for the evening, plus a selection of draft beers from south of the border. Pepe’s Mexican Kitchen is open Monday – Saturday with Margarita specials on Mondays and Happy Hour throughout the week. Pepe’s is located at 321 N. Columbia Street. 985- 400-5559

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Downtown Covington Block Party This Friday Night

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May’s Block Party is this Friday evening with cars, food, music, shopping and more.  Take a walk down Columbia Street and see the sights.  Stop in to your favorite spot for dinner and drinks, then enjoy some live entertainment.   It’s Rock It Productions at Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe with DJ’s, VJ’s and the Bass Wagon.  The Green Room hosts local favorites Amedee “A5” Frederick and Beware of Bear for the Block Party + 11th Anniversary Weekend!

 

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Block Party in Downtown Covington This Friday Evening

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The April Downtown Covington Block Party is this Friday April 29th with Cars, Music, Food and Drinks.  Walk down the street, see the sights and enjoy all downtown has to offer.
Cirque de Soul will take place at Shop Soul and St. John’s Coffee House. Find all things Circus at this event with an aerial artist, bearded lady, card reader, live music, art and much more.  Info at the Facebook event online.

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Block Party This Friday in Downtown Covington

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Block Party kicks off again this Friday, July 31st from 6:30 – 9:30 pm in downtown Covington! The St. John’s Historic District features many fantastic restaurants, watering holes and great shopping at local retail stores. The cars line Columbia and Boston Streets and music fills the air as downtown comes alive on the last Friday of the month through October. Streets are closed to vehicle traffic and open for pedestrians along Boston Street between Florida and N. New Hampshire streets in addition to the traditional six blocks of Columbia Street.

The City of Covington welcomes classic cars to line the street for visitors to peruse and enjoy. For inquires about participating in the monthly car shows, classic car owners can call 985-892-1873 or email gottaluvcov@covla.com.

July Block Party CSRB - CopyColumbia Street Rock N Blues Café at 407 N Columbia Street offers a full menu of food and drinks, plus live entertainment provided by Rock-It Productions, including a light show, photo booth, and DJs inside and outside in the Bass Wagon. Call (985) 892-9949 for more information.

GR Block Party 7-31-15The Green Room at 521 E Boston Street features live music by Street Parade featuring Paula Rangell from Paula & the Pontiacs on sax & vocals, Mike Coscino on guitar and vocals, & the inimitable Peter Philebar lead vocals from 7 – 10 pm. It’s a Beach Party for the Block Party – no cover charge! Don’t miss the after party with local rockers Davy Crockett & the Wild Frontier, kicking off at 11 pm! (985) 892-2225

Voodoo Funk and Soul TRColumbia Street Tap Room Bar & Grill at 434 N Columbia Street features Gypsy River on the patio at 7 pm with no cover, and Voodoo Funk & Soul will be hitting the stage inside at 10 pm – $10 cover. Call (985) 898-0899 for more info.

sonicmigrationstjohnsSt. John’s Coffeehouse at 535 E Boston Street will host Sonic Migration during Block Party, featuring the very talented Dave Easley and Cassie Krebs, starting at 7:30 pm. Join them on a musical journey!

 

PSTI Collecting Signatures at Fracking 101 during Block Party

The Preserve St. Tammany Initiative will be at 527 Boston Street collecting signatures for their Citizen’s Mandate, because industry should pay for its own costs and risks, not the taxpayer. More: preservesttammany.org

 

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Downtown Covington Block Party This Friday – Music Happening & More

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Block Party In Downtown CovingtonThe Downtown Covington Block Party happens this Friday, May 29 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Restored and custom cars and trucks line the streets of Covington. The great downtown restaurants serve up something to eat while live music and other entertainment is available in the evening hangouts. Enjoy Downtown Covington!

GR Block PartyThe Green Room Celebrates Their 10th Anniversary

Stop in and celebrate the Green Room’s 10th Anniversary this Friday during the block party and enjoy the sounds of Electric Cornbread, The Bandicoots and Davy Crockett & the Wild Frontier.
521 E. Boston    –    985-892-2225

csrbblockparty (2)Block Party After-Party at Columbia Street Rock N Blues

RockIt Productions is a Block Party tradition at Columbia Street Rock N Blues Café, featuring premiere Disc Jockey and Photo Booth entertainment.  With lights, lasers and video by Thor, the Block Party Bash continues after midnight with DVJ Hollywood.  Look for the searchlights in the sky!!
407 Columbia   –   985-892-9949

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Block Party Happenings This Friday In Downtown Covington

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Friday Night Block PartyDowntown Covington’s Friday Block Parties are in full swing. The St. John’s Historic District features many fantastic restaurants and night clubs, plus great shopping at local retail stores. Vintage and reconditioned cars line Columbia and Boston Streets, and music fills the air as the downtown celebration unfolds every final Friday, March through October. Streets are closed along Columbia and Boston streets during the block party, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Visit some of these great businesses downtown!

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Covington Heritage Antique Festival This Weekend!

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covingtonantiquefestivalFestival-goers with a penchant for antiques and vintage collectibles may want to mark their calendars for the Covington Heritage Antique Festival on April 18-19th. Headquartered at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., the juried event will feature an eclectic mix of antique furnishings, period collectibles, architectural salvage and vintage-inspired fine arts and crafts. Other attractions include a live auction, informal appraisals, classic cars, free historic walking tours, food and music.

The festival is hosted by the City of Covington in partnership with the Covington Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to preserve the city’s culture, character and community. “By producing this festival, we hope to encourage more people to visit Covington, to enjoy our city, and spur the local economy for the benefit of our businesses and citizens alike,” said Mayor Mike Cooper.

The event is organized through the City’s Department of Cultural Arts and Events, which oversees and assists with more than 40 special events annually, including the Covington Three Rivers Art Festival, which attracts thousands of visitors to the downtown historic district each year. “We already have the experience, organization and infrastructure in place to produce a festival of this scope, with ongoing plans to enhance and expand its footprint next year,” said Covington’s Department of Cultural Arts and Events Manager Aimee Faucheux, who is organizing the event. “Thanks to events such as the Three Rivers Art Festival, which will celebrate its 19th anniversary this year, we have become adept at handling marketing, traffic, crowd control, hospitality and other important aspects associated with producing a quality festival.”

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with a live antiques and vintage auction, hosted by Auction Louisianne, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the Covington Trailhead stage, extending the festival a bit on Saturday. Auction items will be displayed in the Trailhead Museum on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For questions about the live auction, call (985) 892-4451 or email info@auctionnola.com.

Another fun day can be spent “antiquing” on Sunday. A panel of experts will be stationed at the Covington Trailhead to host an “appraise-a-thon” from noon to 3 p.m. The public is invited to bring their treasures and curiosities and, for a small fee – $5.00 for one item or $10.00 for three items, they will receive an informal verbal appraisal. Categories include antique and vintage furniture, costume jewelry, military memorabilia, flatware, glassware, and collectibles.

Volunteers from the Covington Heritage Foundation will lend support by assisting with registration, hospitality, and hosting a welcome/informational reception for vendors. “We are delighted to help launch this new event. Hopefully it will raise cultural awareness and civic pride among local residents and give us a chance to show newcomers what a special place our hometown is,” said Covington Heritage Foundation President Sharon Nunez. Proceeds will be reinvested into programs that support the CHF’s mission to preserve the city’s culture, character and community. Volunteers are needed for the event. If you are interested in a volunteer role, contact Leslie Durio, Event Volunteer Coordinator, at email info@covingtonheritagefoundation.com.  www.covla.com

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Halloween Block Party – Costume Contests, Classic Cars & Oktoberfest!

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Friday Night Block PartyThe October Block Party marks the last block party of the year, this Friday also falling on Halloween night! Pull out your best costume and visit Covington Brewhouse for their annual Oktoberfest celebration! Don’t miss Dash Rip Rock at 8 p.m., plus food from Beck n Call Café & Catering at Covington Brewhouse. Down Columbia Street from 6:30 – 9:30 pm, streets will be closed and you’ll find classic and contemporary cars on display, with plenty to see, hear, eat and drink at the many restaurants and night clubs in the Historic District. Come on out and join the party!

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