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St. Patrick’s Parade on St. Patrick’s Day

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On Saturday, March 17, 2018 beginning at 12 pm, the Covington Celtic Club will host its Second Annual St. Patrick’s Parade and Celebration throughout historic Downtown Covington. After much positive response from the community and participants in the inaugural year (2017), CCC is excited to march again! Parade will begin at the Columbia Street Taproom, turn onto Gibson, head towards Lee Lane and then down Rutland Street, ending at Jewel’s Cigar and Briar at the corner of Rutland and New Hampshire, where a block party will take place featuring food, drinks and live music.

Some businesses along the route are having their own mini-parade watch parties including The English Tea Room and Eatery on Rutland Street. In addition to the 75+ (and growing!) CCC members handing out the traditional paper flowers, the parade itself includes a lineup of Irish Wolfhounds, bagpipers, Irish dancers, British cars, St. Paul’s Marching Band, Covington Fire Department (in kilts!), The Fools of Misrule, a special surprise guest Grand Marshal, Mayor Mike Cooper, Northlake Performing Arts Society, The Covington Bicycle Club, and more!
Cody Ludwig, president of CCC who is heading the effort of continuing to bring a festive, family-friendly St. Patrick’s celebration to the Northshore community along with her husband Nick Ludwig explained, “Both of us have Irish blood in our veins… but it was Nick’s great-grandfather, John J. Sheahan, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Chariman from 1939-1958, who inspired us to bring such a wonderful celebration steeped in tradition to Covington.” Mr. Sheahan was one of the 250-year-old parade’s longest serving chairmen and most notable for bringing the first sitting U.S. President to the NYC St. Patrick’s Parade, Harry S. Truman, in 1948.
Each year, in mid-March, millions of the Irish, both native and by descent, together with friends of all ancestries celebrate Ireland’s patron saint, Patrick… CCC looks forward to once again bringing that time-honored tradition to historic downtown Covington! It is even more special that this year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday allowing the club and parade to march on the traditional feast day. Whether you’re Irish or not, we invite everyone on the Northshore and beyond to reel in our historic streets, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and see how our restaurants, local businesses, and shops throw a celebration to remember!

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Live Music in Downtown Covington This Week

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Downtown Covington is known for live music during special

events like the St. Tammany Art Association’s Fall & Spring

For Art, plus Rockin’ the Rails, the free concerts at the

Covington Trailhead. Covington is also becoming a staple

for music all the time with several spots in town featuring

live, regional musicians throughout the week.

The Columbia Street Tap Room is open for lunch & dinner and

features live music on the weekends. Columbia Street Rock

n Blues Cafe is open for lunch Wed. – Sat. with weekly

specials that include Taco Tuesdays, Wiener Wednesdays and

Steak Night on Thursdays. Friday night is Ladies Night

with DJ Dizzi, The Topcats play Saturday.

Wharton’s Green Room is a live music venue featuring craft

cocktail service. Open Mic takes place Wednesdays, an Open

Blues Jam on Thursdays, live music Fridays, Killahouse on

Saturdays and Karaoke on Sundays. This Friday, see Calvin

Johnson & Chapter Soul.

The Covington Brewhouse features a monthly Singer

Songwriter Night every third Thursday with musicians from

across the northshore area, featuring members of the

Northshore Singer Songwriters Group. The Covington

Brewhouse is open Thursday and Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Saturdays feature free brewery tours with extended hours,

11:00 a.m. To 9 p.m. Sunday hours are 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Visit covingtonbrewhouse.com for more information.

St. John’s Coffeehouse is open 7 days a week. They feature

an open mic every third Sunday of the month with live music

on occasional Saturdays. Keenan Knight performs this

Saturday, January 13, 2018.

LOLA Restaurant features Simple Southern Fare with full bar

service, wine selection and craft cocktails. Chefs Keith

and Nealy Frentz combine fine dining and comfort food in

this Covington gem, located in the old train depot. Live

music with Timothy Gates Thursday evenings in Jan.

The English Tea Room & Eatery features live music during

lunch on Thursdays and Fridays. Glyn Bailey performs his

British-inspired set of traditionals and popular tunes.

Fridays showcase classically trained Judy Seghers with

traditional and popular Harp music. The English Tea Room &

Eatery is located at 734 E. Rutland Street. Monday thru

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The English Tea Room & Eatery

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5th Annual Cruising For St. Jude

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The 5th Annual Cruising, Strolling and Tasting for St. Jude takes place this Saturday, November 19, 2016.  Five Covington restaurants have been selected for this year’s fundraiser benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Participating restaurants include Mac’s on Boston Street, Oxlot 9, Columbia Street Tap Room/Seiler Bar, Columbia St. Rock N Blues Cafe and Hook’d Up Bar and Grill.
Tickets to the event are $40 per person or $75 per couple, if pre-registering online through November 18;  $45 per person at the door.  Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. At Mac’s on Boston Street.

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Save the Date for Men Who Cook 2016

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“I’m in it to win it!” is the statement made by many of the “celebrity” cooks and partner restaurants who are participating in this year’s Men Who Cook! event, a fundraiser for the Children’s Advocacy Center / Hope House.  The event will be held from 4 p.m. -7 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016, on the top level of the Justice Center Parking Garage.    Visit cachopehouse.org

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CPD Chief Tim Lentz, pictured with Laura and Steve Ahrons of Columbia Street Tap Room at Men Who Cook 2015.

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MKO Foundation Blue Jeans Ball Takes Place This Sunday April 3, 2016

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The MKO Foundation 2nd Annual Blue Jeans Ball has been rescheduled to April 3rd and relocated to the Columbia Street Tap Room & Seiler Bar.  The Sunday afternoon party will include:  Open Bar, a cooking competition, Float Lieutenants Dance Competition, Live Auction and music by Lost in the 60’s.  The Blue Jeans Ball will raise financial support for our community’s first responders, the Covington Fraternal Order of Police and Covington Firefighter’s Association, the Youth Service Bureau and the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Southeast Louisiana – Covington Unit.  Sponsor-only party from 3-4 p.m. At the Seiler Bar, open to ticket holders at 4 p.m.  Purchase tickets online at kreweofolympia.net

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Nightlife This Week in Downtown Covington

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Live music is found downtown at Columbia Street Tap Room, Columbia St. Rock N Blues Cafe and The Green Room. Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend:

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Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe has Hot Boiled Crawfish w/Crazy Ray every Wednesday from 6 p.m. til they’re gone! It’s Steak Night and Comedy Night on Thursdays, and Ladies Night with Melo-D on Friday. Saturday night, the Chee-Weez return to Rock N Blues! Bobby Blaze hosts Karaoke at Rock N Blues every Sunday and Wednesday. rocknbluescafe.com

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It’s the Covington Cabaret Friday at The Green Room! Saturday, see Todd Lemoine from 8–10 p.m. + Dr. Green & the Funk Machine w/Timothy Gates! Ladies Night Karaoke on Thursdays and Sunday Funday with live music early + Karaoke w/DJ Spicy Fox.

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Night Life in Historic Downtown Covington

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Downtown Covington is home to excellent dining and many hot spots to socialize during happy hour.  Live music can be found at Columbia Street Tap Room, Columbia Street Rock N Blues and The Green Room.  Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend:

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Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe has Hot Boiled Crawfish w/Crazy Ray every Wednesday from 6 p.m. til they’re gone! It’s Steak Night and Comedy Night on Thursdays, and Ladies Night with Melo-D on Friday.  Saturday night, Bottoms Up returns to Rock N Blues!  Bobby Blaze hosts Karaoke at Rock N Blues every Sunday and Wednesday.      rocknbluescafe.com

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It’s Dr. Green & the Funk Machine + Timothy Gates on Friday at The Green Room!  Dance Party Saturday from 11 p.m. to close!  Karaoke on Thursdays and Sunday Funday with live music early + DJ Spicy Fox.

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Night Life in Downtown Covington

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Downtown Covington is home to excellent dining and many places to relax for happy hour. Live music can be found at Columbia Street Tap Room, Columbia Street Rock N Blues and The Green Room. Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend:

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gr open mic davy crock-page-001It’s Davy Crockett’s Disc Grotesque on Friday at The Green Room!  Saturday Night Dance Party from 11 p.m. to close! Open mic Wednesdays! Karaoke on Thursdays and Sunday Funday with live music early + DJ Spicy Fox Karaoke Party!

Check The Green Room Events and Updates Page on Facebook!

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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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Block Party This Friday – Live Music, Vintage Cars & More In Downtown Covington

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Friday Night Block PartyThis Friday marks the return of the Downtown Covington Block Party. Get ready for show cars, music, food and more along Columbia and Boston Streets. Right along Boston Street, you’ll find St. John’s Coffeehouse, Buster’s Place, Vasquez Restaurant, Del Porto Ristorante, the newly opened Ox Lot 9 in the Southern Hotel, and Mac’s On Boston. Take a stroll down Columbia Street for Columbia Street Rock N Blues and The Columbia Street Tap Room. All have great food and drinks, reservations may apply.

rikslavephantomsThe Green Room features block party favorites Street Parade at 7 p.m.; Rik Slave and the Phantoms take the stage at 10 p.m. greenroomcovla.com

csrbsuperchargerAt Columbia Street Rock N Blues, Friday night is Block Party, and it is also Surf N Turf night with specials on Steak and Lobster! Then don’t miss Supercharger beginning at 10 p.m. rocknbluescafe.com

SolJet logoThe Columbia Street Tap Room features Soljet for the Block Party, Nina Cain and the Shag Brothers at 10. covingtontaproom.com

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Live Music In Downtown Covington This Weekend

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Friday night, join The Green Room as they host the Josh Foreman and David Earl Duo! Josh has several local projects including Righteous Wolf, and you can catch Dave playing on Monday nights at the Green Room or with Electric Cornbread. Expect plenty of jams, rockin’ guitars and harmonica, no cover, 21+. Show begins at 10.

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Don’t miss Sledgehammer this Saturday at Columbia Street Rock N Blues. Sledgehammer is a supergroup of musicians from Louisiana comprised of members from the only two hard rock bands in the Louisiana Hall Of Fame, Zebra& Lillian Axe, and members from the very popular bands Supercharger, Circle Of Light & Persia.

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The Columbia Street Tap Room features two bands with fun rhyming names this weekend: get down low with the Phunky Monkeys on Friday and party awesome with the Tricky Dickies on Saturday! Both shows at 10 p.m.

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See more on our local music listing here.

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Block Party Returns This Friday – Live Music at Local Venues

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Friday Night Block PartyWith the return of Spring, Covington’s Block Parties are back! The St. John’s Historic District features many fantastic restaurants, watering holes and great shopping at local retail stores. The cars line Columbia Street and music fills the air as downtown comes alive on the last Friday of the month March through October. Streets are closed along Columbia and Boston streets during the block party, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.

Surf n Turf CS Rock N BluesColumbia St. Rock N Blues cooks up a surf and turf special on Fridays from 4 – 9 pm only, featuring filet and lobster – yum! Rock N Blues will have the Bass Wagon outside with 80’s music inside, and DJ Hollywood gets going after the block party ends.  407 N Columbia Street

Electric Cornbread at The Green RoomThe Green Room presents Street Parade from 6 -9 p.m., then Electric Cornbread takes the stage at 10. Street Parade does classic rock while Electric Cornbread is folky rock.  521 E Boston Street

Four UnpluggledColumbia Street Tap Room hosts Rick Samson on the patio during the block party, and Four Unplugged begin at 9 p.m. to keep the party going.  434 N Columbia Street

Stoop Kids WT - CopyWinos & Tacos will feature the Stoop Kids, a blend of hip-hop, doo-wop, surf rock, jazz, and everything in between, playing on the back patio starting at 8 pm!  321 N Columbia Street

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St. John Fools of Misrule Kick Off Carnival Season for Northshore

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Fools March Parade Route 2015The St. John Fools of Misrule formed in 2011 to announce the arrival of Carnival season on the Northshore, establishing their first Twelfth Night celebration in 2012. The walking group, composed of local “Fools” and “Jewels”, will hold the annual “Feast of Fools & March” on Saturday, January 10th. The members-only Feast begins the festivities that carry on into the public March, starting in front of Columbia Street Tap Room at 6 pm with flambeaux and a brass band, then continuing throughout the streets of downtown Covington while visiting various local establishments of merit. The “Lord of Fools” will be announced at the Covington Trailhead. Merrymaking will include cowbells, costumes and masks. All masked merrymakers are encouraged to participate, but non-masked individuals beware! Much hoopla and shenanigans will ensue as Covington ushers in Carnival season for the Northshore!

For more information about the St. John Fools of Misrule go to www.foolsofmisrule.com

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Tap Room Hosts “Football for Charity” – December 7th Benefits Keep Covington Beautiful

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Columbia Street Tap Room logoThe Columbia Street Tap Room launched “Football for Charity” this football season. Each week, the Tap Room selects a local non-profit organization as a beneficiary. On game day, for one hour before the game to one hour after the game, Columbia Street Tap Room donates 15 percent of profits to that week’s selected charitable group. The November 24th game will benefit the Covington Firefighters Association, and the November 30th game will benefit Imerman Angels.

Keep Covington Beautiful will be the beneficiary of the Football for Charity event on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at the Columbia Street Tap Room during the New Orleans Saints noon game against the Carolina Panthers. KCB will receive a 15% donation of all proceeds from the Tap Room. Proceeds will support Keep Covington Beautiful’s Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail, located at the Covington Recreation Complex.

Keep Covington Beautiful KCBKCB will host an “Ice Chest Raffle” featuring 5 ice chests containing specialty prizes. Ticket cost is $10 or $40 for 5 tickets. Ticket sales will begin at 11:00 a.m. The winning ticket numbers will be pulled at half-time. Winner must be present to win.

Everyone is invited to Tailgate with KCB from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by any time during the game to support Keep Covington Beautiful while enjoying the Tap Room’s delicious food and drink.

For more information about KCB’s other beautification, litter prevention, recycling and environmental education projects, visit www.keepcovingtonbeautiful.org and www.covingtontaproom.com.

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First Friday Unplugged Features Timothy Gates at Toad Hollow – Live Music A Staple For Downtown Covington

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Timothy Gates Toad Hollow UnpluggedToad Hollow invites you to First Friday Unplugged for October, featuring Timothy Gates from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cocktails served from 4:30 p.m. to7:30 p.m. Toad Hollow offers vegetarian and vegan selections on their menu, serving only the best, mostly organic ingredients. Soup, salad, sandwiches and chef’s specialty entrees, all paired with craft spirits, local brews (Covington Brewhouse!) and organic wines. Visit www.toadhollowcafe.com

More Live Music in Downtown Covington

Other venues featuring live music Friday night include Columbia Street Rock N Blues with 90 Degrees West, a high-energy, seven piece modern country band from New Orleans. Visit www.rocknbluescafe.com

Columbia Street Tap Room hosts Will Vance & The Kinfolk at 10 p.m., a mix of southern rock, blues and folk. Visit www.covingtontaproom.com

Winos & Tacos will have the Tom Legget Band kicking off at 9 pm. Visit their Facebook page for more info at www.facebook.com/winosandtacos

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Bar Room Blitz With Covington Brewhouse Celebrates Seasonal Fest Bier Release

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Covington Brewhouse Fest BierStarting at Covington Brewhouse at 6 p.m. with a free tour and celebrating the seasonal release of Fest Bier. Then visit Columbia Street Tap Room, Brooks’ Bike Shop, Columbia Street Rock N Blues, Wino’s & Tacos and finishing at The Green Room. Plenty of free giveaways for those that make it from start to finish! More info at www.covingtonbrewhouse.com

 

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Hoops For Kids To Raise Funds for Basketball Court Covering With Tournament

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Hoops for Kids Basketball Tournament 2014The North Shore Community Foundation, State Representative John Schroder, the City of Covington and Chevron representatives present the second Hoops for Kids Basketball Tournament. The event will kick off with a patron party and silent auction on Saturday, August 9, with the main basketball tournament set for Saturday, August 16th. Boys and girls in junior high and high school are invited to participate in the 3-on-3 competition. Proceeds from the events will go toward building a cover for the courts at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Park. The first Hoops for Kids Basketball Tournament was held in 2011.

North Shore Community Foundation President and CEO Susan Bonnett says, “The second annual Hoops for Kids silent auction and tournament is all about getting our community’s children engaged in fun, physical activity while making the Northshore Community stronger.”

This year’s patron party and silent auction will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, at the Columbia Street Tap Room at 434 North Columbia Street in Covington. Tickets are $50 per person. The 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be Saturday, August 16, at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Park at the intersection of 28th Avenue and Tyler Street in Covington. To register for the tournament or buy event tickets, please send an email to hoopsforkids@gmail.com.

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Covington Bicycle Club First Meeting This Thursday

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Covington Bike ClubCome join Brooks’ Bike Shop and The English Tea Room for the first meeting of the Covington Bicycle Club! For bike enthusiasts of all levels, young and old, that would like to meet other local bicyclist and participate in local rides. The group will meet at the Columbia Street Tap Room on Thursday May 22 at 6 pm for a brief 30 minute introductory meeting and refreshments, followed by a bike ride around Covington. For more information call Patrick Brooks at (985) 237-3658. Like the Facebook page: Covington Bicycle Club.