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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.

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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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Sunset at the Landing Free Concert Kicks Off Spring This Friday!

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sunsetatlandingmarch2015The Sunset at the Landing free concert series begins this Friday, March 20th, for the first day of spring! These concerts are held from 6 – 9 pm on the third Friday of each month March through October at the Columbia Street Landing on the Bogue Falaya River. There will also be two Lagniappe at the Landing free concerts, on March 28th and October 24th. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and refreshments. The event is sponsored by Heritage Bank of St. Tammany, the City of Covington and the Covington Farmers Market. www.sunsetatthelanding.org

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Block Party is Back On Track – Next Friday In Downtown Covington

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Friday Night Block PartyThe City of Covington will kick off its Columbia Street Block Party 2015 Season on Friday, March 27, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., along Columbia and Boston streets in downtown Covington. The celebration will continue every last Friday of each month through October.

“I think everyone is excited to get out the house after the holidays are through and walk around outside, listen to the live music at the restaurants on Columbia and check out the classic cars;” says Cody Ludwig, Cultural Arts & Events Coordinator for Covington. “It’s always a fun end of the week activity that the whole community enjoys.”

The City will continue to close 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.

The City of Covington would like to thank Champagne Beverage and Hood Northlake Chevrolet for their generous sponsorship of this event. www.covla.com

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Upcoming Spring Events – Rockin’ the Rails Lineup Plus Sunset at the Landing, Block Party This Month

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rockintherailslineupapril2015The City of Covington is pleased to announce its twelfth Rockin’ the Rails FREE Spring concert series at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street. The concerts will take place every Thursday in April from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The City encourages those who work, live or are passing through Covington to stop by the Trailhead at the end of the work day to listen to great music and have some refreshments, all available through local non-profits. “Please remember to purchase your beverages at the concert, as this supports our sponsor, Champagne Beverage, so that we can continue to offer these great events to the public free of charge,” says Cultural Arts & Events Manager Aimee Faucheux. “We also encourage attendees to top off the evening by dining at one of downtown Covington’s fabulous restaurants after the concert.” Attendees may bring picnic blankets and chairs to the concert, as seating is limited.

Rockin’ the Rails is presented by the City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts & Events and is sponsored by Champagne Beverage & Covington Brewhouse.

sunsetatlandingThis month also marks the beginning of the Sunset at the Landing free outdoor music series and the Last Friday Block Parties, both running March through October, on the third Friday and last Friday of the month respectively. Sunset at the Landing begins this year on the first day of spring, March 20th and features the Danny Barker Tribute Banjo Quartet, opening with Jerry Hess from 6 – 9 pm at the Columbia Street Landing. www.covla.com