Musical Legends Park: Louisiana Celebrates Musical Greats

 

A few years ago my husband Gene and I spent New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. We had an amazing time and saw some great places such as Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral, their Riverwalk Outlet, as well as the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street. One thing that wasn’t on our list that we stumbled upon was the New Orleans Musical Legends Park. I am so glad we found this place accidentally.

MLP - 1The park is a tribute to New Orleans Musical Legends and includes a series of commemorative displays, plaques and artwork. It was a wonderful place to sit, drink some coffee, eat a beignet, and listen to some live Jazz. We met some really nice people and enjoyed talking to them for awhile as we set and enjoyed the music.

MLP - 2New Orleans Musical Legends Park ‘s onsite restaurant is called Café Beignet. They specialize in breakfast foods and sandwiches, as well as Cajun specialties like gumbo and red beans and rice.

MLP - 3Like I said earlier, their beignets are amazing and we both thought they were much better than the ones at Café DuMonde. Sorry, Café DuMonde,  We went back a couple of times just to pick up a few beignets

mlp4I really enjoyed walking around a looking at all the statues of some of the greats. Ronnie Kole, Chris Owens, Louis Prima, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, and my favorite Fats Domino.

mlp5New Orleans Musical Legends Park is open daily from 8am to10 pm, with extended hours to midnight on Friday and Saturday. They are located at 311 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130 and close via public transportation.  It may be a smaller parkas they call it, but it is full of history and pride. I am extremely glad we spent some time checking it out and listening to some great music. Make sure this is on your list the next time you are in New Orleans. Here is a link to their website with more information.

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