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Wednesdays on the Point is a free concert series that brings music, dancing and great food to the West Bank of the Mississippi River in Algiers Point, right where the Canal Street/Algiers Ferry docks. During these Wednesday night concerts in September and October, food trucks and booths fill the Algiers Ferry Landing selling tasty Louisiana fare such as po-boys, crawfish quesadillas, boudin potstickers and more. There is also beer, wine and soft drinks. There are also a number of fun activities for the kids, such as face painting and arts and crafts.
Algiers is the old section of New Orleans on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, founded around the same time as the rest of the city in the early 1700s. Old Algiers is situated on a sharp bend of the river and, because of this, the area is also called Algiers Point.
To commemorate the Point’s contributions to the development of jazz and its interesting history, Wednesdays on the Point presents top musicians. Past performers have included Amanda Shaw, Tab Benoit, the Iguanas and the Soul Rebels. Concerts are held from 5:30-9 p.m., and a ride aboard the Canal Street-Algiers Ferry takes you right to the site.
Afterwards, many nearby pubs including Old Point Bar, the Dry Dock Cafe, and the Crown and Anchor Pub have live music and fun to go around.
Ferries run about every 15 minutes between Canal Street and Algiers Point, but keep a close watch on the time, as they stop running around midnight. For more information about Wednesdays on the Point, visit www.wednesdaysonthepoint.com.