Also: Silent Auction, and admission charge includes Free Food and Door Prizes. All proceeds to benefit Saint Paul's United Methodist Church.
Benny Grunch & The Bunch will perform on WYES-TV Ch.12 (PBS) on the weekly "Steppin' Out" show, 7:30PM. This show will rerun during the following week.
Saturday, NOvember 30, 12 Noon - 2:30PM:
Ponchartrain Vineyards Annual
(...and Nawt'Shore Yats) Harvest Festival
Pontchartrain Vineyards is a beautiful vineyard and winery located just north of Covington, Louisiana. Bring your picnic blankets, and tables, and chairs, and cheeses and pate. We'll try to bring ya'll some real sout'-shore cultcha'.
Info/Location: 81250 Old Military Rd., Bush, LA, 70431 - Click Here for Map
sunday, december 1, 5:00 - 10:00pm
pre-christmas 'preciation pawty
Andrew Jaeger's brand new restaurant in Bucktown, "Bucktown Burger & Fish Co." "Pre-Christmas 'Preciation Pawty" - Everyone's invited - MawMaws, PawPaws, Kids, GrownUps, Bruddin'laws, Even people from the New Orleans side of the Seventeeth-Street-Canal!
Info/Location: Tel: 504-840-0902, 200 Old Hammond Hwy at Lake Ave., Metairie, 70005 - Click Here for Map
thursday, December 5, 10:30am - 1:30pm
st. charles parish luncheon
THURsDAY, DECEMBeR 5, 7:00 - 10:00pm:
"Speckled-T's" in Slidell
"Speckled-T's" in Slidell. We've played this event before; it's always fun - the steaks and seafood are top-notch NewAwlins' - and chilluns are OK. Maybe call ahead, if ya' gonna' wanna' big table.
Info/Location: Tel: 985-646-1728, 158 S. Military Rd., Slidell, LA 70461 - Click Here for Map
saturday, december 7, 6:30 -9:30PM:
Wedding Reception "Uptown on St. Charles Avenue"
friday, december 13, 7:00 - 10:00pm:
Gattuso's "Friday The Thirteenth Good Luck Christmas Pawty"
Gattuso's "Friday The Thirteenth Good Luck Christmas Pawty", at Gattuso's Neighborhood Restaurant in historic downtown Gretna
Info/Location: 435 Huey P. Long Ave. at 5th St.(across from the old train station) - Click Here for Map
Saturday, December 14, 4:00 - 6:00PM:
City of mandeville "winter on the water"
Hey, Nawt'-Shore. Looka! It's the annual City of Mandeville "Winter On the Water Festival" on the Beach, on The North Shore, on Lake Pontchartrain. We'll play straight through, and only (maybe) pause for a brief city presentation of Santa Clause and his Reindeer (flying in all the way from "The North Shore/Pole").
We're gonna' do all of our Christmas hits, and yat-humor hits; old stuff-new stuff, brand new stuff, and brand-brand new stuff; whether ya' wanna' hear 'em or not. We'll have all of our latest CD's at Real Old Mandeville prices (No stuffy-uppity Covington pricing here!). And I'll make sure everything is autographed, before ya' leave the beach.
Info/Location: City of Mandeville "Winter On the Water Festival", on the Beach, North Shore, on Lake Ponchartrain - Mandeville Trailhead on Girod Street and Mandeville Lakefront from the Harbor to the Gazebo - 675 Lafitte Street, Mandeville, LA 70448, Tel: (985) 624-3144, Web: www.louisiananorthshore.com, Click Here for Map
Sunday, December 15, 5:00 - 6:15PM:
Lakeview Presbyterian church benny grunch & the bunch annual free christmas concert
Lakeview Presbyterian Church "Benny Grunch & The Bunch Annual Free Christmas Concert." All ya' gotta do is show-up.
Info/Location: Lakeview Presetarian Church - 5914 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124, Web: www.lpcno.org, Click Here for Map
Thursday, December 19, 6:00 - 8:00pm:
Ogden After Hours
We'll perform at "Ogden After Hours" 6:00-8:00PM. Doors open for this event at 5:30PM. Ogden is a beautiful museum located at 695 Camp St.in New Orleans. It is just a few doorways from the World War II Museum. We'll be set up in the lobby, just as you come in the front door. Our latest CD's: "The 12 Yats of Christmas" (with 25 songs), and "Grunch Road" (with 18 songs) will be available at the museum book store (right next to our band-stand). And we'll autograph anything ya' got...finally some real "awt' 'n cultcha'" comes to the Ogden.
Info/Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 695 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130, Web: http://www.ogdenmuseum.org, Click Here for Map
Saturday, December 21, 7:00pm - 9:00PM:
Harrah's New Orleans "Miracle On Fulton St."
Info/Location: Fulton St., New Orleans, LA 70130, Web: www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com/shows/miracle-on-fulton-street.html, Click Here for Map
Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve Night):
Private Pawty out by da'lake
Tuesday, DECEMBER 24 (CHRISTMAS EVE), 12 NOON - 2:00PM:
The annual "They Really Got A Live Band In The Walgreens!"
Ya' know you're really in the big time when they letcha' play inside the Metairie Rd. Walgreens, on the Main Stage, in the Main Show Room, on Christmas Eve. Ya' can't miss us. We're gonna' setup right in front of the Maybelline. And don't worry, if ya' need some extra thick eye-shadow (for a party that night) we'll stop the show, autograph it, and hand it over to you.
Of all the Walgreens all over the world, that have live entertainment on Christmas Eve; the customers of the Metry' Road Walgreens have the most fun. Walgreens will be selling our newest "12 Yats of Christmas" and "Grunch Road" CD's, and we'll autograph whatever ya' got (even ear wax remover) right in the store.
Info/Location: The Old Metry' Walgreens - 1503 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA, 70005 (near Codifer just one block east from where Metry, Hospital used to be, in da' olden days), Tel: 504-831-3775, Click Here for Map
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25 (CHRISTMAS NIGHT!!), 6:30 - 10:30PM:
THE ANNUAL GIANT 12 YATS OF CHRISTMAS PAWTY
At the World Famous Mid City Lanes Rock'nBowl. Doors open around 5:30 or 6:00PM. We'll start playing all of our hits......and misses, at 6:30, and go till 10:00 or 10:30. We'll have all of our CDs and Tees for sale at Christmas close-out prices. And we'll make sure everything gets autographed. Everybody's invited (even Mississippi people).
Cover charge this year is as follows: Adults & Grownups & Moms & Dads & PawPaws & MawMaws = 1 Dollar (yes ONE Dollar), Children & Kids & Under 12 & Benny Grunch immediate family = 50 Cents (yes Fifty Cents), Babies & Infants & Toddlers = 25 Cents (yes Twenty Five Cents), Genuine Movie Stars-or Certified Rock Stars = I.50 Dollars (yes One Dollar and fifty cents). We here at "Benny Grunch International Corporation, & Co., LLC, Ltd." consider that pricing to be very fair. (Besides, the chances of movie stars and rock stars and the one member of my immediate family showing up are pretty slim.)
Info/Location: Mid City Lanes Rock'n Bowl, 3000 S.Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118, Tel: 504-861-1166, Web: www.rocknbowl.com, Click Here for Map
MONDAY, December 30: Private Party Way Out in Kenner
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 9:00PM - 1:00AM:
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT ANDREA'S RESTAURANT
We perform 9:00PM-1:00AM. Dinner starts as early as 7:30PM. Andrea's is the finest in New Orleans Seafood and Northern Italian Cuisine. Calling for reservations is suggested.
Info/Location: Andrea's Restaurant, 3100 19th St. at Ridgelake, Metairie, LA., Tel: 504-834-8583, Web: http://www.andreasrestaurant.com, Click Here for Map
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