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January 2014


Saturday Afternoons, January 4 'til Mardi Gras 2014, 3:00 - 5:00PM: mid-city lanes rock 'n' bowl "Ye olde bake shoppe' king cake parties"

Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl now has a Bakery (just to the right of Rock 'n' Bowl's front porch). We're going to play at the Saturday Afternoon "Ye Olde Bake Shoppe' King Cake Parties", 3:00-5:00PM. The Parties start Sat, Jan.4; and continue each Saturday afternoon until Mardi Gras. We'll play outside the Bakery when the the weather's nice, or inside Rock 'n' Bowl when the weather ain't so nice. (Don't tell John, but we might set-up inside the bakery once or twice.)

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, January 6: The Phunny Phorty Phellows

Benny Grunch & The Bunch is honored (and a little bit Phrightened) because once again, we Perphorm for the Phearless, Phun- Philled, Phun-Phlowing, Phuturistic, Phrequently-Phrazzeled, and Mighty Krewe of "The Phunny Phorty Phellows".

We'll ophpher our humble perphormance immediately phollowing their annual-legendary, Mighty Street Car Ride on the street car tracks of New Orleans. This Phabulous display is the Official Beginning of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Season.


Saturday, January 11, 3PM - 5PM: King Cake Pawty

Ye Olde Bake Shoppe

Info: Ye Olde Bake Shoppe (next to Rock'n'Bowl), 3000 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118 Tel: 504.418.6072 Web: YeOldeBakeShoppe.com, Facebook.com/YeOldeBakeShoppe Directions: Click Here for Map


Saturday, January 18, 3PM - 5PM: King Cake Pawty

Ye Olde Bake Shoppe

Info: Ye Olde Bake Shoppe (next to Rock'n'Bowl), 3000 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118 Tel: 504.418.6072 Web: YeOldeBakeShoppe.com, Facebook.com/YeOldeBakeShoppe Directions: Click Here for Map


Saturday, January 25, 3PM - 5PM: King Cake Pawty

Ye Olde Bake Shoppe

Info: Ye Olde Bake Shoppe (next to Rock'n'Bowl), 3000 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118 Tel: 504.418.6072 Web: YeOldeBakeShoppe.com, Facebook.com/YeOldeBakeShoppe Directions: Click Here for Map


february 2014


Saturday, February 1, 3PM - 5PM: King Cake Pawty

Ye Olde Bake Shoppe

Info: Ye Olde Bake Shoppe (next to Rock'n'Bowl), 3000 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118 Tel: 504.418.6072 Web: YeOldeBakeShoppe.com, Facebook.com/YeOldeBakeShoppe Directions: Click Here for Map


Saturday, February 8, 11AM - 1PM: Live Inside Walgreens

We're gonna' play live-in-person inside the beautiful, brand-new Walgreens, on the corner of Clearview and Airline Drive in Metry. It's their Grand Opening, but lemme' ax ya'll: How many Walgreens ya' think has a band inside the store, in the middle of the day on Saturday?! Ya' ain't gotta' buy nuttin'; just come on in. We'll be playin all our hits and misses, and signing autographs.

Info: Walgreens, 4501 Airline Drive (at Clearview), Metairie, LA 70005 Tel: 504.885.4867 Directions: Click Here for Map


Saturday, February 8, 3PM - 5PM: King Cake Pawty

Ye Olde Bake Shoppe

Info: Ye Olde Bake Shoppe (next to Rock'n'Bowl), 3000 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118 Tel: 504.418.6072 Web: YeOldeBakeShoppe.com, Facebook.com/YeOldeBakeShoppe Directions: Click Here for Map

Saturday, February 8, 7PM - 10PM: Private Party


Saturday, February 15, 3PM - 5PM: King Cake Pawty

Ye Olde Bake Shoppe

Info: Ye Olde Bake Shoppe (next to Rock'n'Bowl), 3000 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118 Tel: 504.418.6072 Web: YeOldeBakeShoppe.com, Facebook.com/YeOldeBakeShoppe Directions: Click Here for Map


Sunday, February 16: Trinity Lutheran (est. 1875) Annual King Kake Kick Off

620 Eliza St. (corner Olivier) in Historic Algiers Point. We've done this gig a'buncha' times before. It's fun. It's food. It's dancing. It's King Cake. It's beer. Just show up. But if you need info, call 504-394-5623.

Info: Trinity Lutheran, 620 Eliza St. (corner Olivier) in Historic Algiers Point, New Orleans, LA 70114 Tel: Church - 504.368.0411 Event Info - 504.394.5623 Web: sites.google.com/site/trinityalgierspoint/Home, Facebook.com/pages/Trinity-Lutheran-Church-of-New-Orleans/330728652188


Saturday, February 22, 3PM - 5PM: King Cake Pawty

Ye Olde Bake Shoppe

Info: Ye Olde Bake Shoppe (next to Rock'n'Bowl), 3000 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118 Tel: 504.418.6072 Web: YeOldeBakeShoppe.com, Facebook.com/YeOldeBakeShoppe Directions: Click Here for Map


march 2014


Saturday, March 1, 2PM - 5PM: Private Samedi Graw Pawti


Saturday, march 8, 4PM - 7PM: saturday nite fish fry

At Andrew Jaeger's Bucktown Burger & Fish Co. - We're gonna' play all yall's Saturday Nite Fish Fry songs, our hits and misses, and whatever New Awlins stuff ya' wanna hear (as long as it goes pretty good with fish). And yesss... we're really gonna fry fish right where ya' can see and smell 'em fryin. We'll play from 4:00-7:00PM. (I know - I know, 4 till 7 is not really like "night". But these fish are gonna' be so fresh and happy and eager and ready to party, they can't wait till night!)

Info: Andrew Jaeger's Bucktown Burger & Fish Co., 200 Old Hammond Hwy. Metairie, LA 70005 (in Bucktown at the corner of Hammond Hwy. and Lake Ave) Tel: (504) 840-0902 Web: Facebook.com/BucktownBurgerFishCo Directions: Click Here for Map


Saturday, march 15, 4PM - 7PM: saturday nite fish fry

"Fish Fry" at "Bucktown" again.

Info: Andrew Jaeger's Bucktown Burger & Fish Co., 200 Old Hammond Hwy. Metairie, LA 70005 (in Bucktown at the corner of Hammond Hwy. and Lake Ave) Tel: (504) 840-0902 Web: Facebook.com/BucktownBurgerFishCo Directions: Click Here for Map


WalgreensFriday, March 21, 11am - 1pm: walgreens grand opening

We're Performing at another Walgreens! It's the "Grand Opening" of the brand new Walgreens store at the corner of Terry Parkway and Carol Sue Ave in Terrytown. We'll most likely perform from 11AM-1PM. I'm pretty sure that we'll be the most fun band performing at any Walgreens on the Westbank that day.

Info: Walgreens, 2001 Carol Sue Avenue Terrytown, Louisiana 70056 (corner of Terry Parkway and Carol Sue Ave in Terrytown - across Terry Parkway from the old store) Directions: Click Here for Map


St. Martin'sSaturday, march 22, 6:30PM - 8PM: 1950's Patrons Party

St. Martins Episcopal School (Airline Drive at Haring Rd.) "1950's Patrons Party". We perform 6:30-8:00PM. Admission Info, (504) 296-9663.

Info: St. Martin's Episcopal School, 225 Green Acres Rd, Metairie, LA 70003 Tel: 504-840-0902 Tel/Admission Info: (504) 296-9663 Web: www.StMSaints.com Directions: Click Here for Map


Saturday, march 29, 5PM - 8PM: saturday nite fish fry

Back to "Bucktown" for the Fish Fry!

Info: Andrew Jaeger's Bucktown Burger & Fish Co., 200 Old Hammond Hwy. Metairie, LA 70005 (in Bucktown at the corner of Hammond Hwy. and Lake Ave) Tel: (504) 840-0902 Web: Facebook.com/BucktownBurgerFishCo Directions: Click Here for Map


april 2014


Saturday, april 5, 5PM - 8PM: saturday nite fish fry

Back to "Bucktown" for the Fish Fry!

Info: Andrew Jaeger's Bucktown Burger & Fish Co., 200 Old Hammond Hwy. Metairie, LA 70005 (in Bucktown at the corner of Hammond Hwy. and Lake Ave) Tel: (504) 840-0902 Web: Facebook.com/BucktownBurgerFishCo Directions: Click Here for Map


thursDAy, april 10, 3PM - 4PM: french quarter festival

In Jackson Square on the WWL-TV Stage. Once again we are grateful and proud to perform at French Quarter Fest, for our sponsor Johnny's Po-Boys (est. 1950) - located at 511 St. Louis St., New Orleans, LA 70130 in the French Quarter Tel: 504-524-8129.

French Quarter Festival
Photo Courtesy of French Quarter Festivals, Inc
Johnny's Po-Boys

Info: French Quarter Fest, Jackson Square Stage Web: www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest


Saturday, april 12, 5PM - 5PM: saturday nite fish fry
Andrew Jaeger's Bucktown Burger & Fish Co., 200 Old Hammond Hwy. Metairie, LA 70005

Back to "Bucktown" for the Fish Fry!

Info: Andrew Jaeger's Bucktown Burger & Fish Co., 200 Old Hammond Hwy. Metairie, LA 70005 (in Bucktown at the corner of Hammond Hwy. and Lake Ave) Tel: (504) 840-0902 Web: Facebook.com/BucktownBurgerFishCo Directions: Click Here for Map


Saturday, april 19, 5PM - 8PM: saturday nite fish fry

Back to "Bucktown" for the Fish Fry!

Info: Andrew Jaeger's Bucktown Burger & Fish Co., 200 Old Hammond Hwy. Metairie, LA 70005 (in Bucktown at the corner of Hammond Hwy. and Lake Ave) Tel: (504) 840-0902 Web: Facebook.com/BucktownBurgerFishCo Directions: Click Here for Map


Sunday, april 26, 5PM - 58M: saturday nite fish fry

Back to "Bucktown" for the Fish Fry!

Info: Andrew Jaeger's Bucktown Burger & Fish Co., 200 Old Hammond Hwy. Metairie, LA 70005 (in Bucktown at the corner of Hammond Hwy. and Lake Ave) Tel: (504) 840-0902 Web: Facebook.com/BucktownBurgerFishCo Directions: Click Here for Map


may 2014


thursday, may 8, 5pm - 8pm: private paWty

Belle Chase Auditorium


Saturday, may 31, 6PM - 10PM: Vintage Thunderbird Club International Convention awards banquet

The Acadian Thunderbird Club hosts the Vintage Thunderbird Club International Convention in New Orleans, May 28 - May31. We'll perform at the Awards Banquet, Saturday, May 31, 6:00-10:00PM at the Holiday Inn Superdome.

Info: Holiday Inn Superdome, 330 Loyola Ave New Orleans, LA 70112 Tel: (504) 581-1600 Web: Holiday Inn Superdome; Acadien Thunderclub Event Page Directions: Click Here for Map


june 2014


Saturday, june 21, 6PM - 10PM: private party


july 2014


august 2013


september 2014
friday, september 19, 7pm - 10pm: anniversary party at smilies
 
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January 2013


Saturday, January 6: The Phunny Phorty Phellows

Benny Grunch & The Bunch is honored to once again be part of the official start of the Mardi Gras Season, as we perform for the Krewe Of Twelfth Night Revelers, known as "The Phunny Phorty Phellows". This is a private-guarded secret-undisclosed-never divulged type of function. So, don't tell nobody.


SATURDAY, January 12: Private Mawdi Graw Party by Lakeview


Sunday, January 13, 12 Noon - 4:00PM: Trinity Lutheran's "King Kake Kut-Up"

Trinity Lutheran's "King Kake Kut-Up", featuring eats, king cake, benny grunch & the bunch, and beer. Everyone's invited to this really fun neighborhood party.

Info/Location: Trinity Lutheran, 620 Eliza St.(corner Olivier), New Orleans Historic Algiers Point, Tel: Shirley @ 504-368-0411. Click here for Map


FEBRUARY 2013


Saturday, February 9, 7:00 - 11:00PM: "Speckled-T's Mawdi Graw Pawty"

"Speckled-T's Mawdi Graw Pawty" - We're definitely gonna' play our international Mardi Graw hit song "Ain't No Place To Pee On Mardi Gras Day," plus all the NuAwlins and Mardi Gras songs ya' want. Don't worry, we'll do our hits and whateva' else ya'll wanna' hear. Wear your Mardi Gras clothes and costumes. We're gonna try to make it an annual event. Maybe the "Speckled-T's Slidell Specktraviganza"! Kids are OK till 9:00PM.

Info/Location: Speckled-T's, 158 S. Military Road, Slidell, LA 70461 (just off the end of Gause Blvd), Tel: 985-646-1728, www.SpeckledTs.com, Click Here for Map


Sunday, February 10, 11:00AM - 2:00PM: Kings Party (private function)


MARCH 2013


APRIL 2013


THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 3:30 - 4:45PM: Benny Grunch & The Bunch at French Quarter Fest

Benny Grunch & The Bunch at French Quarter Fest on the Jackson Square Stage. We'll have our latest "Grunch Road" CD's and latest "12 Yats of Christmas-Recovery & Bailout Edition" CD's with us, and we'll sign what'eva ya' want.

Again this year we are sponsored at French Quarter Fest by "Johnny's Po-Boys" (Est. 1950), 511 St. Louis St. in the French Quarter... Thank you so much, Johnny's Po-Boys. We consider Johnny's a "perfect fit" with Benny Grunch & The BuncH!

Johnny's Po-Boys

Info/Location: French Quarter Fest, Jackson Square Stage, www.fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest


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AUGUST


Sunday, August 25, 10:30 - 11:30AM: Lakeview Presbyterian Church

Benny (that's me) and Alpo (Allen Poche) will perform at Lakeview Presbyterian Church as our alter-ego blues-duo, "Alpo & Shorty". This performance will be during regular Sunday Service, 10:30-11:30AM.

Info/Location: Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124, Click Here for Map


september


thursday, september 26, 8:30 - 9:30OM: Wedding Rehersal Party in Harahan (private pawty')


SundAy, September 29, 12:00 Noon - 3:00pm: Annual Brother Martin "Crusader Cook Off!

Benny is a Guest-Celebrity-Judge at the Annual Brother Martin "Crusader Cook Off!

Info/Location: Bother Martin High School, 4401 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122. Email: mmeyn@brothermartin.com, Tel: (504) 283-1561, Web: www.brothermartin.com, Click Here for Map


OCTOBER


thursday, october 10, 5:30 - 7:00pm: "Cruisin' the coast"

"Cruisin' The Coast" at the Historic, Old Town Bay St. Louis Train Station - An official, sanctioned event "Habitat Bay - Waveland's Big Easy in the Bay" features a car show, a parade, and entertainment. The cars and fun goes on all day; We (that's us, "Benny Grunch & The Bunch") perform from around 5:30-7:00PM, then Rochelle Harper goes on from 8:00-10:00PM. We'll have all our CD's and stuff with us, and we'll autograph whatever ya' want-cars n'all!

Info/Location: Tel: 228-467-9699, Web: www.habitatbw.org, www.facebook.com/bigeasyinthebay


saturday, october 19, 7:00 - 11:00pm: St. Bonaventure Rockin' Cajun Festival

We'll have our CD's and stuff with us. Finally, some cultcha' comes to Avondale!

Info/Location: 329 S. Jamie Blvd. Westwego/Avondale, LA, 70094 - Click Here for Map


NOVEMBER


Friday, NOvember 1, 8:00 - 11:00PM: Private Birthday Party in Kenner


Saturday, November 16, 6:30 - 9:30PM: Saint Paul's United Methodist Church "Fall Fun Raiser"

Saint Paul's United Methodist Church "Fall Fun Raiser." Also: Silent Auction, and admission charge includes Free Food, and Door Prizes. All proceeds to benefit Saint Paul's United Methodist

Info/Location: This function will be held at the Harahan Gym (6601 10thSt. - off Hickory - across from the Lions and VFW Halls). For info, call 504-218-6547.


Thursday, November 21, 6:00pm-8PM (Doors open at 5:00pm): THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES

City Park Pavilion Of The Two Sisters "Thursdays At Twilight" concert series. We played this function last year (Oct. 2012), and it was totally sold out.

Info/Location: Pavilion Of The Two Sisters, Botanical Garden, City Park - 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124. Email: garden@nocp.org, Tel: 504-483-9488, Web: www.neworleanscitypark.com, Tickets: $10 - Click Here to Buy Tickets Online, Click Here for Map


Sunday November 24, 11:00AM - 5:00PM (WE PLAY 2:00PM - 5:00PM): LIONS CLUB FALL FEST 2013

Nov. 24 Lion's Club Flier

Sponsored by the New Orleans Uptown Lions Club at the Jefferson Lions Club Home between River Road and Jefferson Hwy on Causeway Blvd. We're gonna' play from 2:00-5:00PM.

Admission is free, but bring your wallets 'cause they're gonna be raffling of a New Orleans Saints Football signed by Drew Brees - you can get your tickets at the event. And while we don't normally approve of skippin' breakfast, it's ok just this once 'cause you'll be needin' an appetite for all the great food from some of New Orleans greatest chefs! Proceeds from Food & Drink Purchases benefit the New Orleans Musicians Clinic.

(Click here to view and/or download a larger copy of the flier!)


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 7:30PM: WYES-TV CH. 12 (PBS) SHOW 'STEPPIN' OUT'

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


DECEMBER


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"


Thursday, december 12, 5:30 - 6:00pm: Wrno 99.5FM's John Osterlind Show

We're live on the yall's Radio! WRNO 99.5-FM - The "John Osterlind Show"


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 (Doors Open at 5:30PM): 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


SUnday, December 22, 5:00PM - 8:00PM: "LIVE-FA' REAL" AT THE CAMELIA CAFE

That's right! We're gonna' set up our stuff and play "live-fa' real" inside the Abita Café). I know-I know; when ya' got five numbers in the address, and it's on a Highway, sounds like it's way out somewhere. But in a town as small as Abita Springs, nothing-really-nothing is far away.

Info/Location: 69455 HWY 59, Abita Springs, LA Tel: 985-809-6314, Web: thecamelliacafe.com


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


 

2012 Calendar 2011 Calendar

January 2012

Saturday, January 7, 4:00 - 7:00PM:

"Annivoisary' Celebration" for Robin & Lorrie... Sorry everybody can't come, but it's a pretty Hi-Class Pawty in Downtown Kenna'.

Sunday, January 29, 12 Noon - 4:00PM:

Annual "King Kake Kick Off" at Trinity Lutheran Church on historic Algiers Point. Everyone is Invited.

Info / Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 620 Eliza St.(corner Olivier), Algiers Point, 70114, Tel: 504-368-0411

February 2012

Saturday, February 4, 8:00 - 11:00PM: 

Private Party

Saturday, February 11, 11:00 - 12 Noon:

Benny leads (well, is somewhere near the front of) the mighty, and magnificent, fearless, and somewhat frivolous "Push-Mow Parade" in Abita Springs.

Saturday, February 11, 12 Noonish - 3:00ish:

We perform from 12 Noonish till 3:00ish, at the Abita Springs Town Hall.

Info / Location: Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs, LA 70420

Saturday, February 11, 7:00PM:

Private Party in New Orleans

Friday, February 17:

Private Party at Harrah's New Orleans

Sunday, February 19, 11:00AM - 2:00PM:

In Kenner (Private Function)

April 2012

Sunday, April 1, 4:00 -7:00pm: 

"Faw'bawg Mara'nee Annual Post-Mardi Gras, Pre-French Quarta'Festible, Pawty'n All" at The Maison.

Info / Location: La Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., Tel: Sue @ 504-947-6155

Friday, April 13, 3:30 - 4:45pm:

French Quarter Festival, we're on the WWL-TV Jackson Square Stage, 3:30-4:45PM. Our sponsors for this event are "Johnny's Po Boys" (Established 1950, 511 St. Louis St. Our thanks to Johnny and Josie DeGrusha), and "Benny Grunch" (Established as Benny Grunch & The Bunch 1964). We'll have our latest "12 Yats Of Christmas-Twenty Foist Annivoisary" CD's, and our Grunch Road CD's, and our autograph pencils.

Info / Location: French Quarter Fest Jackson Square Stage

May 2012

Saturday, May 19, 7:00 - 10:00PM:

Private function in Metry'

Saturday, May 26, 6:00 - 9:00PM:

Waveland, Mississippi at the St. Clare Seafood Festival. We perform 6:00-9:00PM (This performance includes our "Ya' Mamma's Gutted-Out Lakeview Horn Section"). We'll have all our Yats Wear tees, and our "Yats"CD's and "Grunch Road"CD's, and our autograph crayons with us.

Info / Location: St. Clare Seafood Festival, Waveland, MS

Thursday, May 31, 1:00PM:

Private pawty' at da' lakefront

June 2012

Saturday, June 2, 7:00pm: 

Private House Party

October 2012

Thursday, October 4, 6:00PM:

City Park Pavilion Of The Two Sisters "Thursdays At Twilight" concert series. (Finally some real cultcha' comes to City Park). The Pavilion Of The Two Sisters is in the Botanical Garden; doors open at 5:00PM, we start at 6:00. We'll have all our tees and CD's with us (and our autograph pens).

Info / Location: Pavilion Of The Two Sisters, Botanical Garden, City Park. Tickets $10, www.garden@nocp.org, Tel: 504-483-9488, Click Here for Map

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Saturday, NOVEMBER 1O, 4:30 - 5:15PM:

Homegrown Harvest & Music Festival at Mardi Gras World in Algiers Point. This is a large three-day event, 11:00AM-9:00PM daily November 9, 10, and 11. We are scheduled to play Saturday around 4:00-5:00PM.

Info / Location: Mardi Gras World, 233 Newton St., Algiers Point, 70114, Tel: 504-564-7469, www.homegrownfest.com, Click Here for Map

Sunday, NOVEMBER 11:

Pawty' in Metry. Startin' around 9PM.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2:00 - 4:30PM:

Pontchartrain Vineyards Harvest Festival

Info / Location: Pontchartrain Vineyards, 81250 LA 1082, Bush, LA, Tel: 985-892-9742, www.pontchartrainvineyards.com, Click Here for Map

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 7:00 - 10:00PM:

Speckled-T's in Slidell. We'll play all of our hits and brand new songs, whether ya' wanna' hear 'em or not. Our merchandise will be ready for sale at old-time Nawt-Shore prices, and I'll have my autograph-crayon with me, though I might need some remedial help.

Info / Location: Speckled-T's, 158 S. Military Road, Slidell, LA 70461 (just off the end of Gause Blvd), Tel: 985-646-1728, www.SpeckledTs.com, Click Here for Map

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 5:30 - 8:30PM:

Christmas Village, Historic Rivertown

Kenner's Magical Christmas Village opens November 30th with a "Special Kick-Off Performance" by Benny Grunch & The Bunch from 5:30 - 8:30pm.

Christmas Village also features Santa visits and photos, Food & Entertainment, Dwaino the Clown every Friday & Saturday, Storytelling in St. Mary's Chapel at 7pm on Fridays, "Laser Holidays" in Kenner's Planetarium at 7pm on Sundays, Face painting, local dance groups, choirs and more!

Admission & Parking are Free!

Info / Directions: Heritage Park, Kenner, LA 70062, Tel: 504-468-7293, Click Here for Map

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Saturday, DECEMBER 1st:

It's the "Annual Acadian Thunderbird (the cars...not necessarily the wine) Holiday Bash and Inspirational Mechanical Old Car Repair Meditation and Learning Opportunity" at The Red Maple in Historic Downtown Gretna. (This is a private function, so ya'll betta' not tell nobody, ya'hear.)

sunday, December 2, 3:00 - 6:00pm:

The Annual "Faw-berg Maranee Sunday 12 Yats of Christmas Pawty' When Dere Ain't No Sunday Saints Game" at The Maison. We're gonna' play from 3:00-6:00PM. No admission. It's free! Just come on over. We'll have the brand new "12 Yats Of Christmas Economy Recovery & Bailout Edition" CD's and the new "Grunch Road" CD's and the new "Vote da' Yats Pawty-Benny Grunch-Never Been Indicted" tee shirts.

Info / Directions: The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116, For info call Sue Hall @ 504-947-6155, Click Here for Map

Tuesday, December 4, 6:00 - 8:00PM:

Benny will be a guest-judge at the "Mount Carmel Academy Art Show". It will be "in the gym". Which one of the three gyms is not known yet; on accounta' they're really busy over there, and it really is Lakeview. But Benny, with his autograph pencil-crayon-sharpie, and The Art Show will be there! How ya' like dat...Benny Grunch and awt', in da' same sentence. Mount Carmel Academy, 7027 Milne Blvd, 70124. (Wouldn't it be a kick if some of the MCA girls I remember from the olden-days would show; up-we could go over to Harrison Drug Store or Lorenza's!!!

Info / Directions: Mount Carmel Academy, 7027 Milne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124, Click Here for Map

Thursday, December 6, 7:00 - 9:00pm:

"Celebration In The Oaks" at world renowned City Park. We'll perform live on stage 7:00-9:00PM (hopefully moss can't grow on ya' in just 2 hours). Look for us. We'll be looking out for you (and da'alligata').

Info / Directions: City Park Celebration In The Oaks, Click Here for Map

Monday, December 10, 8:00 - 9:00AM:

WWL-TV Channel 4: We'll be on the "Morning Show" performing live with Eric and Sally-Ann. Ya'll betta' watch us...On accounta' we'll be watchin' you.

Saturday, DECEMBER 8, 7:00 - 10:00PM:

Private Pawty in Lakeview

Sunday, DECEMBER 9, 9:00PM:

Anudda' pawty' in Metry. Startin' around 9PM.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 5:00 - 8:30PM:

"The Lakeview Market Place"- on the stage, in the parking lot, in front of "Lakeview Grocery". We perform 5:00-8:30PM. We'll have all our CD's and Tees and Autographs with us. How'bout all my Lakeview friends from now, and way-back, and way-way-back; comin' over.

Info / Directions: Lakeview Grocery, 801 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124, CLick Here for Map

Thursday, December 13 10:30am - 1:30pm:

St. Charles Parish Luncheon

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7:00 - 10:00PM:

Gatusso's Neighborhood Restaurant

Info / Location: Gattuso's, 436 Huey P. Long Ave, Gretna, LA, Tel: 504-368-1114, www.gattusosdeli.com, Click Here for Map

Monday December 15, 6:00PM:

WWL-TV Ch. 4 Showing "The 12 Yats of Christmas" video during the 6:00PM News.

Info: www.wwltv.com

Tuesday December 18, 8:00 - 9:00AM:

WRNO Radio 99.5-FM: Benny, and Alpo and Carlo will perform live on the "Denny Schaffer Show".

Tuesday December 18, 5:00PM:

WGNO-TV, ABC-Ch.26, "News With A Twist" - Benny, Alpo and Carlo perform live with hosts Susan Roesgen, and LBJ at 5:00PM and/or 6:00PM.

Wednesday December 19, 6:00PM:

WWL-TV Ch. 4 Showing the "Santa & His Reindeer Used To Live Rite Here" video during the 6:00PM News.

Info: www.wwltv.com

thursday, DECEMBER 20, 7:00 - 10:00PM:

Back to "Speckled-T's" in Slidell. Hey, looka'. Just one night at Speckled-T's wasn't enough for this Christmas, so they already want us back. And we haven't even played the first night yet. Seafood, Steaks, Favorite Drinks, and Entertainment...I guess that would be us.

Info / Location: Speckled-T's, 158 S. Military Road, Slidell, LA 70461 (just off the end of Gause Blvd), Tel: 985-646-1728, www.SpeckledTs.com, Click Here for Map

Friday, December 21, 3:00 - 4:00PM:

WWL Radio AM-870: Call in to talk to Benny on the "Spud" show.

Friday December 21, 6:00PM:

WWL-TV Ch. 4 Showing the "Ain't Dere No More" video during the 6:00PM News.

Info: www.wwltv.com

Saturday, December 22, 9:00 - 10:00AM:

WGSO Radio AM-990: Benny is live on "All Things Local" with host, Kevin Fitzwilliam.

Monday December 24:

WWL-TV Ch. 4 Probably showing all the videos during the news shows.

Info: www.wwltv.com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 (CHRISTMAS EVE), 12 NOON - 2:00PM:

It's the annual "They Really Got A Live Band In The Walgreens!" performance, by "Benny Grunch & The Bunch". We're not sure how many Walgreens around the world have a live ba, but the "Metairie Rd. Walgreens" has got to be one of the few to present live music on Christmas Eve. We'll set up right where everyone will see us, soon as ya' come through the automatic door; maybe right in front of the mascara. So if ya' MawMaw-In-Law needs some super-heavy-duty eye lash extender with the gold sparkles, we'll hand it over to her (while we're takin' her song request). Sorry, No Reservations.

Info / Location: Walgreens, 1503 Metairie Rd. (near Codifer just one block east from where Metry, Hospital used to be, in da' olden days), Metairie, LA, Tel: 504-831-3775, Click Here for Map

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 (CHRISTMaS NIGHT), 6:00PM- 10:00PM:

World Famous "Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl". It's the "Annual Giant (pronounced like 'pint' with a 'j') 12 Yats of Christmas Pawty!". The cover charge this year is 90 Cents. Ya' heard rite! Ninety CENTS!! On accounta' the first year of "The 12 Yats of Christmas", a four-song cassette tape, was 1990 (the first 12 Yats video on Ch-4 was 1992). We'll start around 6:00PM and go till 10:00PM. All ya'lls oughta' come. It's OK for kids, and pawpaws'n everybody. We'll have our CD's and Tees with our autograph pencils ready. And looka', that's Christmas Night!! December 25. Ya' got nuttin' else to do but fall asleep in a chair with a turkey sammitch' on ya' lap.

Info / Location: Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA, 70118 (next to College Inn), Tel: 504-861-1166, Click Here for Map

Monday, December 31 (New Year's Eve), 9:00PM - 1:00AM:

We play from 9:00PM - 1:00AM. Dinner (5 courss) starts as early as 7:30PM. We have some of the new "12 Yats of Christmas" CDs left. Also, we have the latest "Grunch Road" Cds, and almost all of our tees. And we'll autograph whatever ya' want!

At Andrea's Restaurant -The finest in New Orleans Seafood & Northern Italian Cuisine.

Info / Location: 3100 19th St. at Ridgelake, Metairie, LA, 70002. Reservations and Information Call 504-834-8583, www.andreasrestaurant.com/news/specials/we-are-open-for-the-holidays, Click Here for Map

 

February 2011

Sunday, February 13, 12 Noon - 4:00PM:

Trinity Lutheran's "King Kake Kut-Up" , featuring eats, king cake, Benny Grunch & The Bunch, and beer. Everyone's invited to this really fun neighborhood party.

Info / Location: Trinity Lutheran, 620 Eliza St.(corner Olivier), New Orleans Historic Algiers Point, Tel: Shirley @ 504-368-0411

Friday, February 18, 8:30 - 11:30PM: 

Private Pawty' at da' Lakeview Knights Of Columbus Hall (un-beknown to the masses - Lakeview is an underground hot bed of wild Mardi Gras revelry.)

Saturday, February 26, 11:00am - 12 Noon:

Benny is the "Honorary" (Grand Marshall, or Captain, or Parade Major, or Something like that) in the world famous and mighty "Push-Mow Parade" in downtown Abita Springs, as it rolls ever onward through that great metropolis.

Info / Location: Downtown Abita Springs

Saturday, February 26, 1:00 - 4:00PM:

We perform Live at the "Abita Springs Town Hall Party". Everyone's invited (even hi-class Covington people).

Info / Location: Abita Springs Town Hall, 22161 Level St., Abita Springs, LA

Sunday, February 27, 3:00PM:

"Krewe of Thor" parade, we're playing live on float #1. Thor rolls at 3:00PM on the Metairie route (Vets, Severn, & Bonnabel).

March 2011

Friday, March 4: 

"Krewe d'Etat" after-the-parade party at Harrah's Downtown, for krewe members and their guests.

Sunday, March 6, 11:00Am - 2:00PM: 

Private Function in Kenner

Sunday, March 6, 5:30PM: 

We ride with Emperor Napoleon and Empress Josephine, through the streets of Metairie, darkened by nightfall but brightened by the lights of the "Corps de Napoleon" Parade. We roll at 5:30PM.

Monday, March 7, 1:00 - 4:00PM: 

Benny is the live-in-studio guest on the "Spud Show" with John "Spud" McConnell, on WWL Radio, AM.

Tuesday, March 8, 10:00AM: 

Mardi Gras Day! We rule the steets of Metairie with the Mighty & Fearless "Krewe Of Argus". Parade rolls at 10:AM.

Friday, March 11, 7:00 - 11:00PM: 

St. Pat's Grand Marshal's Party at the Waveland Civic Center.

Info / Location: Waveland Civic Center, Coleman Ave., Waveland, MS, Info and RSVP to Linda @ 228-342-6525

Saturday, March 12, 7:00PM: 

Private Function

Thursday, March 24, 11:30AM: 

Benny will be speaking at the "2011 French Quarter Festival" Press Conference-Media Party-Merchandise Unveiling. This event is at the beautiful, historic, and world famous Court Of Two Sisters.

Info / Location: Court Of Two Sisters, 613 Royal St., New Orleans, LA

April 2011

Sunday, April 3, 4:00 - 7:00PM: 

It's the "Faw'boig Mara-nee Afta' Mawdi Gras, Before French Quarter Festival, Pawty'n All" at La Maison de la Musique.

Info / Location: La Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116, Tel: Susan Hall @ 504-947-6155

Thursday, April 7, 3:30 - 5:00PM:

"French Quarter Festival", we're in French Quarter Fest for the first time. And only because they added this new day (Thursday) just for "Benny Grunch & The Bunch". We're the closing act on the Jackson Square stage. We'll have a bunch of our new CD "Grunch Road" with us. (Looka', we know it's the French Quarter, but we're stickin' with really cheap Yats pricing.). My autograph sharpie will be in my pocket, and I'll stay 'till they're all signed.

Info / Location: FQF Jackson Square Stage, French Quarter

May & June 2011

"Benny Got A Brand New Knee"

July 2011

Saturday, July 23, 8:00PM - 9:00PM: 

We're the intermission band for Jodi Borrello & Friends "The 3 Charmers". Doors open at 7:30. The show starts at 8:00. We'll probably play from about 8:45 or 9:00 for half an hour or so. We'll have our CD's and tees, including the new "Grunch Road" CD; and the "Friday Nite" tee ( the neighborhood movie theatres of New Orleans). We'll sing all of our hits, even the "G.E.D. Fight Song." A, of course the girls (Jodi Borrello, Amanda Hebert, and Becky Allen), will be totally out of control.

Info / Location: Harrah's Casino Theatre, New Orleans, LA

October 2011

Saturday, October 1, 6:30 - 9:00PM: 

Pontchartrain Vineyards. Gate opens at 5:PM. We perform 6:30-9:PM. We'll have all our old and brand new CD's and tees. Come in a carload! Bring your lawn chairs, umbrella, picnic dinner, and flashlight. Please, no outside alcohol, no pets, no fire pits. Wine is for sale; so is Windfield Farms food. We've played here a few times. It's outside in the vineyard; always fun and beautiful.

Info / Location: Pontchartrain Vineyards, North of Covington at 81250 Hwy. 1082 (6.5 miles from Hwy 21), Tickets: $10/adults, Kids 17 & under free, Tel: 985-892-9742, Email: www.winery@pontchartrainvineyards.com

Saturday, October 22, 2:00 - 3:30PM: 

"Boo Carre" at the French Market goes from 10:00AM - 6:30PM. Lotsa' kids activities including a "Boo! Shouting Contest", a "Pumpkin Procession", and "Kid's Kostume Kontest". We play from 2:00 till 3:30PM on the Bud Lite Stage. We'll do all of our hits, and our newest songs, and some Halloween songs. (We might even be in costume).

Info / Location: French Market (between Peters & Decatur, near Margaritaville and the Old Mint)

November 2011

Saturday, November 12, 7:00 - 10:00PM: 

"Jingle Jangle Mingle" Gala-Dinner-Silent Auction; To benefit Our Lady Of Wisdom Health Center.

Info / Location: Our Lady Of Wisdom Auditorium in Algiesr, 5600 Gen. Gaulle Dr., Algiers, LA, Info & Reservations call Sister Kateri @ 504-304-5414 or 504-394-5991

December 2011

Thursday, December 1, 1:00PM:

Monteleone Hotel Private Pawty

Saturday, December 3rd:  

It's the "Annual Acadian Thunderbird (the cars not necessarily the wine) Christmas Automotive Repair and Mechanical Training Session and Holiday Bash" (not necessarily "car-bash") at The Red Maple in Historic Downtown Gretna, Louisiana. We WILL perform sometime during this joyous evening.

Monday, December 5, 7:00 - 9:00AM:  

We're performing live on WWL-TV Channel 4. So once again WWL (our New Orleans' CBS affiliate) is allowing us to introduce our new additions to the "12 Yats Of Christmas" CD (a brave decision on the part of WWL). We'll be on the Morning Show, probably a buncha' times between 7:00 - 9:00AM. However sometimes we do a brief teaser prior to 7:00AM. Thanks, and Merry Christmas, and may da' Yats be witcha', to WWL-TV during this Season; "The Twenty Foist' Annivoisary' of The 12 Yats Of Christmas".

Info / Location: WWL-TV Channel 4

Thursday December 8, 10:30AM - 1:30PM:  

St. Charles Parish Luncheon

Friday, December 9, 7:00 - 10:00PM:  

Gattuso's celebrates the "Twenty Foist Annivoisary of The 12 Yats Of Christmas" with "Benny Grunch & The Bunch" live and in person. We'll have the"Twenty Foist Annivoisary" CD's and "Grunch Road" CD's with us, and all the Yats Wear tees. And we'll autograph whatever ya' want.

Info / Location: Gattuso's, 435 Huey P. Long Ave., in Historic Downtown Gretna, LA, www.gattusosdeli.com

Saturday, December 10, 7:30 - 10:30PM:  

Uptown Party

Sunday, December 11, 8:45PM:

Private Pawty' in dat place by da' riva'

Friday, December 16, 6:30PM:  

Party in Elmwood

Saturday, December 17, 7:00PM: 

Speckled-T's in Slidell - Seafood, Steaks, Yall's favorite Drinks, and Entertainment. We'll perform all of our hits and foolishment plus our new songs, such as "The 8 Yats Of Hanukkah" and "Nash Roberts Was Our Weatherman". And we'll have all our CD's and tees with us at real down-to-eoit' Slidell prices.

Info / Location: Speckled-T's, 158 S.Military Rd., Slidell, LA (just off Gause Blvd.), Tel: 985-646-1728

Saturday, December 17, 9:00- 10:00AM: 

Benny will be live on WGSO Radio 990 AM. It's the "All Things Local" show with Kevin Fitzwilliam. The theme this week is New Orleans Christmas traditions (old & new).

Info / Location: WGSO Radio 990 AM

Tuesday, December 20, 7:00 - 8:30PM: 

Lakeview Presbyterian Church (yes...in the church!) "Annual Sunset Sunday, - On Christmas Tuesday". And ya' gotta listen to our performance if ya' wanna' get the free snacks when we finish. This is a free concert. Nobody's gonna' do no preachin'. We just wantcha' to show up. Hey, I even got thrown outta' St. Dominick's; and they invite us back every year.

Info / Location: Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. in Lakeview, New Orleans, LA 70124, Tel: Lewis @ 504-488-2172

Thursday, December 22, 8:30PM: 

Anudda' Private Pawty in dat place by da' riva'

Friday, December 23, 1:00 - 2:00PM: 

Benny will be live on the radio with John "Spud" McConnell, WWL-AM 870

Info / Location: WWL-AM 870

Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), 12 Noon - 2:00PM: 

Walgreens. Yes!! We're gonna' set up and play rite' there in the store. The store is re-arranged, so look for us in front of the Maybelline eye make-up. Ya' probably can't miss us, we're the only band playing in a Walgreens on Christmas Eve. Like, we're probably the only band playing in a Walgreens anywhere-Anywhere! Walgreens will have "The Twenty Foist Annivoisary of The 12 Yats Of Christmas" CD's, and the "Grunch Road." CD's. And we'll have our autograph sharpies (purchased at Walgreens of course) with us. Bring ya' cameras and video recorders, and chilluns' and grand-chilluns' and mawmaws and pawpaws and friends and neighbors; this is a rare event. You can even bring Nawt' Shore people! Walgreens...we're in the big time Now.

Info / Location: Walgreens, 1503 Metairie Rd. (near Codifer), Metairie, LA

Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Night), 6:00 - 10:00PM: 

It's the "Twenty Foist Annivoisary of The 12 Yats of Christmas" giant Christmas Pawty'.. So the cover charge at the door is 21 cents. That's right!...Twenty One Cents! Everybody's welcome (long as ya' got twenty-one cents), Mawmaws, Pawpaws, kids and grand-chilluns, even Nawt'Shore people. We'll have all the CD's and tees at real Yat prices. No fancy Walmawts' here. Sure would be nice to see some of my St. Dominic school pals this night, like (don't worry-no last names): Vee, Ray, Joe, Walter, Wayne, Kenny, Tommy, Mouse, Ernie, Joanne, Kathy, Tommy & Linda, Bruce, Bryant, Andrew, Barry, Gary, Hans, Tommy, and  all of ya'll.

Info / Location: Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl, 3000 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 (next to College Inn), Tel: 504-861-1166

Thurday, December 29, 6:00 - 8:00PM: 

Wedding Reception at Southport Hall




 
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JANUARY 2010

Wednesday, January 6:

The Mighty & Fearless & Historical & Brave & Legendary Ride of those Twelfth Night Revelers, "The Phunny Phorty Phellows"; culminates at the New "Rock 'n' Bowl Mid-City Lanes", next to Ye Olde College Inn on S. Carrollton. This event is the Official Annual Opening of the Mardi Gras season.

Saturday, January 9, Noon - 4:00pm:

Private Pawty', Noon - 4:00PM

Sunday, January 10, 12 Noon - 4:00PM:

Annual "Trinity Lutheran Church King Kake Kick Off" in historic Algiers Point. Trinity Lutheran, Algiers has been in operation since 1875, and we have been playing their King Kake Kick Off since nearly that long.

Info / Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 620 Eliza St. (corner Olivier), Algiers, Tel: Diane or Shirley @ 504-368-0411

Saturday, January 23, 8:30 - 11:30pm:

Metry private function

MARCH 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2:30 - 4:00pm:

"The Third Annual Hoof Stock" at the Horse "Rescue Ranch". This event has family fun all day from 12 Noon -6:00PM. We play from about 2:30 - 4:00PM.

Info / Location: 10913 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037 (2 1/2 miles South of the Naval Air Station - on the left), Tel: Jerri Lynn @ 504-231-1380

APRIL 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 8:30 - 11:30pm:

"Sweet Home New Orleans Night"

Info / Location: Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl (still on S. Carrollton Ave., but now located next to Ye Olde College Inn - also, no more stairs.)

Sunday, April 18, 1:00 - 4:00pm:

"OLPH Magnolia Festival"

Info / Location: Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School, 521 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA

MAY 2010

Sunday, May 2, 6:00 - 7:00pm:

"Jazz Fest" - Once again we are honored to be the closing act on the closing day on The Lagniappe Stage of "The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival"

Saturday, May 8, 8:00 - 12:00 Midnight:

Private Party, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Friday, May 14, 11:00am - 2:00pm:

Private Function, Timberlane Country Club

Sunday, May 16:

See rain date June 19th

Wednesday, May 26, 5:00 - 7:30pm:

Lafayette Square "Wednesdays At The Square" 5:00 - 7:30PM". We're gonna' perform all of our hits and fun stuff from 5:00 - 6:00PM. The Bucktown Allstars follow us. We'll have all of our "Yats" CD's, and our "Ain't Dere No More" and "Sudden Yats Club" tee shirts, for sale at cheap-cheap-real-yats prices. And we'll autograph whatever ya' want, 'till it's all done.

Info / Location: Lafayette Square is between St. Charles Ave. and Camp St., one block up-town (that means "south" for all ya'll northerners from Baton Rouge) of Poydras St. (Parking is available at 650 Poydras St. for 5 bucks after 4:00PM.)

Saturday, May 29, 6:15pm:

Our "Big Easy Rollergirls" battle it out on the "flat-floor" with the "Jax City Rollergirls" from Jacksonville, FL, at the UNO Human Performance Center. Doors open around 6:00PM. The bout starts at 7:00. We'll start playing about 6:15. We'll also play at half-time, and at the end of the match.

Info / Location: UNO Human Performance Center (near Elysian Fields & Leon C. Simon, NOLA 70112)

JUNE 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2:00 - 6:00pm:

Private Function

Saturday, June 19, 2:00 - 5:00pm:

The annual "West Harrison Ave. Block Party". The Party goes from 12:00 Noon - 6:00PM. We play from 2:00 - 5:00PM. Don't worry this ain't no hi-price, uppity, Lakeview party. This is West Harrison Ave. (between Pontchartrain Blvd and Fleur DeLis Drv.) in West Lakeview. West Harrison is now freshly black-topped (asphalted), and looks terrific. We're gonna' park antique cars and bikes right down th middle of the West Harrison Ave. to make our own "West Harrison Neutral Ground". Everyone's invited, even regular Lakeview people.

Saturday, June 26, 7:00 - 10:00pm:

Private Function (way over on the Westbank)

Sunday, June 27, 12 Noon - 2:00pm:

Private Party, Gretna

JULY 2010

Saturday, July 17, 3:00 - 6:00pm:

Wedding Reception

AUGUST 2010

Saturday, Aug 7, 6:00 - 9:00pm:

Private Function

Tuesday, August 10, 5:30 - 7:30pm:

Benny is a 'celebrity' judge at The National World War II Museum, for the first "Stage Door Idol" competition. There are four weeks of competition on Tuesdays (5:30 - 7:30PM) beginning July 20 and ending August 10. "Stage Door Idol" is open to all ages and features vocal performances of songs written or recorded in the 1940's. Everyone's invited to attend and cast their vote.

Info / Location: National World War II Museum, For info call 504-528-1944 (ext. 267)

OCTOBER 2010

Saturday, October 2, 3:00 - 4:00PM:

"Gretna Heritage Festival", we'll be on the (Old Gretna) Post Office Stage.

Info / Location: Gretna Heritage Festival, Post Office Stage, Huey P. Long Ave & 5th St. (near Gattuso's), www.gretnafest.com

Saturday, October, 9, 6:30 - 9:00PM:

Pontchartrain Vineyards' annual "Jazz In The Vines" series.

Info / Location: Pontchartrain Vineyards, 81250 Old Military Rd., Bush, LA, Tel: 985-892-9742

Sunday, October, 10, 4:00 - 6:00PM:

"It's The One Hundredth!! Holy Name Of Mary Festival"

Info / Location: Holy Name of Mary Festival, 500 Eliza St., Historic Algiers Point, 70142, Tel: 504-361-0937

Saturday, October, 16, 1:00 - 3:00PM:

Benny will be at Dorignac's Food Center for a "Who Dat Spring Water" promotion, 1:00-3:00PM. 'Flo', who co-stars with me in the Who Dat water commercials will also be there. (appearing at the grocery-store on Saturday afternoon....We're in the big-time now!)

Info / Location: Dorignac's Food Center, 710 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, LA

Saturday, October, 16, 7:30 - 10:30PM:

Saint Margret Mary "Food & Fun Festival"

Info / Directions: St. Margret Mary Fair Grounds, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell, LA - 70458.

Saturday, October, 23, 2:00 - 5:00PM:

"St. Anthony Parish OctoberFest"

Info / Location: St. Anthony's, 900 Franklin Ave. (at Burmaste)r, Gretna, LA, Tel: 504-367-0689

Saturday, October, 23, 7:00 - 10:00PM:

The Center Of Jesus The Lord - "A Night of Renaissance & Romance". This is a fund raiser for the support of the historic buildings occupied by "The Center". They are the Monastery Of St. Joseph and St. Teresa, built and consecrated in 1895. This event will be on these grounds: 14 courtyards, a fruit orcha, rooftop patios, and dozens of rooms. Food and drink from renowned chefs and establishments - Silent Auctions - and entertainment (oh, that's us). $50 per person includes everything.

Info / Location: The Center Of Jesus The Lord, 1236 N.Rampart St. (at Barracks St.), Ticket Price: $50/person, includes everything, Tel: Donna @504-835-4802, Jackie @ 504-289-3138, @ Dan 504-220-8239

Friday, October 29, 4:00 - 6:00PM:

Benny will be emceeing the awards at the "New Orleans Medical Services Foundation"  4th Annual Golf Tournament.

Info / Location: Audubon Park Club House Pavilion

Saturday, October 30, 1:00 - 3:00PM:

Benny will be at Jubilee Foods. Somebody betta'splain these directions to Flo. This is also a promotion for "Who Dat Spring Water". Maybe someday they'll invite us all da' way up nawt', to Who-Dat Springs.

Info / Location: Jubilee Foods (61461 Hwy.1090 - which is the same as N. Military Rd., 5 or 6 blocks north of Brownswitch Rd.)

November 2010

Saturday, November 6, 6:30 - 9:30PM:

"Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl" (private function) for "Queen Shelby".

Friday, November 19:

It's Carlo Nuccio's 50th Birthday Party, with Benny Grunch & The Bunch, John Mooney & Bluesiana, and Royal Fingerbowl. Everyone' invited. Even regular people.

Info / Location: D.B.A., 618 Frenchment St., Tel: 504-942-3731

Saturday, November 20, 4:00 - 7:00PM:

This is a benefit for Mark Cuquet, who is recovering from an accident.

Info / Location: Big Al's, 1440 Westbank Expy., Harvey, LA, Tel: 504-376-2090

Tuesday, November 23, 6:00 - 8:00PM:

The annual grand opening of Harrah's "Miracle On Fulton Street". (Harrah's makes a genuine effort to create something special for our Holidays. And all ya'll gotta' do is show-up.)

Info / Location: Harrah's Miracle On Fulton St.

Friday, November 26, 1:00 - 3:00PM:

The Basketry Gift Shop in Luling; annual "Basketry with Benny Grunch & The Bunch Shopping Season Start Up". We'll set up outside and play. Everybody's invited.

Info / Location: Outside the Basketry Gift Shop, 50 Wade St., (just off Hwy 90) Luling, LA 70070, Tel: 985-785-8769

Friday, November 26, 6:00 - 9:00PM:

"Speckled-T's" "Seafood, Steaks, and Entertainment"... 

Info / Location: Speckled-T's, 158 S. Military Rd. (at Gause Blvd.), Slidell, LA, 70461, Tel: 985-646-1728

December 2010

Friday, December 3rd:

Benny will be live on Radio AM-690,WIST; Eric Asher (show-host) and Sheri McKee (Music Editor of Where Y'at magazine). We'll talk about the new Grunch Road CD, and play some of the 14 cuts, and give away some CD's. (WIST-690 and all the staff make it certain that their local programing is all New Orleans)

Info / Location: Radio AM-690, www.wistradio.com

Saturday, December 4:

An evening with "The Acadian International Thunderbird Club" (The cars, not necessarily the wine...well, maybe the cars and the wine) at the beautiful Red Maple in historic, downtown Gretna, LA. (This is a private function - unless, of course, it spills into the street.)

Sunday, December 5, 9:30 - 10:30AM:

"Air National Guard Christmas Family Day" at Belle Chasse Naval Air Station, Hangar #5. All family members out of Belle Chasse Naval are invited. This event (and our performance) is sponsored by "Blue Star Mothers Of Louisiana". We'll do all of our hits, old and new; and also songs from our brand-new "Grunch Road" CD. We'll have all our CD's, and tees with us at cheap-real-yat prices, and that includes an autograph.

Info / Location: Belle Chasse Naval Air Station, Hangar #5

Thursday, December 9, 10:30AM - 1:30PM:

St. Charles Parish "Senior Citizen Free Luncheon"). All St. Charles Parish Senior Citizens are invited to this free luncheon. We'll perform all of our old hits and new hits. Did we mention that this is "Fa' free".

Info / Location: Jerusalem Temple, 1940 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan, LA 70047, Tel: 985-783-5000

Thursday, December 9, 6:00 - 9:00PM:

Everyone Is Invited to Chenier in Mandeville, "Live At Chenier-Holiday Concert Series". We play in the Gazebo, facing the lawn and village. Free admission - Just show up! We did this last year and it was a rousing success. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and ice chests. We'll bring all of our old hits, and new hits, and Cd's, and tees, and foolishment.

Info / Location: Chenier Condos, 1901 Hwy. 190. Mandville, LA, Chenier Condos Tel: 985-778-0459, Info Tel: 504-831-1081

Friday, December 10, 7:00 - 9:00PM:

We're once again doing a free in-store live performance at the Barnes & Noble. Our little show is 7:00-9:00 PM. The store will have our "The 12 Yats Of Christmas" CD, and also our brand-new "Grunch Road" CD on sale. We'll perform our hits, old and new; along with songs from the new CD. And we'll autograph what-ever ya'll- want,any-way ya'll-want. Everyone's invited; even Westwego people!

Info / Location: Barnes & Noble, 1601 Westbank Expy., Harvey, LA 70058, Tel: 504-263-1146

Saturday, December 11, 4:00 - 6:00PM:

City Of Mandeville annual "Winter On The Water" Celebration. This performance will include our "Ya' Mamma's Gutted-Out Lakeview Horn Section", and we'll have all our CD's and tees to autograph and sell really cheap (no upscale-uppity Covington pricing here). The rain got us last year, but we've already done some novenas, so this time we should be OK. (Also we'll have our new "Grunch Road" CD with almost all new songs.)

Info / Location: Winter On Water Celebration, Lakeshore Drive & West Beack Parkway

Tuesday, December 14, 6:00 - 9:00AM:

WWL-TV! We will be on our New Orleans local CBS television affiliate WWL-Ch4, for a live performance. We'll play our "Yats" Christmas hits, and "Ain't Dere No More" hits, and songs from our brand-new "Grunch Road" CD. And!!! Frank Davis will be cookin' up a storm on that same-show, and  same-time, and same-channel. What a coincidence...

Thursday, December 16, 6:30PM:

Private Party way up on da' Nawt' Shore

Friday, December 17, 8:00 - 10:00PM:

Back again at Harrah's "Miracle On Fulton Street"

Saturday, December 18, 7:00 - 10:00PM:

"Gattuso's Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant"  in historic, old downtown Gretna, 435 Huey P. Long Ave.-70053. We're gonna' play from 7:00-10:00PM,

Info / Location: Gatusso's, 435 Huey P. Long Ave, Old Downtown Gretna, LA 70053, Tel: 504-368-1114, www.gattusosdeli.com

Sunday, December 19, 5:00 - 8:00PM:

"Speckled-T's" Seafood, Steaks, Entertainment, Dancin'n Carryin'-on (and kids are OK 'till 9PM).

We'll have our "12 Yats" double CD's and our brand-new "Grunch Road" CD's with us, plus the "Ain't Dere No More" tee shirts (with over 500 Ain't Dere No More's-listed by neighborhood).(And we'll autograph whatever ya' want.)

Tuesday, December 21, 7:00 - 8:30PM:

Everyone's invited to this "Annual Sunset Sundays On Christmas Tuesday". We'll perform inside the church (on our best behavior). Refreshments will follow in the reception room. This is a free event (But ya' gotta' listen to our performance, if ya'wanna' get the free snacks and donuts). 

Info / Location: Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 (in Lakeview), Tel: Lewis @ 504-488-2172

Wednesday, December 22, 5:30 - 6:45PM:

New Orleans Hornets Buzz Fest with Benny Grunch & The Bunch. We're gonna'  on a large outside stage on Girod St. between The New Orleans Arena and The Superdome 5:30 to 6:45PM. NBA game time is 8:00PM. Hugo & Honeybee will be signing autographs -  Interactives for the Kids - Concessions - One Dollar Beer - and Much More. The New Orleans Hornets always go the extra distance to make sure everybody has a good time. This is a fun event with Us, & The Wanna' Bees, & The Used To Bees. There's also lotsa' seating in front of the stage.

Friday, December 24 (Chistmas Eve), 12 Noon - 2:00PM:

Once again, we'll be in "the-real-Big-Time". (Alas, but only for a couple of hours)... As we set up the equipment, and lights, and TV cameras, and radio microphones, and red carpet, and banners. While the limousines pull up out front; for our annual Christmas performance At! - The Metairie Road Walgreens!!! right in front of the toe-nail clippers. The store will have our CD's in stock (The 12 Yats Of Christmas and the brand-new! "Grunch Road" CD.) We'll play live in the store, and sign autographs, and try to keep safe; in spite of our proximity to the automatic doors, and the onslaught of wild frenzied paparazzi.

Info / Location: Metairie Road Walgreens, 1503 Metairie Rd. (at Codifer), Metairie, LA 70005, Tel: 504-831-9756

Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Night, NOT Christmas Eve - Chirstmas Night!), 6:00 - 10:00PM:

Christmas Night (Not Christmas Eve - Christmas Night!) It's the annual "Giant (pronounced "Jiynt" in New Orleans) 12 Yats Of Christmas Pawty'. Cover charge this year is 45 cents (Yes, you heard right. Forty Five Cents!) at the door. And I am so sorry about the price increase. (Last year it was 25 cents). But this price of admission increase is due entirely to the fines incurred by Benny Grunch & The Bunch from the Red Light Cameras. Our offenses were: Chewing gum while driving past Canal and Carrollton - Smiling while wearing sunglasses in a school zone on Canal Blvd - and talking to the person sitting right next to you in your passenger seat, at various intersections Uptown. We apologize for this financial burden. In an attempt to make this up to our guests; we'll have all our CD's and tees, and our brand new "Grunch Road" CD, all at "after Christmas prices". A, of course personalized autographs don't cost nuttin'.

Info / Location: Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl, 3106 Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, Tel: 504-861-1700

JANUARY 2009

Saturday, January 3, 8:00 - 9:15PM:

Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl "New Orleans Nite", We perform 8:00-9:15PM

Tuesday, January 6, 8:00PMish:

The Mighty Ride of The Phunny Phorty Phellows culminates with this rolicking, aimless, yet so necessary mad revelry. Somewhere in the realm of Eightish P.M.ish.

Saturday, January 10, 7:30 - 9:30PM:

The most-wise and ever-seeing "Krewe D'etat" at Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl. (very private and very important function)

Saturday, January 17, 6:00PM:

Lutheran High School Gift Giving Party

Sunday, January 18, 6:00PM:

Sheraton New Orleans Downtown, Private Function

FEBRUARY 2009

Sunday, February 8, 3:00 - 7:00PM (maybe later):

Benefit at Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl for drummer Harry Ravain. (Harry Ravain has been the drummer for Benny Grunch & The Bunch since 1997. He's been battling cancer since August 2008. It's been rough to say the least; but there have been some recent truly amazing improvements.) There'll be lots'a bands and performers and fun stuff. OK for kids, and Mawmaws, and Everybody, even Metry' people.

Friday, February 13, 9:00PMish - 12 Midnight:

"Krewe Of Mona Lisa" / "Krewe Of Moon Pie" after parade Ball-Bash-Party-Dance. Everyone's invited. Tickets are available now and at the door. Call "Lisa" at the Arcade for more info. (Note: This day and date "FRIDAY, February 13" IS Correct!!  Some publications and websites show Saturday, February 14 - That's wrong.)

Info / Location: The Arcade Theatre in Old Town Slidell (just off Front St. at 2249 Carey St., Slidell, LA (The Arcade is a National Historic Landmark)

Saturday, February 14, 11:00AM:

The Krewe Of "Push-Mow" Parade rolls at 11:00AM from the Abita Town Hall in Downtown Abita Springs, LA. Benny is the Honarary Krewe Kaptain this year.

Saturday, February 14, 1:00 - 5:00PM:

We are honored to perform live at the Abita Town Hall of the bustling metropolis of Abita Springs. Everybody's invited. Everybody! Even Mississippi people. We'll have all the CD's and tees and our autograph pens.

Sunday, February 15, 12 Noon - 12:45PM:

Jefferson Parish's "Family Gras" on the "Louisiana Stage" located in 'Metry' right behind Chevy's on N. Hullen. This is the first year of "The Louisiana Stage" of now world-famous Family Gras. Help us help Metry. And all ya'll gotta' do is show up! We promise, all of our most Funest and Yateeist and Mardi Grawist hit songs whether ya' wanna' hear 'em or not. We'll also have our CD's and Tee Shirts (at "prices down below ya' knees") and autograph whatever ya' want.

Friday, February 20, 8:00 - 12 Midnight:

It's the Krazy, Never Kalm, Never Kollected, Always Knuts, Kinda' Krambunktious, Kworld Kfamous, and Always Ktasteless...  "Kinsky Ball", Bay St. Louis, MS. (This is a private function, not open to the public. Let us all be grateful for that.)

Saturday, February 21, 9:00PM - 12 Midnight or later if you hang in):

We're playing in Mandeville at "New Orleans Live Cafe". Callan has some really fat boiled crabs for tonight.

Info / Location: New Orleans Live Cafe, 2223  N Causeway, Mandeville, LA (Coming from the Causeway, go over the little high-rise and exit to the right (east) at Fairway Drv., there is an "H" sign because of Lakeview Regional Hospital. Head back toward the Causeway on the service road. "N.O. Live Cafe" is between Lakeview Hospital and Banner Ford.), Tel: 985-727-5585

Sunday, February 22, 11:00AM - 2:00PM:

Argus Party (private function)

Monday, February 23, 5:30 - 7:00PM:

It's the "Gretna Lundi Gras Celebration" at the Historic Gretna Railroad Station. We perform from 5:30-7:00PM, followed by The Wise Guys, then Tab Benoit. I'll have the "Ain't No Place To Pee On Mardi Gras Day" tee shirts and CD's. Also the "Ain't Dere No More" tees and CD's, and the new "IZZAT CHALL'S KAT?" tees. All at low-low 4th St. prices and I'll autograph and personalize whatever you want.

Info / Location: Historic Gretna Railroad Station on Huey P. Long and 4, Gretna, LA

Tuesday, February 24, 10:00AM:

Mardi Gras Day - We're performing live with with the Krewe Of Argus on their mighty ride through the streets of Metairie. Parade rolls from Clearview and Veterans at 10:00AM.

MARCH 2009

Saturday, March 7, 7:00 - 11:00PM:

St. Andrew The Apostle "Red White & You" Auction/Gala. Everyone's invited. 7:00-11:00PM. (I think, maybe... St. Andrew's was the first CYO Dance I ever played. In 1961??!!). (Also the first time I drove over the "New Bridge" - 35cents! Really,  that would be about $3.50 in 2009 dollars. So actually now it's $2.50 cheaper than it was to get outta' da' Westbank!)

Info / Location: St. Andrew The Apostle, 3131 Eton St. (near New Aurora), Algiers, LA

Sunday, March 21, 6:00PM:

Pass Christian, Mississippi (private "pawty")

Saturday, March 28, 2:00 - 5:00PM: 

In Lakeview! Dancin' by da' street! All Thirteen Businesses on West Harrison Ave. are giving a Block Party! 1:00-6:00PM. Free beverages and food and a free "Lucky Dog" stand. All Lakeview residents and refugees are invited. We're gonna play from 2:00-5:00PM. We'll have all our CD's and Tee shirts at low low West Harrison prices (This ain't no hi-class Harrison Ave. wit' dem' neutral grounds'n all). And I'll autograph whateva'' ya' want; like maybe some Lakeview memorabilia ya' rescued from the flood.

Info / Location: West Harrison Avenue, For more info call John at Golden Cleaners, 504-483-8143

APRIL 2009

Friday, April 3, 7:00PM:

Private Function

Saturday, April 18, 5:30PM:

We open for the Big Easy Roller Girls at 5:30PM at the UNO Human Performance Center on the corner of Simon Bolivar and Elysian Fields. After the Girls first bout, we'll go on for another set. Finally, some real cultcha' comes to the The University Of New Orleans!

Info / Location: UNO Human Performance Center, corner of Simon Bolivar & Elysian Fields

Sunday, April 19, 5:00 - 6:00PM (6:30PM if you hang in there with us):

"Sunset Sundays" at Lakeview Presbyterian. We're gonna' play in the Church. And we'll have all our merchandise with us, at prices so low that St. Dominic parishioners are coming over. (We'll autograph whatever ya'll got.)

Info / Location: Lakeview Presbyterian, 5914 Canal Blvd. in Lakeview, Tel: 504-488-2172

Monday, April 20, 11:00AM - 1:00PM (maybe later, if ya'll hang):

This Historical Event might just be the most Important Performance of our career... It's "The Grand Re-Opening Of Bud's Broiler #2" on City Park Ave. Congressman Steve Scalise will cut the ribbon and Pitchman/Author/TV Personality Ronnie Verges will oversee the proceedings. We're gonna' set-up and play right on the sidewalk; 11:AM-1:00PM (maybe later, if ya'll hang). "Still Dere Some More - Bud's Numba' 2". "Still Dere Some More-Bud's Numba' 2". "Still Dere Some More-Bud's Numba' 2." "Right across da' street from Del-ga-doo". More info to come...

Info / Location: Bud's Broiler #2, City Park Ave

MAY 2009

Sunday, May 3, 6:00 - 7:00PM:

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on the "Lagniappe Stage"

Saturday, May 16, 4:00PM:

Private Function in Metry

Friday, May 22, 6:00PM:

Private Party at Southport Hall

JUNE 2009

Saturday, June13, 6:30PM:

Wedding at Hotel Maison Dupuy

Saturday, June 27, 1:00 - 5:00PM:

"St. Bernard Shrimp Festival" to benefit "Jimmy's Kids".

Info / Location: St. Bernard Shrimp Festival, Yscloskey, LA (South on Hwy. 39, left on Hwy. 46. Stay on 46 (Florrisant Rd.), left toward Shell Beach to 1711 Yscloskey Hwy.)

JULY 2009

Saturday, July 4, 6:00PM:

Pass Christian Paw'ty

Saturday, July 18, 2:30 - 4:00PM:

"Tour Guides of New Orleans" Seminar. We're actually gonna' set up some small equipment and perform a bunch of our hits whether ya' wanna' hear'em or not; right dere at da'seminar; over by St. Chawls' Ave. We'll also autograph & personalize some Yats CD's and "Ain't Dere No More" tees. We go on 2:30-4:00PM. (private function)

AUGUST 2009

Saturday, August 15, 7:00 - 10:00PM:

Robin'n Lorrie's Great-Late Birt'Day Pawty

SEPTEMBER 2009

Saturday, September 5, 5:00 - 9:00PM:

John's Birthday Paw'ty in Algiers (private function)

Friday, September 11, 5:00 - 6:00PM:

Lafayette Square Free Concert. We're on from 5:00 till almost 6:00PM. The Iguanas go on after us. This is part of The Young Leadership Council Free Concert Series.

Info / Location: Lafayette Square, 500 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA, Tel: 504-585-1500

Saturday, September 26, 8:00 - 10:00PM:

"Louisiana Gator Fest". This festival benefits "The Mental Health Association Of St. Tammany", "The Tammany Trace Foundation", and "Truth 180".

Info / Location: Tammany Trace Trailhead, 21490 Koop Drv., Mandeville, LA, Tel: Cheri Carter @ 985-641-0619.

Sunday, September 27, 1:00 - 4:00PM:

Warren Easton High School "55 Year Reunion" (Celebrating the classes of 1954 and 1955) at The Jefferson Orleans in Metairie. All other classes (especially through 1959 & 1960) are encouraged to atte, because this will be the last reunion planned for the Class Of '54. Please be present for this Warren Easton historical event.

Info / Location: Jefferson Orleans, Metairie, LA, Tel: Al @ 504-831-2880

OCTOBER 2009

Saturday, October 3rd:

"Fortier High School Reunion - Class of 1964" at the Radisson Hotel in Kenner.

Saturday, October 10, 12:30 - 2:00PM:

"Slidell Seafood & Fun Festival"

Info / Location: St. Margaret Mary School, 1050 Robert Rd., Slidell, LA 70458, Tel: 985-643-4612

Saturday, October 10, 7:30PM:

Westminster Tower Annual "Where Yat? - Y'all Out By Kenner" Party, private for residents and their guests.

Sunday, October 11, 5:00 - 7:00PM:

"Holy Name Of Mary Fall Festival" at world famous, historic Algiers Point. This is the "Ninety Ninth" (that's right...99th!!) "Annual Holy Name Of Mary Fall Festival". Ya'll come on over and be part of makin' history at da' Point.

Info / Location: Holy Name of Mary Fall Festival, Historic Algiers Point, 500 Eliza St., Tel: Frank @ 504-361-0937

Saturday, October 17, 8:00 - 9:30PM:

"Oktoberfest At The Mandeville Trailhead". This event benefits "Scott's Wish", in which everyone is a volunteer.

Info / Location: Mandeville Trailhead, Tel: Denise @ 985-502-2882

Monday, October 19, 7:00 - 8:15PM:

"The Makaha Sons" return to New Orleans and we're gonna' open for them at Lakeview Harbor. The Makaha Sons are Hawaii's premiere music group, with 21 CD's to their credit. Some of their recent performances include Carnegie Hall, and twice on the NBC Today Show. "The Sons" music is something very different and beautiful (and you don't hear me say beautiful). Vocally and musically it's a treat. And live; it's a triple treat.At. This event will be inside the main dining room. We'll go on from 7:00 till 8:15PM, and "The Sons" will go on right after us. Because this event is inside; seating is limited to 120 persons.

Info / Location: Lakeview Harbor, 911 Harrison Ave. (downtown Lakeview), New Orleans, LA 70124, Tickets: $25/person, covers admission and Hawaiian Buffet. For info call Lakeview Harbor @ 504-486-4887

Saturday, October 24, 8:00PM - 12 Midnight:

"Ron's Riotous Rockin' - Multi Guest Of Honor - It's Everybody's" Birthday Party

Saturday, October 31st:

"Sheila'n Paula'n Nem's Westwego Halloween Paw'ty"

NOVEMBER 2009

Saturday, November 14, 7:00 - 10:00PM:

"Our Lady Of Wisdom" Auditorium in Algiers presents "Jingle Jangle Mingle" Gala-Dinner-Silent Auction to benefit "Our Lady Of Wisdom Healthcare Center".

Info / Location: Our Lady Of Wisdom Auditorium, 5600 Gen. DeGaulle D., Algiers, LA, Please call Sister Kateri for reservations and info @ 504 304-5414

Thursday, November 19, 5:00 - 7:00PM:

"Shop St. Bernard Day" in Chalmette. We'll perform live from about 5:00-7:00PM in front of (or inside; depends on the weather) ". "Ya'll bring ya' chairs, so you can hang with us a while!"

Info / Location: A1-Appliance, 3350 Paris Rd., Chalmette, LA 70043,Te;" Darlene @ 504-271-9999

Saturday, November 21, 6:30 - 8:30PM:

Bayou Segnette, Westwego, LA (private function)

Friday, November 27, 12 Noon - 3:00PM:

Everybody's invited to The Basketry's Annual Opening Day Of Christmas Shopping. We're gonna' set up outside and play.

Info / Location: The Basketry, 50 Wade St., Luling, LA 70070 (off Hwy. 90), Tel: 985-785-8769 

DECEMBER 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 6:00PM:

We are proud to perform for the Opening Presentation of The Roosevelt Hotel's world famous Lobby Christmas Decorations. The Lobby has not been decorated for Christmas since 2004. And it has not been decorated with the name "The Roosevelt Hotel" for many years. The Roosevelt is part of The Waldorf Astoria Collection, and it shows. The hotel has been resurrected to it's "Roosevelt" glory. You'll first notice in the lobby that the old carpet is gone, to expose the original tile and marble floors that  have been painstakingly restored. We're going to perform in that very lobby at 6:00PM. This may be a brief performance, and everyone's invited. So don't come late....a, oh-yeah. Wipe ya' feet.

Info / Location: The Roosevet Hotel, 123 Barrone St. New Orleans 70112, Tel: 504-648-1200

Thursday, December 3, 6:00 - 9:00PM:

"Live At Chenier! Holiday Concert Series". We'll perform in the Gazebo. This performance will include our "Ya' Mamma's Gutted Out Lakeview Horn Section". We'll sell all our "Yats" and "Ain't Dere No More" tees and CD's really cheap, and autograph whatever ya' want. Finally!...a little cultcha', across da' Causeway.

Info / Location: Chenier Condos, 1901 Hwy 190, Mandeville, Tel: 985-778-0459, For info call 504-831-1081

Saturday, December 5th., 12 Noon - 2:00PM:

Benny will be signing autographs at Walgreens. The U.S.Marines will be there collecting for "Toys For Tots".

Info / Location: Walgreens on Chateau & W.Esplanade, Kenner, LA

Saturday, December 5:

"The Acadian Thunderbird Club" (The cars, not necessarily the wine) chapter of the Vintage Thunderbirds Club International" annual Christmas "Dance-Dinner-Ford Thunderbird Restoration Session-Enlightenment Seminar and Quality Entertainment" Party at the historic Red Maple in Downtown Gretna, LA.

Sunday, December 6, 6:00PM:

The Diamondhead Performing Arts Society presents "Crescent City Christmas" in the ballroom. We go on around 6:00PM for two 45 minute shows.

Info / Location: Diamonhead, Diamond, MS

Thursday, December 10, 10:30AM - 1:30PM:

"St. Charles Parish Senior Citizens Free Luncheon" at  All St. Charles Parish Senior Citizens are invited to this free luncheon. We're gonna' perform all our hits (and some of our misses) . Did we mention it's free?!

Info / Location: Jerusalem Temple, 1940 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan, LA 70047, Tel: 985-783-5000

Friday, December 11, 7:00 - 9:00PM:

Barnes & Noble (West Bank) Live Performance in the Store 

Info / Location: Barnes & Noble, 1601 Westbank Expy. (at Manhattan), Harvey, LA 70058, Tel: 504-263-1146

Saturday, December 12, 4:00 - 6:00PM (we will go later if you hang with us):

City of Mandeville's "Winter On The Water", on Lake Shore Drive. (We'll have the brand new "12 Yats" CD's and "Ain't Dere No More" tee shirts. And maybe even the brand new "Grunch Road" CD's.)

Info / Location: Winter On The Water, Lake Shore Drive, Tel: Marlaine @ 985-626-3144

Sunday, December 13, 3:00 - 6:00PM:

It's "The Annual Faubourg Maranee' 12 Yats Of Christmas Pawty' fa' Free". We'll have all the merchandise with us, and our autograph pens.

Info / Location: La Maison de la Musique, 508 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, LA 70116, Tel: Sue @ 504-947-6155

Monday, December 14, 7:00 - 9:00AM:

WWL-TV "The Morning Show". We'll be there very early, but probably will perform a bunch of times between 7:00 - 9:00AM. We'll do lotsa' new and funny stuff. (WWL-TV is New Orleans' CBS affiliate, and dedicates time to local news, events, and entertainment, way-way beyond the call of duty. Thanks Y'all. to WWL-TV.)

Info / Location: WWL-TV Channel 4

Wednesday, December 16, 7:00 - 9:00PM:

Barnes & Noble Bookstore. That's right! We'll set up all the stuff and perform live, right in the store. Bring in anything you want me to autograph, or buy our latest "12 Yats Of Christmas" 2009 CD, in the store. Or I could sign any book or CD. Doesn't have to be one of mine. Maybe you'll want me to sign your brand new The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare, or Bugs Bunny Cartoon Carnival.

Info / Location: Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 3721 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002, Tel: 504-455-4929.

Thursday, December 17, 6:00 - 8:00PM:

Barnes & Noble "Live In-Store Performance"  

Info / Location: Barnes & Noble, 3414 Hwy 190, Mandeville, LA 70471, tel: 504-626-8884

Friday, December 18, 7:00 - 10:00PM:

Watch Out Lakeview! It's the "Velvet Swing Reunion". And everybody's invited. At Lakeview Harbor, which was the real location of the "Velvet Swing". Were you a Velvet Swing regular? Were you a Velvet Swing casual customer? Do you wish you had gone to the Velvet Swing more often? Were you thrown out a few times?  Did you practically live there? Or are you just Really-Lakeview. Or wish you were any of the above? This is your kind of socializing and learning opportunity.

We're gonna' set-up and play all of our music live in the restaurant (yes, the Main Room!). We'll have all the CD's and Tees to sell (cheap - at Velvet Swing era prices) and autograph. And here's the cover charge...Ya' ready?...95 cents. Yep Ninety-Five CENTS!! (I don't even have a "cents" sign on my keyboard.) In the Velvet Swing days, band nights were One Dollar. We're doing something about the economy.. It's a nickel cheaper than it was back then. Tell all your Lakeview friends, and former Velvet Swing residents...oops...I mean customers, who are coming home for the Holidays (and who can also afford the 95 cents); don't miss this event. I don't know if we'll ever do it again.

Info / Location: Lakeview Harbor, 911 Harrison, Downtown Lakeview, New Orleans, LA 70124 (Right across the street from the snow-ball stand), For info call Lakeview Harbor 504-486-4887. Or call me @ 504-231-8916. 

Saturday, December 19, 7:30 - 10:30pm:

Private Function

Sunday, December 20, 5:00 - 7:00PM:

"Miracle On Fulton St." is a free Holiday presentation of Harrah's New Orleans from November 27th to January 3rd. Everyone is welcome; kids, maw-maws, everybody. Daily Snowfalls, entertainment, Santa & his reindee. Sample food from Fulton St. Restaurants.

Info / Location: Harrah's New Orleans - Enter at Fulton & Poydras St.

Sunday, December 20, 8:00 - 11:00PM:

Miss Pat's "Jingle Bell Ball"

Monday, December 21, 6:00 - 7:00PM:

"ABC-TV26 News/Good Morning New Orleans". We'll be doing some of our fun songs acoustically on ABC-TV (Channel 26).

Tuesday, December 22, 7:00 - 8:30PM:

Lakeview Presbyterian Church. Everyone's invited. We're gonna' set up and play live in the church! Yes, they're really gonna' let us do that. The time is not set, but we're thinking maybe 7:00-8:30PM.

Info / Location: Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. in Lakeview, LA 70124, Tel: Lewis @ 504-488-2172

Wednesday, December 23, 5:30 - 6:45PM:

"New Orleans Hornets Buzz Fest" with Benny Grunch & The Bunch. Game time is 8:00PM. With interactives for the kids, Hugo and Honeybee signing autographs, concessions, One Dollar Beer, and much more. The Hornets make an enormous effort to show you a good time. Come be part of it.

Info / Location: New Orleans Hornets Buzz Fest, Girod St. outside, right between The New Orleans Arena & The Superdome

Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), 12 Noon - 2:00PM:

The Metairie Rd. Walgreens. Live In Store Performance. We'll probably set up right in front of the toenail clippers. (So if ya' need some of them big heavy-duty ones that look like wire cutters, I'll pass'em over to ya'.)

Info / Location: Metarie Road Walgreens, 1503 Metairie Rd. (at Codifer), Metairie, LA 70005, Tel: 504-831-9756

Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve), 6:00 - 8:00PM:

The Walgreens in Chalmette. Yes! You heard right.... The Walgreens in Chalmette!. We're settin' up (live) in the store. Once again the finest in real Yat Cultcha' comes to Da'Parish!

Info / Location: Chalmette Walgreens, corner of Judge Perez & Paris Road, St. Berna, Tel: 504-276-6192

Friday, December 25 (Christmas Night... Christmas Night!...not Christmas Eve), 6:00 - 9:30/10:00PM (if ya'll can hang with us):

At the NEW! Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl, Conveniently located (with no stairs to climb!) on S. Carrolllton Ave. and Earhart . It's "The Annual, Giant 12 Yats Of Christmas Paw'ty" featuring us and only us (no filler) "Benny Grunch & The Bunch" performing all of our Christmas and Yat and Ain't Dere No More hits; whether ya'wanna hear 'em or not. MawMaws, PawPaws, Kids, Big Kids, Little Kids, Ya'Bruddinlaw, Ya'Yankee Relatives, Ya'Mama'n Nems, Ya'neighbors'n Nems, Everybody's OK - even ya' Uncle Brother. The "Cover Charge" this year is 25 cents (That's right - twenty five CENTS! - One Quarter!) at the door; "To keep out the riff-raff".

Info / Location: Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl, S. Carrollton Ave & Earhart (actually through Ye Olde College Inn parking lot)

 


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