Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

April 24, 2014

Magical Bourbon St. event comes to FFG

By Patricia Freed
Sun contributor

CROSSVILLE — Laissez les bon temps rouler ("let the good times roll!"). New Orleans’ Bourbon St. and its colorful French Quarter are coming to Fairfield Glade for one magical Meet Me on Bourbon Street event. This entertaining Art Guild fundraiser will be Saturday, May 10, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Fairfield Glade's Conference Center on Stonehenge Dr. 

Stepping through the event entrance, participants will find themselves transported to another time and place with murals depicting old fashioned street lights, balconies full of colorful hanging floral baskets, and shadowy figures of musicians lining Bourbon St. Greeters will welcome guests into a world of sparkle and bling. 

Evening festivities include a cocktail hour with cash bar, a tasty New Orleans-style buffet, musical entertainment by the Roux du Bayou Band (foot tapping or dancing is encouraged), and a silent auction of desirable items. The talented Nashville musicians of the Roux du Bayou Band provide a wide array of music covering Mardi Gras, Motown, Cajun, rock n' roll, country, R&B and, of course, beloved oldies. They play several musical instruments including guitar, mandolin, drums, accordion, fiddle and piano.

The buffet menu is filled with several New Orleans’ standouts: gumbo soup, jambalaya, etoufee, vegetables, beignets, Cajun corn and red beans and rice. Not to worry. All will be prepared to please the sensitive palettes of local residents. After a night’s festivities in the Big Easy, partiers will go home with smiling faces, knowing that they had a great time at this entertaining fundraiser.

Let your feet tap to the beat on Bourbon St. Saturday, May 10, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Fairfield Glade's Conference Center on Stonehenge Dr. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the Art Guild’s Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Dr. To purchase tickets by phone or for more information, call 707-7249. The deadline for buying tickets is May 5.

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3)organization and an equal opportunity provider. Visit their website is www.artguildfairfieldglade.net.