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Spirits on Bourbon…Proud home of Tim Buie’s Piano Entertainers Convention 2017

 Tim Buie’s 2nd Annual Piano Entertainers Convention will converge on the French Quarter at Spirits from March 26-29.

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JOIN DUELING PIANO PLAYERS, GREAT PIANISTS, PIANO BAR OWNERS, AND MORE ON INFAMOUS BOURBON STREET FOR FOUR DAYS OF LIVE PERFORMANCES, MASTERCLASSES AND SEMINARS WITH CELEBRITY SPEAKERS, CELEBRATIONS OF NEW ORLEANS CULTURE AND JAM SESSIONS!

The convention is both an informational and networking opportunity for those in the business. There will be classes, seminars, celebrity speakers and live auditions for those in the business. It’s a great opportunity for musicians, entertainers, club managers, owners, and agents to get together and learn from one another discussing all topics in the field.

Seminars will include classes by

Liberty DeVitto, Billy Joel’s long time Drummer

Bob Baker, #1 Music Guru and Social Media Expert

Dr. Clark Rosen Vocalist Throat Specialist

Marty Richardson Owner/Pianist Savannah Smiles Dueling Pianos

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The event will include a Crawfish Boil at Spirits during check in on Sunday as well as a very special charity event. Beginning Sunday at 8pm. Spirits will be open 24 hours for the duration of the convention with DUELING PIANO MUSIC featuring some of the WORLDS MOST ENTERTAINING MUSICIANS playing LIVE at Spirits for 24 hours a day from March 26-29.

In addition to our great staff of musicians at Spirits on Bourbon, performances will include:’l

Billy Joel’s long time drummer Liberty DeVitto,

Dr. Dirty John Valby #1 Comedic and Parody Specialist in the World

Long Island’s own David Clark

Award winning singer/songwriter Chris Foster

Piano Bar Diva Susan Erwin

World Renowned Dueling Pianist Tom Basler

All these great talents and more will converge on Spirits on Bourbon for this 24 hour 4 day event.

Steve Smith, Spirits on Bourbon, “I can’t wait to host the 2017 Piano Entertainer’s Convention.  It’s a great opportunity for musicians from around the world to learn and network with the best in the business. It’ll also be a huge treat for our customers who will reap the benefits of having all this talent under one roof for 4 days. We are going to have great shows 24 hours a day for the entire event. It’s my hope that we can expand this convention into a Festival!!”

Brad Bohannan, Spirits on Bourbon, “With our already great crop of entertainers at Spirits, partnering with Tim Buie and his Piano Entertainer’s Convention was a no brainer. We are so proud of our staff of entertainers and we can’t wait to host this event”

Tim Buie, World Famous Piano Entertainer, “Spirit’s is a a natural host for our 2nd annual event. In the heart of Bourbon St and already with tremendous talent on staff. It’s going to be a great 4 days at Spirits”.

Please Visit PIANO ENTERTAINERS CONVENTION WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS!!!!!

 

 

 

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Spirits on Bourbon and Turtle Bay giving Supplies to help Flood Victims.

With all the flooding roaring through Louisiana, Spirits on Bourbon  and Turtle Bay has joined the New Orleans  convention and visitors bureau  to help the victims of this natural Disaster.  
Spirits on Bourbon  has donated two truck loads of water and some clothing to help  

  their fellow louisianiansto get through this time of need.  
They looking for Non-Perishable Food Items. Needed food items include: canned vegetables, fruit, and meats (tuna and chicken), soups, stews, beans and chili. Peanut butter, pasta, rice, breakfast cereal, shelf-stable milk. Highly nutritious items such as protein bars, Ensure and PediaSure are also needed.  

  They are asking for Bottled Water and prefer in palettes of twenty four. Personal Toiletries and Cleaning Supplies are especially important. The loading dock at the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau  

 is accepting donations from anyone beginning at 4:00 pm Monday, August, 15th, 2016. Spirits on Bourbon and Turtle Bay  hope to continue to help out. If you would like to make a donation drop it off and we will deliver it for you!

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Spirits on Bourbon Takes on Cancer at Reality Rally

Brad Bohannan  and Steve Smith attended Reality Rally for the third year representing Spirits On Bourbon! They joined over 100 reality TV stars to make Reality Rally  was a huge success. Over thirty television shows were represented!  

     Spirits On Bourbon owners, Steve Smith and Brad Bohannan, raised close to $10,000 this year, giving a three-year total of over $25,000 for Michelle’s Place. Michelles Place  is a Temecula-based nonprofit that provides support for breast cancer survivors and their families. The weekend started with a visit to Michelle’s Place and hearing the story of Michelle’s dream to provide a place for people to go when dealing with breast cancer. 

  awards were given to the start to raise the most money with Steve and Brad both top fundraisers. 

  Then they had a red carpet event and casino night   where Guest start vying to win prizes with all proceeds going to Michelle’s Place.

  The Rally includes an Amazing Race style competition in which the stars are paired up with fans and sponsors. Brad and Steve were lucky enough to have the same teams they had last year select them once again. Brad’s team, the Tata Sisterhood, finished third last year and worked hard strategizing and raising a ton of money. Together they were able to improve and finish first in the Amazing Race style competition! 

  Steve’s team, Blame it on the Bankers, only finished five of the fourteen stations last year but where the first team to the bar! Wanting to improve from last year, they finished six stations and made their way to the Bank Bar and Grill for some set a celebratory drinks. “We may not finish first in the race but we finished first to the bar for the second year in a row. I think that’s something to be proud of!” said Steve Smith.  

  Later that day, they had an autograph session with fans could meet and mingle with their favorite reality stars. Spirits on Bourbon  was honored to participate in Reality Rally  2016.  

 “We have raised a lot of money for a great cause and have made a lot of life long friends along the way,” said Brad Bohannan . “We hope to come back next year to raise more money for Michelle’s Place, see some old friends and gain some new friends in the beautiful city of Temecula

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Bar Rescue 100 Episodes Party

Spirits on Bourbon was excited to be invited to the Spike Television celebration of the 100th episode of Bar Rescue at STK midtown! The President of Spike TV said some kind words about the show before Jon Taffer spoke to the crowd thanking everyone let them know that with out all the hard work of the production team and show participants the show would never have reached 100 episodes.  

  After the speeches the party ensued led by famous a music great, DJ Lil Jon who’s a rapper, actor, and producer!  

  He played some of his newest mixes and had everyone on their feet! Of course the party featured some of the best Specialty Cocktails. 

  “We felt honored to be included with anything involved with Spike and Jon Taffer,” said Brad Bohannan.  Steve agreed, “It’s nice to see that even after all this time we are considered the most successful episode! It’s truly a family and they always include us!”

First Saints Game for Spirits Hearse

The Saints played their first home game of the season in the Dome last night. Saturday was also the inaugural Tailgate Party for the Spirit’s on Bourbon Hearse. Tom Brady, and the  New England Patriots were in town to face the black and gold fresh off their Super Bowl victory and “Deflate Gate”. Saints fans of all ages were in full force ready to cheer on the home team.  The Who Dat Fans were also ready to  give the Pats, especially Brady, some good natured ribbing. “We couldn’t wait to get the hearse out here to the Dome for the fans to enjoy”, said owner Brad Bohannan.

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The Saints played much better this week even though they didn’t come out on top in the end. At least the starters gave the fans something to cheer about and great hope for the upcoming season.

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“One thing we learned for sure  is that people LOVE the Spirits on Bourbon Hearse,” owner Steve Smith added,” Keep an eye out for us at every Saints home game this season!!”  The hearse will also be making some trips to Baton Rouge for some LSU games and many more events in the coming weeks. Make sure to look out for us outside the Dome, and around town. Get your picture in the hearse with our skull man mascot, have a beer and do some pregame warm up with the gang from Spirits on Bourbon. Whether you just want a picture, a beer, shot of fireball, or ride in a parade; the Spirits on Bourbon Hearse is a traveling great time!!!

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Speaking at The Intuit Quickbooks Conference

Spirts On Bourbon was lucky enough to host the corporate function for Scaling New Heights Conference on Monday night! By all accounts it was with great success.  

 
  Spirits welcomed the capacity crowd with food, entertainment and drinks for all tastes.   

  On Tuesday night, we were were honored to be invited to speak at the Intuit Quickbooks conference along with Jon Taffer and Joe Woodward.  

  We advised the group of over over 1000 ProAdvisors on our thoughts as to what would help them better understand the struggles their clients face every day. We are also going to be working with Revel Systems to help test and modify a new POS system for Spirits on Bourbon.  

  We look forward to coming back next year to the Scaling New Heights conference and tell you all about our experience with this new POS System. Thanks for including us Intuit!

Vh1 was filming a new dating show at Spirits on Bourbon

VH1 was filming a new show called ‘She’s Got Game’ starring Jayceon Taylor (who is aptly nicknamed “The Game”) at Spirits on Bourbon.  

  The premise of the show is that the platinum selling artist sets out to find love with the help of his Celebrity friends.  

 The show is slated to air in the Summer of 2015. We will keep you posted for the air date that features Spirits on Bourbon. 

  We are always excited when we having filming at Sprits on Bourbon and love watching Spirits featured on TV! We hope we are fortunate enough that they keep using our location!  

 

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Spirits on Bourbon attended Reality Rally for the second year growing the total raised for Breast Cancer to over $15,000

Reality Rally was a huge success, with over 100 Reality TV Stars representing over 30 shows!  Spirits on Bourbon owners Steve Smith and Brad Bohannan attended and raised over $9000 this year and over $15,000 for a two year total for Michelle’s Place.  Michelle’s Place is a Temecula based non-profit that provides support for breast cancer survivors and their families.

The weekend started with a red carpet event and casino night with reality stars vying to win prizes and all proceeds going Michelle’s Place. The second day included an Amazing Race Style Competition in which The Stars paired up with fans.  Brad Bohannan’s team TaTa Sister Hood finished 3rd   place while Steve’s team, Blame it on the Bankers, was 1st to the bar after some strategic pictures of staged activity!  Brad Bohannan said, “The team took a chance with me with all the young and in shape stars to choose from!  I wanted to improve from a 16th place finish last year and I’m pretty happy with finishing 3rd!  Still, I feel like we learned some thing’s to get us in the 1st place finish next year.”   Steve Smith said, “I think my team had a blast and couldn’t of ask for a better team.   We may not of finished but I think we finished first in having fun.”    Later on in the day they had an Autograph session where fans could meet and mingle with their favorites Reality Stars.

Spirits On Bourbon was honored to Participate in Reality Rally 2015, and hope to come back next year raising even more money for Michelle’s Place.

Krewe du Vieux

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Krewe du Vieux, the outrageous political satire of a parade accompanied by a lot of sexual innuendo, kicked off Mardi Gras and made its way from the Faubourg Marigny through the French Quarter last night.
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The parade had floats addressing and ridiculing numerous issues, local and global, like fracking, Russian aggression in Ukraine, climate change and CIA torture tactics as well as slandering local politicians like Senator David Vitter and Governor Bobby Jindal.
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The parade route passes directly in front of Turtle Bay so stop by and grab a slice of pizza and a cold brew. And don’t forget to stop by Spirits on Bourbon for a Ressurection.
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