Crawling for Culture

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The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation hosted their annual Almost Fall Bus Crawl Y’all on Thursday, September 21, 2017.  The event presented by Capital One Bank Investing featured four unique venue stops that included music, cocktails and bites on this bar crawl.  Two large 55 passenger motorcoaches were utilized to ferry guests to the destinations. 

The first stop on the tour was Maypop for Asian inspired appetizers and cocktails.  Contemporary violinists Wael Elhalaby and Anna Roznowska was the entertainment.  The next place was Can Creative Spaces located on the third floor of the Dryades Market building where we were treated to a private viewing and walk through of renowned artist Keith Duncan’s powerful show. 

Next up was Urban South Brewery where we enjoyed the soulful sounds of the Gospel Soul Children whose rousing finale had everyone on their feet dancing.  Two Girls One Shuck were on hand serving some amazing oysters.  The final stop for desserts and coffee was back at the Dryades Market where Joy Clark and Alexy Marti performed. 

In addition to the different venues, there were live auctions on the bus.  All the proceeds of the evening go to LCEF.  LCEF is about strengthening the cultural sector and encouraging creatives to be healthy and sustainable.  Healthy means smoke-free bars and clubs for performers throughout the state and Sustainable means  having access to loans, grants, professional office space, mentors and business training.  Check out all the programs at

Tony Leggio

Tony Leggio

Tony Leggio is a born and raised New Orleanian. He has over 20 years of event management experience having produced over 5,000 events locally and nationally. Tony has received numerous awards for his outstanding achievements in the hospitality industry. Besides his professional career, Anthony has played an active role in the community.He has served Event Chair of Art Against AIDS for the No/Aids Task Force for the past ten years and was honored as Humanitarian of the Year in 2010 by the organization. He is also a freelance writer who has written for USA Today, as well as several local publications.He also writes a column regularly In Ambush Magazine, plus is part of Gambit’s Big Easy Theatre Committee.Tony is a social butterfly of New Orleans that not only knows how to put on a great event but also knows how to enjoy one.
Tony Leggio

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