The Definitive Guide To Partying, Tailgating + All Things Ragin’ Cajun For New Orleans Bowl 2013
New Orleans Bowl weekend will be here before you know it. With the tens of thousands of UL fans expected to embark on the Big Easy come December 21, when the Ragin' Cajuns take on the Tulane Green Wave; parties, tailgating and fun are very necessary.
Luckily, Hot 107.9 - your Official Ragin' Cajun Station - has you covered.
In addition to the official events that are already set to take place surrounding the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl we've got the parties and tailgating experiences that you definitely don't want to miss.
Whether you plan on tailgating with food and drinks around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, or hitting up Bourbon St. (when in Rome, right?) here spots that you definitely need to be at during New Orleans Bowl weekend - especially if you're a Ragin' Cajun fan!
711 BOURBON ST.
For the third year in a row, Bourbon Heat is your Ragin' Cajun headquarters on Bourbon Street. This place has it all, whether you want to hang out downstairs, in the courtyard, grab a bite to eat, party and dance upstairs in their nightclub, or hang out on their balcony overlooking the world-famous Bourbon St. - it's all at Bourbon Heat!
For those of you getting in early on Friday night, be sure to hit up the official "Welcome To NOLA BOWL Weekend" Party at Bourbon Heat, featuring some of Downtown Lafayette's favorite resident DJs.
Like we said earlier, it's a great place to pop in all day Saturday if you're on Bourbon, and they will be showing the game on ALL their flat screen TVs - so if you aren't cheering on the Cajuns in the dome, this is the next best place!
After the game, get ready for the after-party thrown by your Official Ragin' Cajun Station! Join Chris Reed, DJ Digital, Speedy and the rest of the Hot Crew along with DJ Kemistry, DJ Torch, DJ Scoop and Corey B as we take the party to the wee hours of the morning with Ragin' Cajun football players in the house, along with our friends from the Ragin' Jazz.
Before, during and after the game; make Bourbon Heat your NOLA BOWL Bourbon St. Headquarters!
ROUSES LOUISIANA TAILGATING PARTY
701 BARONNE ST.
Rouses' Louisiana Tailgate party during New Orleans Bowl weekend last year was amazing, and this year with the opponent being another Louisiana team, you can definitely expect things to turn up a notch.
Rouses market will be open all day for any of your grocery needs, but make sure you're out in the parking lot by 2p when food & drinks will be available to satisfy your NOLA BOWL appetite. Join Hot 107.9 and 97.3 The Dawg broadcasting live, and the Chee Weez, who are set to take the stage and perform from 3-6p.
There will be burgers and jambalaya on the menu and plenty of $3 beer and mixed drinks to wash it all down. Best of all, it's located downtown at 701 Baronne, just a few blocks away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Join Rouses for a Louisiana Tailgate Party before cheering on the Cajuns to victory!
THE HOTTEST RAGIN' CAJUN BLOCK PARTY ON THE PLANET
CORNER OF POYDRAS AND RAMPART, ACROSS FROM WALK ON'S
There's nothing like feeling at home when you're away from home, and if you're looking for that feeling on NOLA BOWL Weekend, then make sure you stop by The hottest Ragin' Cajun Block Party on the Planet!
Hot 107.9 and Planet Radio are teaming up with City Bar Downtown and Rabbit Hole crew from Lafayette, as well as the Metropolitan and Barcadia crew from New Orleans to give you food, fun and music all day long at the corner of Poydras and Rampart, right across from Walk On's (see below).
The party starts at 9a on game day with City Bar's world-famous Bloody Marys, plus all you can drink from the The Rabbit Hole and The Metropolitan Nightclub. Plenty of food will be on hand to keep your party fueled with Barcadia providing tailgate burgers and the best fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in town!
In the mix providing your party soundtrack will be DJ Kilo, DJ Wixx, Brad Stryker and the Hot Crew's very own DJ Digital, Speedy and Chris Reed (with a special NOLA BOWL Breakfast Jam mix!)
Then at game time, it's a straight shot down Poydras to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as we cheer on the Cajuns for a three-peat in the New Orleans Bowl!
ESPN LIVE BROADCAST FROM WALK ON'S
1009 POYDRAS ST.
You don't get voted #1 Sports Bar In America unless you're doing it right, and the crew at Walk On's will be your place for all things sports bar related come New Orleans Bowl weekend. Located on Poydras, just blocks away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, this will be your place to be before, during and after the big game.
Don't worry about it being too packed, because we'll have another block party happening across the street (see Block Party event above) while you wait for a table.
Join flagship Ragin' Cajun station ESPN 1420 broadcasting live daily Wed-Fri (Dec 18-20) with the following schedule.
- 3-4p - Jay Walker
- 4-5p - Jay Walker and Scott Prather
- 5-6p - Scott Prather
Also, if you have any chance of getting close to Ragin' Cajuns head football coach Mark Hudspeth, it will be during the special New Orleans Bowl edition of ESPN 1420's Ragin' Cajun Coach's Show, Thursday, December 19 from 6:30-7:30p.
Friday will feature a special live broadcast of the 'Oh, Brother' show from 1-3p and on game day join Brandon Comeaux and Steve Peloquin for a special edition of off the bench from 11-1p before the ESPN 1420 crew heads down to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for pre-game.
All your favorites from their menu. Cold drinks. More TVs than any human can possibly ask for. Find out firsthand why Walk On's was voted #1 Sports Bar in America this year during NOLA BOWL Weekend.
For a complete list of more official R+L New Orleans Bowl events click HERE.