Reds, Whites and the Blues Thursday night



The 8th annual Reds, Whites and the Blues returns to City Park's Pavilion of the Two Sisters on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 6-9 pm, with food from some of the city's top restaurants, music by guitarist Javier Olondo and dozens of wine tastings — as well as the traditional raffle of 200 bottles of wine for one lucky patron.

Select Brands wine brokers and Gambit host the event to benefit the Big Easy Awards Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education, which supports music, theatre and the classical performing arts through acknowledgements, grants and gifts.

Participating restaurants include 5Fifty5 (Marriott), Byblos, Besh's Domenica in the Roosevelt Hotel, Frenier Landing in Laplace, Mike's On The Avenue, Susan Spicer's new Lakeview restaurant, Mondo, Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria, Ralph's On The Park, Ruth's Chris Steak House, The Red Maple, the new Salu Wine & Tapas bar and Dorignac's Catering.

What to wear? Anything from dressy to jeans. We'll provide the tasting glasses.

More — including ticket info — under the jump.

Participating wine distributors include: Avenue Wines, Paul Bologna Fine Wines, Doerries International, International Wine & Spirits, Live Oak Wine & Spirits, Republic National Distributing Company, Select Wines, Uncorked Importers/Distributors of Fine Wine and Wines Unlimited.

Event tickets are $60 in advance, $70 at the door, and you don't have to be present to win the 200 Bottle Instant Wine Collection. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20. For tickets, call (504) 483-3130 or drop an email.

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