Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tomorrow! Second Line in Support of Live Music Venues, Buskers, DJs, Artists, Musicians - April 25 6pm

Hi there, everyone!

I don't know if you've heard about the awesome Second Line planned for tomorrow, so here are the details.  I BCC'ed ya'll and if I emailed you from one of my other emails already, I apologize.

 Protest/ Second Line to defend the rights of musicians, buskers, artists, DJs, and owners of live music venues in New Orleans.

This Second Line has a permit and is going to send a strong message to the city of New Orleans that We The People will not tolerate the city's crackdown on musicians, artists, buskers, and live music venues.

Come on out for a Protest in the form of a Second Line on Thursday, April 25 at 6pm.

Bring musicians, instruments, costumes, your friends, your lovers, your family your guests, or just bring yourself.

This celebration of New Orleans culture will send an excellent message to the City of New Orleans.

See the Facebook event or press release below for details.

The route has been posted for the Second Line, and there is a permit for some of it (I am not sure about the details of the permit). St Roch Tavern will be open again, so that is a great place to stop.

VERY IMPORTANT! from Alexander Fleming Let's try to get this thing going at 6 or 6:30! Well...try! And very Important is the moment of silence for MiMi's.( Yes like a funeral procession! ) So when we get to Mardi Gras Zone, take off the hats, put down the instruments! If any one would like to drop off wreaths, flowers and cards of support for MiMi's on their door step please do. But we gotta be QUIET! They are in enough hoopla already! Don't add to it! Please! Be respectful! This is a peaceful march! We start up the part again when MiMi's is out of sight! Like a true NOLA jazz funeral! Please share and put out the word! If you arrive late and we are marching, please come and catch up! We want to see everyone there! Let's show the city we are not noise, we are the economy! We are the culture! We are what makes this city great! AND NO ONE IS GOING TO TAKE OUR MUSIC AWAY !

I really hope to see you there! Details below!


Calling all DJs, street musicians, live musicians, music venues, and NOLA citizens who love live music! ENOUGH is ENOUGH! Second Line in Support of Stopping the Crackdown on Music Venues and Musicians!

Show support for keeping The Music at local music venues and allowing street musicians to perform in public spaces! Show support for street musicians, DJs, buskers, artists, and bands!

At 6:00pm Thursday, April 25th there will be a Protest/ Second Line in the streets in support of New Orleans music and culture. Meet near Mickey Markey Park on the corner of Royal and Piety for a Second Line! 700 Piety

We'll parade down Royal, pass Mimi's, head over to St Roch Tavern (end of route TBD).

Let's join together - musicians and community members - and celebrate NOLA's vibrant music scene.


  • Because New Orleans citizens will not stand by and watch attempts to quiet New Orleans' vibrant music scene.
  • Because we're tired of business closures and harassment from city government.
  • Because we're tired of public space being taken from the people who use it most.
  • Because we stand with artists, musicians, buskers who are being forced off the street and into starvation.
  • Because the Je ne sais quoi of New Orleans will be packaged and incorporated if we don't!

We've seen the Landrieu administration's crack down on venues featuring live music and DJs. We've seen the absurd verdict handed down to St Roch Tavern by the Alcohol Beverage Control Board. We've seen permit-holding artists threatened to choose between arrest or their livelihood. 

Now a group "HEAR THE MUSIC STOP THE NOISE" has targeted Mimi's!

Let's Second Line!

Wear costumes, bring an instrument, bring your band, bring your props, banners, flags, noise makers;  bring your friends and lovers and kids,  and dance in the streets for the love of NOLA culture. 

Please share this far and wide!

RSVP on Facebook if you'd like.

Hope to see you there!

Please forward this!

~ Tara Jill


Friday, July 8, 2011

Sacred Shrine of Jon Bon Jovi WGNO News with a Twist

Thank you everyone who has spread the word about this Jon Bon Jovi shrine since April of 2009. The Sacred Shrine has finally been on television!  Thank you, Tyler Wing and WGNO News.

Jon Bon Jovi manifests himself in the men I fall in love with.

From a sacred part of town,

~Tara Jill


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bon Jovi Shrine on TV WGNO 6pm

For the first time ever, the International Special Sacred Shrine of Jon Bon Jovi will appear on the local news. The fact that it has been two months since the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival did not dissuade Tyler Wing from appearing at the shrine - dressed as Jon Bon Jovi. Watch WGNO ABC Channel 26 News with a Twist tonight to see Tara Jill at the Sacred Shrine!

Hopefully, this footage will be available online tomorrow, but if not, my favorite part is when Tyler Wing asks if I've ever met Jon Bon Jovi.

"He manifests himself in the men I fall in love with," I reply.

Sacred Shrine of Jon Bon Jovi New Orleans, LA

The Sacred Shrine of Jon Bon Jovi is open to the public daily. Shrine memorabilia is available as well.

Aqua Net Hairspray is always free.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bon Jovi Shrine 2011 Retrospective

This is the last video filmed during Jazz Fest 2011. On May 8, 2011, I sent my thanks out to the neighborhood and those far away who sent love to Maurepas Street for me and Lupe.

Tomorrow, WGNO news is coming to do a story about the shrine. It will air at 6 pm Central (ABC) on Thursday, July 7.

Thank you everyone!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bon Jovi Shrine Number One FAN

This video was filmed at the Shrine on May 5, and Lupe is in it, so it's a bit surreal, but it's a great film of the Bon Jovi Shrine.   Thank you for uploading it to You Tube!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cyndi Lauper Shrine gift from Sacred Shrine of Jon Bon Jovi

Cyndi by SmallAffair
Cyndi, a photo by SmallAffair on Flickr.

Sacred Shrine of Jon Bon Jovi was happy to make an offering at the International Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cyndi Lauper Shrine on the 2900 Block Maurepas.