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Best of the Beat Awards honor Porter, feature GIVERS, Freedia tonight

2012 Best of the Beat Awards @ Generations Hall - 1/27/12

Offbeat Magazine’s annual Best of the Beat Awards will be held this evening starting at 6 p.m. at Generations Hall in the Warehouse District. The lineup is impressive and provides a rare opportunity to run between a sissy bounce show by Big Freedia, fresh off a breakout performance two nights ago on Jimmy Kimmel, and George Porter Jr., after being given Offbeat’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Tickets are available for $35 here. If you get there while supplies last, an impressive array of food samplings from local restaurants will be provided for event patrons. For details, artist videos, the music schedule and menu for tonight’s event, continue below.


6 p.m. – Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
7 p.m. – Glen David Andrews
9:45 p.m. – Lost Bayou Ramblers
10:45 p.m. – Big Freedia


7:15 p.m. – Soul Rebels Brass Band
8 p.m. – The Awards Ceremony
9:30 p.m. – GIVERS
10:30 p.m. – George Porter & The Runnin’ Pardners and Friends

George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners – Out in the Country (Live – 1/5/12)

Big Freedia – Excuse (Jimmy Kimmel Live – 1/25/12)

GIVERS – Meantime (Live)


Acme Oyster — House Oyster Bar
Breaux Mart — King Cake
Custom Catering — Herb Chicken Pasta
CG’s Café at the Nail — Slow-Cooked Roast Beef Sliders
Cowbell — Pork Tamale w/ surprise
Crêpes à la Cart — Nutella Crêpes
Galvez Restaurant — Pollo con Ajo
Green Goddess — Watermelon & Tuna Skewers
Hubig’s Pies — Assorted Pies
Jack Dempsey’s — Baked mac and cheese
JagerHaus German Restaurant and Bar — Jager Schnitzel with Spaetzle
Martin Wine Cellar — Southern-style Grits w/Smoked Sausage and Green Onions or Duck Confit w/Roasted Fennel, Arugula and Grated Parmesan in a Roasted Garlic Marsala sauce tossed w/Penne Pasta
Martinique Bistro — Watercrest Gnocci a la Parisienne, White Chocolate Truffle Bechamel
Midway Pizza — Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza
Mulate’s — Bread Pudding
Oceana Restaurant — Crab Balls with Crawfish Cream Sauce
The Old Coffee Pot — TBD
The Praline Connection — Collard Greens w/ Chicken Drummettes
Southern Candymakers — Assorted Candies
Tee-Eva’s Pies and Pralines — Red Beans and Rice
The Gumbo Shop — Chicken and Andouille Gumbo


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