Sights & Soul: Halloween Gone Soulful

October’s most frightful day, Halloween, is very rarely, if ever, associated with soulful sounds of R&B, funk and neo-soul. However, this year’s Voodoo Experience in New Orleans will be packed with plenty of those sounds.

Featuring the soulful sounds of Ledisi; the funk filled groove of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic; and unforgettable music from both Janelle Monae and Eminem (w/D12), the 2009 Voodoo Experience kicks off Friday, October 30 in New Orleans.

Taking place at City Park, behind the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), the Voodoo Festival runs through Sunday, Nov.1.

As you might have already guessed, tickets for the three day event are limited. In fact, some have sold out — therefore, now is the time to secure your spot.

For more information on the Voodoo Experience, which features well over 60 performing acts, see ‘helpful links’ below.

Beyond The Show:

In addition to offering stellar entertainment, New Orleans is packed with major points of interest; unique excursions; and most notably soulful cuisine.

While the first two things are of interest, we know for a fact that dining in New Orleans is a must. For the best in cuisine all you have to do is take a trip down to the French Quarter or the Garden District where everything from Cajun and seafood, to creole and southern fried foods are available.

For Cajun cuisine in particular, check out highly rated restaurants Domilise’s Po’ Boys, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, Brigtsen’s, and Bon Ton Cafe (more information below).

If you’re in the mood for creole, stop by Commander’s Palace or Clancy’s, two of several highly rated restaurants in the area.

Now that we’ve talked dining, the easiest way to plan a weekend in New Orleans is through the city’s refreshing travel and tourism website, Visit the site for more on Halloween weekend but, plan early as multiple events are going on in the city.

Helpful Links:

New Orleans Official Travel & Tourism Website [Link]

New Orleans Dining Resources [Link 1] [Link 2]

Voodoo Experience [Official Website]

Voodoo Experience Direction, FAQs [Official Website]

—— By: Njai Joszor


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