You Can Still Enjoy Outdoor Music and Dining Fun in Metro NOLA

There are a few new outdoor entertainment trends making waves as we move throughout Louisiana’s re-opening phases.

From drive-in concerts to outdoor music events and expanded open air dining – we now have creative, fun, and safer options for getting out of the house.

Events like July’s NOLA Drive-In Summer Concert Series at UNO Lakefront Arena sold out quickly and were a HUGE hit.

New Orleanians and Northshore dwellers flocked to see well-loved local groups perform such as Tank and the Bangas, Galactic, and the Revivalists – enjoying the tunes from the socially distanced safety of their vehicles.

And this month, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and New Orleans city officials are putting the finishing touches on a plan to offer grants to help NOLA restaurants expand their outdoor dining offerings. The expansions will allow for additional safe sidewalk dining and the creation of safer outdoor eatery concepts called “parklets” and “streateries.”

It’s safe to say these trends in local music and dining entertainment are here to stay, at least through the near future and definitely as we see off the summer of 2020.

So while you’re planning to take advantage of opportunities to hear your favorite musicians and try out a new NOLA dining hotspot — remember, Royal Coach helps get you there safely, comfortably, and in luxury. 

Upcoming Summer and Fall Outdoor Music Events in Greater New Orleans

Visit the links below to find summer and fall outdoor music events in the Greater New Orleans area. You can also use the Facebook events app to stay on top of local music shows both in NOLA, on the Northshore, and in the Hammond area.

Al Fresco Dining in New Orleans and on the Northshore

Many restaurants in New Orleans and on the Northshore offer outdoor dining and have recently expanded their curbside dining options.

Eater New Orleans has a great roundup on restaurants, from casual to upscale, with fantastic outdoor patios and seating for a great meal. And a article this week features how favorite NOLA restaurants have adapted their services to meet safer dining recommendations.

Consider upgrading your dining experience with premium and safe transportation from Royal Coach! Plan a special date night out for you and your loved one or a night out with your closest “foodie” friends.

You can even book transport for a “progressive” NOLA meal that hits all of your favorite dining spots to enjoy there or in the safe comfort of our fleet.

Here’s a few ideas.

In New Orleans, Commander’s Palace is offering selections from its amazing menu streetside, Galatoire’s and dining room is open for limited seating, Superior Seafood has resumed it’s popular happy hour, and you can enjoy one of the best burgers in NOLA at Port-of-Call, which has resumed outdoor dining and curbside pickup.

On the Northshore, you can pick up dinner and drinks to-go at Del Porto Ristorante in Covington or book socially distanced dining at steakhouse favorite, Gallagher’s Grill.

Hit up happy hour at Bistro Byronz or check out new restaurants, Tchefuncte’s and The Anchor, in Madisonville. Both offer safer outdoor and reduced capacity dining options.

Royal Coach Gets You There Safely and Keeps You Safe

We’ve always gone the extra mile for your safety at Royal Coach. Our drivers undergo thorough safety training, the vehicles in our fleet are regularly inspected and well-maintained, and we’re consistently following the stringent cleaning guidelines necessary during COVID-19.

Among these practices, our drivers are:

  • Wearing masks
  • Practicing social distancing
  • Disinfecting the interiors and exteriors of our vehicles before and after your ride
  • Supporting you with COVID-19-safe transportation to your smaller-scale events and outings

Book Luxury Transportation for Your Socially Distanced Outing Today

Easily request a quote to book safe transport for your next socially distanced outing or contact us with questions. We’re also always booking luxury transportation for your wedding or other special event, comfortable corporate transport, convenient airport transport, and more to meet your needs! We serve Metro New Orleans, the Northshore, and the Greater Hammond area.