The Big Teasy will feature fun for the whole family with food, music and artists that celebrate the tea and coffee lifestyle. Outside, fest goers will also taste tea and coffee samples – hot and cold – along with sweet and savory small plate offerings. Parents are encouraged to bring children in Halloween costumes to have tea – and photos – with Alice and The White Rabbit! Some fifty artists will offer opportunities to shop for that perfect item to embellish an outfit or enhance a collection.
There will be lots of music to tap the toes and burn up that caffeine with some traditional New Orleans Dixieland Jazz and Foxtrots. Scheduled performers so far include The New Leviathon Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra, Tim Laughlin Jazz Trio, and The Last Straws with more to come.
High Tea in the lobby will highlight the day with traditional delicacies including tea, coffee, sweets and savories.
The Gentlemen’s Corner welcomes gentlemen (and ladies) to taste featured premium whiskeys while savoring a hand-rolled cigar on the outdoor, second level terrace.
Then, the evening will continue to unfold inside the beautiful Jefferson Performing Arts theatre, with the laughter of cabaret “Hot Stuff New Orleans Style” starring Becky Allen, Harry Mayronne and Chris Wecklein. The crescendo of the day hits when the curtain rises on festival headliner, The New Leviathon Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra.