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Monday, February 13, 2012

Bourbon Street Comes Back to Downtown Lynn on February 18th

Arts After Hours (AAH) announces the 2nd Annual Bourbon Street event to be held on Saturday, February 18th, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the LynnArts building at 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA. Admission is $15 per person and includes one complimentary food item. Additional food, beer, and wine will be sold for $5 each. Live music and art will fill the evening. Tickets are available at http://artsafterhours.com or by calling 781-205-4010. Proceeds from Bourbon Street will help to raise money for AAH’s remaining 2012 theater season.

Bourbon Street brings the traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration to Lynn with live music from Elephant Wrecking Ball; creole culinary creations by local resident and owner of GFB Consulting Greg Gray; a fantastic beer and wine menu; and local artists and vendors. Elephant Wrecking Ball, with members from the Berklee College of Music, is known for their brassy New Orleans-style sound and special trombone effects. “We can’t wait to have them back to Lynn,” says Kevin Parker, AAH Production Manager. “This band is the kind of unique professional entertainment that fits very well with Arts After Hours’ mission.”

Guests will also enjoy special hands-on art projects thanks to Artists and Craftsman Supply store in Saugus. Artists from Lynn and Montserrat College, alongside other premiere vendors, will sell their wares. Lynn photographer Cheryl Ransom has participated in AAH since its inception. “I love Arts After Hours events. They’re always so much fun,” says Ransom. “Food, music, great people, and lots to do. I look forward to Bourbon Street!”

After two successful musical productions in Downtown Lynn, Arts After Hours is excited to host this Mardi Gras celebration and and raise money for the remainder of its 2012 theater season. To that end, AAH is excited to launch THE AAH CARD, which will be available to Bourbon Street guests at a very special price of $50. THE AAH CARD admits the buyer to all Arts After Hours 2012 events--a 50% discount off each regular ticket price. THE AAH CARD will retail at a 25% discount or $75 moving forward. “The AAH Card will provide an entire season of quality, local theatre for just half the cost of one Broadway ticket,” says Corey Jackson, Managing Director of Arts After Hours. “We have received extraordinary support over the past year, from our amazing audience members to our corporate sponsors. It’s very encouraging to welcome thousands of these people to Downtown Lynn each season. The Downtown economy is truly starting to benefit from this crowd--and that’s just as important to us as offering excellent artistic and theatrical events at an affordable price. We hope that the AAH Card will help to increase the number of people coming to Lynn for unique artistic experiences.”
Photography by Brian McDermott

Guests are encouraged to buy tickets online at http://www.artsafterhours.com or call 781-205-4010. Arts After Hours is sponsored in part by The Daily Item, EDIC, The Office of the Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development, Councilor Brendan Crighton, Rick’s Auto Collision, Willow Labs, Red Lulu Cocina and Tequila Bar, Lucia Lighting and Design, Mr. David Solimine, Tatiana’s Restaurant, and Northern Nights.

For tickets and more information and directions, please visit http://artsafterhours.com or call 781-205-4010. Parking is available behind the building, and the LynnArts building is located directly across the street from the Lynn commuter rail stop, diagonal from the Daily Item. The MBTA garage is located on Union Street and costs $3.

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