Diner en Blanc New Orleans 2017
Diner en Blanc 2017, produced locally by The Spears Group, was once again a big hit. An estimated 5,000 people filled Lakeshore Drive near the UNO Lakefront Arena, for the annual pop-up picnic. With motor coaches picking up participants at various locations across the city and delivering them to the destination, the location of the event is kept secret until the very last moment.
A setting sun and cool breeze made Lake Pontchartrain the perfect setting for the outdoor event, whose previous location have included Spanish Plaza, the Hyatt Regency Hotel ballroom (as a substitute location for the year rain made dining on the banks of Bayou St. John impossible) and the open terrace surrounding the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
New Orleans 5th annual Diner en Blanc was held on May 13, the Saturday before Mother’s Day, making it a special part of weekend of celebration for many, to be sure.
Radio personality Uptown Angela, got things started with the official napkin wave. And the entertainment for the evening was on point. From T-Ray the Violinist to DJ Raj Smoove, to the R&B stylings of Tyler Kinchen and The Right Pieces to the surprise performance by Hip-Hop legend Doug E. Fresh, this year’s event did not disappoint.