Saturday, Jan.6 - 2018: Kings Day at Pizza Nola. It's the annual Celebration of the Arrival of The First Batch of the "Dong Fong King Cakes" at Pizza Nola,141  West Harrison Ave., in Lakeview. Celebration and Performance by Benny Grunch & The Bunch begins at 7:00 AM ! (That's MORNING ya'll)  Come early if ya wanna' be among the first to sample this years cakes  soon as they come out of the limousines. The party goes on till 9 AM.


Monday, Dec.25: Christmas Day at Mid City Lanes Rock'n Bowl (3000 South Carrolton Ave., New Orleans, LA - 70118). It's the 27th Annivoisary  of the "Annual Giant 12 Yats Of Christmas Party". We play 5-8 PM. Other details coming soon.

Friday, Dec.15: "Gattuso's Annual Benny Grunch & the Bunch Christmas Concert" at Gattuso's (Corner Huey P. Long and 5th St. in Beautiful, Old Town Gretna). We perform 7-10 PM504-368-1114 Gattuso's Restaurant Bar & Catering.

Wednesday, Dec. 13: Harrison Ave. Market Place, on Harrison Stage in front of Lakeview Grocery. This is a popular yearly event for us. We perform all our Christmas hits, Christmas misses, all our other local and world-wide hits and all our other foolishment. It don't cost nuttin'! - Just come over. Plenty pawkin' up'n down the Harrison neutral ground. We play 5-8:30 PM.

Thursday, Nov.16: New Orleans City Park "Twilight Thursdays" at The Pavilion of Two Sisters, 6-8 PM (Gates open 5 PM). This is a very popular event, betta' get yall's tickets now! garden.neworleanscitypark.com, 504-483-9488.

Friday, Oct.6 Ground Zero Hurricane Katrina Museum, 335 Coleman Ave. Waveland, MS. "Sock Hop" with "Benny Grunch & The Bunch" performing real New Orleans, and national sock-hop music (not just the oldies ya'll constantly hear in TV shows and movies). Free parking, Costume contest and Dance off. Also Includes a Gourmet Buffet by Chef John "Chappy" Chapman with an Open Bar - liquor & beer!  Buffet begins at 7:30 PM. Benny Grunch & The Bunch start at 8:PM. Cover of $39.95 includes everything.  And did we mention Open Bar! Click here for menu details.
 This building (Waveland Public School) is the only building on Coleman Ave. to survive Hurricane Katrina. Actually it is the only public structure in town to survive the storm! This event to benefit the Ground Zero Museum.
......note from Benny, " we know there is a gigantic auto event up and down Hwy 90. This is a nice opportunity to dine and dance and listen to us perform all our hits live, before ya'lls cross the Bay Bridge." Tickets at the Rum Kitchen or call 228-467-9099.

Friday, September 29: Gretna Heritage Festival 8:30-10 PM on the "Gattuso's Stage" (435 Huey P. Long Ave. & 5th St-70053) in Historic Old Town Gretna. Gattuso's 504-368-1114.

Thursday, September 21: Private Party @ Harrah's New Orleans, 7:00-10:00 PM.

Saturday (evening) May 27: Private Pawty' in Old Metry.

Saturday, May 20: Roarin' 20's Party to benefit "The Southern Food & Beverage Museum", 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (formerly historic Dryades St.) Free Secured Parking about 3 blocks away with Free Shuttle to and from museum. We Perform 8-11 PM.  Open Bar - Passed Appetizers - Southern Themed Buffet - New York Style Deli Food.  Go to, Roarin20spartymay20.com for Admission and details. (VIP Admission with Private Bartenders available). Tickets available online at SOUTHERNFOOD.org. Tickets also available at Snap Fitness in Metairie and Kenner or at tootals.com

Saturday, April 8: "NOLA Rock The Cure" at NOLA Brewing 3001 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans-70115. Benefitting  "Louisiana Chapter of JDRF" (leading global organization focused on Type 1 Diabetes, www.jdrf.org/louisiana/). All ya'lls want Crawfish and Jambalaya and NOLA Brewery beer (suggested donation 40bucks). This is a minimum age 21 event. More Info call Alysia Evans 504-828-2873.

Thursday, April 6: Once again Benny Grunch & The Bunch is honored to perform at the 2017 New Orleans "French Quarter Festival". And, our Thanks, Again to our sponsor, "Johnny's PoBoys", (511 St. Louis St. since 1950). We perform 2:20-3:30PM on The "WWL-TV Jackson Square Stage". We'll also have our "12 Yats of Christmas" and "Grunch Road" CD's with us (and our autograph pens, warmed-up and ready).

Saturday, April 1: Everyone's invited to "Magnolia Fest" at Magnolia School, located on the beautiful corner of Central Ave. and River Rd. in Old Jefferson. Food, crafts, arts, vendors, and live music with "Benny Grunch & The Bunch" performing  1:00-4:00PM, on the huge campus front lawn. For more info: Magnolia Community Services for adults with developmental disabilities, 504-733-2874. 100 Central Ave (at Jefferson Hwy.)

Saturday, March 25: Private Party, 7PM.

Friday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day): Fulco's Annual St. Patrick's Day Party, 1:PM-4:PM. A St.Paddy's tradition in Metry', (corner of Turnbull and Roman St.) at 519 N. Turnbull, Metairie, LA-70001. Plenty food and drinks. Outside on the patio (inside for bad weather). Everybody's invited...Every year.

Sunday, Feb.12: Very-historic Trinity Lutheran Church in very-historic Algiers Point, presents it's annual "King Cake Kick-Off", 11:AM-3:PM. We have played this event lotsa' times, and it's lotsa' fun; plenty beer, brats, burgers, hotdogs, and sides. We'll perform live in person on the patio church yard (in the church hall if the weatherman says so). But we'll play our "Nash Roberts Was Our Weatherman" first song (to make  sure). Everyone's invited. Kids are great. So are mawmaws, pawpaws, even those up-scale Eastbankers. 620 Eliza St. (corner Olivia) New Orleans, LA-70114. Yeah!..and king cake!

Mon, Jan.16: Private 'Pawty in da'middle of da'day.

Fri, Jan.6 (Offiial first night of Mardi Gras Season): Streetcar ride of the brave and phearless "Krewe of Phunny Phorty Phellows" opens Mardi Gras season. They ride their traditional streetcar route down the tracks of New Orleans. Private party to follow.

Fri(Morning), Jan.6: It's King's Day, the official "First-Day-Of-Mardi-Gras". We're performing live starting at 7:00AM at Pizza Nola (141 West Harrison Ave. NOLA-70124. This is the "Arrival Celebration of the Dong Phong King Cakes". The Cakes will arrive with limo and, motorcycle, and truck escort, and maybe more. Info, 504-872-0731.


Sat, Dec.31(New Years Eve): "It's New Years In Lakeview"! We're live and performing in person at Lakeview Harbor (911 Harrison Ave. NOLA-70124). No Cover Charge, and kids are OK. 9:00PM till 1:00AM.Info call 504-486-4887

Fri, Dec.30: Birthday Party in Hammond, LA. Private Function.

Sun, Dec.25: Christmas Night at Mid City Lanes Rock'n Bowl (3000 S.Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA-70118). Benny Grunch & The Bunch along with John Blancher invented "The Christmas Night Giant 12Yats of Christmas Pawty" at Rock'n Bowl....and the tradition goes on December 25, 2016. We start at 5:00PM. Cover charge is 1.99. That's Right, One Dollar and 99cents!!. Little kids are free. Wear ya'bestest Yats Christmas clothes (maybe from MB's, or Holmes's, or Woolco's, or the Broadmoor Kiddie Store, or Hollywood Tailors). Rock'n Bowl info, 504-861-1700.

Sat, Dec.24(Christmas Eve Night): Harrah's New Orleans, "Miracle On Fulton Street", 8:00-10:30PM

Sat, Dec.24: Christmas Eve at Walgreens (Bonnabel at Veterans Blvd. in Metry!) We play live-in person-in the store! 12:Noon till 2:00PM. And we promise that we're probably the best band in America to play inside a Walgreens at Noon on Christmas Eve.

Fri, Dec.23: Harrah's New Orleans, "Miracle On Fulton Street", 8:00-10:30PM.

Sat, Dec.17: Speckled T's in Slidell (158 S.Military Rd. near the end of Gause), 8-11PM. Big dining room with stage - Casual fine seafood and steaks. Call 985-646-1728.

Fri, Dec.16: Gattuso's Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar (435 Huey P. Long Ave. at 5th St.) in historic Old-Town Gretna, 7-10PM. This is our seventh or eighth year at Gattuso's Christmas Party, really a fun spot with great Real New'Awlins food. Call for info 504-368-1114. Kids are OK.

Wed, Dec.14: "The Morning Show", WWLTV-Ch4. Many Happy Wishes to our friends at Channel 4 and our Fondest Holiday Memories with Frank Davis.

Wed, Dec.14: Harrison Avenue Marketplace, "Holidays on Harrison" in Downtown Lakeview, we perform 5:00-8:30PM right in front of Lakeview Grocery and West Marine. Everyone's invited...even West Lakeview and Bucktown people.

Sun, Dec.11: Private Party, 8PM.

Sun(afternoon), Dec.11: Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) comedy "The Ultimate Christmas Show Abridged" at Teatro Wego (in old Westwego). Afternoon Matinee! (tickets, info at JPAS)

Fri(night), Dec.9: The "HiTide" Christmas Pawty, 8:00-11:00PM (Hwy.90, near Lake Catherine and Venetian Isles), 20824 Chef Menteur Hwy.-70129 (just before Chef Menteur Pass).This is a fun time!Jefferson Performing Arts SocietyJefferson Parish Arts Society (JPAS) comedy "The Ultimate Christmas Show Abridged", at Teatro Wego (in old Westwego), 7:00PM. (tickets, info at JPAS)

Fri(early), Dec.9: Private Pawty in Metry, 11AM.

Thurs, Dec.8: Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) comedy "The Ultimate Christmas Show Abridged", at Teatro Wego (in old Westwego), 7:00PM. (tickets, info at JPAS)

Sun, Dec.4: Private Party, 8PM.

Sun(afternoon), Dec.4: Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) comedy "The Ultimate Christmas Show Abridged", at Teatro Wego (Sala Ave. in old Westwego). Afternoon Matinee! (tickets, info at JPAS)

Sat(night), Dec.3: "Acadian Thunderbird Club" (the cars!, not necessarily the wine) Christmas party, Private Function.

Fri, Dec.2: (Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) comedy "The Ultimate Christmas Show Abridged", at Teatro Wego (in old Westwego), 7:00PM. (tickets, info at JPAS)

Thurs(night), Dec.1: Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS), we're appearing in the comedy Christmas play "The Ultimate Christmas Show Abridged", at Teatro Wego (177 Sala Ave. in old Westwego) 7:00PM. (tickets, info at JPAS) Sponsors and Patrons only, on this night

Thurs(early), Dec.1: Ladies Leukemia League "Fete Noel", 10:30AM-2:PM, at the Riverside Hilton, fundraiser - wine luncheon - Dillards fashion show. Info and tickets at ladiesleukemialeague.org

Thurs, Nov.10: City Park, "Pavilion Of Two Sisters Twilight Thursdays", 6:00-8:00PM. Tickets go fast, get'em soon; call City Park or online.

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