The Roosevelt New Orleans to host the 74th annual “Stormin’ of the Sazerac”

Tina Howell

The Roosevelt New Orleans will be hosting the 74th annual “on Friday, September 29th. The annual event will feature a luncheon, fashion show and recreation of the real-life “storming” of the Sazerac Bar.

"Stormin’ of the Sazerac” celebrates the women who pushed their way into the Sazerac Bar in 1949 demanding to be served drinks, at a time when women in New Orleans could only be served alcohol in bars on Mardi Gras Day.
The 1949 Storming of the SazeracPhoto byMy New Orleans/ Roosevelt Hotel

“Storming of the Sazerac” encompasses libations, cuisine and entertainment, including:

  • A ladies-only three course luncheon
  • Complimentary welcome beverage
  • Cash bar
  • Live entertainment
  • Juried best-dressed competition

Ladies are invited to dress in post-war New Orleans style, such as hats, veils, peep-toe shoes and gloves. Live entertainment will be provided and the event will feature a fashion show showcasing vintage styles with a best-dressed competition. Former WGNO newscaster Tamica Lee will be the emcee this year’s festivities, which will take place in the famous Blue Room and world-renowned Sazerac Bar.

Tickets to "Stormin’ of the Sazerac” are onsale now at

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Tina Howell is a writer, radio commentator, podcast host and interviewer who covers sports, news, music, festivals and more. PFWA, FWAA and LSWA Member.

New Orleans, LA

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