LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL: Barrett-Jackson Heads to the Crescent City

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For many people, attending a Barrett-Jackson auction is a bucket-list event. What makes attending the ultimate automotive lifestyle event even more memorable is that it is held in world-renowned destination locations like Scottsdale, Palm Beach and Las Vegas. This year, Barrett-Jackson is adding another enticing locale to its impressive roster by taking the excitement to New Orleans, Louisiana.

New Orleans is a city filled with vibrant streets and European-style architecture, memorable flavors, and soul-filled rhythm and blues, making it an over-the-top experience for the senses. It’s fitting that New Orleans’ motto is “Laissez les bon temps rouler,” which is French for “Let the good times roll.” Good times will certainly be had at Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural New Orleans Auction, September 28-30.

The New Orleans Auction will be held in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, located on the Mississippi River in the Warehouse District, a neighborhood filled with historic industrial warehouses that have been transformed into modern museums (like the National WWII Museum), art galleries, contemporary restaurants and other attractions. The trendy neighborhood is nestled between the Lower Garden District – known for its oak-shaded streets, stately neoclassical mansions, cool cafes and eclectic eateries – and Downtown New Orleans, home to historic Canal Street, Canal Place and the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. Additionally, the convention center is minutes from the iconic French Quarter, Jackson Square and world-famous Bourbon Steet.

The Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center will serve as the host hotel and provides the perfect starting point for exploring the city’s culinary delights and jazz clubs. It is located conveniently across the street from the convention center and less than one mile from the historic French Quarter and Port of New Orleans, with Jackson Square, the Garden District and the buzz of Bourbon Street within two miles. Perks include a rooftop pool, courtyard seating, fitness center and restaurant.

Located in the central time zone, New Orleans is ranked first in Best Foodie Cities in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report. The coastal Louisiana enclave is the culinary heart of creole – a fusion unique to the area of French, Spanish, West African and Native American cuisine – and Cajun – a combination of robust French and southern cuisine. New Orleans is home to delicacies like gumbo and jambalaya, the Muffaletta (a popular sandwich and a type of Sicilian sesame bread) and beignets.

New Orleans is also known as the birthplace of jazz music. Jazz came from the natural cultural alchemy of the city as it blends African and Caribbean sounds with American gospel and marching band pomp to create music that stirs emotions and brings communities together. New Orleans was home to some of the most famous jazz artists, including Louis Armstrong, after whom the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is named (located 11 miles west of downtown and a 30-minute drive to or from the auction at the convention center). Today the city is home to several jazz clubs, many of which can be found in the French Quarter.

Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural auction in New Orleans promises to be an unforgettable experience for car enthusiasts and travelers alike. With the event held in the heart of the city’s Warehouse District, attendees can explore the area’s many historic areas just minutes away from iconic New Orleans landmarks. Get ready to let the good times roll at Barrett-Jackson’s first New Orleans Auction, set for September 28-30, 2023. Visit Barrett-Jackson.com for VIP Experience packages and more information.