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Preview: Mirliton Festival 

Kermit Ruffins and Marigny/Bywater restaurants are the draws for the annual fest at Mickey Markey Park

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The Mirliton Festival returns to Mickey Markey Park and its music lineup features Kermit Ruffins (pictured) and the Barbecue Swingers, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, One Love Brass Band, Doombalaya, Hot Tooth and 5 Card Stud. The festival features food from neighborhood restaurants, including Bacchanal, Elizabeth's Restaurant, Suis Generis, Sugar Park, Jack Dempsey's and The Country Club. Meltdown will serve mirliton five-spice and salted caramel ice pops. There also is Abita beer and Bywater Bomber daiquiris with Old New Orleans Rum. The festival's art market is located one block away at Piety Street Market. The free event is sponsored by the Bywater Neighborhood Association.

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