“La La Land” has won many awards, but the PR team deserves at least a round of applause for keeping the promotional festivities going, and Frenchman Street spot d.b.a. is part of it. (Extra credit for making the event coincide with the first week of Jazz Fest). According to Entertainment Weekly,
In conjunction with the home release of Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-nominated film on April 25, jazz bars around the U.S. will morph into Seb’s, the club that Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is finally able to make a reality at the film’s end. The transformations will include a full-size neon Seb’s sign, live music, and themed drinks. (But don’t expect tapas on the menu.)
Live music that night at d.b.a. will be swing jazz band DinosAurchestra at 7 p.m. with no cover. Treme Brass Band goes on at 10 p.m. with $5 cover charge. Other participating bars include Andy’s Jazz Club in Chicago, Mr. Henry’s in Washington, DC, San Francisco’s Le Colonial and The Blind Donkey in Long Beach, which actually played the part of Seb’s during the filming of the movie.