Hot August Night

Hot August Night

 

Friday

August 24, 2018

 

6-10:30pm 

 

Poster Contest Winner:
Mr. Johnny Chauvin
*Information late updated 5/24/18- subject to change!*

 

Each year the Hammond Downtown Development District presents its annual Hot August Night. With 23 years under its belt, Hot August Night in Downtown Hammond has been the “must attend” event for people from across the region. The event happens each year on a Friday in August in the heart of Downtown Hammond, Louisiana. With approximately 50 places to shop, eat and play; we guarantee guests will be delighted by what they find in Downtown Hammond. From amazing retail sales, breath-taking art exhibits, outstanding wine tastings, events for kids and live music from local artists, Hot August Night is an eventful night for everyone to beat the August Heat. The event is accompanied by the traditional Southeastern Louisiana University athletics pep rally bringing even more spirit to Downtown.  Join us in Friday August 24th  for a Hot August Night you’ll never forget!

Collectable Poster:

You asked and we've answered! The poster for Hot August Night ia now available for sale. There's a few options for you.
1. Buy early and your poster will only be $15 AND it will be signed by the one and only Johnny Chauvin aka "Johnny in the Morning."  
2. Posters are $20 the night of event. Signed poster will only be available while supplies lasts.
3. Click the form below for full details and to order your poster.
 DDD TIP: Preorder to ensure you'll get a signed poster! You can pick it up days before, during the event or days after the event.

Download and print application here:
Hot August Night Poster form: Download 
Or complete online here: (You may have to reference the downloadable version.)
Hot August Night Poster form: Online 

 

Volunteer:

Thank you for your interest in helping with this beloved event. It’s grown since its inception and it’s because of volunteers like you, that Hammond continues to host Hot August Night. DDD is run by a staff of 3 (with only 1 full time employee!) This staff of 3 is looking for some volunteers to take a crazy train ride called Hot August Night! Shifts are only 2.5 hours and all employees receive a t-shirt AND to convince you to help our poor souls, we've even thrown in a Wine & Beer Walk wristband for you to use when your shift is done. (For the late shift, your pass is good for Starry November Night- November 17, 2018.)
 DDD TIP: 2.5 hours of service for a t-shirt, Wine & Beer Walk wristband, the satisfaction of getting involved and saving someone's sanity. SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT DEAL!

Download and print application here:
Volunteer Guidelines and Application: Download 
Or complete online here: (You may have to reference the downloadable version.)
Volunteer Guidelines and Application: Online 
 

Wine & Beer Walk: 6-9pm

The beloved Wine & Beer Walk takes place from 6-9pm. Participants can start purchasing their wristbands at 5:45pm at the DDD office. Wristbands are $20, visitors will choose from wine or beer. Both walks have an estimated 20 stops through Downtown businesses for you to explore. Complete a certain number and bring your punch card back to the DDD. You could win a special prize! Don't forget your ID and a DD! Must be 21 or older to participate.  
 
DDD TIP: Come early or purchase a Fast Pass!
 
Downtown Businesses who wish to participate click the links below
Download and print application here:
District Merchant Guidelines and Application: Download
Or complete online here: (You may have to reference the downloadable version.)
District Merchant Guidelines and Application: Online

Fast Pass:

Skip the long line at the Wine and Beer Walk table and have more time for fun! This year the DDD has a new option, FAST PASSES! This allows you to prepay for the beloved wine and beer walk, skip the line plus you’ll receive a signed Hot August Night poster and a Shop Small bag to keep your hands free all night! The less time you wait in line the more you’ll get to explore during the event! 

1. Prepay by August 21st by coming into the DDD or mailing in the form below and a check.
2. Present ID at the fast pass line during Hot August Night beginning at 5:45pm. (Located at the DDD.)
3. Receive your poster, cup, brochure/map, Shop Small bag.
4. Enjoy!

Must be 21 or older to purchase Fast Pass. No refunds will be given to those not of appropriate age.

DDD TIP: Still arrive early! The Shop Small bags are a great item to have for this event and are limited- businesses give lots away at Hot August Night!

Download and print application here:
Wine & Beer Walk Fast Pass: Download
Or complete online here: (You may have to reference the downloadable version.)
Wine & Beer Walk Fast Pass: Online

 

Listen Local Stage: 6-10:30pm

By popular demand the DDD will host the “Listening Local” stage where local musicians of all ages and bands of all sizes will showcase their original songs- no cover music allowed ONLY original music! This community has been striving to give a voice to local musicians and we’re excited to do our part. We’re hoping to have some solo/duo artist (acoustic sets), followed by a few 3-5 piece bands (opening sets) and end the night with a headliner. Musicians will have the opportunity to showcase between 3-6 songs. Between 10-15 local musicians including, solo, duo, trio and full piece bands will take the stage. Interested musicians and bands click the application below. Deadline to apply is July 13th.
 
Battle of the Bands:

The headliner of the stage will be chosen from an online public competition that will begin on July 16th. Get your videos ready and show us what you got!  Interested bands click the application below.  

DDD TIP: We're not quite sure where this one will be located yet- so our tip? Stay tuned! 

Download and print application here:
Musician Guidelines and Application: Download
Or complete online here: (You may have to reference the downloadable version.)
Musician Guidelines and Application: Online

 

BUCKTOWN ALLSTARS! DDD Stage: 7:30-10:30pm

Est.\ 1992, The Bucktown All-Stars are a brass-driven New Orleans party band specializing in 1960s Classic R&B and Soul, ’70s Funk and New Orleans jams.  Multi-year winner of Gambit Reader’s Poll, “Best Band That Doesn’t Fit Any Of These Categories” and 10x winner of the prestigious Offbeat Magazine Best of the Beat Awards, the horn-powered All-Stars’ New Orleans shows are legendary in the Crescent City.  Raspy vocals, rollicking piano, and a corrupt horn section fuel an unorthodox mix of second line funk and Motown soul. 

Here's an interesting fact for you: The Bucktown Allstars played at our Hammond Farmers Market Manager's Wedding! They've got our seal of approval for suppling a good time!  For more information about the Bucktown Allstars visit their website:

http://bucktownallstars.com/


DDD TIP: "I WANNA PUT ON MY-MY-MY-MY-MY BOOGIE SHOES!" Seriously, don't forget your dancing shoes!  Everything closes at 10:00 except the music. We suggest this is where you end your night before heading into the Downtown bar scene if you dare!  

 

 
 

Car Show: 6-10pm

We've got to say, we're really impressed with how lively and exciting the Hot August Night car show is! Here, you’ll find exotic cars, antique cars, jeeps and motorcycles! The car show will be held in the parking lot across from the DDD office, on the corner of SW Railroad Ave and Thomas St. (Keep checking back, this could change.) For those lucky few that own a fancy car to show off, click the application below!
 
DDD TIP: This area is guaranteed to be a hit! Take some time and walk through here. TARC is usually located here with their Golf Cart Raffle! 
 
Download and print application here:
Car Show Guidelines and Application: Download
Or complete online here: (You may have to reference the downloadable version.)
Car Show Guidelines and Application: Online

 

Food, Arts, Crafts, Activities & More: 6-10pm

Hot August Night prides itself on being an all-inclusive COMMUNITY event. At this event you'll find local chefs, artisans, non-profits and more. Stroll the streets of Downtown Hammond during this event and you'll find something around every corner! We've got a Food Zone, Art Alley, Farmers Market vendors and artists everywhere! Cate Street Seafood Station even has something brewing for families.  For all vendors wanting to set up shop for the event- click below for the application. Please read all guidelines and eligibility requirements before you give us a call!
 
DDD TIP: If you're lucky you might see the Brass Hats Brass Band doing a little second line around town! Another tip- Do some shopping and support local! If you get the Fast Pass we'll give you a canvas bag for everything you'll want to buy!
 
Download and print application here:
Vendor Guidelines and Application: Download
Or complete online here: (You may have to reference the downloadable version.)
Vendor Guidelines and Application: Online
 

DDD Stage- LionPAWlooza: 6:00pm

Hot August Night kicks off every year showing its "Lion Pride." This is the official beginning of the evening. Southeastern Louisiana University holds a mini pep rally! The community will be able to meet athletics, get autographed posters, cheer and dance with the spirit teams and shop at the bookstore! This event is located at the DDD Stage and doesn't last long! So LION UP and get your tail to Hot August Night!   
 
DDD TIP: Kids LOVE this! They can meet Roomie and feel really important getting autographs from SLU's athletes! Please it teaches them to love SLU just as much as we do!

 

 

Hey! Downtown Merchants:

We've added lots of options for you to get the most of Hot August Night. Even if you don't want to participant in the Wine & Beer Walk, fill out the application so we can advertise for you. We have some new opportunities for you to ensure you don't get lost in the crowd. Partner with a non-profit to set up a second booth outside of your brick and mortar or sponsor a local musician on the "Listening Local" stage! Those spots are limited and will go fast! We've worked with local advertising agencies to get some low cost options for you as well. Have a look at the downloadable application and give us a call- much has changed!
 
DDD TIP: If it were me- the best bang for your buck is to sponsor a musician on the Listening Local stage. We've got a good feeling about that area this year...
Download and print application here:
District Merchant Guidelines and Application: Download
Or complete online here: (You may have to reference the downloadable version.)
District Merchant Guidelines and Application: Online

 

Quick Access:

All Applications are available below:

Car Show Guidelines and Application: Download
Car Show Guidelines and Application: Online
District Merchant Guidelines and Application: Download
District Merchant Guidelines and Application: Online
Hot August Night Poster form: Download 
Hot August Night Poster form: Online 
Musician Guidelines and Application: Download
Musician Guidelines and Application: Online
 Participation/Sponsor Form: Online
Vendor Guidelines and Application: Download
Vendor Guidelines and Application: Online
Vendor Guidelines and Application: Download
Vendor Guidelines and Application: Online
Volunteer Guidelines and Application: Download 
Volunteer Guidelines and Application: Online 
Wine & Beer Walk Fast Pass: Download
Wine & Beer Walk Fast Pass: Online