Dear Ambush Nation,
The holidays are here and another year is almost in the books. It’s been an amazing year! We are honored to be able to share with you, our readers, the news and highlights of our vibrant community on the pages of Ambush every other Tuesday. We would like to thank our readers for making 2019 a year to remember. From the King Cake Queen Coronation to the Gay Easter Parade to The Gay Appreciation Awards to Southern Decadence, we have been blessed to share these events with you. We look forward to a memorable 2020!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM AMBUSH
On behalf of everyone on the Ambush team, we would like to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday season! We hope that each and every one of you get to enjoy the holidays with those you love. This is a time of year to let your friends and loved ones know how much they mean to you. Also remember, there are people in our community who may not have a relationship with their family. Reach out to your friends, especially those who may be elderly, live alone or don’t have any family in town. Let your friends know how much they mean to you and, if you can, invite them to spend the holidays with you. And please know that we at Ambush are thankful for each and every one of you this holiday season.
If you are looking for something fun to do with friends this Holiday Season, be sure to check out our “Hot Happenings” section in this issue of Ambush. You can fill your social calendar with holiday parties, drag shows and more! This is always a fun time of year to grab a cocktail or two at your favorite watering hole. And don’t forget to always tip your bartenders!
If you’re already gearing up for Carnival season, 12th Night is only a few weeks away. And if you’re looking to celebrate 12th Night with friends, check out Frank’s Annual 12th Night Party hosted by the Mystik Krewe de la Rue Royale Revelers. It’s one of the largest 12th Night parties in the city. $25 will get you in the door for a night filled with food, liquor and great friends. The highlight of the party is the unveiling of the Grand Reveler! This year the event will be at the The Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes and Culture located at 1010 Conti Street in the French Quarter. For tickets you can stop at Frank’s tour guide shop at 638 St. Ann Street or buy tickets online at RueRoyaleRevelers.com.
THE BAR AT 700 BURGUNDY HAS A NEW NAME
As I told you in a previous issue of Ambush, I’ll be taking over the lease at 700 Burgundy (currently The 700 Club) on January 1st and plan on keeping the space as a gay bar to serve our community. The most frequently asked question I get is “Have you decided on a name?” I’m here to tell you “Yes!”
After trying to come up with a name for weeks, I was at my friend Jarred Zeringue’s house when it happened. My twin brother Toby and I were having dinner with Jarred and talking about bar names when Jarred said “Why don’t you just name the bar ‘Betty’s’ after your mom?”
Almost instantly, I knew it was the perfect name. I immediately texted Reed (Editor-In-Chief of Ambush) and asked him what he thought about the name “Betty’s”. He replied “I hate it and I think it works perfectly”. After that night, I decided the bar would be called Betty’s after my mom and I think it’s the perfect name. I want the space to be welcoming to everyone in our community and I want people to feel like family when they walk in the door. I hope to see everyone there sometime in mid- to late-January when we open for business.
AMBUSH MEDIA KITS FOR 2020
If you or anyone you know is interested in advertising in Ambush, please have them check out our media kit at AmbushPublishing.com/media-kit/ We have ad sizes and rates for both print and online ads. We look forward to adding more advertisers in 2020 and have people on our sales team available to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
As we move into 2020 here are some dates to remember
Tuesday, February 25th – Mardi Gras Day and the King Cake Queen Bead Toss – GayMardiGras.com
Sunday, April 12th @ 4:30 pm – The Official Gay Easter Parade – GayEasterParade.com
Friday, June 12th thru June 14, 2020 – New Orleans Pride
Saturday, July 18th – The Gay Appreciation Awards – GayAppreciationAwards.com
Thursday, September 3 thru September 7, 2020 – Southern Decadence – SouthernDecadence.com