Read columnist and photographer Steven Forster’s coverage of New Orleans’ social events at The New Orleans Advocate.

Events featured in this edition:

Musical tribute: Military bands met New Orleans jazz as Trinity Episcopal Church honored our nation’s birthay with its 14th annual patriotic music fest. The stately church presents free musical programming year-round.

Sounds like fun: eacon John Moore, longtime New Orleans musical favorite, celeberated his 73rd birthday at Rock ’n’ Bowl with family, friends and fans.