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Visit Kermit Ruffins’ Tremé Mother-In-Law Lounge in New Orleans

The Mother-in-Law Lounge is a bar located in New Orleans historic Tremé  neighborhood and dedicated to the memory of rhythm and blues singer, Ernie K-Doe. The lounge was originally opened by Ernie K-Doe in 1994, and it has become an icon in the community. It was flooded during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and with the help of the Hands on Network, the lounge reopened its doors on 29 August 2006, one year later on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Mother-in-Law Lounge was owned and operated by K-Doe’s widow and musician, Antoinette K-Doe, before she passed away in 2009. In 2011, local musician Kermit Ruffins reopened it on January 20, 2014. Ruffins now oversees the longtime, beloved establishment. Visit Kermit’s Tremé Mother-In-Law Lounge for good cooking, great music, and a whole lot of New Orleans culture.

The Mother-in-Law Lounge is a bar located in New Orleans...