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Music and New Orleans culture combine for Tuesday Night Event

By Steve Campbell

October 4, 2023

Photo courtesy of Red Light Management

The Tuesday Night Event at The ARA Show™ 2024 in New Orleans will bring together everything the Big Easy is known for. It will be held at House of Blues New Orleans on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and feature amazing food, culture and music in the historic French Quarter. The Tuesday Night Event is sponsored by John Deere and Toro.

Highlighting the event will be music from country singer Mitchell Tenpenny. He is a multi-faceted entertainer: singer, songwriter, producer and performer. Since the release of his debut, three-time platinum-certified No. 1  it single, “Drunk Me,” he’s set new standards for breakout success in country music. He was recognized for surpassing the one billion streams threshold, now surpassing 1.5 billion global streams. Tenpenny’s latest album, “This Is The Heavy,” contains the platinum-selling No. 1 hit “Truth About You,” a song that made chart history with the shortest span between No. 1 songs since 1982 with just three weeks since his last chart topper. “Truth About You” followed Tenpenny’s co-penned No. 1 collaboration with labelmate Chris Young on the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Music Event of the Year nominated “At The End Of A Bar.” Tenpenny’s current radio single, “We Got History,” is making its way up the charts.

In August, Tenpenny released a new song, “Bigger Mistakes,” for his fans in time for his performances as the direct support act on Jason Aldean’s “Highway Desperado Tour.”

Tenpenny is a two-time ACM Award nominee and also has been nominated for a CMT Award. His performances have been seen on “Today,” “CMT Awards,” “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “ACM Awards.”

House of Blues New Orleans is a premier entertainment venue and with the ambiance of an old Southern Delta juke joint in the French Quarter. The Tuesday Night Event takes place from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are exclusively for American Rental Association (ARA) members and are $150 per person through Oct. 31. Prices increase to $250 per person from Nov. 1 through Feb. 15. A limited number of tickets will be made available on-site beginning Feb. 16 at $350, with proceeds benefiting the ARA Foundation. Shuttle buses will be available to and from select hotels to House of Blues New Orleans.

Events offer unique networking opportunities in New Orleans

Networking events at The ARA Show™ offer attendees the chance to come together with their rental peers to discuss their businesses, equipment and much more. The 2024 show in New Orleans will once again feature a mixture of small and large events to connect and celebrate the industry.

Events begin on Sunday, Feb. 18, with the ARA Industry Awards Lunch. This takes place between education sessions. On Sunday evening, Canadian attendees are invited to the Canadian Hospitality Reception at Generations Hall. Members of ARA’s Young Professional Network (YPN) are invited to the Young Professionals Reception held at Fulton Alley.

Monday morning is the Keynote Session sponsored by ARA Insurance. It will feature Jon Taffer, a renowned hospitality expert and star of the hit TV show “Bar Rescue,” an authority in turning struggling businesses into thriving successes. Monday night will bring members together from ARA’s nine regions of the U.S. for the Regional Receptions. ARA’s Political Action Committee, ARAPAC, will host the ARAPAC Reception at Marché to raise funds to support those who recognize and back the needs of the industry.

Events on Tuesday kick off early with the Women in Rental Breakfast. The ARA Foundation Charity Auction and Reception takes place immediately following Tuesday’s close of the show floor. The night caps off with ARA’s
Tuesday Night Event at House of Blues.

For full event details plus ticket pricing, visit and click on “Networking Events” under the “Events” tab.

Most events require a ticket and advance registration to attend. Refer to for registration information.

Full information about The ARA Show is now available

Full details for The ARA Show™ 2024 in New Orleans can now be accessed online through and The ARA Show Planner.

The show planner features complete details on the show schedule; education sessions, including EventsU on Saturday, Feb. 17, and sessions on Sunday, Feb. 18; networking events; registration details and pricing; and much more. View the show planner at under the “Register & Attend” tab.

The show website — — also is up to date with all that information plus an exhibitor listing, which can be found under the “Trade Show” tab. The website also includes hotel booking information and details for exhibitors.