Jan 202014
 
Raw oysters from Woody’s Fish Tacos were a crowd favorite at the first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Raw oysters from Woody’s Fish Tacos were a crowd favorite at the first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Oysters in abundance, clear weather and live music drew more than 1,300 people to the first Freret Oyster Jam on Sunday, organizers said.

Keyboardist and organist John Gros plays with the newest New Orleans super group Raw Oyster Cult.The Cult is made up of Gros, former Radiators guitarists Camile Baudoin and Tom Malone and drummer Frank Bua Jr. and bassist Dave Pomerleau from Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Keyboardist and organist John Gros plays with the newest New Orleans super group Raw Oyster Cult.The Cult is made up of Gros, former Radiators guitarists Camile Baudoin and Tom Malone and drummer Frank Bua Jr. and bassist Dave Pomerleau from Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

People wait in line for Woody's Fish Tacos' oyster dishes during the first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

People wait in line for Woody’s Fish Tacos’ oyster dishes during the first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Woody Ruiz, owner of Woody's Fish Tacos, announces the winner of the art raffle. Ruiz was the mastermind of the Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Woody Ruiz, owner of Woody’s Fish Tacos, announces the winner of the art raffle. Ruiz was the mastermind of the Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Helen Valenti (left) and Dori Ehlinger (right) enjoy some raw oysters at the first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Helen Valenti (left) and Dori Ehlinger (right) enjoy some raw oysters at the first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Ernest and Marlene Santalla celebrate their wedding anniversary with some oysters rockefeller at the Freret Street Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Ernest and Marlene Santalla celebrate their wedding anniversary with some Oysters Rock-A-Fella at the Freret Street Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

At the Freret Street Oyster Jam, you can get oysters raw, chargrilled and even bedazzled. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

At the Freret Street Oyster Jam, you can get oysters raw, chargrilled and even bedazzled. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Ida Hancock enjoys a rockstar oyster poboy from Food from Seither's at the first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam.

Ida Hancock enjoys a rockstar oyster poboy from Food from Seither’s at the first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam.

Linda Green, the Yakamein Lady, serves up her signature yakamein at the first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Linda Green, the Yakamein Lady, serves up her signature yakamein at the first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Pierre Cazanbon serves up some bratwurst from Bratz Y'all at the first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Pierre Cazanbon serves up some bratwurst from Bratz Y’all at the first annual Freret Street Oyster Jam. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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