Chapter Events
SAVE THE DATE: Annual Crawfish Boil May 11

Crawfish Craze in Red Clay Country

Saturday, May 11, 2013
at beautiful "Bayou Allatoona"

(Corps of Engineers Riverside Park Pavilion "A")
Expect another GREAT party in the country.
More details coming in March - Mark your calendar NOW!  

King Cake Super Party Announced Feb. 2

King Cake Super Party

Saturday, February 2nd    1 – 3 pm
Copeland’s of New Orleans (Cumberland location)

As with the past few years, Mardi Gras is coming early – Feb. 12th to be exact- so options for when to have our annual King Cake Party were limited.  The best date we have is the day before the Super Bowl, so plan to come out Saturday, Feb. 2 to help us get into the Carnival spirit with music, food and fun!
Because of our great dues paying member support, LSU Atlanta can offer this party at NO CHARGE as a way to invite everyone to come out and meet the 2013 board and to hear about all of our plans for the coming year.  Everyone who attends gets a hunk of King Cake and a ticket for a drawing for great door prizes from Community Coffee and Tigermania. (Kids are welcome, but only adults get a prize ticket.)
While this is a free event, we do ask that you RSVP to if you plan to come with how many will be in your party so we can plan to have enough cake for everyone.  And since this is an LSU theme event, feel free to invite other LSU fans but please help us keep this a purple and gold event with LSU friends and family.
Copeland’s will have their full bar and food menu available to make your New Orleans style experience complete!  Once again, Copeland’s will be a Champion Sponsor for LSU Atlanta in 2013 and we thank them for their continued support!

SIX Ways to Watch LSU Football in Metro ATL

Join Us at a View In Location Near You!

Atkins Park Tavern - 2840 Atlanta Road, Smyrna

Adele's Cajun Experience - 690 Homcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell

Boudreaux's Cafe Acadiana - NEW location, longtime sponsor - 2750 Buford Hwy, at Old Peachtree, Duluth

Buckhead Saloon - 3227 Roswell Rd. in Buckhead

Front Page News - 351 Moreland Ave, Little Five Points

Also, the Newnan Tigers will again have rotating in-home potluck view ins on the Southside. All are welcome! Email John Hoth for info.

Official Notice: Annual Meeting 1/28


To All Active Dues Paying Members of LSU Atlanta:
Former LSU Teammates Wow Crowd at Kickoff Event

LSU Atlanta and the TAF Georgia chapter hosted a very entertaining kickoff party at Buckhead Saloon on August 27.  No less than FIVE former Tigers who were teammates during the Jerry Stovall and early Bill Arnparger coaching years spent nearly an hour swapping stories and talking about LSU football.  In the process, we raised over $1,400 for Great Cats of Indiana and also auctioned off autographed photos of Miles, Chavis and Kragthrope and will donate over $200 to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Research Foundation. A BIG thanks to everyone who showed up, and those of you who didn't missed a GREAT show.

Auction Items For 8/27 Kickoff Party

Don't miss the big Kickoff Party at Buckhead Saloon this Saturday 8/27 starting at 3 pm. Besides former players and details found in our main story on the front page, there will also be a Tiger Prize Patrol raffle and a special Silent Auction.  Here is the current list of items to be auctioned off:

Former LSU Players, Sports Writer Featured at 2011 Kickoff Party Sat. 8/27
Get ready for a special afternoon of Tiger football talk and other activities at our 2011 Kickoff Party to be held at Buckhead Saloon (3227 Roswell Rd.) starting at 3 pm Saturday, August 27th.  The gathering, a joint effort of LSU Atlanta and TAF Georgia Chapter, will include informal football talk/Q & A with former LSU football players and sports media representatives, video features, Tiger Prize Patrol raffle and a Silent Auction with some great LSU collectibles and merchandise.  Admission is FREE!

Scheduled to participate to date are:

Liffort Hobley was a celebrated defensive back for LSU in the early ‘80s and was part of that vaunted Bayou Bengal defense that humbled Alabama in 1982, holding them to no first downs in the first half on the way to a 20 - 10 win.  Hobley, who now resides in Ft. Worth Texas, was selected all-SEC 1983-84 and went on to play eight years in the NFL for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Dolphins.  We are fortunate that we found out Liffort would be in town and he is excited to come share his memories and thoughts with us.

Curt Gore and Jeff Fordham both played for LSU as offensive guards from 1982-85 and earned letters while blocking for Dalton Hilliard and Garry James a/k/a "The Dalton James Gang."  Gore  lettered all four years and was selected All-SEC in his senior year.   Both men live and work in metro Atlanta now and are eager to talk about LSU football.

Watch some highlights of that 1982 Bama beatdown here, one of the great games in LSU history. Bear Bryant proclaimed that it was the worst physical beating any of his teams had sustained and shortly later announced his retirement. 

Melvin Richey played on the defensive line from 1999 - 2002 and is a Decatur, Georgia native who played at SW DeKalb High School.  After his playing days he returned to this area and currently is a co-defensive coordinator and D line coach as well as a teacher in Newton County.  We'll ask Melvin about the transition from Gerry Dinardo to Nick Saban at LSU.  

Kirston Pittman holds the distinction of being the only LSU player to have National Championship rings for both 2003 and 2007.  In 2003 the defensive end earned Freshmen All-SEC honors from the Sporting News and was named honorable mention Freshmen All-American by College Football News.  Pittman redshirted after missing the entire 2005 season with a foot injury and then missed all of 2006 after tearing an Achilles tendon during an offseason workout. He got a sixth year of eligibility and  in 2007 he started all 14 games and had 68 total tackles (29 solo) with 12.5 going for losses and 7.5 sacks. He also intercepted a pass. Yet another injury cut his NFL run short after one season with the St. Louis Rams, but Pittman persevered and played this spring for the New Orleans Voodoo in arena football.   Read on...


BIG St. Paddy's Day/NCAA Tourney Kickoff Bash at Buckhead Saloon

Thursday, March 17 · 11:00am - 2:00pm

Buckhead Saloon
3227 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA

King Cake Party Feb. 19 - It's Mardi Gras Time

2011 LSU Atlanta King Cake Party

Saturday, February 19     2-4 PM
Copeland's Famous New Orleans Restaurant & Bar (Info)
3365 Piedmont (Buckhead location) 
Parking Deck validation provided
Admission $10 (Under 12 free)
Each adult gets one free raffle ticket
NEW - Silent Auction Table
Order Tickets Now Here - Advance Sale Required

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Our 3rd annual King Cake Party will celebrate the Mardi Gras season in style.  Enjoy Copeland's bakery-fresh king cakes and savory Community Coffee in a festive atmosphere with decorations and Mardi Gras music.  
NEW this year is a Silent Auction that will include some premium apparel items, a Les Miles autograph football, LSU Car Floor Mats and even a Golden Girls Official Poster autographed by the entire dance corps!

Every adult attending will receive one free prize raffle ticket at check in. If you are a dues paying member you will get 2 raffle tickets, and we will sell additional tickets with all raffle proceeds going to our scholarship endowment fund.  Prizes include gift certificates, fan gear and more.


2620 Buford Hwy NE, ATLANTA 30324 

Hosted by the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Dance Association

$17 / $8 students / $14 ACZA members
7-8 PM BEGINNER'S DANCE WORKSHOP (free with price of admission)
Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp travel the country carrying the long tradition of Mississippi River valley French Creole music.  Not only have they caught the attention of Louisiana music fans across the US and Canada, but also those who enjoy blues, country, rock, swing, Celtic and Latin.  Led by French speaking Creole accordionist and fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt, Creole Stomp leaves audiences breathless and cheering for more.  Also in the band are Jon Watson on drums, Wade Bernard on bass, Robert Russell on lead and slide guitar, and Rob Kruman on rubboard, vocals and guitar.