The Mother in Law Lounge has been a New Orleans staple since it was opened by Ernie K-Doe in 1995 named after his hit song "Mother in Law." After taking over the bar in 2011, Kermit Ruffins has made the Mother in Law Lounge a home to many New Orleans musicians not only for gigs but also as a place to hang.
Before having to close for the safety of our community, we would have different local bands playing every night of the week. Musicians from all over the world would pass through the bar to hangout or sit in on shows on any given day, turning one band's show into a big jam session. Hopefully, we can get back to that real soon being that live music is the heartbeat of this bar. However, with the uncertainty of when live music will be able to return to New Orleans due to COVID-19, the future of the Mother in Law Lounge is looking grim.
For the last 10 months, we have done our best to keep our people employed help the community with free meals. However, the bills have been piling up to the point of almost no return. Now, as a last resort, I am asking my friends and fans who are able to give us a hand and please help me keep this historic bar afloat.