Family Life

Mom About Town: Robin Barnes

Born and raised in New Orleans, Robin Barnes has been singing since she was six years old. She grew up singing with her family’s band and in church, and after she graduated with her MBA, she began pursuing her music career. Today, she is famously known as the New Orleans Songbird. Her daughter, Riley Casey, is two years old and adorably referred to as Baby Bird NOLA. Music is in the family, as her husband, Pat Casey, is also a musician. Together, this trio enjoys traveling and spending time together, especially soaking up the culture of our great city.

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We love to do staycations at the Windsor Court Hotel. The spa is amazing and pool time is a must to beat the heat this time of year.


I LOVE the Muses parade, I usually sing their theme song to kick off the parade. I’m excited to bring Riley to see the lights, the beautiful floats, and of course, catch her a shoe. The return of Mardi Gras and festival season were really special to share with Riley. I was Alice in the Mad Hatter parade in Metairie this year, and it was such an amazing experience. I love that we are introducing her to our culture and having so much fun.

City Life

My husband and I are musicians, so starting on Thursday through the weekend is our “work week,” so we love being tourists and enjoying our city. We love Italian food, so our favorite restaurant is Gianna.


If you’re wanting to try local NOLA fitness from run/walk, yoga or dance fitness, my fitness movement, Move Ya Brass, has classes throughout the week at City Park and Crescent Park. Our goal is to take you off the sideline and into a second line.

Hidden Gem

A fun date night is going to the Peacock Room. It’s a gorgeous Parisian decor of rich teals and peacocks. My husband and I perform as a duo called “Da Lovebirds,” every Thursday from 8-10 p.m. We themed it to only perform 90s R&B love songs with a little NOLA flair.

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