Join the New Orleans Chamber at our premier evening networking event, the Chamber After 5, aboard the new Riverboat Louis Armstrong! Enjoy complimentary hors d'ouevres, beer, wine & nonalcoholic beverages while networking aboard the new Riverboat! Included: Complimentary hors d'ouevres, beer, wine & non-alcoholic beverages - Courtesy of Riverboat Louis Armstrong. It was an exciting day for the BigEasy.com team on Tuesday, July 2nd, as we watched the new Riverboat Louis Armstrong make her way down the Mighty Mississippi to her new home at the Orange Street Wharf behind Mardi Gras World. Once known as the City of Evansville, a casino boat in Evansville, Indiana, this riverboat vessel has been in operation since 1995. In 2017, Hospitality Enterprises New Orleans/BigEasy.com, which owns and operates the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, announced that it would be re-purposed for a music and entertainment venue. In November 2017, the riverboat underwent renovations and was renamed Riverboat Louis Armstrong. Over the past two years, our crew has put countless hours into remodeling this riverboat into a luxurious, state of the art events venue.