I am planning a B'nai mitzvah on April 17, 2014, which turns out to be one of three days during the year when THOUSANDS of people go to the Western Wall for the priestly blessing. I would like to know if anyone can tell me if Robinson's Arch or the Southern Wall will be extremely crowded at 8 am on that day. I have no idea what to expect, except that parking may be difficult. We have a driver, so we don't really have to worry about parking.
Also, I would like to have a musical procession from the wall to a nearby restaurant. We are only 6 people, and I'm looking for a nice restaurant with vegetarian options that will be open during Pesach. I would appreciate suggestions for both the restaurant and musicians.