Wednesdays at the Square is a free concert series in New Orleans that benefits the Young Leadership Council. New in NOLA writer Elizabeth highly recommends this event as a cool, free thing for newcomers.
Food and drinks are for sale at the event.
The YLC’s Wednesday at the Square free concert series kicks off Wednesday, March 6, with a performance from guitar man Anders Osborne, whose latest release is the “Three Free Amigos” EP – a laid-back, six-song acoustic jam featuring guests including Johnny Sansone and Billy Iuso.
The free, 12-week program, which also offers a bazaar of local food, drink and craft vendors, continues through May 22, with its closing headliner to be announced May 8; confirmed performers so far include boogie-woogie piano woman Marcia Ball, the Bucktown Allstars, Irvin Mayfield, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and more.
Food and drink tickets can be purchased in advance viaWednesdayatthesquare.com.
The schedule via the concert’s website:
+ The Colin Lake Band
+ Park Row
Col. Bruce Hampton
+ Andrew Duhon
+ Jenn Howard
Irvin Mayfield & the Jazz Playhouse Revue with Special Guest Kermit Ruffins
+ The New Orleans Jazz Institue’s Saturday Music School
The Mother Hips
+ Jon Roniger
+ Disco Demolition Knights
Eric McFadden with Bernie Worrell, Luther Dickenson, Eric Bolivar, & Robert Mercurio
+ Dave Jordan Band
The Meters Experience featuring Leo Nocentelli
+ Chris Mule & the Perpetrators
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Billy Iuso & Restless Natives
+ N’awlins Johnnys
Season Finale Performance to be Announced May 8
+ Westbank Mike
Click here for pictures from previous concerts from the series.