Schedule for Wednesdays at the Square in New Orleans

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

The schedule via the concert’s website:

MAR 06

Anders Osborne
+ The Colin Lake Band

MAR 13

Bucktown All-stars
+ Park Row

MAR 20

Col. Bruce Hampton
+ Andrew Duhon

MAR 27

Marcia Ball
+ Jenn Howard

APR 03

Irvin Mayfield & the Jazz Playhouse Revue with Special Guest Kermit Ruffins
+ The New Orleans Jazz Institue’s Saturday Music School

APR 10

The Mother Hips
+ Jon Roniger

APR 17

The Revivalists
+ Disco Demolition Knights

APR 24

Eric McFadden with Bernie Worrell, Luther Dickenson, Eric Bolivar, & Robert Mercurio
+ Dave Jordan Band

MAY 01

The Meters Experience featuring Leo Nocentelli
+ Chris Mule & the Perpetrators

MAY 08

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
+ Mahayla

MAY 15

Billy Iuso & Restless Natives
+ N’awlins Johnnys

MAY 22

Season Finale Performance to be Announced May 8
+ Westbank Mike

Click here for pictures from previous concerts from the series.

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