Anne Robichaux, The Historic New Orleans Collection
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Sarah Chambless Federer, Gambel Communications
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Sweet Olive String Band brings rural roots music to THNOC on May 19
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from AOS Interior Environments
WHAT: Concerts in the Courtyard featuring the Sweet Olive String Band
DATE: Friday, May 19, 2017
TIMES: Doors: 5:30 p.m.; concert: 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., in the French Quarter
HOW: Admission is $10, free for THNOC members, and includes three beverages. White wine, craft beer and soft drinks are available at each event. Guests must be 21 or older to enter. In the event of rain, visit www.hnoc.org or call 504.523.4662 for updates. THNOC memberships begin at $35 per year.
WHY: The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular outdoor music series Concerts in the Courtyard continues its 10th season Friday, May 19, with a performance from the Sweet Olive String Band. A fun, affordable way to kick off the weekend, the spring series will conclude with a show by Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (Friday, June 16).
Admission is $10, free for THNOC members, and includes three beverages. White wine, craft beer and soft drinks are available at each event. Shows are held at 533 Royal St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the concerts are 6-8 p.m. THNOC's museum shop and first-floor exhibition galleries will be open during the event. For more information, call 504.523.4662 or visit www.hnoc.org.
About the band: A New Orleans-based group influenced by southern and rural song styles, the Sweet Olive String Band is known for vocal harmonies reminiscent of the country-brother duets of the 1930s and ‘40s. A four-piece ensemble, the band includes veteran performers Mike Kerwin (guitar and vocals), Pat Flory (mandolin, dobro, guitar and vocals), Rob Schafer (upright bass and vocals) and Jeff Burke (banjo, mandolin, guitar).
About the sponsor: The spring 2017 season of Concerts in the Courtyard is sponsored by AOS Interior Environments, a full-service provider of contract commercial office furniture, modular interior construction and storage solutions based in New Orleans. AOS is the largest furniture, fixtures and equipment contractor in Louisiana and Mississippi and has been partnering with their clients and the architectural community to create beautiful, functional and productive spaces for 40 years. For details, visit www.thinkaos.com.
Capacity is limited and the event is designed for a standing audience. Outside chairs, food and beverages are not permitted on the premises. In the event of rain or inclement weather, visit www.hnoc.org or call 504.523.4662 for updates.