Media Contacts:
Anne Robichaux, The Historic New Orleans Collection
(504) 598-7137 |

Sarah Chambless Federer, Gambel Communications
(985) 373-5271 |

533 Royal Street | 400-410 Chartres Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 523-4662 | |



Honey Island Swamp Band to bring "Bayou Americana" to THNOC on May 20

WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from AOS Interior Environments

WHAT: Concerts in the Courtyard featuring Honey Island Swamp Band

DATE: Friday, May 20, 2016

TIME: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concert is held from 6 to 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 or call (504) 523-4662 for updates. *Memberships begin at $35 per year.

WHY: Concerts in the Courtyard, The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular outdoor music series, continues Friday, May 20, with a performance from Honey Island Swamp Band. Now in its ninth year, Concerts in the Courtyard offers a fun, affordable way to kick off the weekend. The spring 2016 series, which is sponsored by AOS Interior Environments, will conclude Friday, June 17, with Sweet Crude.
All concerts this season offer white wine and craft beer. Admission is $10, free for THNOC members, and includes three beverages. Shows are held at 533 Royal St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the concerts run 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

About the band
Honey Island Swamp Band formed after Aaron Wilkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Mulé (electric guitar, vocals) evacuated to San Francisco following Hurricane Katrina, and had a chance encounter with fellow New Orleans evacuees Sam Price (bass, vocals) and Garland Paul (drums, vocals). Not knowing when they might return to the Crescent City, they decided to put together a band. Honey Island Swamp Band's music has been described as "Bayou Americana" with timeless songs from Wilkinson and Mulé. The original sound is highlighted by Mulé's searing guitar and Wilkinson's sure-handed mandolin and four-part vocal harmonies, all anchored by the powerful groove of Price and Paul's Louisiana stomp rhythm section. The addition of Trevor Brooks (organ) in 2010 rounded out the band's sound, which draws from a variety of influences in the world of roots music.

About the sponsor

The spring 2016 season of Concerts in the Courtyard is sponsored by AOS Interior Environments, a New Orleans-based full-service provider of contract commercial office furniture, modular interior construction and storage solutions. AOS is the largest furniture, fixtures and equipment contractor in Louisiana and Mississippi and has been partnering with its clients and the architectural community to create beautiful, functional and productive spaces for nearly 40 years. AOS's collaborative approach to workplace design results in precise solutions carefully attuned to each client's purpose. For details, visit

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 or call (504) 523-4662 for updates.