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Mas Mamones bring a Latin sound to May Concerts in the Courtyard 

The May 17 event is sponsored by Associated Office Systems

WHO:             The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from Associated Office Systems

WHAT:           Concerts in the Courtyard featuring Mas Mamones

                        with Herbsaint Frappes provided by Sazerac

WHEN:           Friday, May 17, 2013

                        Doors open at 5:30 p.m. • Music: 6-8 p.m.

                        In the event of rain, check for updates.

WHERE:       The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St., in the French Quarter

HOW:             Admission is $10, free for THNOC members,* and includes three complimentary beverages. Guests must be 21 or older to enter.

                                    *Memberships begin at $35 per year.

WHY:             The Historic New Orleans Collection's spring Concerts in the Courtyard series continues Friday, May 17, with Latin band Mas Mamones.

Nominated for a 2013 Big Easy Award, Mas Mamones has been playing Latin jazz and dance music since 1994. Over the band's nearly 20-year history, the mission has remained the same: to play authentic Latin music featuring rhythms from the Caribbean islands and Central and South America. The group was formed by singer Manuel Lander of Caracas, Venezuela, and bassist Andrew Wolf, who had been performing with Orquestra Ritmo out of Lansing and Detroit, Mich. Michael Skinkus (congas/vocals), Derek Douget (tenor sax/vocals) and Eduardo Tozzatto (keyboards/vocals) will also perform.

In addition to the performance, the May concert will feature Herbsaint Frappes provided by the Sazerac Company family of brands-a leading U.S. spirits supplier, with the world's most decorated distillery and a portfolio of award-winning brands. Three complimentary drinks are included with admission. The locally based office supplier Associated Office Systems, or AOS, is the event sponsor for the spring 2013 series.

The Historic New Orleans Collection is proud present its sixth season of Concerts in the Courtyard. Since 2008, these events have offered a fun, casual way to kick off the weekend. Each show features live outdoor performances by Louisiana musicians, cocktails, and extended hours to visit the shop and the first floor of the current exhibition.

Mark your calendars for the final show of the spring 2013 Concerts in the Courtyard season:

  • June 21: Helen Gillet with Praline Liqueur cocktails provided by Sazerac

Admission to Concerts in the Courtyard is $10 for the public, free for members of The Collection, and includes three complimentary cocktails. Memberships begin at $35 and are valid for one year. Guests must be 21 or older to enter. Capacity is limited and the event is designed for a standing audience. Outside chairs, food and beverages are not permitted on the premises. For more information, call (504) 523-4662 or visit