FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Historic New Orleans Collection
(504) 598-7137 | email@example.com
Sarah Chambless Federer
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WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from AOS
WHAT: Concerts in the Courtyard
DATES: Friday, March 13, with Lost Bayou Ramblers
Friday, April 17, with Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road
Friday, May 15, with Banu Gibson
Friday, June 12, with Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
White wine, beer, and soft drinks will be available at each event.
TIMES: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Each 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. Guests must be 21 or older to enter. In the event of rain, visit www.hnoc.org 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, returns Friday, March 13, with a performance from the Grammy Award-nominated band Lost Bayou Ramblers. Now in its eighth year, Concerts in the Courtyard offers a fun, casual and affordable way to kick off the weekend. In addition to the Lost Bayou Ramblers, the spring series will include shows by Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road (Friday, April 17), Banu Gibson (Friday, May 15), and Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses (Friday, June 12).
All concerts this season will feature a bar serving white wine and beer. Admission to each show is $10, free for THNOC members and includes three beverages. Shows are held at 533 Royal St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m. THNOC's museum shop and first-floor exhibition galleries will offer extended hours during the event. For more information, call (504) 523-4662 or visit www.hnoc.org.
About the band
Based in southwestern Louisiana, Lost Bayou Ramblers formed in 1999 with brothers André (accordion) and Louis Michot (fiddle and vocals) performing the Cajun music they learned from the family band their father and uncles formed in the 1980s called Les Frères Michot. As the Lost Bayou Ramblers, the younger Michots have taken traditional Cajun music to new levels of rhythmic energy and spontaneity by infusing it with punk and psychedelia. Their 2007 album "Live à la Blue Moon" was nominated for a Grammy Award, and they have become favorites at festivals around Louisiana, including Festival International and Festivals Acadiens et Créoles in Lafayette as well as French Quarter Festival and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Joining the Michot brothers will be Korey Richey (bass), Eric Heigle (drums) and Johnny Campos (guitar).
About the sponsor
The spring 2015 season of Concerts in the Courtyard is sponsored by AOS, 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 more than 38 years. AOS's collaborative approach to workplace design results in precise solutions carefully attuned to each client's purpose. For more 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.