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"Thursdays at Twilight" Concert Series
September through November 2016 Schedule of Concerts at
the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park

New Orleans (July 8, 2016)

What: Join music lovers at City Park to hear some of New Orleans' favorite performers during the "Thursdays at Twilight" concert series. Bring your friends to enjoy this very popular series with an array of musicians and mint juleps indoors at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters. This series is sponsored by Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation, Inc. and Peoples Health.

Admission is $10 per person. Mint juleps, wine, beer, soft drinks, water, and food are available for purchase. No outside food, drink, or pets are allowed.

Advance tickets are available online at Advance tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 504-483-9488 or at the Botanical Garden Gift Shop. Thursdays at Twilight Series Season Passes are also available for purchase.

When: Thursday Evenings
5 pm - Gates Open, 6 pm - Performance Begins

Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park

Contact: New Orleans Botanical Garden: phone: 504-483-9488 or email:

September through November 2016 schedule:

September 1 - Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue
The Honky Tonk Revue plays vintage Honky Tonk, Rockabilly and Classic Country music with a heavy dose of Western Swing. They have a deep-seated love and appreciation for the tried and true Honky Tonk sound. For more information about the band, visit

September 8 - Lena Prima
To some performers, having a legendary father might be daunting. Not for Lena Prima. Born in show business and raised on the road with her famous dad, the singer/songwriter/artist has earned her own reputation around the country for her energetic charismatic performances. She will perform songs of her father as well as some of her original tunes. For more information about the band, visit

September 15 - Tanya and Dorise
Usually seen preforming on the streets in the French Quarter, violinist Tanya and guitarist Dorise bring their musical talents indoors for our concert series. Music is what brought Tanya from Taiwan, and Dorise from Connecticut to New Orleans. Tanya and Dorise will perform a variety of music, including jazz, blues, rock, and soul. Don't miss this concert, it will be fun. For more information about the band, visit

September 22 - Dapper Dandies
The Dapper Dandies are a part of a new generation of New Orleans musicians bringing back the sounds of traditional jazz. They feature the beautiful vocal stylings of Caroline Fourmy, improvisational wailing horns and a hard charging acoustic rhythm section. Whether you're looking to dance until there are holes in the soles of your shoes or just sit back and let yourself be taken away by angelic vocals and lovely harmonies, the Dapper Dandies will provide you with a night you will not soon forget. For more information about the band, visit

September 29 - Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans
Wanda is known as one of the Crescent City's premier musical ambassadors. She and her band, "A Taste of New Orleans", has toured the United States, Australia, Europe, Brazil and Japan, taking her music all over the world. Wanda fuses Blues and Jazz, Gospel and Soul, into a ‘jump on your feet and sing along' music revival. Rouzan was honored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival when her Grand Marshall portrait graced the 1999 promotional poster and program book commemorating its 30th anniversary. For more information about the band, visit

October 6 - John Rankin
John will perform a delightful mix of old and new classics and will be performing with a variety of the best musicians in New Orleans. Always a great show, guaranteed fun. For more information about the band, visit

October 13 - New Orleans Mystics
The Mystics are guaranteed to be entertaining, and are always a sellout, so don't miss this show featuring the music of Motown. Songs from the Temptations, O'Jays, Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding will all be part of this soulful tribute to some of the greatest music from the 1970's. Get your tickets early!

October 20 - Bobby Cure and The Poppa Stoppas
Join us for a rocking good evening as we travel back in time with Bobby Cure to the Doo-Wop days of the 1950's when the Moon was Blue, and the question of the day was, Why Do Fools Fall In Love? For more information about the band, visit

October 27 - Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar
Join the Halloween R & B party with Cullen Landry. Cullen was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 1998. In his career he has shared the bandstand with Bobby Mitchell, Eddie Bo, Eddie Roth, Professor Longhair, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and many others. His goal is to preserve the New Orleans musical heritage encompassed by the ground-breaking New Orleans music of the 1950's and 1960's. For more information about the band, visit

November 3 - Roamin' Jasmine
Roamin' Jasmine is a talented swing jazz band forged from the busking music scene of New Orleans. Their repertoire explores 1920's era speakeasy blues, vintage Calypso from Trinidad, seminal 1950's New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, and original compositions, all set to traditional jazz instrumentation with original arrangements. For more information about the band, visit

November 10 - Benny Grunch & The Bunch
You can't say Benny, "Aint Dere No More", cause he will be right here in the garden performing his New Orleans hits as only Benny and the Bunch can do. Always entertaining, full of surprises and new songs, get ready for a Yat Attack with Benny Grunch and The Bunch. For more information about the band, visit

About City Park:

City Park: is distinguished by its large menu of sports and recreational activities, attractions for children, and its natural beauty. City Park has a special place in the hearts of generations of New Orleanians and is a must visit for visitors to the city. As a popular place to picnic, play a favorite sport, wander through its gardens or take a boat ride- the park receives millions of visitors each year. It is located in the heart of the city and is the largest recreation area for the entire metropolitan area. Attractions include: City Putt, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Storyland fairytale playground, the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and numerous athletic venues. The 1,300 acres of parkland provide enjoyment for young children playing on our playgrounds and walkers, joggers, and bicyclists winding through the park's streets and trails.