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While there are no travel restrictions to New Orleans due to the Covid-19, out of an abundance of caution and consideration for staff, vendors, performers, and guests, the Young Leadership Council has decided to cancel this event series. Please check the event website for details and updated information.
From March through May, Wednesday at the Square, sponsored by the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans, presents a series of free outdoor concerts featuring well-known local artists. The weekly concert series highlights a variety of indigenous musical styles, including jazz, rock, funk, swamp-pop, Latin rhythms and more. New Orleans’ most famous brass bands are known to play at this annual concert series. Plus, admission is FREE and open to the public.
The 2020 Wednesday at the Square Concert Series takes place each Wednesday from March 11-May 13 at Lafayette Square Park.
Wednesday at the Square 2020 Lineup
As always, the Wednesday at the Square lineup includes some of the best and brightest in New Orleans music. All concerts begin at 5 PM with headliners taking the stage at 6:30 PM. This year’s lineup includes:
March 11: Flow Tribe + Dave Jordan & the NIA (Cancelled)
March 18: Tab Benoit + the New Orleans Johnnys
March 25: Marc Broussard + Erica Falls
April 1: Galactic featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph + the Quickening
April 8: Anders Osborne + Daria & the Hipdrops
April 15: Andrew Duhon + Alexis and the Samurai
April 22: Big Sam’s Funky Nation + N.O.B.A.E
April 29: Shamarr Allen + Little Freddie King
May 6: Partners-N-Crime and the Big Easy Bounce Band + Robin Barnes
May 13: Lost Bayou Ramblers + Margie Perez
Is there food and drink?
All around Lafayette Square are food booths and concessions offering local culinary specialties: everything from entrée items to delicious desserts. Plus, you’ll be able to purchase a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. All food and beverage items must be purchased with tickets that are sold on the grounds. No outside food or beverages may be brought in to any of the events.
Is there parking?
For those who drive to the event, parking is available in nearby garages or on the adjacent streets where there are parking meters. Paid, on-street parking ends at 7:00 p.m., so bring enough quarters to feed the meters until then. Cars parked by expired meters or not displaying a paid parking receipt on the dashboard will be ticketed.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are allowed in the square during the concerts, provided they are on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. If they display aggressive behavior the owner may be asked to remove them.
For more information about the Wednesday at the Park Concert Series, visit their website at www.wednesdayatthesquare.com.
First known as Place Gravier, it became Lafayette Square after Lafayette’s visit to New Orleans in 1825. Located adjascent to Gallier Hall, Lafayette Square has been the site for inaugurations, yearly...