Wednesday at the Square Concert Series Announces 2017 Dates & Lineup

15:44 February 22, 2017
By: Shelby Stewart

Looking for something to do on Wednesday nights? The Young Leadership Council returns this year with their annual Wednesday at The Square concert series. The series will open on Wednesday, March 15 and will last for 12 weeks, ending on May 24.

Wednesday at the Square is a series of free outdoor concerts by well-known local Louisiana artists including Irma Thomas and Jamal Batiste. The event showcases a multitude of artists, and their different styles including pop, jazz, and punk. Held at Lafayette Square, there will be food fun and music for the whole family to enjoy.

This year there will be two back-to-back concerts on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3. The concerts will feature Christian Scott Quintet and The Tipitina’s Interns, and Kermit Ruffins and Marcia Ball.

The concert itself will be free to the public, but refreshments can be purchased at food booths around the square. All sales will go towards the Young Leadership Council’s community service projects.

The lineup is as follows:

March 15 — Irma Thomas and Jamal Batiste
March 22 — Amanda Shaw and Daria & The Hip Drops
March 29 — Marc Broussard and Kristin Diable
April 5 — George Porter Jr. and RumpleSTEELSkin
April 12 — Jon Cleary and John Papa Gros
April 19 — Big Sam's Funky Nation and Naughty Professor
April 26 — Flow Tribe and Robin Barnes
May 2 — Christian Scott Quintet and The Tipitina’s Interns
May 3 — Kermit Ruffins and Marcia Ball
May 10 — PJ Morton and Andrew Duhon
May 17 — Headliner TBA and Mia Borders
May 24 — Sweet Crude and Tank and the Bangas

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