The Young Leadership Council announces the return of “Wednesday at the Square”


NEW ORLEANS – The Young Leadership Council of New Orleans has announced the return of the “Wednesday at the Square” concert series starting Wednesday, March 16 in Lafayette Square.

The 10-week free concert series returns for its 15th year after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The event draws crowds from downtown New Orleans and beyond every Wednesday night between March and May.

“Thank you to the City of New Orleans, our sponsors and our community partners for allowing us to bring back this great event,” said Graham Williams, Square Wednesday Co-Chair and YLC Board Member. “The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected us all, but especially our local artists, restaurants and entrepreneurs. This event would not be possible without their participation, and I look forward to seeing Lafayette Square vibrant and full of life again. »

All food and beverage sales at the event benefit YLC, a non-profit, non-partisan civic organization that develops leadership through community projects.

“As title sponsor of Wednesday at the Square for the fourth year in a row, I’m so grateful that we can come together again to support the musicians, artists, vendors and workers in the gig economy that fuel our vibrant culture,” Shelby said. Russ, president and CEO of AOS Interior Environments. “Thank you to the YLC team for not only encouraging young leaders, but also for enhancing the economic vitality of our downtown development district through this unique event. »

March artists include Anders Osborne with Dave Jordan and the NIA, Marc Broussard with Little Freddie King and Mia Borders with the Quickening. April’s lineup includes the Lost Bayou Ramblers with Daria and the Hip Drops, Partners-n-Crime and the Big Easy Bounce Band with Robin Barnes, Flow Tribe with NOBABE and Tab Benoit with New Orleans Johnny’s. Shamarr Allen with Margie Perez, Andrew Duhon with Alexis and the Samurai and Big Sam’s Funky Nation with Erica Falls will wrap up this year’s series in May.

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