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Jam out with Free Concerts at Wednesday at the Square

Wednesday at the Square (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Most people have to wait until the weekend to see and hear their favorite local artists perform. But you probably know by now that New Orleans folks aren’t like most people. We expect and get our music every day of the week. And this time of year, it’s all about Wednesday nights.

Wednesday at the Square (Photo: Rebecca Todd)

Wednesday At The Square, the popular (and free!) concert series hosted every year by the Young Leadership Council, returns to Lafayette Square this year with a stacked lineup. The series kicks off on March 20 with Big Sam’s Funky Nation + RumpleSTEELskin as the opening act.

There are lots of food and drink vendors at Wednesday at the Square (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Other headliners for the 10-week series include artists from New Orleans and the surrounding region. Check out the lineup below.

2019 YLC Wednesday at the Square Lineup

March 20: Big Sam’s Funky Nation (6:30 p.m.) + RumpleSTEELskin (5 p.m.)

March 27: Flow Tribe (6:30 p.m.) + Robin Barnes and the Fiyabirds (5 p.m.)

April 3: Irma Thomas (6:30 p.m.) + Johnny Sansone (5 p.m.)

April 10: Eric Lindell (6:30 p.m.) + Deltaphonic (5 p.m.)

April 17: Kermit Ruffins (6:30 p.m.) + Space & Harmony (5 p.m.)

April 24: Marc Broussard (6:30 p.m.) + The Iceman Special (5 p.m.)

May 1: Deacon John (6:30 p.m.) + Trumpet Mafia (5 p.m.)

May 8: Cyril Neville’s Swampfunk (6:30 p.m.) + Miss Mojo (5 p.m.)

May 15: Kristin Diable & The City (6:30 p.m.) + The Quickening (5 p.m.)

May 22: Mia Borders (6:45 p.m.) and Co-Headliner Billy Iuso (5 p.m.)

The concerts are all free and begin at 5 p.m. and last until about 8 p.m. Food and drink are available for purchase at Lafayette Square. The concerts are free, and VIP passes are available for purchase here.

Katie Sikora graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Visual Journalism and worked as Photo Editor at The Peninsula Pulse in Door County, Wis., Media Strategist for Levy Restaurants in Chicago, Ill., and an Archivist at The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, La. before pursuing her namesake photography business shooting everything from shark tagging research to vodou ceremonies and—you guessed it—weddings! Her photographs have been published by The Chicago Sun-Times, Gambit, The Times-Picayune, RedEye Chicago, The New Orleans Advocate, Houseshow Magazine, Antigravity Magazine, In The Bite Magazine, Thrillist, CBS Chicago, NBC Chicago, and the World Wildlife Fund amongst others. She is the creator and director of The Sexism Project, an ongoing portrait and interview series featuring the stories of real women in real industries experiencing real sexism.

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