If it’s Spring time in New Orleans, then every Wednesday you should be at Lafayette Square. Why? Because Wednesdays in the Square is a super fun thing to do with others that doesn’t cost you much and still keeps with the New Orleans trifecta of food, friends and music.
For those unaware, Wednesdays in the Square is hosted by the Youth Leadership Council of New Orleans. This group supports a number of the city’s social and community programs aimed to improve the quality of life in the city like literacy programs, recycling projects and after school athletics.
Taking place at Lafayette Square every Wednesday for 12 weeks, the event is currently in week 3 of duration. If you have never attended, may I recommend that you begin. Wednesday in the Square is a great way to celebrate getting off work, better than happy hour or hanging at home. People from all over the city like to come and check out the food vendors and the amazing live music guests while sitting in the sun and drinking cocktails. The event is totally free to the public but they also sell drink and food tickets for those in attendance.
This week’s musical guest is Marcia Ball and Robin Barnes. Marcia Ball is a blues singer and pianist that grew up in Vinton, Louisiana so you can be sure that she will bring the funk and blues with her performance. Her opening act will be the beautiful “Songbird of New Orleans” Robin Barnes. She is a local favorite making a name for herself in the city with soulful covers of her favorite artists like Louis Armstrong and Etta James.
Be sure not to miss this event happening every week in the CBD on St. Charles. This is a great way to support New Orleans as a community and getting to enjoy some amazing eats and the beautiful weather we locals hope will continue.