Wednesday at the Square announces 2019 concert lineup and schedule

Wednesday at the Square returns on Wednesday, March 20. Young Leadership Council (YLC) has announced the 2019 lineup for its annual concert series, featuring a headlining performance by Big Sam’s Funky Nation with Revivalists side project, RumpleSTEELskin, opening.

Headliners will include Flow Tribe, Irma Thomas, Eric Lindell, Kermit Ruffins, Marc Broussard, Deacon John, Kristen Diable & The City, Mia Borders and many others.

Photo courtesy: YLC

The concerts will take place every Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., March 20 through May 22 in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette Square (between Camp Street and St. Charles Avenue, directly across from Gallier Hall).

“For nearly two decades YLC volunteers have worked tirelessly to produce what has become a time-honored spring tradition for many New Orleans locals and locals-at-heart. Thanks to their continued hard work, we are proud to announce another exciting series featuring outstanding local talent,” said Stephanie Powell, executive director of Young Leadership Council.

2019 YLC Wednesday at the Square Lineup

March 20: Big Sam’s Funky Nation with RumpleSTEELskin

March 27: Flow Tribe with Robin Barnes

April 3: Irma Thomas with Johnny Sansone

April 10: Eric Lindell with Deltaphonic

April 17: Kermit Ruffins with Space & Harmony

April 24: Marc Broussard with The Iceman Special

May 1: Deacon John with Trumpet Mafia

May 8: Cyril Neville’s Swampfunk with Miss Mojo

May 15: Kristin Diable & The City with The Quickening

May 22: Mia Borders with co-headliner Billy Iuso

*Headliner performs from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Opening act from 5 – 6 p.m. Co-headliners receive equal time with the first act, performing from 5 p.m.– 6:15 p.m. and the second act from 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.
** Wednesday, May 29, June 5, and June 12 are reserved as rain dates.

The YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series is free and open to the public.

Proceeds from food and drink sales benefit YLC’s community service projects, which are designed to improve the quality of life in New Orleans and to foster leadership skills in young professionals.

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