Wednesday at the Square announces 2020 concert lineup and schedule

Young Leadership Council (YLC) has announced the 2020 lineup for its annual Wednesday at the Square concert series returning on Wednesday, March 11.

Flow Tribe with Dave Jordan and the NIA headlines the weekly concert series opener at Lafayette Square.

After 10 years, GALACTIC returns to the YLC Wednesday at the Square stage. The band’s performance will feature Anjelika Jelly Joseph from the Grammy-nominated group Tank and the Bangas.

Other headliners will include Lost Bayou Ramblers, Marc Broussard, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Partners-N-Crime, among others.

Photo courtesy: YLC

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The concerts will take place every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. from March 11 through May 13 in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette Square (between Camp Street and St. Charles Avenue, directly across from Gallier Hall).

“YLC Wednesday at the Square has become a beloved spring-time tradition for many New Orleanians and locals-at-heart. Our regulars may be surprised to learn the concert series is produced by a committee of dedicated young professional volunteers and that it takes more than one-hundred volunteers to run the concert each week,” said Stephanie Powell, Executive Director of Young Leadership Council. “The series’ is YLC’s largest fundraiser, with proceeds directly supporting our leadership development efforts and nine volunteer-led community service projects. We are so thankful for the continued support from our partners like AOS Interior Environments.”

YLC Wednesday at the Square features well-known and critically-acclaimed musical acts hailing from the New Orleans area and broader region.

“YLC continues to blow us away with the caliber of talent and quality of production they bring to the Square each Spring,” said Shelby Russ, President and CEO of AOS Interior Environments. “We are lucky to have this organization in our community and are honored to support the good times, great music, and remarkable work that they do.”

Here’s the complete 2020 YLC Wednesday at the Square lineup:

March 11:         Flow Tribe with Dave Jordan and the NIA

March 18:         Tab Benoit with The New Orleans Johnny’s

March 25:         Marc Broussard with Erica Falls

April 1:              GALACTIC featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph with The Quickening

April 8:              Anders Osborne with Daria and the Hip Drops

April 15:            Andrew Duhon with Alexis and the Samurai

April 22:           Big Sam’s Funky Nation with NOBABE

April 29:           Shamarr Allen with Little Freddie King

May 6:              Partners-N-Crime + The Big Easy Bounce Band with Robin Barnes

May 13:            Lost Bayou Ramblers with Margie Perez

*Headliner performs from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Opening act from 5 – 6 p.m.
** Wednesday, May 20, May 27, and June 3 are reserved as rain dates.

In the coming weeks, YLC will announce the food and artist village vendors who are integral to YLC Wednesday at the Square.

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

Proceeds from food and beverage 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. YLC says its proud to contribute to a thriving Central Business District economy while uniting music lovers from across the Greater New Orleans Region.

For more information about YLC and YLC Wednesday at the Square, visit www.ylcnola.org. Stay tuned to YLC’s social media channels for the latest updates.