Starting today, March 6, the not-to-be-missed Wednesday at the Square kicks off in Lafayette Square. Every Wednesday through May 22, from 5 - 8PM, rain or shine, local musicians and bands take the stage for a free concert--and everyone's invited. The concert series benefits the Youth Leadership council, so it's a feel good freebie. And since it's sponsored by the New Orleans Saints, there's usually a few cheerleaders wandering around saying hi and posing for pictures.
Of course it's New Orleans, so beer, wine and cocktails are for sale to imbibe as one mingles through the crowd or pops a comfortable squat in the grass. The parks' small size makes it a great venue to hang with the locals; from the young and hip to the older crowd and everything in between, it's always well attended by all the pretty people. People connect. Guys meet girls and girls meet guys; neighbors found and befriended. It gives our visitors a chance to get to know the locals and everyone shares in the fun and tunes.
Parking can tough, but Lafayette Square--bordered by St. Charles Avenue on the North and Camp Street on the South--is in the downtown business district (CBD), and easily accessible from French Quarter and downtown hotels via a short walk. Don't want to walk? Take the St. Charles streetcar one block past Poydras Street, and there you are.
What to do once Wednesday on the Square ends May 22? No worries. Wednesday on the Point kicks off for the summer months just across the Mississippi. But that's another post…
If you're visiting, make sure you get over there. You won't regret you did.
More info and band lineups here: http://wednesdayatthesquare.com/