NEW ORLEANS (press release) –Young Leadership Council (YLC) has announced the lineup for its annual YLC Wednesday at the Square concerts. The series begins Wednesday, March 20 at 5 p.m. featuring a headlining performance by Big Sam’s Funky Nation with Revivalists side project, RumpleSTEELskin, opening.
“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. “Many don’t realize that YLC Wednesday at the Square is truly a party with a purpose; proceeds are invested back into the community through YLC’s ten service projects.”
YLC Wednesday at the Square features well-known and critically-acclaimed musical acts hailing from the New Orleans area and broader region. Headliners will include Flow Tribe, Irma Thomas, Eric Lindell, Kermit Ruffins, Marc Broussard, Deacon John, Kristen Diable & The City, Mia Borders and many others. 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).
AOS Interior Environments, a New Orleans-based commercial interiors supplier, is returning for the second year as the 2019 Title Sponsor for YLC Wednesday at the Square. AOS is the largest provider of commercial furnishings, prefab interior construction, and storage solutions in Louisiana and Mississippi, and has served the region for more than 42 years.
“We hope to see huge crowds come out for this outstanding lineup of New Orleans talent! Through Wednesday at the Square, YLC supports some of the best musicians our city has to offer,” 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 contribute every single day.”
Additional support for YLC Wednesday at the Square comes from Presenting and Series Sponsors Abita Brewing Company, Sazerac Company, Wheatley Vodka, Monkey 47 Gin, and Robert Mondavi Wines.
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 and 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 – 6:15 p.m. and the second act from 6:45 – 8 p.m.
** Wednesday, May 29, June 5, and June 12 are reserved as rain dates.
Within the coming days, YLC will announce a special new partnership to take place at the May 1 concert. Stay tuned to www.ylcnola.org and YLC’s social media channels for the latest updates.
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. YLC is proud to contribute to a thriving Central Business District economy while uniting music lovers from across the Greater New Orleans Region.
The 2019 YLC Wednesday at the Square Committee is led by co-chairs and YLC Board Members Garlan White and Lena Zaitseva. Committee volunteers include Nicole Harvey, Olivia Mertensmeyer, Matthew Treuting, Dan Jatres, Emily Rebert, Marina Brazhnikova and Jeff Willis. YLC would also like to thank partners White Oak Productions, River Parish Disposal, Propaganda, Party Rentals Delivered, Downtown Development District, Lafayette Square Conservancy, Center Staging, and F.E.S.S. Security.
VIP passes for the series are now available for purchase at www.ylcnola.org/ylc-wednesday-at-the-square. Single and multiple-concert sponsorships for the 2019 series, as well as video board advertising, are available. For more information about sponsorship and advertising opportunities, including private hospitality tents, contact Liz Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about YLC and YLC Wednesday at the Square, visit www.ylcnola.org. Engage with YLC Wednesday at the Square on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @ylcwats.