UNO Announces Music Series Limelight Thursday at the Amphitheater

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The University of New Orleans announces a new addition to its music series line up, Limelight Thursday taking place at the recently updated campus amphitheater.

Limelight Thursday will be a FREE 4-week outdoor musical concert series starting October 27 every Thursday at 5:30 through November 17th. Its main goal is to bring greater awareness to the School of the Arts music program by presenting well known and popular local acts who feature UNO Alumni, faculty, and current students. This concert series will also be bringing larger scale entertainment to campus, engaging the student body in a fun community style event, and supplying the Lakefront and Gentilly residential areas with a neighborhood entertainment option similar to Wednesdays at the Square in the CBD. Attendees in addition to great music, will enjoy food and beverage provided by Urban South Beer and a variety of local food trucks.

“Due to the strong connections and the incredible talent that The School of the Arts has fostered, we are able to easily contract with high-profile popular artists that have a large reach and are outside of our current music programing for Jazz at the Sandbar and Musical Excursions to bring the amphitheater alive and show off our program.” says organizer Caroline Mendez, operations coordinator for The School of the Arts.

Limelight Thursday promises a diverse season including music performances by Grammy Award nominees and winners such as: Cha Wa, George Porter Jr. as well as John Papa Gros and Muevelo featuring Grammy Award winning saxophonist and UNO music faculty member and Alum Brent Rose.

Admission to UNO School of the Arts events range from Free to $15 for general admission. All students from any school are free with a student ID and UNO Alumni and Seniors over the age of 55 are $10. To purchase tickets or reserve a seat visit or

Click here to view the digital season catalog.

Digital Sponsors

Become a sponsor ...

Sign up for our FREE

New Orleans Magazine email newsletter

Get the the best in New Orleans dining, shopping, events and more delivered to your inbox.