When the river starts to rise from all the snow melting up north, it's time for live outdoor music to make its return! Jazz In the Park at Armstrong Park relaunches in just under a month with a stellar lineup of free weekly concerts running mid-April to mid-June. Kicking off this spring's festivities will be the Honey Island Swamp Band and The Revealers on Thursday, April 16.
The Congo Square Rhythms Festival returns this weekend, March 21-22. The festival takes places at Congo Square inside Armstrong Park and is free to enter. Congo Square Fest highlights the music and dance of Africa, the Caribbean, the American Gulf South and beyond, along with a large arts market and local food vendors with the food of Africa, the Caribbean, and New Orleans.
The 16th annual Wednesday at the Square in Lafayette Square lineup is underway, featuring local artists and food and drink vendors. The series continues through May. Each show is free to attend and runs from 5-8pm.