What: Music Under the Oaks, a free fall concert series presented by Bellwether Technology and staged in partnership with the Loyola College of Music + Fine Arts and WWNO to celebrate the new Audubon Conservancy. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Contributions to the conservancy directly support the care and operation of Audubon Park, including lawn care, seasonal plantings, protection of historic live oaks and maintenance of recreational features and historic structures.
When: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on four Friday nights – September 5 & 19 and October 3 & 24
Where: Newman Bandstand at Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, La.
Now in its seventh year, The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Concerts in the Courtyard offers a fun, casual way to kick off the weekend with live outdoor performances by Louisiana musicians. The fall series opens Friday, September 19, with a performance by Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers.
Admission is $10, free for THNOC members,* and includes three complimentary beverages. Guests must be 21 or older to enter. In the event of rain, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662 for updates.
Jacqui Sutton has achieved critical acclaim for deftly blending jazz, bluegrass, classical, musical theater and folk music into her signature sound which she has coined “Frontier Jazz.” Essentially this is jazz as it meets the American frontier. Jacqui draws on over 20 years of musical and stage experience to leave her personal stamp on her favorite songs. She got her start as a singer as a member of a vocal jazz ensemble called Jazzmouth—founded by Bay Area vocalist and composer Molly Holm in the early 1980s. She moved to Portland, Oregon 4 years later, where she was exposed to bluegrass music while learning how to contra dance. From then on, the sound of the banjo, mandolin and fiddle would continually intermingle with jazz in her ears. Jacqui has released two albums incorporating her Frontier style; Billie & Dolly (2010) and Notes From the Frontier (2012) and is already working on her third CD American Anthem, which will be her first CD of original songs. Jacqui brings intimacy, power and a sense of curiosity and possibility to the jazz idiom in her self-defined Frontier Jazz style.
Sunset at the Landing Concert Fri., Sept. 19 from 6 -9 p.m. at the foot of
Columbia Street in Covington. The concert is free and all are encouraged to
bring chairs and refreshments. The event is sponsored by St. Tammany
Homestead, the City of Covington and the Covington Farmers Market.