Wednesdays On The Point
Wednesdays on the Point is back for 2018! 5:30pm – 8:30pm every Wednesday starting September 19th and ending on October 24th, we will be hosting FREE live music at the Algier’s Point Ferry Landing. There will be beverage & food vendors along with local arts and businesses. Bring your family and friends and come be a part of this city’s heart & soul!
For more information visit: https://www.wednesdaysonthepoint.com/
What To Expect
5:30pm-8:30pm Honey Island Swamp Band
Great music begins with great songs, and great songs are what the Honey Island Swamp Band is all about. The band came together when Aaron Wilkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Mulé (electric guitar, vocals) were marooned in San Francisco after the levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. After a chance encounter with fellow New Orleans evacuees Sam Price (bass, vocals) and Garland Paul (drums, vocals), and with no prospects of getting home any time soon, they figured they’d better cook up something new, and quick!
5:30pm The Iceman Special
These Big Easy Bombardiers pack an ample amount of audio artillery in their set and you better believe that the Funka-Delic swamp will rain down heavy when they plug in. The Iceman Special is 4 piece outfit transplanted from the swamps of Louisiana to the big city of New Orleans. They combine a sound of dirty funk and delicate groove with elements of disco and rock and roll to create danceable jams with plenty of edge and substance. Screeching yet smooth guitars, wandering yet punchy bass lines, electronic synth samples, driving drum beats and powerful vocals form one a kind soundscapes.
6:30-8:30 Funk Monkey ft. Arséne DeLay
New Orleans has a new supergroup and its name tells you upfront what it’s all about – Funk Monkey. Their untamed grooves showcase second-line funk, soul, & boogaloo that’ll move your feet and feed your soul.
5:30pm-8:30pm The Soul Rebels
The Soul Rebels are riding high in 2018, receiving national attention with a performance onNPR’s Tiny Desk series, a debut late night TV appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, a headlining set at the global TED Conference, and an appearance and official soundtrack feature for Universal Pictures’ hit comedy Girls Trip. The band continues to expand its international reach touring four continents including Europe, Australia, China, South Korea and Japan. Their explosive stage presence has led to live collaborations with the likes of: Nas, G-Eazy,Portugal. The Man, Robert Glasper, Pretty Lights, DMX, Curren$y, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli, GZA, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mobb Deep, Raekwon, Metallica, and Marilyn Manson among many others, and opening for Lauryn Hill and Nile Rodgers
New Orleans’ newest Latin music sensation is Muevelo. That means “Move It” in Spanish, and that’s just what you’ll be doing with your feet, your hips and all the rest! Lead singer Margie Perez and Saxophonist Brent Rose have put together a talented ensemble that takes you on a musical journey to the Caribbean that will not let you leave the dance floor. In the 3 years since they formed, they have played The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The French Quarter Fest and The Congo Square Rhythms Festival. They currently have a once a month residency at Three Keys in Ace Hotel called “La Noche Caliente”.
Scorpedos is Jake McGregor and Duz Mancini, and their close friends. They formed in New Orleans in the Summer of 2018, but both grew up in Los Angeles listening to the sounds of early 1970s Southern California. After playing in various rock bands around New Orleans, the duo has teamed up to write new songs and perform. They look forward to releasing their first singles in November.
6:30-8:30 Big Sam and The Krewe
5:30 Valerie Sassyfras and the Sasshay Dancer
Mix a little bit of country and Cajun, with a touch of Rock-n-Roll and Blues, and you have a funky Louisiana flavor that fiddler and singer Amanda Shaw brings every time her high heels dance across a stage. Amanda’s passion for her culture is evident in the diverse blend of music she creates with every note she plays.