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The Wednesday at the Square concert series is free and open to the public. Proceeds from food and drink sales will benefit YLC’s community service projects, designed not only to improve the quality of life in the Greater New Orleans area but also to foster leadership skills in young professionals.

The 12-concert series features several well-known local and regional musical acts including Irma Thomas, Christian Scott, Marc Broussard, PJ Morton of Maroon 5, Flow Tribe, George Porter, Jon Cleary, Kermit Ruffins and more. The concerts will take place every Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., March 15 through May 24 in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette Square (between Camp Street and St. Charles Avenue, directly across from Gallier Hall).

See below for the full 2017 lineup:

Wednesday, March 15

Irma Thomas, opened by Jamal Batiste Band

Wednesday, March 22

Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, opened by Daria and The Hip Drops

Wednesday, March 29

Marc Broussard, opened by Kristin Diable & The City

Wednesday, April 05

George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, opened by RumpleSTEELSkin

Wednesday, April 12

Jon Cleary and co-headliner John Papa Gros Band

Wednesday, April 19

Big Sam’s Funky Nation, opened by Naughty Professor

Wednesday, April 26

Flow Tribe, opened by Robin Barnes

Tuesday, May 2

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuag, opened by The Tipitina’s Interns

Wednesday, May 03

Kermit Ruffins and The Barbeque Swingers and co-headliner Marcia Ball Band

Wednesday, May 10

PJ Morton, opened by Andrew Duhon Trio

Wednesday, May 17

Headliner to be announced, opened by Mia Borders

Wednesday, May 24

Sweet Crude and co-headliner Tank and the Bangas

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