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“Wednesday Night Free Concerts!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lafayette Square

Lafayette Square
St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
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Ranked #54 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
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Sydney, Australia
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“Wednesday Night Free Concerts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This was one of the 12 week series that are held in Spring & Autumn.The Young leadership Council raises money through stall holders % of takings to improve the quality of life for people of New Orleans. There were many sponsors on this night including the New Orleans Saints, a bank, an IT company,food stalls, wine bar, beer bar, & others.
A very effective way to pay for food & drinks is by paying for a number of $1 tickets at the ticket counters & then using these at the particular stall you want to buy from.
This is a lovely large park & a huge audience attends many bringing rugs & chairs People sit/stand & it's great to get as close to the stage if photography is on your agenda.
This evening I heard fro West Bank Mike which is a funk infused Blues style.
Then came the funniest group of males the 610 Stompers who "danced" athletically , 3 on stage & the rest below the stage on the grass in a cordoned off area. Such fun to watch.
The THE act we were all waiting for Trombone Shorty accompanied by the New Orleans Avenue. What an amazing trombonist! Quite incredible! The whole group was superb.
I noticed people on balconies in buildings over the road listening to the concert.
A stunning evening in a lovely spacious grassy park.

Visited May 2013
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Panama City, Florida
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Very pretty and clean park. The greenery is beautiful. Great place to hang out and talk or take pictures. Well worth the walk!

Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“It's a square”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

it's a square, like many other squares I have seen. Worth a few pictures but not much to do there. That is all I have to say

Visited June 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Wednesday in the Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The Wednesday in the Park summer concert series is really great! We were very impressed with the headliner, "Trombone Shorty" and the organization of the festival. I would suggest that they carry more than just Chardonnay white wine for the wine drinkers...

Visited May 2013
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“Free concerts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Every Wednesday, throughout the summer, there is a free concert of local musicians at the square. Food vendors from the local restaurants abound.

Visited May 2013
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