The cooler evenings not only bring relief from the heat but also bring in the sweet sounds of live music.
We can’t think of a better month for taking in some concerts in St. Tammany!
If you’re looking for the perfect concert to enjoy with family or friends, look no further. You’re sure to find one (or several) that are music to your ears in our September concerts round-up.
Dew Drop Jazz Hall
This venue has a special place in history; it all began in 1885 with the charitable aspirations of a group of African-American residents in Mandeville who formed Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Association to care for locals and their families.
The Dew Drop, built in 1895, is known as the world’s oldest rural jazz dance hall as it retains nearly all of its original features.
Though inside seating is limited, seating is encouraged outside (bring your lawn chairs!) and the ladies of the church next door offer up tantalizing refreshments; admission is $10 at the door.
For a night that’s full of sweet, traditional jazz and history, be sure to check out these upcoming concerts at the venue; full fall schedule here:
- Thirteen Moons, Mezcal Jazz Unit, and GrayHawk Perkins on September 16 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
- Gospel Night, showcasing The Mighty Supremes (8:00-9:00p.m.) following next-door neighbors First Free Mission Choir (6:30-7:30p.m.) on September 23.
Who doesn’t love a free, fun activity? The City of Mandeville is offering free Saturday concerts this fall. These concerts all take place at the Mandeville Trailhead amphitheater at 675 Lafitte Street and last from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The popular concert series kicks things off in style with Louisiana Spice on September 17. This Big Band-esque orchestra is known for its spirited acts and soulful performances.
Lena Prima takes the stage on September 24. The daughter of famous local resident Louis Prima, Lena is known for her jazzy voice and charismatic personality in her own right.
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
The much-loved LPO is back for its 26th season. This year’s theme focuses on the incredible voyage music takes us and features sounds from Paris, the Middle East, Scotland and other charming locales presenting something for everyone!
Kick off the season with a delicious dinner reception at Forks & Corks at 5 p.m. on September 16. The opening night performance of Symphonie Fantastique follows at First Baptist Covington, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
If you miss this performance, there will be another at the Orpheum, but you’ll have to cross the bridge for that.
This is just the beginning of the LPO’s season, with many spirited Northshore performances to follow so be sure to click over to their calendar of events for a full list!
Abita Springs Opry
September brings the Abita Springs Opry back from its summer hiatus, with the first performance on September 17th. On the third Saturday of each month, they revive the spirit of old St Tammany with unforgettable roots music in the 100+ year old Abita Town Hall located at 22161 Level Street.
Showtime is at 7pm each night; tickets are a donation of $18 per person while season tickets can be had for $54 per person. If you’ve never experienced the energy of a live performance, you owe it to yourself to get out there; you won’t regret it!
Jazz’n the Vines
Everyone’s favorite ‘wine & dine’ event is back for the fall 2016 season! Where else can you enjoy spirited performances (see what we did there?) in a real winery, outside of the West Coast?
Pack your picnic dinner & lawn chairs for the first of the monthly performances on September 17th, then mark your calendar for the rest of the swingin’ fall schedule. Admission is $10 per person, and gates open at 5pm with performances beginning at 6:30.
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