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“Thursdays at Twilight” Concert Series
Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - Thursday, May 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm MST
“Thursdays at Twilight” Concert Series on January through May 2020 Schedule of Concerts at the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park.
Join music lovers in New Orleans City Park to hear some of New Orleans’ favorite performers during the “Thursdays at Twilight” concert series. Bring your friends to enjoy this very popular series with an array of musicians and mint juleps indoors at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters.
Admission is $10 per person. Mint juleps, wine, beer, soft drinks, water, and food are available for purchase. No outside food, drink, or pets are allowed.
Advance tickets are available online at NewOrleansCityPark.com. Advance tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 504-483-9488 or at the Botanical Garden Gift Shop. Thursdays at Twilight Series Season Passes are also available for purchase.
When: Thursday Evenings: 5 pm – Gates Open, 6 pm – Performance Begins
Where: Pavilion of the Two Sisters, New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park
Contact: New Orleans Botanical Garden: phone: 504-483-9488 or email: garde[email protected]
January through May 2020 schedule:
JANUARY 9 – BOBBY CURE AND THE POPPA STOPPAS: Join us for a rocking good evening as we travel back in time with Bobby Cure to the Doo-Wop days of the 1950s when the Moon was Blue, and the question of the day was, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?”
JANUARY 16 – HARVEY JESUS AND FIRE: “Harvey Jesus and Fire” is Louisiana’s premiere dance band and has performed all over the Gulf South and Las Vegas. With the most extensive song list in their musical arsenal, it is sure to be a great evening of music. harveyjesusandfireband.com
JANUARY 23 – LADIES OF SOUL: Naydja CoJoe, Rechelle Cook, and Sharon Martin will sing Motown, jazz, rhythm and blues, and familiar New Orleans tunes.
JANUARY 30 – NEW LEVIATHAN ORIENTAL FOX TROT ORCHESTRA: An American revival orchestra that performs vintage American music popular from the 1890s through the early 1930s.
FEBRUARY 6 – JAMES RIVERS MOVEMENT: James Rivers plays a mixture of rock, progressive jazz, rhythm and blues, and Gospel. One of only three jazz musicians ever known to play the bagpipes, James Rivers would probably call himself a saxophonist, but his forte is really an amazing musical dexterity that has helped him master a dozen other instruments.
FEBRUARY 13 – EVAN CHRISTOPHER: Anchored in the music created by early clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard, Evan Christopher strives to extend the legacy of the New Orleans clarinet style. clarinetroad.com
FEBRUARY 20 – HAPPY MARDI GRAS – NO CONCERT TONIGHT
FEBRUARY 27 – JOHN BOUTTÉ: Voted best male vocalist of the year at both the “Best of the Beat”and the “Big Easy Awards”. His song “Tremé” is the theme song of the popular HBO series. johnboutte.com
MARCH 5 – BANU GIBSON: A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu Gibson is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain loyalty to songs of the 1920s, 30s, and 40’s. banugibson.com
MARCH 12 – PAUL SONIAT AND SPECIAL GUESTS: The Garden’s own, singer/songwriter Paul Soniat, will be joined by “THE NEW ORLEANS MYSTICS”. Together they will perform a few of Paul’s original songs. So grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. paulsoniat.com
MARCH 19 – NEW ORLEANS MYSTICS: Buy your tickets early so you will not miss this show featuring the music of Motown. Songs from the Temptations, O’Jays, Marvin Gaye, and Otis Redding will all be part of this soulful tribute to some of the greatest music from the 1970s. theneworleansmystics.com
MARCH 26 – PHIL MELANCON: Phil Melancon performs the musical spirit and style of his hometown, New Orleans. As complex as gumbo, he cooks up a variety of musical flavors for your enjoyment.
APRIL 2 – WANDA ROUZAN AND A TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS: Wanda Rouzan is known as one of the Crescent City’s premier musical ambassadors. Wanda fuses blues , jazz, Gospel, and soul into a ‘jump on your feet and sing along’ music revival. wandarouzan.com
APRIL 9 – TIM LAUGHLIN: One of the brightest of the New Orleans based clarinetists to emerge during the 1990s, Tim Laughlin’s compositions and recordings have made a strong impression on the traditional jazz scene. timlaughlin.com
APRIL 16 – BOOGIEMEN SWING BAND: The Boogiemen will perform the music of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble’, Harry Connick Jr. and more. Don’t miss this special night of music!! boogiemen-nola.com
APRIL 23 – SPECIAL OUTDOOR CONCERT – THREADHEAD THURSDAY
APRIL 30 – PATRICE FISCHER & ARPA WITH CUBAN MUSICIANS FROM MIAMI:
Special guests will join harpist Patrice Fisher to perform a blending of music from Central, South and North America.
MAY 7 – THE YAT PACK: “The Yat Pack” will perform classic big band numbers by Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin as well as contemporary artists like Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, and Harry Connick, Jr. theyatpack.com
MAY 14 – CREOLE STRING BEANS: New Orleans party band with a repertoire that ranges far and wide from Fats Domino and Bobby Charles to Duke Ellington. creolestringbeans.com
MAY 21 – JULIO AND CESAR: Julio and Cesar Herrera describe their music as constantly evolving, attributing this to their exposure from an early age to many cultures.
MAY 28 – RONNIE KOLE: Ronnie Kole’s smooth sound and elegant demeanor have earned him respect from musicians across the globe. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012.
About New Orleans City Park:
In its 169th year, City Park continues to push forward with thoughtful progress as a world class park. This year a 6 acre expansion of the New Orleans Museum of Art Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden was opened. Café Du Monde opened in City Park in July of 2019. In August, the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center received the national honor of 2019 USTA Facility Award. In September, the Louisiana Children’s Museum opened its doors to the children of the nation and Storyland, a true gem of City Park, was revitalized to its full splendor as new generations of New Orleanians play on its fairy-tale sculptures. A large outdoor kitchen in the New Orleans Botanical Garden opened in October.
New Orleans City Park is distinguished by its large menu of sports and recreational activities, attractions for children, and its natural beauty. City Park is a 90/10 Park. Self-generated revenue makes up 90% of the $22 million annual operating budget; City Park receives no general fund operating dollars from the city or the state. The Park receives approximately $2 million each year from the state for operations. City Park has a special place in the hearts of generations of New Orleanians and is a must visit for visitors to the city. The 1,300 acres of parkland provide enjoyment for people no matter their age. City Park is home to the world’s largest collection of mature Live Oak trees. To learn more about the Park, visit NewOrleansCityPark.com.
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