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30 Americans

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Georga Porter Jr. &…

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George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 18 - 26, 2014
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The Contemporary Arts…

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Walter Wolfman…

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"Run For It - Run For…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
“Run For It – Run for Spot!” Crescent City Classic… more

An Evening with Chita…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who… more

Crescent City Classic

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Historic Saturday…

Apr 19 - Nov 22, 2014
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Living History Corps

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
The Museum’s World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living… more

LIVING LEGEND CHITA…

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***Two time Tony winner and Broadway’s original Anita in “West Side… more

Southern Rep, Stage…

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Southern Rep, the Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum and… more

Victory Corps Saturday

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
During D-Day on June 6, 1944, the Naval Construction Battalions called… more

Double Violin Concert…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Performing Bach's violin concerto and Vivaldi's double violin concerti. more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 20 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

Easter Brunch at the…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20th in the hotel's elegant Grand Ballroom for… more

Irving "Honey"…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Various Mardi Gras Indian tribes will line up  for the 1st Annual Irving… more

30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Algiers Economic Development Foundation Announces Headliners for its 5th Annual “Wednesday’s on the Point” Summer Concert Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Bethany Lemanski
(504) 339-2899
Bethany@gwenentertainment.com

Barbara Waiters
(504) 362-6436
BWaiters@AlgiersEconomic.com

Algiers Economic Development Foundation Announces Headliners for its 5th Annual "Wednesday's on the Point" Summer Concert Series
Weekly series adds a Kid's Zone in addition to its diverse musical schedule

NEW ORLEANS
- The Algiers Economic Development Foundation (AEDF) announces the line up for the 5th annual Wednesdays on the Point riverfront festival series on Wednesday, May 16, at the site of its weekly summer concerts. This year's series includes shows every Wednesday, June 6-July 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. All concerts take place at 200 Morgan Street where the Algiers Ferry Terminal meets the levee. A special 4th of July concert will return for it's second year entertaining guests from 5 to 9 p.m. prior to the riverboat fireworks extravaganza on the Mississippi River.

Wednesdays on the Point began four years ago in an effort to draw visitors to Algiers Point during the slow summer months. Since its inception, the series has grown exponentially and is expected to draw more than one thousand guests to the banks of the Mississippi River each week. Each Wednesday on the Point concert is free to attend, offering live music, local cuisine and activities for the entire family.

This year AEDF announces the addition of a Kid's Zone that features an inflatable basketball shooting area, a face painter and kids cuisine. The Kid's Zone is sponsored in part by the recently opened Bounce-D-Lis inflatable kids playground located in Algiers, New Orleans. Say's AEDF President Chris Kane, "Wednesday's on the Point is an important catalyst for local small business, which has yielded over $500,000 in economic impact in the Algiers community. We encourage everyone to come experience this new "New Orleans" tradition on the River."

Each year AEDF strives to highlight the cultural diversity of New Orleans through the musical curating of the band line up. This year is no different as the schedule features music from Cajun & Zydeco artists to Funk, Blues and Mardi Gras Indians. One thing remains the same and that is that Cajun Rocker Amanda Shaw will again headline the finale show of the summer series. Says Shaw. "I am so excited to be back at The Point this year! I love playing the series because families can come out and enjoy great food and dance to great music. And its free... it doesn't get better than that!"

"Guests to New Orleans have come as far as Europe to enjoy our summer series. It's the only weekly cultural music series of its kind in New Orleans." Says AEDF Executive Director Barbara Waiters. "Both Algiers businesses and guests benefit from having a weekly concert especially during the slower summer months."

This year's line up includes the following artists:

Wednesday, June 6, 2012: Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians (Funk) and Lagniappe Brass Band (Brass)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012: Latin Night with Son Como Son (Latin) and Ritmo Calypso (Caribbean)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012: Big Daddy ‘O' Revue (Blues/Rock) and Ed Willis & BLUES4SALE (Blues)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012: Sun Pie Barnes & the Louisiana Sunspots (Zydeco) and August Rush (Rock)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 (5-9PM): Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes (New Orleans Party Band) and Zena Moses & Rue Fiya All-Stars (R&B & Funk) and Romy Kaye & The Brent Walsh Jazz Trio (Jazz)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012: George Porter Jr. & The Runnin' Pardners (Funk) and Sound Man Presents (Jazz)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012: Brass-A-Holics "Gogo Brass Funk" Band (Brass/Covers) and MELOMANIA (Indie Rock)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012: Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys (Cajun Rock) and St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus (Traditional Southern Spirituals)

For more event information about AEDF's Wednesdays on the Point please contact Bethany Lemanski at (504) 339-2899 or for AEDF information please contact Barbara Waiters at (504)) 362-6436 or visit www.WednesdaysOnThePoint.com

Founded in 1719, Algiers Point is one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans. "The Point" as locals call it, is located directly across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter. Ferry's run every fifteen minutes between Algiers Point and Downtown New Orleans.

Algiers Economic Development Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing economic development to Algiers. The mission of AEDF is to help the Algiers community grow and prosper by being a catalyst for economic development that provides for a vibrant business environment.


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