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Algiers Economic Development Foundation Announces Headliners for its 5th Annual "Wednesday's on the Point" Summer Concert Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Event Coordinator: Bethany Lemanski
Phone: (504) 339-2899
Email: bethany@gwenentertainment.com

AEDF Executive Director: Barbara Waiters
Phone: (504) 258-7718
Email: 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 (May 16, 2012)- The Algiers Economic Development Foundation (AEDF) announced today the musical line up for its 5th annual Wednesdays on the Point riverfront festival series. The free concert series, which offers live music, local cuisine and activities for the entire family is held every Wednesday, beginning June 6 - July 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. A special 4th of July concert will return for its second year entertaining guests from 5 to 9 p.m. prior to the riverboat fireworks extravaganza on the Mississippi River. "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, states AEDF President Chris Kane. Adding, "We encourage everyone to come experience this new "New Orleans" tradition on the River." All concerts take place at 200 Morgan Street where the Algiers Ferry Terminal meets the levee.


Wednesdays on the Point
began four years ago in an effort to draw visitors toAlgiers 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.

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 againheadline 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)
Lagniappe Brass Band (Brass)


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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys (Cajun Rock)
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.