Every Wednesday in the Spring catch one of the free 12 week concert series in Lafayette Square presented by the Young Leadership Council. Food and drink sales go towards the Young Leadership Council's yearly projects that encourage young professional leadership through community service.






This spectacular event is the Audubon Zoo's annual fundraiser and is the largest not-for-profit event of its kind in the country. Past performers include The Big Beyond, Party on the Moon, Sister Sledge, The Village People, The Neville Brothers, The Spinners, KC + The Sunshine Band, The Temptations, Kool and the Gang, and Smokey Robinson to name a few! 


The Big Easy Awards 


YLC's Wednesday At The Square 


Xavier University Benefit Concert


This annual fundraiser raises money for the Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Fund. Past performers include Al Jarreau, En Vogue, Men of Soul-Jeffrey Osborne, Howard Hewett, Freddie Jackson and Peabo Bryson. 


Audubon Zoo Mother's Day 


Krewe of Bacchus 


Krewe of Centurions 


Krewe of Muses


Krewe of Tucks


Join us for the 36th Annual Mother's Day concert performed by Grammy Award-Winner Irma Thomas and the Professionals. Audubon Zoo's Mother's Day event presented by Children's Hospital and Touro Infirmary offers moms of all ages complimentary admission into the Zoo on Mother's Day. 


The Foundation for Entertainemnt, Development and Education presents the annual Big Easy Awards which gives recognition to the top music and theater performers in New Orleans. The 2017 Entertainer of the Year is Tank and the Bangas and the 2017 Best Play winner is Hand to God. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners! 


The Krewe of Bacchus is one of the most innovative Mardi Gras Parades in New Orleans Carnival history and celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2018. Be sure to enjoy the Super-Krewe Parade on March 3, 2019. In Vino Veritas! 


The Krewe of Cenutrions was established in 1979 and currently parades in Metairie. Centurions long history and tradition of parading is just one of the many reasons that people keep on coming back. 


The Krewe of Muses is distinguished as the first all-female Mardi Gras krewe to parade at night uptown New Orleans. Through their organziation they have transformed local traditions, namely popularizing all-female parades and signature throws. Plus, they throw a great party. Happy are they whom the Muses love!  


Known for its irreverence, the Krewe of Tucks began in 1969 as a group of Loyola University students. The club takes it name from Friar Tuck, an uptown pub where two college students decided to create their own Carnival krewe after unsuccessfully trying to become flambeaux carriers. The parade has grown from a small nightime parade of pick-up trucks into a procession of major proportions.