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YLC Wednesday at the Square is a free, 12-week concert series in the heart of the Central Business District. Proceeds from food and drink sales will benefit the Young Leadership Council’s community service projects, designed not only to improve the quality of life in the Greater New Orleans area but also to foster leadership skills in young professionals.

2016 Wednesday at the Square Dates & Time:

March 02 – June 1, 2016 from 5-8 PM


YLC Wednesday at the Square is located at Lafayette Square on St. Charles Avenue in the CBD across from Gallier Hall. For more specific directions, see the map below

Parking is available at metered spots around the downtown area. Please pay the meter or you will be ticketed! There are also a number of downtown office buildings that have open parking garages for a fee. In addition, public transportation is encouraged – be sure to plan ahead. We encourage biking as well, but please make sure your bicycle is secured to an appropriate structure. For your convenience, Bike Easy is providing bike valet service. Ride over to on South Maestri Street near Camp Street and valet your bike with them.

If a bicycle is locked to a barricade (beyond those used by the bike valet), it will be removed at the end of the concert. 

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Cost & Tickets:

The concert series is free and open to the public, supported by sponsors and food and drink sales. Food and drink tickets can no longer be purchased in advance. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. 

New this year! Wednesday at the Square will sell VIP Backstage Passes with access to a VIP viewing area in front of the stage and backstage to mix and mingle with performers. Only a limited number of VIP Backstage Passes are available and they are priced to sell out! 

Food and Drink:

Outside food and beverages are prohibited. Please remember, this is a fundraiser and your food and drink purchases at Wednesday at the Square keep the concerts free.  All food and beverage is available for purchase using tickets. Tickets can be purchased at each concert with cash or credit card. Tickets are no longer available for purchase in advance. 

Click here for a list of all the food vendors.

Attention: Pet Owners:

For the protection of our YLC Wednesday at the Square patrons, all pets must be kept on a leash with a maximum length of 6 feet at all times. Animals exhibiting aggressive behavior are not permitted. Owners are asked to immediately remove an animal that exhibits aggressive behavior. By entering the concert area, owners agree to be solely liable for the actions of their pets. If we find your pet to be a risk to other patrons, you will be asked to leave.

Volunteer Information:

If you are interested in volunteering at YLC Wednesday at the Square, email

Lost and Found:

Please call the YLC Office at (504) 585-1500 x 0 or email

Sponsorship Interest:

Sponsorship opportunities, including private hospitality tents, are currently available for the 2016 concert series. Please contact Kir Selert at or 504-585-1198 for more information.

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