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YLC Wednesday at the Square

YLC Wednesday at the Square Presented by AOS Interior Environments is a free 10-concert spring music series with food and drink for sale supporting Young Leadership Council's mission to young professional leadership through community service. Explore this page to learn more!

YLC Wednesday at the Square
Presented by AOS Interior Environments

Free 10-Concert Series • Wednesdays 5-8 pm at Lafayette Square

March 11 – May 13, 2020  • Rain Dates: May 20, May 27 June 3

WATS crowd shot from stage

 


About YLC Wednesday at the Square

YLC Wednesday at the Square is a free, 10-concert music series in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District. Proceeds from food and drink sales 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.

Location and Parking

YLC Wednesday at the Square takes place at Lafayette Square in downtown New Orleans, which is located off St. Charles Avenue across from Gallier Hall. For more specific directions, see the map below.

Parking is available at metered spots around the downtown area. 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. Recommended parking with Lanier Parking at the Poydras Center Parking Garage (Navigate to 511 Camp Street). 

Bike to the Square

Park your bike at the Bike Valet at the Square, sponsored by Blue Bikes. Blue Bikes is a fast, convenient and affordable transportation system for residents and visitors to move around New Orleans. Traffic and parking problems are a thing of the past when you’re rolling to the next Wednesday at the Square. Download the Social Bicycles app or visit bluebikesnola.com to start riding! 

Please make sure your bicycle is secured to an appropriate structure. If a bicycle is locked to a barricade it will be removed at the end of the concert. 

Wednesday at the Square Map

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Cost and Tickets

The concert series is free and open to the public, supported by sponsors and food and drink sales. Food and drink tickets may be purchased at designated booths at the square.

A VIP Area is available for patrons who wish to have the best YLC Wednesday at the Square experience. VIP Passes offer access to an exclusive viewing area in front of the stage, three Abita beers, and exclusive bathroom on-site. VIP Passes will be available for purchase in 2020.

Food and Drink

Outside food and beverages are prohibited. Please remember, this is a fundraiser and your food and drink purchases at YLC Wednesday at the Square keep the concerts free.  All food and beverages are available for purchase using tickets. Tickets can be purchased at each concert with cash or credit card, but may not be purchased in advance.

Official Wednesday at the Square Tee

Official Wednesday at the Square t-shirts are now available online at Bywater Clothing!  All proceeds will support the Young Leadership Council’s community service projects.

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.

Volunteers Needed!

YLC Wednesday at the Square Volunteers receive a YLC Volunteer t-shirt, food tickets, and a wristband for three beverages while volunteering at Lafayette Square. If you love live music and meeting new people while supporting a great cause, Wednesday at the Square is the ideal volunteer experience for you! If you are interested in volunteering at YLC Wednesday at the Square, follow this link or email info@ylcnola.org.

Lost and Found

Please call the YLC Office at (504) 585-1500 x 0 or email info@ylcnola.org.

Sponsorship Interest

Sponsorship opportunities, including private hospitality tents, are currently available for the 2020 concert series. Please contact Liz Waller at liz@ylcnola.org.

 

Volunteer at the Square

YLC Wednesday at the Square is made possible by hundreds of volunteers who serve beer, sell food and drink tickets, and give audience surveys each week of our concert series. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a great time while supporting YLC’s mission to build leaders through community service. Volunteers receive three Abita beers, food tickets, and a complimentary t-shirt.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Sponsorship opportunities, including private hospitality tents and video board signage featured on the stage, are open for the 2020 concert series. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Waller at liz@ylcnola.org.