Robin Barnes and Shamarr Allen headline final 2018 YLC Wednesday at the Square concert this week!

**MEDIA ALERT**

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

2018 YLC WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE FINALE FEATURES SHAMARR ALLEN AND ROBIN BARNES & THE FIYA BIRDS

Tuesday, May 29, 2018: The 2018 YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series concludes on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 with performances by co-headliners Robin Barnes & the Fiya Birds and Shamarr Allen.

Known as the “Songbird of New Orleans,” award winning artist Robin Barnes has been featured in Forbes, Southwest Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Marie Claire, Southern Living, and more. Her unique blend of funky jazz, soul, and R&B earned her a #5 debut on the Traditional Jazz Albums Billboard charts in 2016.

Trumpeter Shamarr Allen draws from jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world, including Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galactic, Harrick Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz. In addition to displaying his skills on the front-line as a lead performer, Allen is also a highly-successful composer, writer, and producer.

YLC Wednesday at the Square is presented by Young Leadership Council (YLC) and free and open to the public. The concert series continues every Wednesday at Lafayette Square in downtown New Orleans until May 30. Proceeds from food, drink, and VIP Pass sales support YLC’s community service projects and leadership development programs. VIP passes are available at www.ylcnola.org.

The series is made possible by Title Sponsor AOS Interior Environments, and Presenting Sponsors Abita Brewing Company, Republic National Distributing Company, Pernod Ricard, Sazerac Company, The Glenlivet, and Wheatley Vodka.

 

YLC is the nation’s oldest 501(c)(3) young professionals’ organization, with more than 600 members. Since its founding in 1986, YLC has raised more than $25 million to support its community projects in the Greater New Orleans Area. Its mission is to recruit and retain young professionals in New Orleans and to have a positive impact on the quality of life in the region.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, 5 – 8 PM

WHERE: Lafayette Square, S Maestri Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130

YLC MEDIA CONTACT:

Ryan Kreiser

(504) 218-5687

ryan@ylcnola.org

WEBSITE: http://ylcnola.org/ylc-wednesday-at-the-square/

INSTAGRAM: @ylcwats

TWITTER: @ylcwats

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/WednesdayattheSquare/

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