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 20 – May 22, 2019  • Rain Dates: May 29, June 5, June 12

Band Lineup To Be Announced in 2019

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. We encourage biking as well, but 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.

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 2019.

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 beverage is available for purchase using tickets. Tickets can be purchased at each concert with cash or credit card, but may not be purchased in advance. Stay tuned for our list of food vendors coming in 2019.

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 2019 concert series. Please contact Liz Waller at liz@ylcnola.org.


Announcing YLC’s 2019 Concert Dates and Title Sponsor!

YLC is excited to announce that the 2019 YLC Wednesday at the Square season will kick off March 20 and run through May 22 with rain dates set for May 29, June 5, and June 12. We are also happy to announce that AOS Interior Environments will return for a second year as Title Sponsor for our 2019 season. Vendor applications are also now open. Read the full announcement, below!

Read The Announcement

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Sponsorship opportunities, including private hospitality tents and video board signage featured on the stage are open for the 2019 concert series. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Liz Waller at liz@ylcnola.org.

Interested in Performing?

Is your band interested in performing at YLC Wednesday at the Square? Please send all materials and contact information to YLC’s talent selection committee by emailing ylctalent@gmail.com.