YLC Wednesday at the Square is a free, 12-concert music series in the heart of the 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.
2018 Wednesday at the Square Dates & Time
March 14 – May 30 (*Rain Dates: June 6 & 13)
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 St. Charles Ave 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.
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.
VIP Passes are available for YLC Wednesday at the Square that offer access to a VIP viewing area in front of the stage, free Abita beer, and an exclusive restroom on-site. Only a limited number of VIP Passes are available and they are priced to sell out. Purchase your VIP Pass here!
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. Check out our 2018 list of food vendors here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lost and Found
Please call the YLC Office at (504) 585-1500 x 0 or email email@example.com.
Sponsorship opportunities, including private hospitality tents, are currently available for the 2018 concert series. Please contact Liz Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org.