Harvesting Music with Fall Concert Series

Harvesting Music with Fall Concert Series

No need to mourn the loss of summer — we’ve got several incredibly cool fall concert series to look forward to! Be sure to visit each website for their full schedules.

Abita Springs Opry

This concert series is all about about preserving and presenting Louisiana “roots” music, and features everything from country and bluegrass to Southern gospel and Zydeco, and beyond. It’s held in the Abita town hall, where the cypress walls and cool old wooden floor add to the ambience. Shows are on the third Saturdays, 7-9pm, with doors opening at 5:45pm. The first show of this season on September 16 will have country, Cajun, New Orleans R&B, and Spanish guitar musicians. www.abitaopry.org

Dew Drop Social & Benevolent Jazz Hall Concerts

The world’s oldest virtually unaltered rural jazz dance hall, located in Mandeville, has hosted legends like Louis Armstrong. The Dew Drop’s spring and fall concert series feature traditional artists ranging from jazz to big band to blues to folk. Indoor seating is very limited, but visitors can bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic spreads as they enjoy the music under the live oaks outside. This season starts on September 22 at 6:30pm with Los Hombres Calientes (Bill Summers). www.dewdropjazzhall.com

Jazz’n the Vines at Pontchartrain Vineyards

Pontchartrain Vineyards provides a picturesque backdrop for live concerts for this series on select Saturdays from 6:30pm-9pm every spring and fall. Visitors can bring lawn chairs, picnic dinners, flashlights, and umbrellas, but no outside wine, beer or spirits, as they are available for purchase. The fall concert series kicks off with Charmaine Neville and a special fireworks display. Gates open at 5, and they will have food trucks and special ticket offers for each show. pontchartrainvineyards.com/jazzn-the-vines

LPO Northshore Concerts

Isn’t it convenient to have the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra come to us every now and then? Their 2017 season includes three concerts scheduled to take place at the First Baptist Church in Covington between now and Christmas, starting with Bolero with Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F on September 15. www.lpomusic.com