Four days of live music scheduled at St. Tammany | News from the community of St. Tammany


In addition to the big Ozone Songwriters Festival set to take place in Mandeville (see page 1 for details), there’s plenty more live music also being played locally this week from the porches to stages all around. of St. Tammany Parish.

Twelve groups on two stages – a children’s stage – will highlight the Abita Fall Fest on November 5 and 6, while the Festival of the Lake, which also opens on November 5, has scheduled four bans over three days in Mandeville.

But first, The New Orleans Mystics, an elegant performance group with roots in rhythm and blues, will take the stage in concert on November 4 at 7 p.m. at the Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington. .

Supported by a group of six musicians, the four singers can emulate a range of famous singers, including Otis and Sam, and they play a range of alumni, Motown, Top 40, R&B, rock, jazz and more. $ 20 advance tickets online, plus processing fees, at At the door, $ 25 cash.

Also in Covington, on November 6, music lovers can stroll downtown and enjoy an afternoon of music at Porch Fest from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Stop at half a dozen porches to see Ben Redwine, Poisson Rouge, Delta Funk, Pontchartrain Shakers, and Chris Talley & Three Rivers. Check out the Town of Covington Facebook page for a map of locations. The profits from Porchfest go to Hope House.

While the main day of the Abita Fall Fest at 72011 Holly St. is Saturday, November 6, the festivities will kick off on November 5 with Fall Fest After Dark, a pre-fest night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to food and drink, music from the Rayo Brothers and Big Sam’s Funky Nation is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. General admission is $ 15; children 12 and under are free.

On November 6, the festival runs from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and promises a day of live, non-stop music. Adult tickets are $ 20 to $ 25; children aged 3 to 10 cost $ 15; these 2 and less are free.

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Children’s stage numbers begin 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the Imagination Movers, the New Orleans creators and the stars of the longtime Disney TV show of the same name. Multiple acts continue throughout the day, ending with Drake White and The Optimystic Tour from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Adult stage music begins at age 11, with programming that includes Zach Bryson; Crispin Schroeder; Lynn Drury; Ron Hotstream & The Mid City Drifters; and Abita strains.

There will be a free shuttle service to and from three locations. Check out the website for more details on the shuttle and music.

The annual OLL du lac festival fundraiser at 312 rue Lafitte in Mandeville promises games, activities, crafts and live music over three days, November 5-7, and includes tasting events of wines and beers. Festival times and music change daily.

Festival hours on Friday are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with category 6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday November 6, the festival is open from 11 am to 10 pm; The Zita Band performs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the Bags of Donuts from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On the last day, November 7, the festival is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Christian Serpas & Ghost Town performing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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