Music and Moonlight

As the Marketing Director of the New Orleans Guest House, nestled just a heartbeat away from the vibrant hues and tunes of the French Quarter, I’m thrilled to extend an invitation to a seasonal spectacle that epitomizes the spirit of our city—the Wednesday at the Square Concert Series. This enchanting series of free open-air concerts is set to illuminate Lafayette Square from March 6 to May 8, 2024, offering a weekly escape into the heart of New Orleans’ musical heritage.

Every Wednesday evening, from 5 to 8 pm, the air in Lafayette Square, located at S Maestri St, New Orleans, LA 70130, comes alive with the melodic strains and rhythmic beats of the city’s finest musicians. This event is not just a concert; it’s a community gathering, a celebration of the artistry that runs as deep in our city’s veins as the Mississippi itself.

Imagine the scene: as the sun begins its descent, casting a golden hue over the square, music lovers from all walks of life converge on this historic spot. Some come bearing lawn chairs, ready to settle in for an evening of auditory delight, while others can’t help but simply stand in place, moving instinctively to the rhythms of jazz, blues, funk, and beyond. It’s a sight to behold and an experience that embodies the very essence of New Orleans’ vibrant culture.

But the allure of Wednesday at the Square extends beyond the music. The series also features an array of local food and beverage vendors, offering mouthwatering cuisine that’s as diverse and flavorful as the city itself. From classic Creole dishes to contemporary culinary creations, there’s something to satisfy every palate, making the experience a feast for the senses.

For those of us at the New Orleans Guest House, this event holds a special place in our hearts. Located just a short, leisurely walk from the French Quarter, our hotel offers the perfect base for guests looking to immerse themselves in the festivities. While we may not promise the extravagance of luxury accommodations, we take pride in offering clean, affordable lodgings, complemented by a staff renowned for their warmth and welcoming spirit.

This time of year, the weather in New Orleans is nothing short of magical, with beautiful  evenings that beckon locals and travelers alike to venture outdoors and bask in the city’s vibrant energy. For visitors, stumbling upon Wednesday at the Square can feel like uncovering one of New Orleans’ best-kept secrets—a chance to experience the city’s rich musical legacy up close, in the company of those who call it home.

So, whether you’re a lifelong resident or a wanderer passing through, we invite you to join us in Lafayette Square for an evening—or several—of unparalleled musical joy. Bring your friends, your family, or simply your love of music, and let the rhythms of New Orleans carry you away.

As we look forward to the start of this year’s Wednesday at the Square Concert Series, we’re reminded of the threads that bind us together: a shared love of music, community, and the enduring spirit of New Orleans. It’s more than just a concert series; it’s a weekly celebration of the soul of our city. And for those of us at the New Orleans Guest House, it’s a joy to welcome you, to share in this experience, and to offer a cozy retreat just steps from the heart of the action.

Join us, and let the music of New Orleans fill your heart and lift your spirits. Here, in the embrace of Lafayette Square, under the canopy of the evening sky, we come together to celebrate the soundtrack of our city. Welcome to Wednesday at the Square—where every note tells a story, and every evening is an invitation to dance, to dream, and to revel in the rhythm of New Orleans.

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