Catch some of the region's best music
– including performers like Amanda Shaw, Deacon John, Rockin' Dopsie -- in free outdoor concerts hosted by Covington, Slidell and Mandeville. Sip wine and hear live music under the stars at Pontchartrain Vineyards' Jazz'n the Vines; visit the Dew Drop, a virtually unchanged early jazz hall, for great music in an authentic 19th century setting, or dance the night away in nightspots like Ruby's Roadhouse and the Green Room. There's a vibrant fine arts
scene on the Northshore, too, with numerous galleries
, art walks, street parties and the popular Three Rivers Arts Festival, held each fall.