The historic Dew Drop Jazz Hall in Old Mandeville closes out its spring concert series on May 26 with a blues- and folk-influenced evening of music by Andrew Duhon and the Lonesome Crows.
Presented by the Friends of the Dew Drop, the performance will run from 6:30pm-9pm and will feature home-cooked food for purchase provided by the First Free Mission Baptist Church, located next door. Soft drinks, water, beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Admission for this concert is $10 per adult. Students and children can enter free. No outside food or drinks are allowed and lawn chairs can be used outside the hall on the grounds. Parking is free throughout the residential neighborhood.
Built in 1895, the Dew Drop Jazz Hall, on Lamarque Street in Old Mandeville, is one of the oldest, unaltered rural jazz halls in the U.S. In 2006, the Friends of the Dew Drop, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, was formed to schedule and manage the hall’s performances and educational activities.
The Friends’ latest initiative, JazzKids, provides free music lecture performance programs to local St. Tammany Parish schools by renowned musicians, including Don Vappie, Helen Gillet, Jason Marsalis, the Shotgun Jazz Band and many others. Since 2015, JazzKids has reached over 8,500 students in over 25 local K-12 schools.
The mission of the Friends of the Dew Drop is to preserve the Dew Drop Jazz Hall and promote its significance in the origins and the cultural history of Mandeville though jazz and blues performances, music education programs and benevolent activities in support of local, emerging artists.
More information on the Dew Drop is available at www.dewdropjazzhall.com.