Traditional jazz and blues dominate the fall concert series at the historic Dew Drop Social & Benevolent Jazz Hall in Old Mandeville, starting September 22, 2017 and continuing through December 15. The ambitious lineup includes seven Friday night performances, featuring blues, Latin jazz, gospel and Mardi Gras Indian music, among other local, celebrated genres.
All shows, produced by the non-profit Friends of the Dew Drop, will be on Friday nights from 6:30-9 pm with one exception: Gospel Night on October 6 begins at 6pm.
Admission for each concert will be $10 at the door and Friends of the Dew Drop will maintain a beverage center for a nominal fee and offer souvenir Dew Drop merchandise. The members of the First Free Mission Baptist Church next door to the historic 1895 Dew Drop, will offer home cooked meals for a nominal fee.
FALL 2017 LINEUP
Friday, September 22nd, 6:30 – 9:00pm
The fall season kicks off with the Latin jazz of Los Hombres Calientes featuring Bill Summers and others.
Friday, October 6th: Gospel Night
6:00 – 6:45: Morning Star Baptist Church Choir, from Mandeville
7:30 – 9:00: St. Rose de Lima Men’s Ensemble, from Bay St. Louis
Friday, October 20th, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Traditional Louisiana blues featuring music legend Henry Gray and the multi-talented, Grammy Award winner Chris Thomas King
Friday, November 3rd, 6:30 – 9:00pm
The sassy harmonic trio Pfister Sisters from New Orleans takes the stage in true vocal unity
Friday, November 17th, 6:30 – 9:0pm
Mardi Gras Indian music will be the highlight, featuring Indian Blue, a collaboration of Johnny Sansone, John Fohl and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
Friday, December 1st, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Rising star & in-demand trombonist and vocalist David L. Harris will headline a one-of-a-kind jazz performance
Friday, December 15th, 6:30 – 9:00pm
The Dew Drop closes out the season with its annual Christmas show with the dynamic, traditional sounds of the Peter Harris Trio featuring Germaine Bazzle, New Orleans’ premier jazz vocalist.
******Owned by the City of Mandeville, the Dew Drop is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is managed by the non-profit Friends of the Dew Drop who all volunteer to bring music to the historic site and preserve and protect it. It also manages an outreach program called Dew Drop JazzKids wherein local jazz musicians conduct programs on jazz music for elementary school students in St. Tammany Parish.
More information on the Dew Drop is available at www.dewdropjazzhall.com.
Free off-street parking in neighborhood.