We've all missed live music this year, here in the land where jazz was born and Louisiana music is part of everyday life. To ensure live music could return this fall to the music-loving town, Covington's Office of Cultural Arts and Events have moved the "Rockin' the Rails" outdoor concert series from the Covington Trailhead to the open spaces of downtown Covington's parks.
Now dubbed "Chillin at the River," the concerts start on October 15 at Peter Atkins Park, 701 N. Tyler Street, and continue every Thursday from October 22 through November 12 at Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive in the heart of downtown Covington--just south of historic Christ Episcopal Church on New Hampshire Street. After the concert, be sure to visit Covington's eclectic shops and award-winning restaurants.
Oct 15 - The New Orleans Mystics (at Rev. Peter Atkins Park)
Oct 22 - The Iguanas
Oct 29 - John Papa Gros - Tribute to The Night Tripper, Dr. John
Nov 5 - The DAT Band
Nov 12 - Boogie Falaya
Concerts are still 5:00 - 7:30 pm and still free and open to the public. Food or drink sales may not be available; guests are welcome to bring ice chests/picnics/adult beverages if they wish. Parking is free at nearby public parking oxlots and throughout the downtown neighborhoods. Please be sure not to block driveways.
All concerts are weather permitting. Follow the City of Covingon on Facebook for current info.
The City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts and Events is dedicated to providing residents and visitors with a variety of unique and exciting entertainment options. For more information, contact the City of Covington's Office of Cultural Arts and Events at (985) 892-1873. Learn more about Covington, Louisiana history here.