The historic Dew Drop Jazz Hall in Old Mandeville closes its Fall 2019 season on Saturday, December 7 withBon Bon Vivant. Led by front-woman Abigail Cosio, this is a New Orleans-based Indie-Gypsy band playing original, bawdy, dark ballads and uptempo, rowdy, gypsy-swing dance music.
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 is $10 per adult. Students and children can enter free. No outside food or drinks are allowed and lawn chairs may be used on the grounds surrounding the hall. Small parking area and off-street parking are free throughout the neighborhood.
ABOUT THE DEW DROP
Built in 1895, the Dew Drop Jazz Hall, at 430 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 (JazzKids).
Since 2015, the Friends of the Dew Drop’s JazzKids program has presented 52 free music assemblies and master classes to schools in St. Tammany Parish, reaching over 12,000 local students in grades K-12.
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.