Dew Drop Jazz Hall Concert: Lil’ Ray Neal
    Dates: October 29, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    Price: $10 General Admission at the door (no advance tickets)
    Address: 430 Lamarque Street, Mandeville, LA 70448

The historic Dew Drop Jazz Hall in Old Mandeville presents Lil’ Ray Neal in the next concert of the Fall 2022 season on Saturday, October 29.

Born into a blues family and known as a sideman to legendary musicians for over four decades, Rayful “Lil’ Ray” Neal has come into the spotlight as a leading frontman in recent years. His touring experience is rich in stories of giving impromptu blues guitar lessons to some of the world's most famous musicians. The Baton Rouge native has shared the stage with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, Bobby Rush, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and even blues great B.B. King, and to this day, he continues to wow audiences with his songwriting skills and dynamic playing.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 6:30. Admission to all concerts is is $10 per adult, free for students and children. A limited amount of seating is available inside, for a listening room experience. Those who prefer to socialize while they listen are welcome to bring a lawn chair, friends and family, and enjoy the show outdoors under live oaks and stars.

The evening features 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. No outside food or drinks are allowed. Parking is free throughout the residential neighborhood.

The Fall 2022 season continues with Charlie & The Tropicales on November 12, 6:30 p.m., and closes with the Lamarque St. Community Choir with Alicia Renee aka Blue Eyes on December 3 at 6 p.m.

Built in 1895, the Dew Drop Jazz Hall, located 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.

The Friends’ 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, Louis Michot and many others.

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

4030 Lamarque St.
Built in 1895, the small stage of the Dew Drop, in the middle of the 400 block of Lamarque Street in Mandeville, once played… Read More
Dew Drop Jazz Hall Concert: Lil’ Ray Neal