West Monroe Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series: BRAYDON WATTS
The first concert will be held Wednesday September 1st featuring Braydon Watts. Braydon Watts may be only 17 years old, but he can shred a Telecaster with the same abilities of a man twice his age. The same can be said for his songwriting. As the frontman for fledgling band Black Oak Revival, which he formed with Aidan Johnston, grandson of one of NELA’s greatest troubadors, Mr. Monty Russell. Currently residing in Minden, Braydon originally hails from Cotton Valley. He began playing music just six years ago, honing his craft by playing along to the Rolling Stones. Braydon names them as one of his major influences a long with Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Mayer, and Brad Paisley. He cut his teeth in performing with appearances on the Columbia County Hayride in Magnolia, AR but you can find him all over the place these days from the stage at The Silver Star in Shreveport to Sundown Tavern in Ruston and everywhere in between.
Brown Bag Lunch Concerts are held every Wednesday in September from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion at Seventh Square in West Monroe, located directly behind the West Monroe Farmer’s Market.
The West Monroe Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series is presented by WMWO Chamber of Commerce and the City of West Monroe in partnership with Centric Federal Credit Union, Emily Nunnelee State Farm, Ouachita Valley Federal Credit Union, Paramount Healthcare Consultants, The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, Newk’s Eatery, KTVE/KARD, and the Ouachita Parish School System. Artists coordinated by Music City Studios – Northeast Louisiana’s Premier Recording Studio.
The concerts are free to the general public. Newk's Eatery will be selling $5 bagged lunches on site which include a half sandwich, bag of chips and half dessert. Lunches are sold on a first come, first served basis. Attendees September also bring a brown bag lunch while they enjoy various musical performances. Chairs and complimentary beverages and desserts will be provided by the sponsors. The Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series will continue with a spring series on Wednesdays in May.