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Spring Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series Lineup Announced

Northeast Louisiana Arts Council Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council will host its free Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series each Wednesday at noon in April at the Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe between St. Francis Medical Center and the courthouse. Performances include:

April 3 – Jordan and Stacy Sheppard
Husband and wife duo Jordan and Stacey Sheppard have been playing all over the southeast since 2008. Inspired by many different artists and genres, their sound is a blend of country, soul, blues, and rock ‘n roll. They have both been nominated multiple times for local music awards, and today you’ll see why! Come on down and catch today’s Series launch.

April 10 – Mason Granade
A long-time Series favorite, Mason has been performing for over thirty years and is a regular at such diverse venues as regional cafes and night spots and as Worship Leader at Bethel Baptist Church in West Monroe. If your playlist includes Eagles, America, and the Beatles, Mason’s your guy! You may also have heard his popular album recorded with Matthews-Granade on the radio or in R-Squared movies, “New Hope” and “Flag of My Father,” where he even had a cameo! Sneak a listen online at www.masongranade.com, then join us for this rocking spin to the Series!

April 17 – Mike McKenzie
An opener for Tim McGraw, T Graham Brown, and Bryan White will rock out our Series with his own unique style. Mike McKenzie is one of the busiest performers in the region, something he’s been doing since he was a kid, playing everyone’s favorite country, classic rock, and funk. Mike’s appearances are always fun and entertaining, and we’re excited to continue the Series with this local legend!

April 24 – Rod Payne and Lisa Spann
The Series ends strong with two local fan (and Series) favorites — Rod Payne and Lisa Spann. Rod is one of our area’s most visible musicians! He’s kept generations on the dance floor with show tunes, old standards, easy listening, and more. He’s excited to be joined today by frequent partner Lisa Spann, whose talent as a vocalist makes every performance fresh and fun. What a great way to wrap up the Series and help spring forward into the new season!

About the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana seeks to nurture a vibrant regional arts culture through support, promotion and education. The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana strives to be a transformative force for the community by encouraging a passion for the arts, promoting partnerships and collaboration, and ensuring access to the arts for all.

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Brown Bag Concert Series: The Lady & The Trouble

brown bag concert series

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana will once again host its free Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series at noon on Wednesdays this October at Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe. The public is invited to pack a picnic lunch or buy lunch from The Cookout food truck. The October Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series lineup includes:

  • October 3 – Mason Granade
    A long-time series favorite, Granade has performed for over 30 years and is a regular at local venues. Granade is influenced by The Eagles, America, and The Beatles. He is the worship leader at Bethel Baptist Church, and is featured in R-Squared films New Hope and Flag of My Father.
  • October 10 – Josh Madden
    Host of KEDM’s The Set List, Madden performs at local venues and teaches both guitar and piano to budding musicians. His musical influences are Ray Charles, Elton John, Eric Clapton, and Dave Matthews.
  • October 17 – The Lady & The Trouble
    Duo Joel Jordan and Katie Anzalone will bring vintage blues, R&B and Americana sounds to their premiere Brown Bag performance. The Lady & The Trouble have played at the Arts Council’s Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series, as well as Peaches Records, Disko Obscura, and Secondline Brewing in New Orleans.
  • October 24 – The Waterboys
    Featuring powerful harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars and a bountiful rhythm section, The Waterboys are three local musicians: Brandon Muey, Brian Burris and Morgan Decelle. Having performed for more than 16 years, the trio has played alongside our area’s best entertainers. Their eclectic mix spreads from classic rock to today’s hits.
  • October 31 – The Oden Family featuring West Monroe High School music students
    No tricks and all treats will be served at this Halloween Brown Bag performance featuring husband-wife duo Greg and Kristen Oden. The Odens are music educators at West Monroe High School, and have performed in Carnegie Hall. Joining the Odens are their children Blake and Morgan, and their students.

In case of rain, Brown Bag will be moved to First Baptist Church of Monroe. Brown Bag is sponsored by CenturyLink, KEDM, Origin Bank, and the City of Monroe. Complimentary cookies are provided by Mulhearn Corporation. Kilpatrick’s is providing a tent to keep the musicians cool and in the shade. Water and lemonade are provided by First Baptist.

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Brown Bag Concert Series: Josh Madden

brown bag concert series

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana will once again host its free Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series at noon on Wednesdays this October at Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe. The public is invited to pack a picnic lunch or buy lunch from The Cookout food truck. The October Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series lineup includes:

  • October 3 – Mason Granade
    A long-time series favorite, Granade has performed for over 30 years and is a regular at local venues. Granade is influenced by The Eagles, America, and The Beatles. He is the worship leader at Bethel Baptist Church, and is featured in R-Squared films New Hope and Flag of My Father.
  • October 10 – Josh Madden
    Host of KEDM’s The Set List, Madden performs at local venues and teaches both guitar and piano to budding musicians. His musical influences are Ray Charles, Elton John, Eric Clapton, and Dave Matthews.
  • October 17 – The Lady & The Trouble
    Duo Joel Jordan and Katie Anzalone will bring vintage blues, R&B and Americana sounds to their premiere Brown Bag performance. The Lady & The Trouble have played at the Arts Council’s Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series, as well as Peaches Records, Disko Obscura, and Secondline Brewing in New Orleans.
  • October 24 – The Waterboys
    Featuring powerful harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars and a bountiful rhythm section, The Waterboys are three local musicians: Brandon Muey, Brian Burris and Morgan Decelle. Having performed for more than 16 years, the trio has played alongside our area’s best entertainers. Their eclectic mix spreads from classic rock to today’s hits.
  • October 31 – The Oden Family featuring West Monroe High School music students
    No tricks and all treats will be served at this Halloween Brown Bag performance featuring husband-wife duo Greg and Kristen Oden. The Odens are music educators at West Monroe High School, and have performed in Carnegie Hall. Joining the Odens are their children Blake and Morgan, and their students.

In case of rain, Brown Bag will be moved to First Baptist Church of Monroe. Brown Bag is sponsored by CenturyLink, KEDM, Origin Bank, and the City of Monroe. Complimentary cookies are provided by Mulhearn Corporation. Kilpatrick’s is providing a tent to keep the musicians cool and in the shade. Water and lemonade are provided by First Baptist.

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Brown Bag Concert Series: Mason Granade

brown bag concert series

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana will once again host its free Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series at noon on Wednesdays this October at Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe. The public is invited to pack a picnic lunch or buy lunch from The Cookout food truck. The October Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series lineup includes:

  • October 3 – Mason Granade
    A long-time series favorite, Granade has performed for over 30 years and is a regular at local venues. Granade is influenced by The Eagles, America, and The Beatles. He is the worship leader at Bethel Baptist Church, and is featured in R-Squared films New Hope and Flag of My Father.
  • October 10 – Josh Madden
    Host of KEDM’s The Set List, Madden performs at local venues and teaches both guitar and piano to budding musicians. His musical influences are Ray Charles, Elton John, Eric Clapton, and Dave Matthews.
  • October 17 – The Lady & The Trouble
    Duo Joel Jordan and Katie Anzalone will bring vintage blues, R&B and Americana sounds to their premiere Brown Bag performance. The Lady & The Trouble have played at the Arts Council’s Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series, as well as Peaches Records, Disko Obscura, and Secondline Brewing in New Orleans.
  • October 24 – The Waterboys
    Featuring powerful harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars and a bountiful rhythm section, The Waterboys are three local musicians: Brandon Muey, Brian Burris and Morgan Decelle. Having performed for more than 16 years, the trio has played alongside our area’s best entertainers. Their eclectic mix spreads from classic rock to today’s hits.
  • October 31 – The Oden Family featuring West Monroe High School music students
    No tricks and all treats will be served at this Halloween Brown Bag performance featuring husband-wife duo Greg and Kristen Oden. The Odens are music educators at West Monroe High School, and have performed in Carnegie Hall. Joining the Odens are their children Blake and Morgan, and their students.

In case of rain, Brown Bag will be moved to First Baptist Church of Monroe. Brown Bag is sponsored by CenturyLink, KEDM, Origin Bank, and the City of Monroe. Complimentary cookies are provided by Mulhearn Corporation. Kilpatrick’s is providing a tent to keep the musicians cool and in the shade. Water and lemonade are provided by First Baptist.

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West Monroe Brown Bag Concert

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana is proud to sponsor the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce’s Fall 2018 Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series. All concerts will be Wednesdays in September from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion at Seventh Square. All concerts are free to the public. The lineup includes:

September 5 – Josh Love Trio

September 12 – Josh & Early Ray

September 19 – Roses & Revolvers

September 26 – The Bad Monkey Brass Band

West Monroe Brown Bag Concert Series

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Lunch & Learn: PR 101

Lunch & Learn

As part of its Arts Entrepreneurial Training Program, the Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana is offering Lunch & Learn, a series of lectures and presentations for artists and arts organizations so that they may better their business skills.

The first Lunch & Learn is September 6 from noon to 1 p.m. at the West Monroe Convention Center. Danielle Kelley Tolbird, community development coordinator for the Arts Council, will lead a session on public relations. She will cover how to write a press release, how to approach journalists, and how to use traditional and non-traditional marketing channels to promote the arts.

Lunch & Learn is free for Arts Council members. To join the Arts Council at the special artist rate ($31.80), click here. The fee for non-members is $10. Space is limited, so RSVP by emailing region8cdc@gmail.com. RSVP required to attend. Lunch & Learn is brown bag style, and guests are invited to bring a bagged lunch to the lectures.

About the speaker: Danielle Kelley Tolbird received her Master of Mass Communication with a concentration in strategic relations from Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication. She successfully defended a thesis on non-profit fundraising, and is passionate about building mutually beneficial relationships with donors, journalists and patrons. Tolbird is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, and currently is the community development coordinator for the Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana. A lover of the arts, Tolbird works for artists and arts organizations professionally, but enjoys dancing, singing, painting and acting in her private life.

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West Monroe Brown Bag Concert

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana is proud to sponsor the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce’s Fall 2018 Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series. All concerts will be Wednesdays in September from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion at Seventh Square. All concerts are free to the public. The lineup includes:

September 5 – Josh Love Trio

September 12 – Josh & Early Ray

September 19 – Roses & Revolvers

September 26 – The Bad Monkey Brass Band

West Monroe Brown Bag Concert Series

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Schepis Museum Salad Luncheon

There will be a variety of salads to choose from. Each order consists of three salad choices for $7. Call The Schepis @ 649-9931 or Fax @ 649-0509 to receive a menu and place your order! Proceeds benefit the Schepis Museum.

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series – Landry Allen

Northeast Louisiana Arts Council Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana continues off its FREE Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series with live music from Landry Allen on April 11. Everyone is welcome to come out at noon every Wednesday in April at Anna Gray Noe Park. The park is located in downtown Monroe between St. Francis Medical Center and the courthouse.

Joining the Arts Council for an encore at the series, Landry Allen is a junior at West Ouachita High School where he serves as Choir President. Allen’s talent has been recognized by his selection as first chair Tenor 1 at the District 1 Louisiana Music Educators Association (LMEA) auditions as well as performances in the LMEA All-State Mixed choir and American Choral Directors Association All-State Men’s Choir. Allen will be accompanied by Danny Allen on bass guitar, Brian Allen on drums, and ULM music faculty member Julian Jones on keyboard.

Limited seating is available, and picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. The Cookout Food Truck will be selling food as well. The Arts Council’s Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series is sponsored by CenturyLink, Origin Bank and the City of Monroe. Complimentary cookies are provided by Mulhearn Corporation. Lemonade and water are provided by First Baptist Church of Monroe, which is also the rain plan venue. For the entire Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series lineup, click here.

Spring Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series Lineup Announced

 

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series – Josh Madden

Northeast Louisiana Arts Council Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana kicks off its FREE Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series with live music from Josh Madden on April 4. Everyone is welcome to come out at noon every Wednesday in April at Anna Gray Noe Park. The park is located in downtown Monroe between St. Francis Medical Center and the courthouse.

When Madden is not hosting KEDM’s “The Set List” or teaching guitar and piano, he’s performing live at venues around town and the region. His musical influences are Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, and Elton John on the piano, and Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Dave Matthews on guitar. Today he brings those flavors and more to get our series off to a rocking start.

Limited seating is available, and picnic blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. The Cookout Food Truck will be selling food as well. The Arts Council’s Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series is sponsored by CenturyLink, Origin Bank and the City of Monroe. Complimentary cookies are provided by Mulhearn Corporation. Lemonade and water are provided by First Baptist Church of Monroe, which is also the rain plan venue. For the entire Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series lineup, click here.

Spring Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series Lineup Announced

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