March brings a new season of 'Free Live Music' to Gonzales Jambalaya Park

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Mayor's Council on the Arts for the City of Gonzales announced a new spring concert series for 2013. The free concerts in Jambalaya Park will be from 2-5 p.m., Sundays, March 3 through March 24. The Jambalaya Park is located at 1015 E. Cornerview in Gonzales, 70737. For more information visit at http://www.gonzalesla.com/

"The event has just been wonderful! In Music in the Park's third year, the event is more successful than the music committee and the Mayor's office would have ever dreamed," said Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux. "We are very excited and looking forward to another great year of Music in the Park at Jambalaya Park in Gonzales!"

• Sunday, March 3 - Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Grammy-winning Zydeco dance music with "The World's Premier Zydeco Showman." He and his band won a Grammy for Best Zydeco/Cajun Music Album for their 2010 album, Zydeco Junkie. Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band will deliver pure Zydeco fun with a hot sauce chaser at the opening performance of Music in the Park.

• Sunday, March 10 - 90 Degrees West

90 Degrees West is a seven-piece, high energy country band from New Orleans. They have an extensive library of original music and cover such artists as Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland,Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, and many more. 90 Degrees West has brought together seven talented musicians, each one bringing years of experience and knowledge to the stage.

• Sunday, March 17 - Phat Hat

Phat Hat is where the soul meets the groove and makes you move! Phat Hat is a great Baton Rouge soul/funk/dance band with deep rhythm and soulful goodness to keep things rockin' with the best tunes from the 1960s, '70s, and '80s! Bring your dancin' shoes to Music in the Park on March 17!

• Sunday, March 24 - Marcia Ball

Louisiana Singer/Pianist Marcia Ball raises the roof with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of Southern Boogie. Described in USA Today as "a sensational, saucy singer and superb pianist... where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet," Marcia Ball is a perennial favorite throughout the U.S. The Boston Globe described her music as "an irresistible celebratory blend of rollicking, two-fisted New Orleans piano, Louisiana swamp-rock and smoldering Texas blues from a contemporary storyteller."