Music in the Park: Gonzales Concert Series

Staff reports

The Mayor's Council on the Arts for the City of Gonzales is pleased to announce a new spring concert series.

This new series will be presented on four consecutive Sundays in Jambalaya Park from 2 until 5 p.m.

Starting on Sunday March 27th and concluding on Sunday, April 17th, this series provides a cultural and artistic opportunity for the community of Gonzales to gather and celebrate artistic musical talents in a relaxed outdoor venue. 

Mayor Barney Arceneaux comments, "The Music in the Park Series is an event I'm excited to introduce here in the City of Gonzales. With this event, we hope to expand the quality of life opportunities available to the citizens of Gonzales and surrounding areas. We have a very nice venue in the Jambalaya Park Amphitheater that we can utilize to provide a relaxing and laid-back concert atmosphere. It's a new twist on entertainment in Gonzales that I hope all of our citizens can enjoy.”

Sponsors for the Music in the Park concerts series are Percy, Stromberg, Bush and Lanoux, R.J. Daigle & Sons, The Brewer Group, EATEL, Vernon Gautreaux, Waguespack & Associates and Postlethwaite & Netterville.

On Sunday, March 27th, Marcia Ball, the queen of the bayou herself, kicks off the Music in the Park concert series. Singer/Pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of Southern Boogie.

On Sunday, April 3rd, Herman Jackson brings his impressive musical skill to the stage at Jambalaya Park. This outstanding Jazz drummer who is dedicated to our community and education keeps wowing the jazz enthusiasts and working with his brother Randy on outstanding music projects.

On Sunday, April 10th, Beau Soleil avec Michael Doucet will share their much celebrated sounds with the crowd. This multiple Grammy winning group draws huge crowds inside and outside of Louisiana. They embrace their rich Cajun traditions and artfully blend their music and sound with Zydeco, New Orleans Jazz, and Tex-Mex Country to create a unique and highly-celebrated sound.

The Spring season of the Music in the Park concert series concludes on April 17th with After 8. After 8 plays soulful, grooving Funk and R&B that makes the crowd dance and move with great hits from the 60's through the 90's.

For more information on the Music in the Park concert series, please contact Sandy Alleman at