The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is continuing its long standing tradition of Brown Bag Concerts this fall. Every Wednesday of October from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ana Gray Noe Park there will be a free concert put on for the the community.
The Brown Bag Concert Series is one way that the NELA Arts Council continues its mission to bring culture and the arts into the community. As always guests are encouraged to bring their own lunches and enjoy the music. Cookies are provided by the Mulhearn Corporation as well as water and lemonade provided by First Baptist Church of Monroe.
Georgia Street, past chairman of the NELA Arts Council Board, shares that she is excited for this fall's line up. The series will begin with a recurring favorite, Mason Granade. Mason's classic rock style will start the concert series off right on October 4th. The next Wednesday, October 11th, husband and wife duo, Jordan and Stacey Sheppard will be playing a combination of country, soul, blues, and rock'n roll music. October 18th will be a family affair with the entire Oden family. Greg and Kristen Oden will perform alongside their children, Blake and Morgan. Both Greg and Kristen work at West Monroe High School. Greg works as the choral director, and Kristen teaches piano while assisting in the vocal music department. Blake and Morgan are both in their school choirs and have showcased their singing skills on stage in school musicals. The series will wrap up on October 25th with local legend, Mike McKenzie. Mike has opened for music icons such as Tim McGraw and Bryan White, and he will be closing out the concert with country, rock, and funk.
More information about the fall Brown Bag Concert Series can be found here.