New Music on the Bayou Festival

Dennis S. Hurd /

Summer is finally here, and it's the perfect time to pick up a good book. The Monroe Symphony League is hosting a book sale Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3 and Friday and Saturday, June 8-9 in the MSL Book Room.

Mel Mobley / New Music on the Bayou

New Music on the Bayou Festival is May 31 - June 2 in Ruston and Monroe. The concert series features both local and international composers.

Local and Global Musicians Collide for Bayou Music Festival

May 30, 2017
Zach Poole

The second annual New Music on the Bayou Festival is providing four days full of new music in Northeast Louisiana. Wednesday May 31st, through Saturday June 3rd, there will be seven concerts spread throughout Ruston and Monroe showcasing music composed around the world and performed by local artists.

Celebrating New Music in the Bayou State

Jun 1, 2016

The term "new classical music" may sound like an oxymoron to some people, but composers are constantly publishing and pushing the limits of sound. The New Music on the Bayou Festival celebrates this world of cutting edge music.

"I think that a a lotĀ of people don't even know what new classical music sounds like. They think of classical music, and they think of Beethoven. They think of new music, and they think of country or jazz, or rock -- and this is really none of those things," explains Festival co-founder and University of Louisiana Monroe professor Mel Mobley.