The Washington Square Park Foundation for the Arts today announced the inaugural Washington Square Park Music Festival, a music series that explores the legacy of legendary artists. The festival kicks off on Tuesday, March 21st with A Tribute to Ray Charlesfeaturing piano impresario Davell Crawford, followed on Tuesday, April 4th with A Tribute to Al Jarreau featuring vocal powerhouse Chris Walker. The newly formed NOLA Big Band, an all-star group of bandleaders that include Herlin Riley, Chris Severin and Roderick Paulin, will accompany Davell Crawford and Chris Walker. The Washington Square Park Music Festival also features performances by local musical artists, food by rising culinary stars, refreshing beverages, local crafts and VIP amenities. Free and open to the public, the festival will be held from 3pm – 7pm at Washington Square Park, 700 Elysian Fields Avenue between Frenchmen St. and Royal St. in the heart of the Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans.


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