The City of Mandeville has partnered with Friends of the Dew Drop to present Mandeville Live! Streamed, a series of three special music concerts at the historic Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall to be presented virtually on the City’s social media channels.
These pre-recorded concerts will be streamed on the following dates. On January 29 will feature singer John Boutté and his trio band. On February 5 the LPO String Quintet will present an hour of popular music and familiar tunes. And on February 12, the Clarinet Queen of New Orleans, Doreen Ketchens, returns to the Dew Drop’s historic stage with her family band.
These Friday evening virtual concerts will begin at 7pm CST and last approximately one hour. They can be viewed on the City of Mandeville’s Facebook page as well as the Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall Facebook page starting on Friday, January 29th. Following strict COVID-19 guidelines by musicians & crew members, these performances were filmed by a small crew of videographers.
Alia Casborné, Director, Cultural Affairs & Events, said with The Mandeville Live! and Dew Drop Concert series both canceled in 2020, they wanted to find a way to support the musicians and kick off the new year with music.
Mayor Clay Madden applauded the effort, saying the virtual concert series is a prime example of a creative partnership between the City of Mandeville and Friends of the Dew Drop.