Downtown West Monroe has announced the full 2023 season lineup for the downtown monthly concert series, Ouachita Live. The free outdoor series will take place the last Friday of every month from March through October in Alley Park from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A food truck will be on-site and spirits will be available for the public to purchase from downtown restaurants. Attendees are asked to bring a chair to enjoy the show. The public is invited to attend.
The first concert will feature D.K. Harrell and his band. Recipient of the B.B. King “King of the Blues” Award, Ruston native D.K. Harrell is an emerging giant in the blues world. He has graced the stage at NOLA Crescent City Blues Fest, Ground Zero in Clarksdale, MS, and he recently represented the B.B. King Museum at the Mississippi Delta Blues Fest in Brazil. He is dedicated to preserving the blues guitar sound created by his inspiration, B.B. King. In 2022, he placed third in the International Blues Challenge out of 200+ finalists from around the world.
City of West Monroe’s Main Street Director Adrienne LaFrance-Wells hopes the activities will encourage people to visit downtown.
“The Ouachita Live concert series gives people a fun reason to come downtown and discover what we have to offer by providing a festive atmosphere with top-quality live music. Ouachita Live ensures live music remains a regular part of programming in our downtown which is a designated Cultural District by the State of Louisiana.”
The April concert will feature Sad Daddy. This group will bring old-time country, bluegrass and folk to the stage. Their wandering harmonies transport listeners to a nostalgic foot-stomping, moonshine-swigging holler deep in the Arkansas mountains.
A full list of artists and bios is available on the Ouachita Live Facebook page.