YLC Wednesday at the Square Goes Virtual

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Alexis and the Samurai (photo from Facebook)

NEW ORLEANS – The Young Leadership Council will host a one-night virtual benefit concert, YLC Wednesday at the Square: Get Down and GiveNOLA on Wednesday, May 27. The event begins at 5 p.m. The virtual broadcast features artists that would have performed during the 2020 concert series cancelled earlier this year. YLC Wednesday at the Square ordinarily presents free live performances  every spring.

“Last year we launched an exciting partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation to harness the power of music to unite our community behind a common cause – multiplying our impact by giving together. Bringing the spirit of philanthropy into the YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series is now more important than ever given the vital needs and resources nonprofits provide in the wake Covid-19,” says Stephanie Powell, executive director of the Young Leadership Council.

The virtual concert will feature nearly all its 2020 openers and headliners, as well as notable YLC Wednesday at the Square alumni. Each performer is donating a song to the concert and sharing personal messages with the community. YLC has partnered with Greater New Orleans Foundation to remind virtual concert-goers of the importance of GiveNOLA Day and supporting local non-profits in the region. Audiences can watch the performances live on Facebook and Youtube.

Performing at YLC Wednesday at the Square: Get Down and GiveNOLA are: Alexis & the Samurai, Amanda Shaw, Andrew Duhon, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Daria + The Hip Drops, Dave Jordan + the NIA, Erica Falls, Flow Tribe, Galactic, Little Freddie King, Marc Broussard, Margie Perez, Marcia Ball, The Quickening and more.

“We are so excited to partner with YLC again to promote GiveNOLA Day,” said Andy Kopplin, pPresident and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “Over the past six years, the people of our region have stepped up support the nonprofits who do so much to keep our communities strong. This year, nonprofits are once again on the front lines providing critical services to the most vulnerable citizens in our region as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Get Down and GiveNOLA will help us reach more donors to chip in and give support to the nonprofits who need us the most right now.”

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