Jazz in June Concert Series Coming in 2017

Photo by Lenor Duplessis.

St. Bernard Parish Government is pleased to announce it has received a $3,977 grant from ATMOS Energy to fund a new Jazz in June concert series in 2017.  The grant will help fund the musical talent that will perform the concerts. “This is another way for us to improve the quality of life for our residents,” stated Parish President Guy McInnis.

 Jazz in June is a new program envisioned as a family-friendly free concert series in Torres Park. The concerts would be Thursday evenings at the amphitheater which is adjacent to the children’s fort playground and is located directly behind the Government Complex and Civic Center.  An early evening concert event is planned where families may picnic and enjoy the music while the smaller children enjoy the playground. 

 A variety of Jazz artists are scheduled for each Thursday of every week in June 2017. Food, artist, and craft vendors are invited to participate. Please contact Denise Montalbano, Leisure Coordinator at dmontalbano@sbpg.net for more information

 The Parish Government is grateful for funding support it has also received for this new program from the State of Louisiana Decentralized Arts Funding Program.  Due to State budget constraints, however, additional funds were needed to arrange this event.   ATMOS Energy generously stepped in to provide this funding difference.