All-you-can-eat music for fall in St. Tammany | St. Tammany Community News

A live music-strewn autumn will soon be underway on the east side of St. Tammany Parish when Bruce Daigrepont and his Cajun band kick off September 7 with a concert in the backyard of Pearl Library. River Branch, the first of four concerts scheduled for this fall at branches in and around Slidell. Other scheduled highlights include:

LIBRARIES: The Friends of the Library Slidell Returning Fall Concert Series will feature two indoor and two outdoor concerts through October 26, all on the East Side, with music ranging from bluegrass to swing to harp . All are free and start at 6 p.m., but bring seats for the outdoor shows. Rain dates are already set in case bad weather cancels either outdoor performance.

DIRECT: The Mandeville live! the outdoor concert series at the Trailhead is also back, starting September 23 with the Swingaroux at 6:30 p.m. This will be the first of five free shows, but no outside food, drink or coolers are permitted; buy snacks and drinks on site, but bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit or relax.

SYMPHONY: The following month, the Louisiana Philharmonic will perform its first fall concert – the Sunset Symphony – on Lake Mandeville on October 22.

SIXTY : The Northlake Performing Arts Society will present a weekend of concerts October 7-9 featuring folk songs from the 1960s at the Christ Episcopal School Theater in Covington.


ROCK OF AGES: Get ready for this hit Broadway musical and jukebox built around 1980s glam rock ‘n’ roll hits at the Cutting Edge Theater in Slidell from September 9th to October 1st. All shows 8 p.m. Watch it to relive it. It’s the end of the big, bad 80s in Hollywood, and the party is heating up. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the last legendary spots on the Sunset Strip, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily-clad groupies line up to make their fantasies come true. Amidst the madness, budding rock star (and resident lavatory cleaner) Drew yearns to hit the stage as the next big thing. But the rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale is about to end when German developers invade the city with plans to turn the legendary Strip into another capitalist strip mall. Drew, Sherri – a small-town girl fresh off the Kansas bus with stars in her eyes – and the gang can save the gang – and themselves – before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and others hold the answer. Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., in Slidell.

MTV: A final presentation this weekend features “I Want My MTV,” a stage production depicting the cultural phenomenon that defined a generation: MTV. The show weaves together a look at what the MTV generation grew up on, songs and videos with tribute artists performing the music of Pat Benatar, Billy Idol, Annie Lennox, Nancy Wilson, Kate Bush Blondie, Boy George, Madonna and more. August 26-27, shows at 8 p.m., with tickets from $32 to $45, at 767, boul. Robert. at Slidell.


SOCCER: The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce and Silver Slipper Casino present the annual Fan-Up Luncheon on August 24 at Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., near Slidell. The 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. event will feature Mike Detillier discussing the upcoming football season, including a new Saints head coach, healthy quarterback and some great draft picks. Includes lunch by The Sadie Jane. The cost is $45 for Chamber members and $55 for future members. Sign up at

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RAFFLE: There are only a few hours left to purchase tickets for the Rotary Club of Northlake-Mandeville’s Big Game raffle to raise money for local charities. A $20 ticket offers more than 40 chances to win tickets to sporting events, including the LSU-Alabama contest and other SEC games; Games of saints; Zurich Open pass; and other jackpots. The draw is August 25. Buy tickets online at or contact Tom Quinn at (985) 789-2316 or [email protected] to handle check or cash Sales.

BREAKFAST: The Slidell Noon Lions Club will then serve a pancake breakfast on August 27 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy pancakes, sausages and drinks for $6 at Lions Den, corner of Cleveland Avenue and Carey Street. Proceeds are donated to Leader Dogs for the Blind, Louisiana Lions Summer Camp for Children with Disabilities and local organizations. Bingo follows at 11:30 a.m.


PROMOTE: The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce will host a business networking event from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on August 25 at 610 Hollycrest Blvd. office in Covington. Chamber members attend for free only to give a one to two minute presentation about their businesses and then network with each other. Registration is required at


NPSG: The Northshore Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on September 7 at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 57210 Allen Road, Slidell. Guest speakers will be Dr. David Houghton, Neurologist and Ochsner Movement Disorders Specialist, who will discuss available trials and research, and Rachel Rhinehart, an Ochsner Certified Physician Assistant, who will discuss the management of non-motor symptoms. . RSVP by email [email protected] or go to

WOMEN: The next meeting of the Widows’ Social Club of Slidell will be at 10 a.m. on August 27 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Genesis Hall, 360 Robert Blvd. The guest speaker will be Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal. All widows are welcome to attend meetings and join one of the small group adventures that take place in small groups each month. Call Cindy Alberts at (985) 707-7676 or email her at [email protected] for more information.

NEIGHBORS: The Hermadel Estates-Carolyn Park Residents Association will meet Sept. 8 at the Sons of Italy Lodge, 1619 East West Drive (corner of Kaycee Dr.) in Slidell. There will be a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Joe Franz, from the Slidell Code Enforcement Service. Slidell Police and District D Council Member usually attend with updates on our neighborhoods. Bring a dish if possible, but no alcohol please. Questions? Call Michael DeSandro (337) 319-9387.

NEW ARRIVALS : The annual Northlake Newcomers Club Members Breakfast will be held at the Beau Chene Country Club, 602 N. Beau Chene Drive, Mandeville on September 9 at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Bring a friend or two and learn all about our club games and year-round socials. For more information, visit

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