Bayou Jam Concert
Name: Bayou Jam Concert
Date: April 23, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Harvey Jesus and Fire brings the heat to Bayou Jam
Harvey Jesus and Fire are heating up Heritage Park when they play at the City of Slidell's Bayou Jam concert on Sunday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.
“These events are what our city is all about,” said Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan. “It’s about family, friends and neighbors all coming together to have a great time. This a great way to wrap up the weekend and spend time with your community.”
In conjunction with the Louisiana Cultural District En Plein Air state-wide cultural district event, the city is inviting artists to get out of their studio and into nature and create art in scenic Heritage Park on Sunday, April 23, before, during, or after the concert. Artists of all ages are invited to participate.
The Bayou Jam concert series now celebrating its 15th anniversary. Concerts are held in Heritage Park during the fall and the spring on Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Harvey Jesus was born and raised in the 9th Ward amongst the most popular musicians of the day. During that time, the music charts were covered with the sounds and artists that came out of New Orleans. He was first introduced to the music scene in 1964 by Art Sir Van who was the lead singer of the Jokers. Harvey joined the group and developed into a powerful vocalist and charismatic entertainer.
In the late 60's and early 70's, rock was emerging as the prominent music of the day, and Harvey was drawn toward this new dynamic which led to the formation of the Together, comprised of the most popular and talented musicians around. They hit the road and headlined many big venues and opened for many major acts including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent and Chaka Khan.
After many years on the road, Harvey returned to New Orleans and started a 10 year run at "the Bounty" which developed into the premier night spot in the city and made Harvey a local celebrity. Harvey then moved the band to another very popular local spot, "Frankie G's" where he still commanded a huge following playing all the tops hits of the day. Harvey Jesus was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 1998.
Harvey Jesus and his band Fire include Harvey Jesus on vocals, Jay Fiorello on guitar and vocals, Greg Vaughn on drums and vocals, and Mike Zingale on keys and vocals.
The spring concert series concludes on May 7 with "Some Enchanted Evening with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra," starting at 6 p.m.
Concert‐goers are invited to bring their chairs, blankets, ice chests and picnic baskets to the park to enjoy the free concerts. On‐site catering will be available for a nominal charge. Please note that park regulations prohibit pets in the park as well as the use of skateboards, scooters, barbeque grills and glass items.
The Bayou Jam concert series is brought to you by the City of Slidell’s Department of Cultural & Public Affairs, its Commission on the Arts and the city’s 2016 – 2017 Cultural Season Sponsors, including East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce; Enjoy! Magazine; The Lake 94.7; Slidell Magazine; Slidell Memorial Hospital, part of the Ochsner Health Network; Sophisticated Woman Magazine; CLECO Power, LLC; Jazz on the Bayou/Ronnie Kole Foundation; Edge of the Lake Magazine; Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency; Lori Gomez Art; Purple Armadillo Again, LLC; John Schneider Studios/CineFlix Film Festival; The Slidell Independent; Slidell Northshore Rotary Club; Councilman Bill & Laura Borchert; Dr. Nathan Brown, Northlake Oral & Facial Surgery; Chateau Bleu; CiCi's Pizza; State Representative Greg Cromer; Flatliners Entertainment; Old School Eats Food Truck; Olde Towne Slidell Main Street; Pontchartrain Investment Management; Roberta's Cleaners; Silver Slipper Casino; Slidell Historical Antique Association; Terry Lynn’s Café & Creative Catering; and Vicky Magas Insurance Agency.
These Olde Towne Slidell Main Street and Louisiana Cultural District events are supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.
For more information, please call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375 or visit the city’s website at MySlidell.com. For the latest city news updates and information about upcoming events, follow the official “City of Slidell, Louisiana” page on Facebook and Twitter.
In the event of inclement weather, please check the city’s website or Facebook page for the latest information. Cancellation decisions will be made by 1 p.m. on the day of the event.