Wednesday at the Square announces 2017 dates, lineup_lowres

Irma Thomas will perform at the 2017 Wednesday at the Square concert series March 15.

The Young Leadership Council's annual Wednesday at the Square concert series in Lafayette Square returns March 15-May 24. Admission is free.

Irma Thomas and Jamal Batiste open the series on March 15. The concerts run 11 weeks every Wednesday through May 24, and there also will be an event on Tuesday, May 2 with the Christian Scott Quintet.

The events run 5 p.m.-8 p.m. See the full lineup below.

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March 15 - Irma Thomas and Jamal Batiste

March 22 - Amanda Shaw and Daria & The Hip Drops

March 29 - Marc Broussard and Kristin Diable

April 5 - George Porter Jr. and RumpleSTEELSkin

April 12 - Jon Cleary and John Papa Gros

April 19 - Big Sam's Funky Nation and Naughty Professor

April 26 - Flow Tribe and Robin Barnes

May 2 - Christian Scott Quintet and The Tipitina’s Interns

May 3 - Kermit Ruffins and Marcia Ball

May 10 - PJ Morton and Andrew Duhon

May 17 - Headliner TBA and Mia Borders

May 24 - Sweet Crude and Tank and the Bangas