IMG_4443Music on Main kicked off with a bang last week and Mayor Robert Myer said the excitement will continue when the band Box Wine of Walker performs its two-hour set of mostly blues.

The show will be held – as will all of the five-week series of mini-concerts – on the grounds across from City Hall, with music beginning at 5:30 p.m. and continuing through 7:30 p.m.

The rebirth last Friday of the City of New Roads’ Music on Main brought a nice crowd downtown to enjoy La Rouge, a popular local variety band.

While Box Wine’s playlist is broad and varied, the band will focus Friday evening on the blues with some classic rock thrown in to mix it up.

“I was very pleased with the turnout last Friday, especially given that it was the first Music on Main event held in years,” Myer said. “I believe as the word spreads about the quality of the live music and the park like features of the empty lot downtown, the crowd size will continue to grow.”

“Thank you to the people who came out last Friday and I want to extend an invitation to the rest of the people who live in New Roads and the surrounding area to come out and join in the fun this coming Friday,” he continued.

“Box Wine is a three-piece band, but don’t let the size of the band deceive you,” Myer said. “I’ve been told that while ‘the band may be small, their sound isn’t,’ so I’m expecting another night of great live music.”

The remainder of the Music on Main lineup includes rhythm and blues performed by The Guy Augustine Band on May 12, continue with C-3, a compact version of the popular nightclub dance band Contagious, on May 19 – they will be focusing on the zydeco and country portions of the playlist in New Roads – and conclude May 26 with Dixieland jazz performed by the brass band The Florida Street Blowhards.

In addition to the Music on Main series, on May 13, the city will host the state’s biggest triathlon, the Louisiana Triathlon, which will have live music from Bubba and Doug in the morning and three great bands in the afternoon for the annual Crawfish Jams, the city’s popular annual crawfish boil with live music.

For more information, call (225) 638-5260, ext. 402.