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Rockin’ the Rails free concert series continues this Thursday with New Suit, a New Orleans-based band specializing in “old-school” soul/r&B music, plus a wide range of popular music. Come out for one of Covington’s most popular free music events!

Rockin’ the Rails is brought to you by the City of Covington & Champagne Beverage. Drinks and light food available for purchase will go to support local non-profit agencies in Covington. Covla.com

Columbia Street Block Party Friday

The last Columbia Street Block Party of 2019 is this Friday! The Block Parties take place on the last Friday of the month from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., March through October. Dress in your halloween best for the spookiest Block Party of the year, brought to you by the City of Covington and the CBA. Covla.com

Nightmare on Columbia Saturday

The Covington Business Association will host the inaugural Nightmare on Columbia Stroll, Costume Contest & Concert in Downtown Covington this Saturday, October 26, 2019 (rain date 10/27). Costumes and revelry abound as patrons fill the streets of Covington strolling from business to business to sample 20+ craft cocktails and craft beers. Patrons will be able to vote for their favorite craft cocktail and favorite craft beer.

Entertainment and music will fill the streets and at local establishments. The evening will conclude with a free public concert at the Covington Trailhead featuring Tyler Kinchen and the Right Pieces.

Some of the participating business include: Columbia Street Rock n Blues Cafe, Lucy’s Artisan Apothecary, Brooks’ Bike Shop and Rosemary’s Closet.

Playmakers Opens Other Desert Cities

“Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz opens Friday, October 25, 2019 at Playmakers Theater. The drama, directed by Shannon Williams, will run weekends through Nov. 10. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees beginning at 2 p.m.

Brooke Wyeth is a once promising novelist who returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her family. Her parents Lyman and Polly are the seemingly perfect upper-middle class Palm Springs couple replete with wealth, political influence and A-list connections. When Brooke announces she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family’s past, the holiday reunion becomes tumultuous. Featuring Anysia Genre, Anne Pourciau, Ladson Poole, Arden Dufilho and Allen Bryant. Visit playmakersinc.com

Heritage Bank Hosts Shred Day Friday

For Community Appreciation Month, Heritage Bank of St. Tammany hosts a Shred Day this Friday, October 25, 2019 at 205 N. Columbia Street in Covington.

Protect your identity and bring your old documents in to shred for free! Shredding to take place between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit heritagebank.org for more info.

Trick or Treatin’ at the Covington Trailhead

Trick or Treatin’ at the Covington Trailhead takes place this Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. To Noon. The Covington Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire Street in Historic Downtown Covington.
Come dressed in your Halloween Costume! This year’s event features a Magic Show with Master Magician Billy Ferguson, Halloween Crafts, Pumpkin Patch/Decorating activities and Face Painting. It’s Free Family Fun at the Covington Trailhead, brought to you by the City of Covington and Champagne Beverage.

For more information about City of Covington Events, contact the Office of Cultural Arts and Events at 985-892-1873 or visit covla.com.

Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series

Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series Fall 2019 begins this Saturday with Last Chance Bluegrass Band live in concert from 12 – 1 p.m., after the Covington Farmer’s Market. Marsolan’s Feed and Seed Store is located at 314 East Gibson Street in Historic Downtown Covington.

Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series is presented by the Northshore Traditional Music Society and features an Open Jam from 1 – 2 p.m. after the concert. The Necessary Gentlemen perform November 2, 2019. Find the Old Feed Store Music Series on Facebook.

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Old Feed Store Music Series Last Show of Season

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For the final installment of the Fall Season at Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series, they welcome the Dave Bandrowski Band for the 12 – 1 p.m. Concert and the Ric Robertson Band for the 6 – 9 p.m. Dance. Don’t miss this fine music and good times. While you wait between shows, enjoy the Three Rivers Art Festival just two blocks away on Columbia Street.

Tips are encouraged for the band during the noon show. For the evening dance, Marsolan’s requests a $5 per person gift to the band at the door. This is a family friendly, alcohol-free event appropriate for all ages. Find Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series on FB.

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Fall For Art 2018 This Saturday

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The Covington Farmer’s Market takes place every Wednesday at the Covington Trailhead from 10 am – 2 pm and every Saturday at the 600 block of Columbia Street (Covington Police Department) from 8 am – 12 noon. You’ll find local produce, prepared foods, live music and more. This Saturday, hear the sounds of the Bad Penny Pleasuremakers at the Farmer’s Market.
Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series takes place at Marsolan’s Feed and Seed on Saturday beginning at 12 noon, right after the Covington Farmer’s Market. This week, Marsolan’s presents Fair River Station. Marsolan’s is located at 314 E. Gibson St. 

The St. Tammany Art Association’s Fall For Art 2018 takes place this Saturday evening from 6 – 9 p.m. In historic downtown Covington. This event is an annual celebration of the arts, and among the galleries and shops downtown you will find live demonstrations, music and dance performances to entertain and delight.

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This Weekend in Downtown Covington

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The Covington Farmer’s Market takes place every Wednesday at the Covington Trailhead from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every Saturday at the 600 block of Columbia Street (Covington Police Department) from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Find local produce, prepared foods, local meat and dairy, plants, herbs, live music and happy people.
LiveWell Northshore is a community health event at the Covington Trailhead on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. Free cancer screenings for breast, colorectal, oral, prostate and skin. Blood pressure and glucose checks, food, music and fun family activities.


Brought to you by the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and the Benjamin Blanchard Memorial Foundation. For more information, call 985-276-6810
Visit online at marybird.org/livewellns
FOTL Monthly Book Sale
The Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany holds its September Book Sale this Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th. The Friends of the Library has hundreds of magazines this month, all at ten cents each. Fill a magazine holder (limited supply) for $1.

The Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization with proceeds supporting the Library in West St. Tammany. The group holds a monthly book sale on the third Saturday and preceding Friday of each month from the hours of 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. The book sale is located at Hadden Hall, 106 S. Jahnke Ave. Cash or Check only.

WGNO’s “News with a Twist” will visit Marsolan’s Feed Store on September 15, 2018 to do a story on the old feed store music series ahead of the regular season (which begins on the first Saturday of October).
Chris Talley and Three Rivers Cooperative is the featured band. Come out to hear the music and bring your instruments to participate in the jam that follows.
The audience and the jam will be major features in their story, so come on out and help us have a beautiful, photogenic audience and a robust, energetic jam!

Live Music Downtown

Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe features live local artists Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Wednesday is Game Night, play some pool, grab a pizza and a pitcher. Thursday is Steak Nigh, featuring J. Rees on the front stage.
Friday night, Ameal Cameron performs songs from his new release, which is also now available for purchase! After hours, it’s Ladies Night with Melo-D’s DJ Dizzi.
Saturday, it’s Band Camp for one night only!

Friday night features Roy Tyler Nesbit and Shane Paul Smith followed by King’s Row. Saturday night get ready for a Songwriter Show with Todd Lemoine and Patrick Johnson. Todd and Patrick will perform selections from their respective releases. Support local music!
Wharton’s Green Room is located at 521 Boston Street. The Green Room is open 7 days a week, 2 p.m. To 2 a.m.
Featuring: Trivia Tuesdays, Open Mic Wednesday, Ladies Night Thursdays, Live Music and Karaoke Sundays. See back for more show details/times.

Retro Music Co. (424 Columbia St.) hosts an Open Mic for music, poetry and spoken word on Saturdays from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Call 985-888-9890 for more information.

 

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Southern Sisters Bluegrass Tour at Marsolan’s

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Southern Sisters Bluegrass Tour features two of the finest female voices in Bluegrass Music. Kristy Cox and Amanda Cook have joined forces for one exciting night of bluegrass music. Both ladies have had chart topping singles and billboard charting album releases this year and are definitely two artists to keep an eye out for. This will be a night not to be missed.
Amanda Cook from the Gulf Coast of Florida came onto the Bluegrass Scene with drive and determination. Bringing a mix of Traditional and Contemporary Bluegrass in every show, audiences of all ages enjoy her live performances. The Amanda Cook Band can be found playing many shows regionally and they are moving into the national level at a fast pace.
In early 2017, Amanda signed with Mountain Fever Records and recorded her debut album on the label “Deep Water.” Amanda was excited for her 2nd album project, especially that she and band member Carolyne VanLierop co-wrote the title track Amanda has created quite a loyal fan-base through her palpable delivery of a soul-wrenching song. Her light-hearted, down-to-earth style helps her create an undeniably strong connection with her audience.

Kristy Cox hails from a small town in South Australia and has been residing in Tennessee since 2013, releasing two albums into the US market on Mountain Home, she has recently signed a new deal with Mountain Fever Records with a new album that was released in January ‘Ricochet’ which debuted on 6 billboard charts including #1 for Bluegrass album.
The past couple of years have seen her blessed with 2 CMA’s her home country for Bluegrass Recording of the Year, she also been chosen as an official showcase performer at IBMA, shortlisted in the last 3 IBMA awards for Emerging Artist and Female Vocalist and also performed at many festivals including Merlefest and Doyle Lawson’s Bluegrass Festival.

Concert takes place this Friday, June 8, 2018 from 7 – 9 p.m.  Tickets are $10/person.  Marsolan’s Feed and Seed is located at 314 E. Gibson Street in Covington.

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Rockin’ the Rails continues this Thursday evening at the Covington Trailhead with Rockin’ Dopsie! Food and beverages are available for purchase at the concerts, the Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire Street.

After Rockin’ the Rails at the Trailhead, Covington Brewhouse (226 E. Lockwood) hosts live music from 7 p.m. until close. Stop by the Tasting Room and try an Amp’d Up Amber! covingtonbrewhouse.com

Sunset at the Landing takes place this Friday evening, October 20, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Bring a blanket or some chairs and a picnic basket. Sunset at the Landing is brought to you by Heritage Bank of St. Tammany, City of Covington & the Covington Farmer’s Market. Free event.

This weekend at the Saturday Market, enjoy the sounds of Joe Manuel wafting like a gentle breeze from the gazebo.

Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series continues this Saturday, October 14 with Chris Talley & The 3 Rivers Coop performing from 12 – 1 p.m., featuring an open jam session after the show. Find them on Facebook!

The St. Tammany Art Association’s Fall For Art takes place this Saturday evening throughout downtown Covington.

Pick up a brochure at participating locations for a full line up of Fall For Art events, check online at STAA’s Facebook page and the art association website at sttammanyartassociation.org
The Mix Master’s Bartender Contest takes place at the 300 Block of Columbia Street at 6;30 p.m. Sample unique beverages created by local bartenders and vote for your favorite! Sponsored by A Taste of Covington.
Art in the Street includes a Kids Tent with Ruth Ostarly, a performance by Dancescape Studio at 6:30 & 7:15 p.m. and Ballet Apetrei. Live Music inludes Giddy Up Folsom’s Open Mic Performers, Crispin Schroeder Band, Bobby Ohler Band, A5Trio, Grayhawk Perkins, Cactus Thief.

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Rockin’ the Rails continues this Thursday evening at the Covington Trailhead with The Yat Pak! Food and beverages are available for purchase at the concerts, the Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire Street.

After Rockin’ the Rails at the Trailhead, Covington Brewhouse (226 E. Lockwood) hosts live music from 7 p.m. until close. Stop by the Tasting Room and try an Amp’d Up Amber! covingtonbrewhouse.com

St. John’s Coffeehouse hosts an Open Mic this Friday the 13th, (rescheduled from Saturday the 7th), from 7 p.m. – till. Featuring a special menu, plus your favorite drinks. Call 985-893-5553 for information.

The St. Tammany Art Association’s Covington Art Market returns Saturday, October 14, 2017, with a new location! The Covington Art Market is now located in between the St. Tammany Art Association and H.J. Smith & Sons, in the Art Alley! sttammanyartassociation.org

This weekend at the Saturday Market, enjoy the sounds of Joe Manuel wafting from the gazebo.

Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series continues this Saturday, October 14 with The Necessary Gentlemen performing from 12 – 1 p.m., featuring an open jam session after the show. Find them on Facebook!

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The September Block Party takes place this Friday evening in historic downtown Covington. It’s an evening of classic and contemporary cars, music, food & drinks.

September Block Party is time for the 2nd Annual Covington High School ‘unofficial’ alumni night. All CHS alumni are welcome to Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe to catch up with old friends. Tons of drink specials, plus Djs and a Photo Booth courtesy of Rock It Productions.

Wharton’s Green Room block party entertainment includes Dem Guyz (N.O. R&B) at 5 p.m., followed by Crispin Schroeder Band at 8:30, PLUS DJ Killahouse at midnight! No Cover Charge before 9 p.m.! See flyers on back for music events and other listings.

Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series begins this Saturday, September 30. The Driskell Mountain Boys kick off the fall series, performing from 12 – 1 p.m., with an open jam session after the show.

The Old Feed Store Music Series announces that they will raffle off a gently used Epiphone MM-50/VS (Serial Number DWO7020111) mandolin and four, 45-minute private music lessons for $5 per chance. Tickets will be available for purchase at Marsolan’s Feed starting Sept. 30. All proceeds of the raffle will be used to pay musicians performing in the series. Follow them on Facebook.