Friday Night Music Club Kicks Off This Weekend With Luther Kent at COPA

COPA Friday Night Music ClubThe Friday Night Music Club is back this year, and Center of Performing Arts is bringing you plenty of local flavor to celebrate the return of this concert series. For the Spring 2015 season, a series of five concerts, COPA is bringing in noted New Orleans musicians once a month for an intimate evening of songs and stories.

Each concert is from 8pm-10pm, and will feature two sets of music and an intermission. Attendance at these events includes Meet and Greet time with the artists before the show and at intermission.

lutherkent1COPA opens the season this Friday January 9th with Luther Kent. Along with his longtime drummer, Allyn Robinson, Ed Wise on upright bass, and Bruce Elsensohn on piano, Luther performs on Saturday nights at the Hotel Monteleone in the historic French Quarter. For one night only, they will be bringing their show to the northshore. This soulful singer has been a part of New Orleans music since the early 70s, when his band Luther Kent & Trick Bag, mixing swinging blues with New Orleans R&B, took the city by storm. While many of you have seen his big band perform, the trio provides a more intimate look at Luther’s warm song stylings.

Upcoming Friday Night Music Club shows include Debbie Davis & the Mesmerizers, The Pfister Sisters, Tim Laughlin, and Papa John Gros. Individual tickets for upcoming concerts can be purchased on the Center of Performing Arts website: