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Chillin’ at the River – Free Concerts at the Bogue Falaya Park

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Spread out and chill out to some live music – social distancing style.

From Louisiana Northshore:

We’ve all missed live music this year, here in the land where jazz was born and Louisiana music is part of everyday life. To ensure live music could return this fall to the music-loving town, Covington’s Office of Cultural Arts and Events have moved the “Rockin’ the Rails” outdoor concert series from the Covington Trailhead to the open spaces of downtown Covington’s parks.

Now dubbed “Chillin at the River,” the concerts continue every Thursday through November 12th at Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive in the heart of downtown Covington–just south of historic Christ Episcopal Church on New Hampshire Street. After the concert, be sure to visit Covington’s eclectic shops and award-winning restaurants. 

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Oct 15 – The New Orleans Mystics (at Rev. Peter Atkins Park)
Oct 22 – The Iguanas
Oct 29 – John Papa Gros – Tribute to The Night Tripper, Dr. John
Nov 5 – The DAT Band
Nov 12 – Boogie Falaya

Concerts are still 5:00 – 7:30 pm and still free and open to the public. Food or drink sales may not be available; guests are welcome to bring ice chests/picnics/adult beverages if they wish. Parking is free at nearby public parking oxlots and throughout the downtown neighborhoods. Please be sure not to block driveways. 

All concerts are weather permitting. Follow the City of Covingon on Facebook for current info.

The City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts and Events is dedicated to providing residents and visitors with a variety of unique and exciting entertainment options. For more information, contact the City of Covington’s Office of Cultural Arts and Events at (985) 892-1873. Learn more about Covington, Louisiana history here.

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The Days of Motown at Peter Atkins Park with the New Orleans Mystics

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The City of Covington kicks off their free concert series this Thursday with The Days of Motown at Peter Atkins Park featuring the New Orleans Mystics.

The New Orleans Mystics is a versatile singing group that performs a wide variety of Oldies, Motown, Top 40, R&B, Disco, Jazz, Rock and more. They have been grooving to Motown in America and Europe since 1972. Come on down to Peter Atkins Park (corner 28th and Tyler Street i.e. basketball goals) October 15th at 5 pm for some proper social distancing fun. Bring your chairs, your masks and your refreshments.

From Mayor Mark Johnson:

“Relationships are built on common experiences. Great communities are built on relationships. Join us for a common experience.” – MMJ

This is the first in a series of free concerts meant to replace the City’s usual “Rockin’ the Rails” with social distancing in mind. Stay tuned for updates on more free concerts in downtown Covington!

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Rockin’ the Rails June 25th CANCELLED

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Please read the following message from Mayor Mark Johnson:

Rockin’ The Rails 06/25/2020 CANCELLED

For the past several weeks and with the assistance of Covington Fire Chief Gary Blocker, I have been closely monitoring reported new Covid19 cases in the 70433 and 70435 zip codes.

In the six days from June 11th to June 17th the Cov Zip Code had 23 newly reported infections, i.e. average 3-4 new cases per day.

In the five days from June 18th to June 22nd we had 67, nearly triple, i.e. 10-12 new cases per day.

It is important to note this uptick correlates in time with the substantial increase of COVID testing in our area.

That said, the increase is bothersome. As such, I have made the decision to cancel tonight’s Four Unplugged / Boogie Falaya show at the Trailhead. I look forward to an evening(s) soon when we can all enjoy two of our favorite local bands.

This morning I confirmed the hospitalization rate remains very low and that the St. Tammany Health System remains equipped and staffed to address the needs of the community.

Please know I do not make these decisions without much contemplation.

Stay Safe and Take Care,
Mark R. Johnson
Mayor
City of Covington

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Rockin’ the Rails Back this Thursday!

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The City of Covington announces a reboot of their free concert series “Rockin’ the Rails” on June 25th, 2020. Local favorites Four Unplugged and Boogie Falaya kick off this Thursday for an encore of last June’s Yes-we-know-it’s-going-to-be-hot, but-CovLA-is-going-to-dance-anyway Night. The Rockin’ the Rails event takes place from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Covington Trailhead. Participants are asked to observe social distancing and wear face mask protection.

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City of Covington Announces Rockin’ Rails Concert June 25th

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The City of Covington announces a reboot of their free concert series “Rockin’ the Rails” on June 25th, 2020. This concert is sure to be a hit with Covington favorites Four Unplugged and Boogie Falaya. The Rockin’ the Rails event takes place from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Participants are asked to observe social distancing and wear face mask protection.

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Carnival in Covington Does Halloween

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Halloween Night is the final night of Covington’s “Rockin the Rails” Thursday concert series and the Covington Lions Club and Carnival in Covington are pulling out all the stops. Delicious catfish and/or shrimp dinners will be served as a fund-raiser for the city’s Mardi Gras Parade, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (FYI: You, your business, your employees can be part of this grand parade – see link to our website below.)
But it gets better – A celebrity-judged costume contest with the grand prize of two spots on a traditional mardi gras float on Carnival Day, 2020. That’s right – the winner of the contest gets two FREE spots on one of our wonderful floats. Who are the celebrity judges you ask? None other than Covington’s esteemed mayor, Mark Johnson, and a fun duo from the Super Saints – “Soul Saint” and “Mack the Quack, the Who Dat Clown.”

Abita Roasting Company is preparing the succulent seafood dinner, made possible by the generosity of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, and the support of the City of Covington and the City of Covington – Office of Cultural Arts & Events.
The sassy music will be provided by the band Lost in the 60s. All proceeds go toward the Covington Parade.
Covington’s Trailhead is located at 419 New Hampshire St. Covington, 70433. The event starts at 5:30 pm. All ages welcome. Website: carnivalincovington.com

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This Week in Covington

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This week in downtown Covington

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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This Week in Covington

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Rockin’ the Rails free concert series continues this Thursday with the Cheeseburger Ranchers. Rockin’ the Rails takes place at the Covington Trailhead (419 N. New Hampshire St.) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in October and April. Rockin’ the Rails is brought to you by the City of Covington and Champagne Beverage. Drinks and food available for purchase at the event. You are welcome to bring your own chairs or blanket, as seating is limited at the trailhead. Covla.com

It’s the last chance to see The Cheeseburger Ranchers for a while at this week’s Rockin’ the Rails Free Concert Series.

Sunset at the Landing takes place this Friday evening at the Columbia Street Landing. This free concert series is brought to you by the City of Covington, the Covington Farmer’s Market, and Heritage Bank of St. Tammany. The concerts take place every third Friday of the month, March through October.


This month features Lulu and the Broadsides with opening performer Phil de Gruy. Lulu and the Broadsides bring sultry blues and New Orleans r&b. Featuring Dana Kurtz on vocals, James Singleton on bass, Robert Mache on guitar, Carl Nuccio on drums and Glenn Hartman on keys. Find out more about Lulu and the Broadsides at danakurtz.com.

Biketoberfest is this Saturday, and Brooks’ Bike Shop is having a Super Bike Sale Sunday through Saturday till October 19, 2019 (Sunday). From Brooks’ Bike Shop:

“Its Back. Our most popular event of the Year. BIKETOBERFEST!
We will be Starting at Old Rail This year for lunch At Noon and ending at The Covington Trailhead where the Oxtoberfest beer fest will be going on. While Biketoberfest is free to attend you will have to purchase your own lunch and beer. Oxtoberfest is $25 i believe with all proceeds going to the boys and girls club. Its sure to be a fun filled day of bikes and beer.”

Tickets for Oxtoberfest can be found @ http://www.oxtoberfest.org/#tickets

The itinerary is as Follows:
12 noon: meet for lunch At Old Rail Brewing co. for lubch
12:45: leave for Chufunkta
1:15: Arrive at Chafunkta
2 pm: Leave for Abita Brewery
2:30 : Arrive at Abita
3:15 : Leave for Oxtoberfest beer fest

For more information, check brooksbikeshop.com or find them on Facebook!

Oxtoberfest takes place this Saturday! This is a Family Friendly Event, all proceeds go to the Covington Unit – Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana.

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This Week in Covington

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Rockin’ the Rails, the City of Covington’s free concert series in October, begins this Thursday featuring Tuba Skinny!  Hailing from New Orleans, and inspired by the early jazz and blues music of the twenties and thirties, Tuba Skinny — which consists of tuba, trombone, cornet, tenor banjo/guitar, vocals, washboard, and sometimes clarinet — evokes the rich musical history of the city.  Since forming in 2009, the band has developed a following thanks to their performances on streets and stages around the world.

Covington Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday & Saturday

The Covington Farmer’s Market takes place two times a week:  Wednesdays at the Covington Trailhead (419 N. New Hampshire) and Saturdays at the 600 Block of Columbia Street (Covington Police Department).  The Wednesday market features grab-and-go lunch items, with seating at the trailhead if you prefer to stay and eat.  Hear the sounds of the Farmer’s Market Players everyWednesday as they jam in the round up on the trailhead’s gazebo stage.

The Saturday markets feature live music from local and regional performers, prepared foods and demo, produce, local meats and dairy, plants, herbs and much more.   The Sunset at the Landing concert series, which follows the Block Party schedule of March – October, is sponsored in part by the Covington Farmer’s Market. 

The Art Market takes place this Saturday October 5 at the Covington Trailhead from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The Art Market gives local artists a unique opportunity to sell directly to the public in a comfortable outdoor setting.  The Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire St.

 The Parish Fair is here!  Poster by Suzanne King.

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Rockin’ the Rails Begins Thursday

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The City of Covington is excited to announce its Rockin’ the Rails free concert series at the Covington Trailhead. The concerts take place every Thursday in October from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. The series is sponsored by Champagne Beverage and is presented by the City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts and Events. The October lineup promises to be another great success!
October 4 – The New Orleans Mystics
October 11 – Big Daddy “O” & Uneven Ground
October 18 – The Rick Samson Project | LeRoux
October 25 – Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces
“We have been hosting the Rockin’ the Rails series for over 8 years now. It’s become a staple in the Covington events calendar, and people look forward to it for months.  The atmosphere is fun and open for everyone in every age group to enjoy.” – Aimee Faucheux, Cultural Arts & Events Director for the City of Covington.
Concert goers may wish to bring their own chairs as there is limited seating provided at the Trailhead.  There will be food, beer and wine available for purchase.

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News With a Twist at the Covington Trailhead

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Join WGNO Television for a live broadcast from the Covington Trailhead on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Bring your chairs, wave signs and show some home town pride with music from the Lucky Dogs! Be part of the event and show up early!

Rockin’ the Rails Lineup Announced

The City of Covington announces the Rockin’ the Rails lineup for October 2018. The New Orleans Mystics open the series on October 4, 2018. The following three weeks feature Big Daddy “O” & Uneven Ground, The Rick Samson Project Leroux and Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces.

The City of Covington presents Rockin’ the Rails Free Concerts at the Covington Trailhead every Thursday evening in October from 5 p.m. To 7:30 p.m. The Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire St. in historic downtown Covington.

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Rockin’ the Rails With Luther Kent

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Luther Kent of Trick Bag fame returns to Rockin’ the Rails at the Covington Trailhead Thursday, April 12, 2018.  The free concert series is brought to you by the City of Covington and generous sponsors.

Luther Kent Photo Rick Diamond – Getty Images North America

Bring a chair or a blanket, food and drinks are available for purchase on site.  Proceeds from alcohol sales to benefit local non-profit organizations.  Other options within walking distance include Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs around the corner, LOLA down the Trace, The Covington Brewhouse across the street, and Yujin Sushi just down the block (the Covington Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire St.).

 

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Rockin’ The Rails This Thursday

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Papa John Gros Band is the first performance of April 2018 Rockin’ the Rails season at the Covington Trailhead in historic downtown Covington. Other performances this April include Luther Kent and Boogie Falaya, then closing out with Uptown Phunk.

Columbia Street Rock n Blues Cafe hosts a Spring Jamboree on Saturday, April 7, 2018. See and hear all your favorite local performers, including Jaymz Talley, Timothy Gates, Cheeseburger Ranchers and Percy J. Late night activities include Rock It Productions

New Orleans’ Big Deal Burlesque returns to Wharton’s Green Room! Featuring Roxie le Rouge, Nikki LeVillian, Boylesque by Phathoms Deep, Bellydance by Pandorium & Hosted by Comedian Katie East. Show starts at 10pm so come get a good spot! Only $8! 18+ only, please.
Big Deal Burlesque is New Orleans’ Original Touring Show! Produced by Roxie Le Rouge and featuring the Best of the Best in Burlesque, Drag, Sideshow, Boylesque and Variety Performances, touring the coast for 6 years.

Other Live Music in downtown happens at the Columbia Street Tap Room on the corner of Columbia Street and Lockwood. Pepe’s Mexican Kitchen, located at 321 N. Columbia Street, hosts live music as well as St. John’s Coffeehouse, on the corner of Columbia and Boston.

Rockin’ the Rails at the Covington Trailhead is a free concert series made possible by the City of Covington and generous sponsors. Festival season is here, and the April concert series takes advantage of the milder spring weather on the northshore. This Thursday, April 5, it’s John Papa Gros Band. The concerts begin at 5 p.m. And end at 7:30 p.m. The Covington Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire Street in Historic Downtown Covington. For more information, call 985-892-1873 or visit online at covla.com.

 


Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs is located ½ a block from the trailhead; The Covington Brewhouse is just across the street on Lockwood; LOLA Restaurant is right down the trace ½ a block and Yujin is ½ a block down New Hampshire Street. Beverages and Adult Beverages sold to benefit local non-profits.

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City of Covington Announces Rockin’ The Rails Line Up

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Spring is here and it’s time for Rockin’ the Rails, the

free concert series brought to you by the City of Covington

and generous sponsors. Rockin’ the Rails takes place at

the Covington Trailhead (419 N. New Hampshire) every

Thursday evening in April. See the line up below!

Bring a chair or a blanket for the show. Food and drinks

are available for purchase. Adult beverages are available,

and a portion of the proceeds of drink sales benefit local

non profit organizations. The Covington Brewhouse is open

during the concerts, and Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs is right down

the street. Come out and pass a good time!

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This Week In Downtown 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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This Week In Downtown Covington

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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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This Week In Downtown Covington

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Rockin’ the Rails begins this Thursday at the Covington Trailhead with Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses! 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

The St. Tammany Art Association’s Covington Art Market returns Saturday, October 7, 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 Covington Farmer’s Market, Jubilee Farms will be out for the food demo and the Dirty Rain Revelers will play beautiful music in the gazebo on Saturday morning.

Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series continues this Saturday, October 7 with New Orleans Strathspey and Reel Society performing from 12 – 1 p.m., with an open jam session after the show.

St. John’s Coffeehouse hosts an Open Mic the first Saturday of the month, beginning this weekend, Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 7 p.m. – till. Featuring a special menu, plus your favorite drinks. 985-893-5553 for info.

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Rockin’ the Rails & Final Friday Block Party

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After a very busy month in downtown Covington, it is time once again for the Final Friday Block Party.  Stroll down Columbia Street to see Classic and Contemporary Cars and Trucks while you enjoy music, food and drinks along the way.  Stay downtown for dinner, or catch one of the live music acts at Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe (Cowboy Mouth will be there Friday!), The Green Room, now undergoing some exciting changes and renovations (presenting New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Co. Friday night during block party, then Street Parade later).


Last Rockin’ the Rails of the Season  The final Rockin’ the Rails at the Covington Trailhead for April 2017 takes place Thursday featuring Deacon John and the Ivories.  Enjoy this free concert brought to you by the City of Covington.  Food and beverages available for purchase.

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This Week in Historic Downtown Covington

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Covington Farmer’s Market:  The Farmer’s Market takes place Wednesdays at the Covington Trailhead (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) and Saturdays at the 600 Block of Columbia Street (8 a.m. – Noon).


Rockin’ the Rails:  The City of Covington presents Luther Kent (of Trick Bag fame) for Thursday’s Rockin’ the Rails concert.   Rockin’ the Rails is a free concert series brought to you by the City and generous sponsors, taking place in the glorious months of October and April.  Beverages and food are available at the concert at reasonable prices, and the show begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.


Sunset at the Landing:  This month’s free concert features Amedee Frederick and Big Daddy-O, plus Matt Lemmler’s New Orleans Jazz Revival Show, “Fire & Water”.  Brought to you by the City of Covington, The Covington Farmer’s Market and Heritage Bank of St. Tammany.  The Landing is located at the end of Columbia St. at the Bogue Falaya River.  Friday, April 21, 6 – 9 p.m.


Quack A Falaya Meets Roux Ga Roux:  The Covington Rotary Club and Bogue Falaya Fitness team up to bring you the Roux Ga Roux Warrior Race (race begins at 7:30 a.m.) and the Quack A Falaya Rubber Duck Race (race begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at The Chimes) for a day of family, community, health, recreation and clean water on the Northshore.  Saturday, April 22.


Covington Antiques & Uniques Festival:  Centering around the Covington Trailhead, this festival features antiques, vintage collectibles and crafts, architectural salvage, a live auction, appraisals, historic walking tours, demos, food, music and more!  Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Adventures With Virga:  The St. Tammany Art Association presents an exploration of Inga Clough Fullerman’s exhibit “I should have named her Virga” through yoga, creative movement and storytelling.  For children and their grown ups, ages 4 and up.   Saturday, April 22nd from 11 a.m. – noon at the Art Association, reservations necessary.


Spring Garden Fest:  brought to you by Louisiana and St. Tammany Master Gardener & the LSU Ag Center, in partnership with St. Tammany Library.   Featuring topics of vegetable gardening and  flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.  Covington branch, Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cooking Demo by Del Porto Ristorante.  See the back for event flyers and nightlife in downtown.

You can find Covington Weekly online at covingtonweekly.com.

Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday with Keep Covington Beautiful at Paper Shredding Day!  The event takes place in the parking lot behind City Hall (new location!) from 9 a.m. to noon.
Experience secure document shredding at no charge for up to three boxes of paper documents per person.  Acceptable materials include office paper, sticky notes, index cards, carbon/ncr paper and computer binders.  No need to remove staples, paper clips, clasps or rubber bands.

keepcovingtonbeautiful.org       985-867-3652

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Zion Harmonizers Rock the Rails Tonight

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This week at the City of Covington’s free concert series at the Trailhead, Rockin’ the Rails, don’t miss the sweet sounds of the Zion Harmonizers, a New Orleans Gospel group that has brought music to the world for over 70 years.  The Zion Harmonizers are living legends, and they perform all over the globe to receptive audiences.

Organized in 1939 by Benjamin Maxon, The Zion Harmonizers formed out of an old neighborhood in New Orleans known as “New Zion.”  Maxon’s Aunt, Alberta French Johnson, was leader of the women’s Gospel group The Southern Harps.  She taught her nephew and his friends (Sherman and Nolan Washington) the ways of traditional gospel quartets, a style that they still practice to this day.  Sherman Washington joined the Zion Harmonizers as a teenager in 1941 and led their glorious four part harmonies for nearly 70 years.
Throughout the years, the members have changed a little and the Harmonizers have added some instruments.  The group is also known for their brightly-colored matching suits as well as their harmonies, and they still rely heavily on the old-time a cappella style.
Rockin’ the Rails at the Covington Trailhead is a Free Concert Series open to the public, taking place every Thursday evening in the months of April and October.  Bring a chair or a blanket, relax, and enjoy the show.  Food and Beverages are available for purchase, sales of beer and wine to benefit local non profit organizations.