The month of September brings three things to mind in St. Tammany Parish: the school year is well underway, fall is in the air and musical entertainment! We have lots of live music to be enjoyed throughout the month, including these three highlights.

Jazz It Up

If you love live music, you’re in luck this September on the Northshore!

If you are looking for a day of true jazz, rhythm and blues, you will find it at the Sixth Annual Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, September 17, at Slidell’s Heritage Park. The festival runs from 12 to 8 p.m., with admission only $10 (under 12, free). In addition to live music by known regional performers, you will enjoy food and beverages from your favorite local restaurants. Proceeds benefit Notes for Education Northshore, whose mission supports local music education with grants or scholarships to young musicians. For more information about Notes for Education Northshore, click here.

Swing Around

Perhaps you love all genres of music, whether that be soul, swing or rock-and-roll? You can experience all three and more at the first concert of the Mandeville Live 2022 season on Friday, September 23. New Orleans’ band Swingaroux will take the stage, performing a variety of hits the entire family is sure to dance and sing along to! Music begins at 6:30 p.m., and admission is free. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets; food trucks will sell food and drinks. For more information about Swingaroux, click here.

Rock Out

It is time to put on your dancing shoes and become that Dancing Queen! The kickoff to Rockin’ the Rails is set for Thursday, September 29, at Rev. Peter Atkins Park in Covington, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The concert series continues every Thursday throughout October, with food trucks and fun for the entire family at the Covington Trailhead. The free concert series is provided by the City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts and Events, with some proceeds benefiting the Covington Fire Department. For the concert lineup, click here.

The Northshore is a fantastic place to enjoy live music this September. It is a great place to enjoy it the other eleven months of the year, too!