A fall full of live music will soon begin on the east side of St. John’s Parish. four concerts scheduled this fall at branches in and around Slidell. Other planned items will include:

LIBRARY: The Friends of the Slidell Library’s return Fall Concert Series will include two indoor concerts and two outdoor concerts through Oct. 26, all on the east side, with music ranging from bluegrass to swing to harp. All are free and start at 6pm, but bring seats for the outdoor shows. Rain dates have already been set in case inclement weather cancels the outdoor performance.

LIVE: Mandeville Live! The Trailhead Outdoor Concert Series is also returning, starting Sept. 23 with Swingaroux at 6:30 p.m. It will be the first of five free shows, but no outside food, drink or coolers are allowed; buy food and drinks on site, but bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit or relax on.

SYMPHONY: Next month, the Louisiana Philharmonic will give its first fall performance – Sunset Symphony – on the shores of Lake Mandeville on October 22.

The Sixties: The Northlake Performing Arts Society will perform a weekend concert package Oct. 7 and 9 featuring folk songs from the 1960s at the Christ Episcopal School Theater in Covington.


ROCK OF THE TIMES: Get ready for this Broadway hit and jukebox musical built around 1980s glam rock ‘n’ roll hits at the Cutting Edge Theater in Slidell September 9th through October 1st. All shows 20:00 Watch to relive it. It’s the end of the big, bad ’80s in Hollywood and the party has been on. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and booze flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip’s last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groups line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew wants to hit the scene as the next big thing. But the rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale is about to end when German developers roll into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into yet another capitalist shopping mall. Can Drew, Sherri—a small-town girl fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes—and the gang save the generation—and themselves—before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and others holds the answer. Cutting Edge Theatre, 767 Robert Blvd., in Slidell.

MTV: A final presentation this weekend features “I Want My MTV,” a stage production depicting the cultural phenomenon that defined a generation: MTV. The show weaves together a look at what the MTV generation grew up on, songs and videos featuring tribute artists performing the music of Pat Benatar, Billy Idol, Annie Lennox, Nancy Wilson, Kate Bush Blondie, Boy George, Madonna and more . Aug. 26-27, shows at 8 p.m., tickets $32 to $45, at 767 Robert Blvd. in Slidell.


FOOTBALL: St. John’s Chamber of Commerce Tammany and the Silver Slipper Casino present the annual Fan-Up Luncheon Aug. 24 at the Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., near Slidell. The 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. event will feature Mike Detillier discussing the upcoming football season, including a new Saints coach, a healthy quarterback and great draft picks. Includes lunch from The Sadie Jane. Cost is $45 for Chamber members and $55 for prospective members. Register at sttammanychamber.org.

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LOTTERY: There are only a few hours left to purchase Northlake-Mandeville Rotary Club Big Game Raffle tickets to raise money for local charities. A $20 ticket offers more than 40 chances to win tickets to sporting events that include the LSU-Alabama contest and other SEC games; holy games; Passes Zurich Open; and other great prizes. The drawing is on August 25th. Purchase tickets online at afflecreator.com/pages/30553/2022-rotary-big-game-raffle or contact Tom Quinn at (985) 789-2316 or [email protected] to handle check or cash sales.

BREAKFAST: The Slidell Noon Lions Club will then serve a pancake breakfast August 27 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy pancakes, sausage and drinks for $6 at the Lions Den, corner of Cleveland Avenue and Carey Street. Proceeds benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind, Louisiana Lions Summer Camp for Children with Disabilities and local organizations. Bingo follows at 11:30


PROMOTE: St. Louis Chamber of Commerce Tammany will hold a business networking event from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 25 at the chamber’s 610 Hollycrest Blvd. office in Covington. Chamber members only attend for free to give a one- to two-minute presentation about their businesses, and then connect with each other. Registration is required at sttammanychamber.org.


NPGS: The Northshore Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sept. 7 at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 57210 Allen Road, in Slidell. The invited speakers will be Dr. David Houghton, an Ochsner neurologist and movement disorder specialist, who will discuss the available evidence and research, and Rachel Rhinehart, an Ochsner-certified physician assistant, who will discuss the management of non-motor symptoms. RSVP by email northshorepdgrou[email protected] or go to www.facebook.com/groups/norhshorparkinsons.

WOMEN: The next meeting of the Slidell Widows’ Social Club will take place at 10:00 a.m. on August 27th at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Genesis Hall, 360 Robert Blvd. The guest speaker will be Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal. All widows are welcome to attend meetings and join any of the small group adventures that take place in small groups each month. Call Cindy Alberts at (985) 707-7676 or email her at [email protected] for more information.

NEIGHBORS: The Hermadel Estates-Carolyn Park Residents Association will meet Sept. 8 at the Sons of Italy Lodge, 1619 East West Drive (corner of Kaycee Dr.) in Slidell. There will be a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 7:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Joe Franz, of the Slidell Code Enforcement Department. The Slidell Police and District D council member usually attend with updates about our neighborhoods. Bring a dish if possible, but no alcohol, please. Questions? Call Michael DeSandro (337) 319-9387.

Arrivals: The annual Northlake Income Club Membership Breakfast will be held at Beau Chene Country Club, 602 N. Beau Chene Drive, in Mandeville on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. All are welcome and admission is free. Bring a friend or two and learn all about our club games and social activities throughout the year. For more information, see www.northlakenewcomers.com.

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