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Brown Bag Concerts

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Apr 28th, 2015

The Brown Bag is back! One of Spring’s most popular traditions returned to Anna Gray Noe Park April 8 for the first show of the season. And the audience wasn’t disappointed, either. This year’s first concert featured the dynamic guitar duo of Tyler Christiana and Tommy Fields, who performed for almost an hour as the crowd enjoyed a lunch outside in the temperate Spring air.

Hosted annually by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, the events are supported by sponsors that include First Baptist Church of Monroe, Mulhearn Funeral Homes, CenturyLink, Community Trust Bank, and the City of Monroe. Each year, for every Wednesday during the month of April, Anna Gray Noe becomes the home of a live concert, which organizers hope encourages people to socialize outside.

Free tea and lemonade are provided courtesy of First Baptist Church, while Mulhearn’s provides visitors with cookies. Concert goers are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket, and maybe pack a lunch.