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Slidell gives residents and visitors
plenty of reasons to celebrate
“Celebrate Slidell” is the theme for the City of Slidell’s upcoming
Cultural Season, and the celebration has already kicked off in full force with the recent Cultural Extravaganza
Super Bowl Exhibit and auction, and the wonderfully successful Olde Towne Alive! Block party, just a few of the
many events to come in the year ahead. The celebration continued with the September 27 Bayou Jam Concert,
the first of the fall season, featuring On the Beach.
The city’s 2009-2010 Cultural Season marks its biggest yet, with over 40 events to choose from, including art
exhibits, the spring and fall Bayou Jam Concerts Series, Arts Evening fall festival, Kids Fest summer festival of
arts, and the increasingly-popular Some Enchanted Evening with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, which
in 2010 will be held in April in Heritage Park.
Recent additions to the city’s cultural calendar include the popular Brown Bag concert series, held on Fridays in
May and October, the seven-day Christmas Under the Stars holiday festival and the city’s newest celebration,
“Olde Towne Alive!” Block parties, held monthly on Fridays from March to November. The city also hosts special
events when opportunities arise and arts-in-education programs for St. Tammany Students.
All of these events offer free admission, thanks to the generosity of the city’s cultural season sponsors, including
Living Magazine; Louisiana Life Magazine; Slidell Memorial Hospital; AT&T; Ronnie Kole Foundation; Creative
Picture Framing Inc. & Art Gallery; East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce; Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien
Insurance; The Purple Armadillo; Slidell Independent News; Bargains Plus/Mr. Map; Baskin Robbins; Dr.
Russell & Nancy Westfall; HMS Architects; APC, Kathryn & Company's A Touch of Italy Café; Krewe of Bilge;
Law Office of P. David Carollo; Northshore Regional Medical Center, Sl