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Is there a cost to attend YLC Wednesday at the Square?
The concert series is free and open to the public, supported by sponsors and food and drink sales. Tickets are no longer required to purchase food and drinks. All food and drink can be purchased directly from vendors using a major credit card, or an activated gift card. These gift cards are available for those who would like to use cash, and can be paid for at our Information booth inside the square.

A VIP Area is available for patrons who wish to have the best YLC Wednesday at the Square experience.

How do I learn more about private hospitality tents?
If you'd like to create a unique opportunity for clients, your staff, or donors, you can find more about our private hospitality tents online.


Can I bring my own food and drink?

Outside food and beverages are prohibited. Proceeds from food and drink sales support Young Leadership Council’s community programs and are vital for keeping the concert series free. All food and beverages are available for purchase using any major credit card or debit card (no tickets required). All food and drink sales at YLC Wednesday at the Square are final.

What if I want to use cash?

If you would like to use cash to pay for food and drinks, please visit our Information tent on N. Maestri St., where you can use cash to load a gift card, which can then be used at any of the food and drink points-of-sale. Digital gift cards are available for no fee. 


Can I pre-pay for food and beverages for my whole group?

Bulk pre-loaded gift cards can be paid for in advance and picked up at the Information tent. Only physical gift cards are available for bulk advance purchase. For more information, please reach out to


How will I know if a concert is canceled due to weather?
Follow us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter - or subscribe to the YLC Wednesday at the Square emails - for the most up-to-date information!


I lost something at one of the concerts – who should I contact?
Please email YLC at


Can I bring my dog?
For the protection of our YLC Wednesday at the Square patrons, all pets must be kept on a leash with a maximum length of 6 feet at all times. Animals exhibiting aggressive behavior are not permitted. Owners are asked to immediately remove an animal that exhibits aggressive behavior. By entering the concert area, owners agree to be solely liable for the actions of their pets. If we find your pet to be a risk to other patrons, you will be asked to leave.


How can I get involved with Wednesday at the Square as a volunteer?
Our concert series could not happen without the help of hundreds of volunteers each season. You can 
sign up to volunteer for a shift online. 

If you're a corporation or small business interested in adopting a beer or ticket booth or surveys, please fill out our Corporate Volunteer Interest Form.


What accessibility accommodations does WATS offer?

In order to make our festival accessible and open to everyone, WATS will have ASL interpreters during the April 17th concert date.

Accessibility accomodations can be addressed, if you have a special request please email us at:


How do I become a food or artist vendor?

Applications for food and artist vendors are now closed.


FOOD VENDORS: Click for information on the Louisiana Fish Fry Food Hall

ARTIST VENDORS: Click for information on the Artist Village

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the 2025 Wednesday at the Square series reach out to us in the Fall 2024. 


Where Can I Park?

We have partnered with Premium Parking. They have several lots within walking distance. To find out more visit their website.

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