All events are free of charge and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
"Winter Iberia Cultural Resources Program January/February 2017
Shane Bernard , Author and Historian, will present this program on his latest book, Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou". This presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Sliman Theatre at 5:30PM.
"A Prelude To Spring" Classical Chamber Music Concert February 26, 2017
"Champagne for the ears" best describes the music presented in this 2nd concert of the New Iberia Acadiana Symphony Orchestra Season. This concert features romantic music and is usually scheduled in February. This year "A Prelude To Spring" will take place on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 3 PM at St. Peter's Church and will feature the concert theme of "From Russia With Love". The repertoire for this concert is always elegant and classy, touching both the mind and the heart. In fact, chamber music, performed in this kind of concert, got its name because it was played for royalty in their chambers. This year the audience will recognize many of the selections, which was done intentionally to enhance the enjoyment of the musical program.
Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival
March 31-April 2, 2017
Iberia Preservation Alliance's newest star project , Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival, Celebrating James Lee Burke and Other Storytellers, will be held on March 31-April 2, 2017, on Downtown Main Street. Partnering with the Main Street Program, this second signature event features a variety of components that attracts readers from all over the world who are devoted to author James Lee Burke and his famous character, Dave Robicheaux. Attendees can enjoy the area's delicious cuisine from seafood poboys to sushi rolls to breakfast and lunch at well known Victor's, the cafeteria that Dave refers to so often. Dave Robicheaux Guided Tours, Authors Readings and an Authors/Publishers Roundtable, Theatrical Vignettes, Bourre Lessons and Tournament , Blues Music, the Dave Robicheaux Run, A Book Fair, Showings of "In The Electric Mist", and An Academic Symposium are just some of the varied activities to be offered. The first class museums of Shadows-on-the-Teche and the Bayou Teche Museum, great shopping on award winning Main Street, a tour of the oldest operating rice mill in the United States, Conrad Rice Mill, and trips to the world famous Tabasco plant at Avery Island, Live Oak Gardens and the Joe Jefferson Home are just some of the many attractions to be enjoyed in attendees' free time in New Iberia. Information on the Festival can be obtained by contacting the Iberia Tourist and Visitors Center at (337)365-1540. A Schedule of Events can be found at IBERIATRAVEL.COM. Tickets and Posters can be purchased at EVENTBRITE.COM. Please note that James Lee Burke will not attend this event as he will be out of town during the Festival.
"Symphony Sunday In The Park" Outdoor Pops Concert April 2, 2017
The 3rd concert of the season, Symphony Sunday is perhaps the most popular concert of all. At this outdoor Pops concert, you find families , couples, and single individuals all over City Park enjoying the likes of Broadway tunes, big band music, and jazz selections. The afternoon begins with many spreading out blankets and picnic food ,participating in the competition to win a prize for the best Picnic Theme of the day. Others take advantage of the instrument petting zoo, allowing many children to examine and try out different musical instruments. Finally, there are always fun loving couples and children who cannot resist dancing to the captivating music. This year's Symphony Sunday In The Park will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3 PM in New Iberia City Park. In case of rain, the concert is held in the Sugar Cane Festival Building.
This year's theme is "From Hollywood to Broadway". We are especially proud of the fact that Iberia Cultural Resources Association and IBERIABANK have been presenting the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra to the New Iberia community for a decade. This year's program will include a performance by the St. Edward's School Chorus and other vocalists. The concert will be enjoyed by participants in "Dave Robicheaux's Hometown Literary Festival" since "Symphony Sunday In The Park" will be the culminating event of the Literary Festival.
Iberia Cultural Resources Association will also take advantage of this special opportunity to honor six of the Founding Members of the organization. They and/or their families will be invited to attend the concert, sit in the Reserved Symphony Patrons Tent , and enjoy the Patrons' Party following the concert.
"Stars and Stripes - A Musical Celebration "
June 25, 2017
In an effort to honor Iberia Parish war veterans, a special concert of patriotic and WWII era music is held in late June in the Sugar Cane Festival Building. This fourth free concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra completes the "New Iberia Symphony Concert Season". The Acadiana Symphony performs every year with the Iberia Community Concert Band. Thist year's concert is scheduled for Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Sugar Cane Festival Building from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
"Summer Iberia Cultural Resources Program” Summer 2017
An Evening With Frank and Friends
The Iberia Preservation Alliance, New Iberia Main Street Program, and Iberia Performing Arts League invite the public to join us for a ticketed event in September, 2017, at the IPAL Essanee Theatre for a concert by Spencer Racca as Frank Sinatra. Mr. Racca looks and sounds just like Frank Sinatra and you will feel like you are watching Frank Sinatra at the Copacabana with some members of the "Ratpack" performing with him.
$50 tickets include wine, hors d'oeuvres, and Reserved Seating in the first six rows of the theatre.
$35 tickets include wine, hors d'oeuvres, and General Seating . Come early to get your seat available behind the first six rows of Reserved Seating.
6 PM Wine and Hors D'oeuvres in Theatre Lobby
A Silent Auction of "Painted Parasols" By Talented Artists will be available for viewing on the stage
7 PM Performance
Tickets available only at Shadows-on -the -Teche
The proceeds from this ticketed event allow us to present "New Iberia Beneath The Balconies" at no charge to the public.
Event Information is available at 369-6446
"New Iberia Beneath The Balconies"
This unique festival, one of the signature events of the Iberia Preservation Alliance and the Main Street Program, will take place this year in the Fall on Downtown Main Street, New Iberia. Delicious food, signature drinks, and toe tapping music will be featured at the Shadows-on-the-Teche starting at 12:00 noon that day and will continue until the first performance at 2 PM on the Shadows Front Gallery, " New Iberia Beneath The Balconies " will continue until 5 PM , highlighting theatrical performances on the balconies of New Iberia's award winning Main Street. In this special presentation, preservation and performance meet on Main Street , allowing residents and tourists alike to admire historic architecture while delighting in live theatre, comedy, and music, moving from one balcony to the next behind the rhythm of a great funeral jazz band, the Bunk Johnson Brazz Band.
"Sounds Of The Season" Christmas Concert
Sunday, November 26, 2017
This Christmas concert, the first of four Acadiana Symphony Orchestra concerts in the New Iberia 2017-2018 Symphony Season will take place on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 3 PM at St. Peter's Church in New Iberia. A wonderful way to usher in the Christmas season, Christmas carols are mixed in with classical Christmas music such as "The Nutcracker", delighting audiences of all ages. Candlelight and red poinsettias complete the peaceful ambience. A Patrons' Party for all of the last year's Symphony Patrons is held following the concert.