Johnette Downing's Fan Newsletter Louisiana Roots Music and Books for Families September 2016 My summer tour from May to August across Louisiana and in Mississippi, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Italy was incredible. The national summer reading program theme was "On Your Mark, Get Ready, Read," and at first I was having a hard time coming up with [...]
Alas, Pelican Publishing Company is publishing TODAY IS MONDAY IN LOUISIANA as a board book! This version of the picture book is scaled down in size and length to eight board pages perfect for babies! Look for it online and at retailers this fall!
It has been an exciting summer with performances across Louisiana this June. Here are the upcoming summer show dates and times for June-August: June 23-24 at 10 & 2 - Bienville Parish Libraries, Arcadia, Ringgold, Castor and Saline, LAJune 27-30 at 10 & 2:30, East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries, various locations July 1 at 11:00, New Orleans [...]
May 2016 - As the school year ends, summer activities begin. Each year libraries around the nation host free Summer Reading Programs for the entire family. In addition to a little "R&R" (reading and relaxing), the libraries offer live performances by children's performers, like me! This summer I will be perfoming in libraries across Louisiana and [...]
My monthly Free Family Friendly Friday in the French Market concert on May 6 and June 3 at 11:00 usually located at the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park will be relocated to the Third Floor Theatre of the:Old U.S. Mint400 Esplanade St.New Orleans, LA 70116 [Map It](504) 568-6968due to renovations at the New Orleans [...]
It's a boogie on the bayou on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1:50-2:35 when Johnette Downing and Grammy winning husband Scott Billington take the Kids Stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to serve up a Louisiana musical gumbo for families. Come second line and fais do do with them for a truly [...]
Johnette Downing's Fan NewsletterLouisiana Roots Music and Books for FamiliesApril 2016It is spring and that means, in New Orleans, it is festival season. I will kick-off festival season with my monthy concert at the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Visitor's Center on Friday, April 1 at 11:00, followed by two concerts at the Grand [...]
The "Pied Piper of Louisiana Music traditions," Johnette Downing, will be performing for families at the Grand Kids Festival in downtown Galveston, Texas on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 11:00-11:30 and from 12:00-12:00 on Stage B. Come two-step and pass a good time with Johnette for a boogie on the bayou.
I will be performing in the National Park Service Kids Tent at French Quarter Festival in New Orleans on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. The tent is located on the Riverfront near the entrance of the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Come early so that you can park and make your way through [...]
Here is a sneak peek at the book cover for my upcoming fall 2016 picture book with Pelican Publishing Company titled DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI, illustrated by Katherine Zecca. The sequel to my DOWN IN LOUISIANA book illustrated by Deborah Kadair, this tour of the magnolia state teaches the official Mississippi state symbols through a familiar [...]