MONROE, La. (KNOE) – The Metropolis of Monroe acknowledged many artists who carried out on the Monroe Civic Middle over the past a number of many years on Saturday.
The celebration started contained in the Jack Howard Theatre and proceeded outdoors in entrance of the middle on Jan. 21, 2023.
Supporters and former live performance attendees walked close to the water fountain in entrance of the Monroe Civic Middle to look at the eighth marker of the NELA Music Path change into unveiled. The marker has a listing of recognizable names of music artists who carried out on the enviornment over the past 55 years, similar to Tina Turner and Elvis Presley.
An extended-time resident and previous concertgoer remembered how he hitchhiked to Monroe for the opening of the civic heart.
“Again then, you can simply hitchhike wherever. Individuals would take you wherever. You can simply stand out – I don’t assume I ever stood greater than 5 minutes ready for a trip,” says Monroe resident, E. Orum Younger. “The truth is, at this time, I needed to – my automobile’s on the blink – and I needed to catch a trip right here at this time, and so it was type of paying homage to the hitchhiking again then.”
The disclosing of the marker was free and open to the general public. The marker is now accessible for Monroe residents and guests to view on the civic heart.
Founder Enoch Doyle Jeter of the music path says they’ll proceed unveiling markers all through 11 parishes in NELA this 12 months.
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