MAY 31 – JUNE 3

Call for scores

The Call for Scores for our 2017 festival closed on March 25, 2017. Thanks to all who submitted! Our selection committee will begin reviewing scores immediately, and notifications of acceptance will be made on April 13. Should you have questions in the interim, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

More details about our festival will be rolling out in the coming weeks; keep an eye on our map of venues and schedule of events.

March 25th, 2017

A Concert of Inclusion

New Music on the Bayou board members Mel Mobley and Tina Mullone (M2) hosted A Concert of Inclusion on January 20, 2017.


From the artists: “M2 and friends…celebrate the vision of a world that is inclusive and diverse, an America that builds up rather than tears down, and an arts community that is committed to the exploration of life’s possibilities. With music, dance, and poetry we…reject the darker views championed on this day and any other.”

January 21st, 2017

Happy New Year from the bayou!


January 1st, 2017

Implosion Percussion at Holiday Arts Tour

Implosion Percussion will be performing at Sundown Tavern this Saturday, December 3, from 5:30 to 7:30, as part of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s Holiday Arts Tour. Implosion was featured at New Music on the Bayou 2016 and includes members of our board of directors. The community is welcome at this free event; see the links above for more details.


IMPLOSION Percussion
IMPLOSION Percussion: Brian Bass, Mitchell Mobley, Mel Mobley, Oliver Molina and James Waller


UPDATE: See NCLAC’s wrap-up of the Holiday Arts Tour weekend.

November 28th, 2016

NMB wins Jazz & Heritage Foundation grant

We are honored to be awarded a New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Community Partnership Grant for the 2016-2017 grant cycle. The Foundation is well known as the owner and presenter of JazzFest, the proceeds from which fund community outreach programs like Partnership Grants. The $2,000 award presented to New Music on the Bayou will be used exclusively to compensate Louisiana-based artists performing in our 2017 summer festival.

Learn more about the Community Partnership Grant program here.

November 7th, 2016

Thank you

To our composers and performers, We want to thank everybody for lending your talents. You all proved to be consummate professionals and we appreciate that. We feel that this was a great first step in the life of this festival and we hope that you will consider joining us again! Please have a safe and enjoyable summer and we will keep you updated about plans for next year.

To our audience, We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback you’ve provided. It has been our honor and professional pleasure to provide events of such high quality; we hope you will join us again next year!

To our generous sponsors, Without your financial support this event would not have been possible. Thank you for valuing the creative development of our communities and investing in the arts.

Bernstein Level Sponsors

Northeast Louisiana Arts Council
Ecoutez Press

Ives Level Sponsors

Our 24 Local State Farm Agents
Monroe Symphony League
Louisiana Tech University
University of Louisiana at Monroe

Copland Level Sponsors

Ruston-Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau

Barber Level Sponsors

Progressive Bank
Mayor Ronny Walker
Claire Vangelisti
Friends of Black Bayou
Paul Hewitt Music Company
The Band House
Howard Jackson


Mel Mobley & Greg Lyons, Festival Coordinators

June 14th, 2016