Deck the Rails – Covington

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An Evening with St. Tammany Greats – Covington

Join us for an evening celebrating internationally acclaimed musicians Ronnie Kole, John Perkins and Bobby Ohler. Each is a Parish President’s Music Award Recipient and all of them call St. Tammany “home.”

Kole, a New Orleans Jazz legend, continues to tour the United States, Europe and Asia, tickling the ivories for sold out audiences. He holds the distinct honor of having performed for six U.S. presidents and Pope (now Saint) John Paul II.

Perkins is the former lead crooner of the Crew Cuts, a band credited with being among the pioneers of rock ’n’ roll. He has been inducted into the Canada Music Hall of Fame, and is best known for the band’s chart topping hits, “Sh’Boom” and “Earth Angel.”

Ohler has enjoyed time in the spotlight with appearances on Hollywood’s All American College Show, the 1969 version of today’s nationally televised talent shows. Through the years, he has shared the stage with Tony Bennett, Doc Severson, The Temptations, K.C. and the Sunshine Band and many more. He currently fronts The Harbor Band, enjoying popularity on both the north and south shores.

The event will include a cameo performance by Tee Augustine, a favorite in the local theatre community. This is the Shop Local Artists Week event you won’t want to miss!

Presented in the Fuhrmann Auditorium by the City of Covington in partnership with St. Tammany Art Association.

State of the Arts Reception – Covington

Join us for the State of the Art Reception, a pre-concert meet and greet and celebration of the arts. Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Meribo in Covington. Meet the “St. Tammany Greats” concert artists and enjoy Louisiana Seafood creations via Chef Gavin Jobe, recent finalist in The Food Network’s “Chopped” chef’s competition.


  • From the Louisiana Office of the Lt. Governor, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Kristin Sanders, Interim Asst. Secretary/Attorney, and Danny Belanger, Director of Arts Education & Accessibility, Louisiana Division of the Arts, recognition of SCR-20 the Senate Concurrent Resolution in support of the Shop Local Artists Week initiative;
  • Louisiana Senator Sharon Hewitt, who authored the Shop Local Artists Week Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR20);
  • Parish President Pat Brister’s presentation of the Joint Proclamation in support of Shop Local Artists Week with the support of Covington Mayor Michael ‘Mike’ Cooper, Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere, Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan, Madisonville Mayor Jean Pelloat and Abita Springs Mayor Greg Lemons;
  • Meet-and-greet with Ronnie Kole, John Perkins and Bobby Ohler prior to their 8 pm concert at the Fuhrmann Auditorium;
  • Chef Gavin’s delectable Louisiana Seafood menu of passed hors d’oeuvres, including Ham Hock, Black Eyed Pea, and Collard Green Gumbo with Fried Catfish and House Made Alligator Sausage; New Orleans Style Barbecued Shrimp Linguini with Hot Sausage and Herbs; Crab Rolls with Crab Fat Mayo and Cajun Caviar; Crudo of Cold Smoked Gulf Fish, Country Ham Fat Aioli and Winter Melon Slaw; and Oyster Rockefeller Pizza, plus iced tea, soft drinks and water. Cash bar available.
  • Tickets – $25; limited seating available. 
VIP Reception and Concert ticket packages – $40, includes the reception and one ticket to the “Evening with St. Tammany Greats: Kole, Perkins and Ohler” concert. 
To order tickets, click hereState of the Arts Reception


For concert tickets only, click hereAn Evening with St. Tammany Greats 
This reception is sponsored in part by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Northshore Cultural Economy Coalition, the City of Covington – Office of Cultural Arts & Events, St. Tammany Art Association and Meribo.