Bayouval is a new music festival on the bayou at the University of Louisiana Monroe, combining the words "bayou" and "festival." The event on September 17 at Bayou Pointe Event Center raises funds for student scholarships in the School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA).

Dr. Derle Long, director of VAPA, expressed his enthusiasm for new the festival, "The name 'Bayouval' being the combination of a festival on the bayou is just absolutely brilliant."

Nova Clarke, / Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge

The New Music On The Bayou concert series is back for eight free concerts. The events feature contemporary solo/chamber music at multiple venues across north Louisiana.

June 3 | 1 PM

University of Louisiana at Monroe, Biedenharn Recital Hall

200 University Avenue, Monroe, LA 71203 (Map) | (YouTube Live)

June 3 | 7 PM

While Robert Finley doesn't live far from where he grew up – less than 200 miles – he's come a long way. "I don't really like sharing nothing too much now, because I never got my share as a sharecropper."

"All of my parents on grandparents on both sides were into music, even if they were just singing in the cottonfield." He bought his first instrument at the age of 10, with money he'd been given for a new pair of shoes.

To celebrate the culture-created (unofficial) Star Wars Day – May the 4th Be with You, the Wind Ensemble of the University of Louisiana Monroe will perform a free concert on Tuesday, May 4. 


The University of Louisiana Monroe will hold Super Warhawk Weekend April 17-19 at the ULM campus. The weekend features sporting events from diamond sports to the spring football game. Music, food and tailgating will be held in The Grove and the La' Louisianna crawfish boil will be in the endzone of Malone Stadium.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Baseball vs. Little Rock
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Warhawk Field

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Some restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, including strict occupancy restrictions for bars and restaurants, will be eased this week following sustained improvements in COVID-19 hospitalizations and vaccinations, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday. Social distancing of six feet will still be required in businesses and Louisiana’s statewide mask mandate remains in place.

Brown Bag Concerts Return To Monroe

Sep 25, 2020
Downtown Monroe
B. Lenox / KEDM

The Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series will be at noon on Wednesdays this October at Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe. The series is presented by The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council.

Patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Box lunches will be available for purchase.

The rain location is the 1st Baptist Church Community Room. Masks and social distancing will be required within the church.

October 7 – Denene Stringfellow 

October 14 – Mike McKenzie 

October 21 – Legal & ‘Lectric 

October 28 – Rod Payne and Karen Solomon 

Emerald McIntyre/ULM Photo Services

90.3 KEDM Public Radio will broadcast the "Holidays at ULM" concert. The recorded program will air on Thursday, December 19 at 2 p.m. and on Christmas Day,  December 25 at 2 p.m.

The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts Wind Ensemble, Choir, and small ensembles are featured in this festive holiday program hosted by KEDM News Director Cory Crowe. 

The performance includes traditional and non-traditional holiday tunes, featuring two unique arrangements by Monroe native composer Julie Giroux and an old-fashioned Christmas sing-a-long. 

J.Curtis / KEDM

90.3 KEDM Public Radio debuts a new music format this Memorial Day Weekend.  The new format is called The Boot, a reference to the nickname for the shape of Louisiana. 

"The Boot" features Louisiana artists and regional favorites.  It's a Southern gumbo made up of blues, soul, funk, zydeco, and swamp favorites.  Local favorite bands are also part of the mix.  

Summer Camp Season at ULM

May 23, 2019


The University of Louisiana at Monroe is prepping to start their non credit programs and camps for the summer! There are many camps being offered with topics ranging from music and arts all the way to athletics. The first camp of the summer begins on June 3rd and the last camp of the summer is on August 13th. There will be some age restrictions on specific camps, but the University has tried to incorporate camps for children of all ages.