Festival Location

Rehearsals and performances will take place in Ruston, & Monroe, Louisiana. Concert venue locations are listed by day on the Concert Schedule page.

Air Travel

For those traveling by air, we recommend the Monroe Regional Airport (MLU).

Ground Transportation

The NMB Shuttle will provide transportation from the Festival Hotel (see below) to our concert venues. Uber and Lyft are also available.

Festival Hotel

Best Western Airport Inn

1475 Garrett Road

Monroe, LA 71202

(318) 345-4000

Contact person: Jason

Stay includes complimentary breakfast. To receive the New Music on the Bayou Festival rate, bookings must be made by May 21!

producing professional performances of works by contemporary composers; giving modern music a voice; inspiring communities with fresh ideas about the performing arts
New Music on the Bayou (“NMB”) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Louisiana and headquartered in Monroe, LA. Coordinated by Mel Mobley and Greg Lyons, the organization was formed to bring its namesake summer festival to the community for the first time in 2016.