The City of Slidell’s Bayou Jam Fall Concert Series continues on Saturday, October 15, with a comedy performance by Michael Strecker starting at 5 p.m. in Heritage Park. Admission is free.

“We are trying something new for Bayou Jams, a family-friendly comedy night,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “We invite you to come see Mike Strecker and enjoy a free performance in Heritage Park with your family and friends and start your Saturday night right here in Slidell!”

Mike Strecker grew up in Slidell and is a comedian who has performed at some of the top comedy clubs in the country. He is also an acclaimed author who has written “The Young Comic’s Guide to Telling Jokes” books 1 and 2 and “Jokes for Crescent City Kids.” His fourth joke book for kids is scheduled to published soon. He also writes fiction for adults and his short story “The Woman at the Well’ was selected as a finalist by the 2021 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

The Bayou Jam Concert Series concludes on Saturday, Oct. 29, with the annual Halloween Bash with Vince Vance and the Valiants. Concertgoers are invited to bring their chairs, blankets, ice chests and picnic baskets to the park to enjoy the free concerts. Concessions will not be sold this season.

The Bayou Jam Concert Series is produced by the City of Slidell Department of Cultural & Public Affairs with the assistance the departments of Parks & Recreation and Public Operations and the Slidell Police Department. These Olde Towne Slidell Main Street and Louisiana Cultural District events are sponsored by the City of Slidell’s 2022/2023 Cultural Season Sponsors, including Edge of the Lake Magazine and the Lake 94.7; Plus+ Publications; The Slidell Independent; Slidell Magazine; Slidell Savings Magazine; Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner; Silver Slipper Casino; Councilman Bill and Laura Borchert; Lori’s Art Depot; Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency; P. David Carollo, Attorney At Law; CiCi’s Pizza; Mayor Greg Cromer; Roberta’s Cleaners; and Slidell Historical Antique Association.

For more information about this event, please call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375. For City of Slidell news and events, please visit and sign up for our e-news updates, and follow us on the “City of Slidell” Facebook page.

In the event of inclement weather, please check the city’s website or Facebook page for the latest information. Cancellation decisions will be made by 1 p.m. on the day of the event.