Louisiana son and country music star Hunter Hayes is all grown up, and will celebrate his 21st birthday in grand Who Dat? fashion. Hayes, who will open for Carrie Underwood on tour later this year, is set to perform the National Anthem Sunday to kick off the Saints home opener, two days after his show at the Mahalia Jackson Theater (1419 Basin St.) September 7. The “Storm Warning” and “Wanted” singer-songwriter-guitarist will perform as part of Ochsner Health System’s annual Pediatrics fundraiser (he’ll visit children in the pediatrics department earlier Friday).
Tickets to the Friday evening concert, billed “Back Down South,” are still available; visit mahaliajacksontheater.com or call 504-842-7113.