From the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation:
NEW LOCATION! After seven fantastic years at the Old U.S. Mint, the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival is moving. We're heading to beautiful Armstrong Park - in the historic Tremé neighborhood. We'll be in the lovingly-renovated Louis Armstrong Plaza, the same place where we do our Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival in November. We're also saying "farewell" to our friends at the French Market's Creole Tomato Festival - we used to share a weekend with them, but this year they will be June 7-8, while our Cajun-Zydeco Fest will be June 14-15.
Celebrate the cultural legacy of jazz musicians at the 14th annual Ladies in Red Gala with dancing, cocktails, and jazz music. The patron party will feature Sharon Martin & Company followed by the gala where guests will enjoy the best of New Orleans cuisine and cocktails with music by Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs.
Plaques will be awarded to an extensive list of jazz musicians and the institutions that support them to continue the significant impact to preserve New Orleans culture. The emcee of the event is Alfred Parker and the honorees are Dave Bartholomew, Wendell Brunious, Ronnie Kole, The New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., The Prime Example, and Don Vappie.:
Friday, June 13, 2014
7:00 PM – Patron Party (featuring a performance by Sharon Martin & Company)
8:00 PM – Gala (featuring a performance by Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs)
8:30 PM – Awards Presentation
Ladies in Red supports the following Preservation Resource Center programs: African American Heritage Preservation; Education and Outreach; Heritage Education and My City, My Home; and Jazz House.
Reserve tickets by calling 504.581.7032 or visiting www.prcno.org. Tickets are $75 for the gala and begin at $150 for the patron party.
The Crescent River Big Band with Cherie Mannino performs at the Mandeville Trailhead to benefit Northshore music programs. The Frank J Mannino Music Education Fund and Friends of the Dew Drop present this Free concert kicking off at 6:30 PM, Friday June 13th.
The American Italian Cultural Center presents a romantic evening of arias under the stars in the Piazza d'Italia! (corner of Tchoupitoulas and Poydras Streets) Singers will be in cooperation with the New Orleans Opera Association and the Loyola New Orleans College of Music and Arts.The evening will on Friday, June 13th from 7pm to 10pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food and beverages allowed. Ferraris will also be on display courtesy of the Louisiana Chapter, Ferrari Club of America. A concert donation of $10 is asked.