Holy moly—it's already fall! But even more important: It's fall in New Orleans! We're gearing up for our Fall Membership Drive, Voodoo, Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest, and more.
That means: New Orleans Bingo! Show, Preservation Hall-Stars, Papa Grows Funk, Loose Marbles, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Leroy Jones, Zydepunks, Lenny Kravitz, Widespread Panic, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, John Mooney and Bluesiana, Quintron and Missy Pussycat, Fleur De Tease, Beausoleil...
Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Sonny Landreth, Guitar Shorty, Brother Tyrone and the Mind Benders...
So tune in to our live broadcasts on the air and on the web, and of course, you're always invited to join us in person here in this miraculously musical city!
Yours in plarines and sireens,
With our Fall Membership Drive approaching, WWOZ would like to thank our members for past contributions, which have kept the groove going here at 'OZ 24/7, as well as funded a new and improved web stream, station renovations, live broadcast trucks, performance studio construction, and a new Swamp Café. Your pledges have also helped us get grants for huge tasks like digitizing our CD collection. There's plenty more to do, and we'll be asking for your support during our next membership drive from October 5 to 15. But you don't need to wait for the drive — you can donate any time online!
Voodoo Experience is one of the biggest music festivals in New Orleans, and the daily schedule has just been announced. Also, part-time New Orleanian Lenny Kravitz has been added to the music lineup in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his seminal album, Let Love Rule. WWOZ will be at Voodoo as well, with our own stage and plenty of live broadcasts. Check our Voodoo page on wwoz.org closer to the event dates (October 30 to November 1) for more updates and live broadcast details, and don't forget to follow us on Twitter for last-minute news!
WWOZ reaches out to the community this month! We'll be at the New Orleans Arts Market at Palmer Park, corner of S. Carrollton and S. Claiborne Avenues on September 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by our booth to learn about volunteer opportunities, become a member, purchase 'OZ gear, or just show some love! The Market is presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans and features handmade, affordable art from local and regional artists and craftspersons.
New Orleans' premier blues festival comes to Lafayette Square in the Central Business District on October 16 and 17. With some of the best live acts and tons of amazing food, the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival is always a huge hit. This year's headliners include Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, and Irma Thomas! WWOZ will broadcast live from the event, so stay tuned to WWOZ.org for details.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation's Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music is holding a fundraiser concert on Friday, October 16, at the Howlin' Wolf at 8 p.m. Live entertainment will include legendary folk-blues singer Richie Havens, the dynamic duo of trumpeter Shamarr Allen (a Heritage School grad) and singer-songwriter Paul Sanchez, and an ensemble of current Heritage School students.
Our September featured product at the new WWOZ Swamp Cafe is a stylish yellow messenger bag featuring the WWOZ "distressed" logo. Get yours now and show your support for 'OZ in style!
WWOZ would like to welome a new sponsor: Big Easy Scooters. This New Orleans motorcycle and scooter sales and repair shop has a new location Uptown at 3926 Magazine Street. Shop owner Allen Harvey says, "WWOZ is the essence of New Orleans. It makes us all feel good to support something that is so uniquely a part of our heritage and our daily lives. And ‘OZ is the only radio station that eveybody at Big Easy Scooters, a diverse lot, listens to."
This month's recipe comes from Chef Jeremy Langlois of Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow, LA. It's a combination of two of our favorite brunch cocktail and homemade Southern biscuits, perfect for a quick Sunday late-morning treat! If you like the recipe, then check out Louisiana Cookin' magazine. Subscribe with the promotion code wwoz09, and they'll donate $5 to WWOZ.
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