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Tremé Bicentennial Celebration

For one week in October, this dynamic New Orleans neighborhood will be commemorating it's 200th birthday with a series of events highlighting the people, history, and traditions that have long influenced the music and experience of people far beyond it's borders. Visit the Treme 200 website for more history and event information.

We want to share another insightful look into Treme with you. The GoNola Radio podcast Treme: A Legendary New Orleans Neighborhood, includes an interview by our very own George Ingmire with John Boutte whose tune  "Treme Song" has taken off as the theme of HBO's Treme.

Wednesday, October 17

How a Neighborhood Shaped the World: Tremé in the Global Perspective
Perseverance Hall in Armstrong Park, 11am & 3pm
Historian Freddi Evans hosts a day of lectures, panels and discussions.

Candlelight Block Party
Tuba Fats Square, 5pm
Tremé Brass Brand, Judah Clan and DJ Lonnie will keep this block party dancing

Thursday, October 18

The Street is Like Our Front Room: Family, Tradition & Culutre in Tremé
Perseverance Hall in Armstrong Park, 11am & 3pm
Documentarian Lolis Eric Elie leads a day of speakers and panel discussions.

Tremé Club Crawl & Treasure Hunt
Venues around Tremé, 5pm
The race is on to explore the many live music venues in Tremé, finding neighborhood sites and symbols along the way.

Friday, October 19

Let Me Do My Thang! Music, Musicians, and Living a Tremé Life
Perseverance Hall in Armstrong Park, 11am & 3pm
Musician and Tremé resident Kermit Ruffins hosts a day of discussion with New Orleans musicians including Shannon Powell, Benny Jones, Gregory Davids, Phil Frazier & Bill Summers.

Brass Under the Bridge
Orleans & Claiborne, 5pm
Hot 8 Brass Band, The Soul Rebels, The Original Pinettes and Baby Boyz Brass Band are going to blow it up under I-10

Saturday, October 20

Concert in Congo Square
Armstrong Park, 12pm
A celebration of Tremé's musical heritage in conjunction with the Mahalia Jackson "Make a Joyful Noise" Festival hosted by Oliver Thomas and featuring Corey Henry & The Tremé Funktet, Brass-A-Holics, Arturo Phister, Chuck Perkins & Voices of the Big Easy plus many more

Sunday, October 21

Jazz Mass
St. Augustine, 9am

Tremé 200 United Second Line
Line up at St Augustine, 11am
With thirteen social aid & pleasure clubs and four brass bands, this second line is going to be one for the record books!

 

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