'OZone Email Newsletter for May 2018

In the MAY 2018 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Benefit: WWOZ in NYC, June 6 | Jazz Fest 2018: So Many Awesome Photos | Jazz Fest Shout Outs! | Tricentennial Music Moments | Takin' It to the Streets: Three Events This Weekend | The Festivals of Summer, 2018 | How to Keep WWOZ in Your Facebook Feed | Jorge Eats | Quick Links

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Davell Crawford

Davell Crawford.

Benefit: WWOZ in NYC, June 6

WWOZ will be in New York for a benefit party on Wednesday, June 6. The party will be hosted by Courtney & Mike Katzenstein & Randy Fertel and will feature a special live performance by Davell Crawford. Click through for ticket information and other details.

» Get tickets & join us in NYC!

Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas.
Photo by Marc PoKempner

Jazz Fest 2018: So Many Awesome Photos

From the first act at the Acura Stage to the last notes of Zydeco, WWOZ’s volunteer photographer team were on the scene capturing the moments that make Jazz Fest so special. The proof is in the photos, which highlight the music, food, and atmosphere in vivid detail. Here’s their collection of beautiful, dynamic shots from the 2018 edition of the world's greatest music festival.

» Jazz Fest 2018: All the Photos

Action Jackson and Creole Apache Big Chief

Action Jackson and Creole Apache Big Chief.
Photo by Carrie Booher

Jazz Fest Shout Outs!

WWOZ would like to thank everyone who made this year's Jazz Fest (including our live broadcast) such a huge success. WWOZ’s Jazz Fest activities involved every member of our staff and nearly 200 volunteers over the seven days of the festival. On any individual day we had over 70 people on location at the Fair Grounds, between the Brass Pass Hospitality Tent, Will Call, Broadcast Operations and Programming, Mango Freeze, and Administration. Shout outs all around!

» Get involved: Volunteer at 'OZ

S.S. President

S.S. President.

Tricentennial Music Moments

Our celebration of New Orleans and its 300th birthday continues with our series of Tricentennial Music Moments on-air and online. Our most recent installments look at the early days of Jazz Fest: one focuses on performances aboard the sidewheel steamboat S.S. President, and the other examines the Heritage Fair. Stream all of our Tricentennial Music moments on demand and learn more about the stories and people that have shaped the Crescent City.

» Tricentennial Music Moments

Planned Giving  

Divine Ladies

Divine Ladies at Jazz Fest.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Takin' It to the Streets: Three Events This Weekend

This coming weekend is a big one for Takin' It to the Streets, WWOZ's coverage of Mardi Gras Indian and Social Aid & Pleasure Club events. There are two second lines at 1pm Sunday on the east bank: Divine Ladies and Zulu. Also at 1pm Sunday, at McDonough Park just over the bridge, it's Westbank Super Sunday. Check out Takin' It to the Streets for all the latest.

» Takin' It to the Streets

Creole Tomato Fest

Creole Tomato Fest at the French Market

The Festivals of Summer, 2018

Even though "festival season" is technically over, there's a whole summer of great music and other kinds of fun just ahead. Check out our list of summertime music festivals and other diversions in and around New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana. Two festivals to note in particular: the French Market's Creole Tomato Festival, June 9-10, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, June 23-24.

» 2018 Summer Fests

Facebook screen shot

How to Keep WWOZ in Your Facebook Feed

​Recent changes by Facebook have made content from publishers like WWOZ less visible in your news feed. To keep up to date with us, go to our Facebook page and follow a few simple steps: Underneath the cover photo, you'll see a couple of options, including one that says "Following." Click or tap on that menu to change your notification and priority settings for WWOZ's content. Choose "See First" and you won't miss a thing from WWOZ. Thanks for keeping up with us!

» WWOZ Facebook page

​For more detailed instructions with screen shots, including how you can choose to get notified every time our page posts or goes live with video, see this link:

» Detailed instructions

Jorge Fuentes

Jorge Fuentes.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Jorge Eats!

In lieu of a recipe this month, we wanted to share some food photos, while Jazz Fest is still fresh in our minds. With 80-some food booths, each having ~3-4 menu choices, there are literally hundreds of food options at Jazz Fest and only 7 days a year to explore them. WWOZ's Operations Director, Jorge Fuentes, worked on putting a dent in that bucket list during this year's fest, as these photos show. It's a hard job, but someone's gotta do it.

» Jorge Eats!


WWOZ Quick Links

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:00am

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