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Celebrate Black Musicians at Mahalia Jackson Theater Juneteenth Concerts

07:00 May 10, 2024
By: Gabriella Bonura

New Orleans' First Ever Black Music Series

Treme for Treme, The New Orleans Legacy Project, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra are partnering to put on the first Black music series in New Orleans to celebrate Black music and musicians.

The celebrations will take place on Juneteenth, a federally recognized holiday that commemorates the Civil Rights Movement and the end of slavery. The concerts will be led by Jonathan Taylor Rush and will take place on June 18 and June 19.

On Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m., the first concert will be put on by Treme Petit Jazz Museum's La Programme S.T.E.M. De La Louisianne. The music that will be featured is by free people of color from New Orleans. The second night, June 19 at 7:30 p.m., is the concert Music of A Movement: A Symphonic Anthology, which will specifically focus on the 1964 Civil Rights Movement and Juneteenth. Music will be featured from Deepa Soul with The Love Soul Orchestra.

You can buy tickets now via the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's or the Mahalia Jackson Theater's websites. Ticket prices vary depending on the day you attend and seat location. The first night ranges from $50-85, while the second night's tickets are $65-150. However, student pricing is an option if you can show a valid ID. Tickets for students are only $10, which is an incredible deal. If you are looking to learn more about the pricing or ticket options, you can call Patron Services at (504) 523-6530.

Cocktail or Afro-futuristic attire is recommended, but it is merely a suggestion.

About the Organizations

The concert series is put on by Treme for Treme, New Orleans Legacy Project, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Treme for Treme is a nonprofit organization that serves the people of the Treme community, keeping their culture alive and promoting a developing economy. New Orleans Legacy Project focuses on New Orleans' involvement, fight, and activism during the Civil Rights Movement. It also teaches people about the legacy of the movements since 1811. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is a Grammy-award winning group filled with 60 to 70 musicians from various and culturally diverse backgrounds.

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