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Funk Fest this October

07:00 April 19, 2023
By: Caroline Markman

The Louisiana Music & Heritage Experience is proud to present the inaugural Nola Funk Fest, a three-day festival celebrating the rich musical history of Louisiana. The festival will take place from October 20 to October 22 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum located at 400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA.

Nola Funk Fest will feature 18 of the city's best local funk acts across two stages, including headliners such as Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Leo Nocentelli with Experiencing The Meters, Grammy icons Irma Thomas, George Porter Jr., and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The festival is set to be a coming-out party for The Louisiana Music & Heritage Experience, an under-development museum of grand scale dedicated to preserving Louisiana's rich musical history.

The festival programming will give attendees a taste of what the museum will offer, including an exhibit "I Found My Thrill: The music and artistry of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew." There will also be two symposiums, one on Earl King and another on Dave Bartholomew, where oral histories flavored by musical performances will highlight the evolution of Blues and Jazz into R&B, Rock and Roll, and Funk. To top off the programming, pure NOLA funk acts will be performing for three days across two stages.

The Louisiana Music & Heritage Experience's goal for the festival is to draw attention and help make their dream of giving Louisiana the museum it deserves a reality. Their goal for the museum is to preserve the evolving Louisiana music history to educate, inspire, and empower.

Early bird tickets for single day, three-day passes, VIP experiences, and symposiums are available now at Don't miss out on this incredible celebration of Louisiana's musical heritage and the chance to support the development of The Louisiana Music & Heritage Experience museum.

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