Because it has been difficult to get in the holiday spirit due to COVID-19 and social-distancing guidelines, the New Orleans Jazz Museum is hosting "Caroling in Jackson Square, 2020 Style." This event, which will be held Sunday, December 20, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., will help even the Scrooges and Grinches of this year's Christmas to feel holiday cheer.
The Patio Planters of the Vieux Carre, a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic French Quarter's beauties and gems, have been presenting this event since 1946. Tickets for the in-person caroling event are reserved for the Patio Planters; however, guests and locals can join virtually via Facebook's streaming service from the New Orleans Jazz Museum's page. Attendees are also invited to download the songbook virtually from Patio Planter's website. Click here to do that now.
This year, the Patio Planters are collaborating with the New Orleans Jazz Museum to ensure an ethereal and gifted performance for a difficult holiday season and to raise awareness about the museum's fundraising. The museum is facing difficulties in this unprecedented time, as the live music industry has greatly suffered from social-distancing guidelines. On their website, the museum explains, "With everything that is going on in the world today, we must follow the lead of the great musicians we celebrate and improvise a new way forward." Because of the generosity of the Gia Maione Prima Foundation and Randy Fertel, each dollar donated to the museum by December 31, 2020, will be matched, meaning that your donation will be doubled.
Jazz is central to the identity and culture of New Orleans. Help out your community by donating to the New Orleans Jazz Museum, which helps educate and guide local jazz musicians through their careers. Click here to donate and to help the jazz culture in New Orleans flourish.
"Caroling in Jackson Square, 2020 Style" will show you the true musical spirit of New Orleans and will make you and your family excited about the holidays. Stream this event live with some hot chocolate while enjoying the beautiful and classic carols.