Want to show
your love and support for New Orleans?
NOLAxNOLA, produced by co-founder Paul Peck
and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Martin Shore, and presented by New
Orleans & Company,
will host its landmark virtual fundraiser, hailing the city's most influential
artists and legends.
'21: Show Your Love! A Virtual Celebration of New Orleans will take place on November 19 and
20 at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) and 9 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The
event will host live performances from musical greats such as Irma Thomas,
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Kermit Ruffins, Dumpstaphunk, Big Freedia,
Galactic, and Rebirth Brass Band, plus a celebration of the late Dr. John with
exclusive never-before-seen performance footage.
is well-known for its live performances at festivals, parades, and venues, but
this was impossible due to the pandemic.
"It's been a
long time since our community around the globe was together to celebrate the
New Orleans music and flavor that we all love so much," Peck said. "In that spirit,
we're throwing a two-night party of musical treats and storytelling."
also get a chance to win a virtual hangout with Dumpstaphunk, "Golden Tickets"
to local music venues, and a ride with Big Freedia in next year's Mardi Gras
parade by simply donating money, made possible by digital fundraising platform Fandiem. All donations will go towards the Tip-It Foundation, Upbeat Academy Foundation New Orleans Musicians' Clinic & Assistance Foundation, The
Roots of Music,
Trombone Shorty Foundation, and Preservation Hall Foundation, all of which were significantly
impacted by the pandemic.
beloved venues and community can use the support now more than ever," Peck
a press release from New Orleans & Company, NOLAxNOLA hosted a festival
last month, which included more than 300 music performances in 35 New Orleans
venues in over 10 days, marking music's return to the stage; in other words, it
was a huge success.
proud to present NOLAxNOLA and support our musicians and music culture, the
lifeblood of New Orleans' cultural economy," New Orleans & Company
President and CEO Stephen Perry said. "We also hope watching this incredible
lineup of talent this weekend will inspire music lovers from around the world to
plan a trip to New Orleans in 2022."
is free and will be accessible online. For more information and to donate,