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Second Annual GatesFest Festival Announced

12:00 January 17, 2022
By: Gracie Wise

The second annual GatesFest Music & Arts Festival will take place in Metairie on Sunday, March 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Congregation Gates of Prayer, Gatesfest will include a lineup of stellar artists, including Sweet Crude, Electric Yat Quartet, Big Sam's Funky Nation, and platinum-selling pop-rock band X Ambassadors. There will also be food trucks representing local restaurants, a Team Gleason Beer Garden serving handcrafted beer, and the Plotkin Art Village featuring more than 20 local and regional artists.

"We are proud and excited to invite community members from across the region to come together to celebrate our unique culture and enjoy live music," Senior Rabbi David Garber said.

New to GatesFest is the Jewish Community Day School and J-FLEx's Family Fest Area, where children can eat snacks, make arts & crafts, and watch magicians and musicians on stage. VIP members will also have access to special seating areas and a lounge with snacks, drinks, and a bar.

All festival proceeds will go towards Congregation Gates of Prayer, the Louise Hayem Manheim Gates Preschool, and the Team Gleason Foundation.

"Music is integral to Jewish life and to the lives of everyone who calls Louisiana home," Gerber said.

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