From Saturday, May 2, at 12:00 p.m. until Monday, May 4 at 9:00 p.m., the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will host an online auction to benefit the Jazz & Heritage Relief Fund. Today, Jazz Fest raises $350 million annually and draws crowds of hundreds of thousands. The celebration has grown tremendously since its inception in 1970, when the number of performers far exceeded the audience.
The foundation has existed all this time, always with the mission of redistributing proceeds throughout the community. Its mission statement is as follows: "The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. promotes, preserves, perpetuates, and encourages the music, culture, and heritage of communities in Louisiana through festivals, programs, and other cultural, educational, civic, and economic activities."
In response to the pandemic, which led to gig cancellations and venue closures worldwide, the organization established the relief fund to support local musicians. Don't miss your opportunity to support their endeavors, beginning this Saturday. With auction items ranging from visual art to unique crafts, jewelry, and more, this is a virtual event you won't want to pass up. Visit the websiteto scroll through bidding options today.