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Fest Fest!

October 8-17, 2021
(because nola never surrenders!)

How it Works

1

Donate and help us re-hire all the musicians — and pay them the same amount of money they would have made by performing at the fall festivals. They need the income and let's show them our love!

2

Every time we raise enough money to book a band, we'll pick a winner and create a special porch or backyard popup concert for them somewhere in NOLA. Everyone who donates can win as long as your location fits safety protocols (see below).

3

Because of Delta - these shows will be surprises and secret. Unfortunately we can't bring crowds together — but we can fill our beautiful city with music happening all over! We can support and enjoy live local music!

Every couple thousand dollars creates a gig!

100% of the money raised goes to our musicians!

help Fully Fund our Musicians!

They need our support.

Safety Measures:

Homeowner/hosts must be vaccinated • Hosts will not know which performer is coming, but will get a time-window • A Krewe of red beans vaccinated volunteer can help crowd control if needed like • Limited Attendees allowed (10-15 max) • Short- “set” time – 15 to 20 minutes of music only, leaving before a crowd gathers • Must have adequate outside space so no one needs to enter into a home

Orleans Parish only - outside winners can gift the performance to a frontline medical worker (we'll arrange)

FAQs

COVID-safety:

Hosts of any shows must be vaccinated. Masks on during performances - outside only!

Shows will be surprises and not-publicized. strict rules for # of people at each performance.


Why are the shows secret?

To minimize crowds, we will not announce who is performing where. Only which gigs have been fulfilled. It's definitely not safe to encourage big crowds right now, but we can set up safe, small-crowd porch or yard concerts if we keep it quiet :)


How does the raffle work?

Anyone who donates is entered into winning a show. If you live outside of Orleans parish and you win the raffle, we can gift the show to a frontline medical worker to boost their spirits in this difficult time.


When will you announce which shows are happening?

As donations come in, we will announce who is "booked" but we will not tell anyone when / where the shows are happening to keep crowd sizes small.


Does anyone choose which musician they get if they win the raffle?

Unfortunately no - but we will let you choose the genre of music! We know everyone wants to win a "headliner", but we have to make sure we support all the musicians! Each and every performance will be as memorable as if it had been at the fairgrounds. We will also make sure you don't get a genre of music you hate. :)


How do you choose which musicians get "gigs"?

We are using the line-up of Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, and Festivals Acadiens et Creoles. We will start with the more affordable gigs and get those funded first :) We will work our way up to the headliners (which are more expensive)


Where can porch concerts go?

Anywhere in Orleans Parish! Assuming there is enough porch or yard space to accommodate.


Why are you doing this?

To support the amazing musicians in Louisiana! And bring some joy during a dark time!

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Fest Fest!

Enter to win your own private gig!

Everyone who Donates is entered to win the raffle! Must adhere to safety measures and space must be safe to perform in.
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Other ways to participate:

Cajun and Zydeco Fest Fest

Win a porch/yard concert in Lafayette, LA!
Win a show in Lafayette

Donate to help us run Fest Fest!

Enter the raffle to host a show on your porch or in your backyard
Help Us run Fest Fest

Send a health care worker food-love

Send a meal to the folks on the front lines who are exhausted and fighting the WORST surge yet.
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Help Re-create the following gigs:

The Revivalists
David Shaw
Gig re-created!
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Gig re-created!
Maggie Koerner
Gig re-created!
Bon Bon Vivant
Gig re-created!
Maggie belle band
Gig re-created!
Panorama Jazz Band
Gig re-created!
Treme Brass Band

Help Re-create the following gigs:

Gig re-created!
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Gig re-created!
Maggie Koerner
Gig re-created!
Bon Bon Vivant
Gig re-created!
Maggie belle band
Gig re-created!
Panorama Jazz Band
Gig re-created!
Treme Brass Band

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