Big Freedia. Photo: Noé Cugny

Big Freedia, Fred LeBlanc And More Headline Hurricane Harvey Relief Concert

A few weeks ago, The Barman’s Fund of Louisiana teamed up with House of Blues New Orleans and put out a call to local musicians to perform at their upcoming Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit Concert. That call has been answered and then some with a host of artists signing up to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey’s historic flooding several weeks ago.

Big Freedia, Cowboy Mouth’s Fred LeBlanc, John “Papa” Gros, Irvin Mayfield, Shannon McNally, Bucktown Allstars and DJ Raj Smoove will all appear on the Main Stage. Meanwhile, Ponyspace, Alex McMurray, Kim Carson, Lynn Drury, Susan Cowsill, and Carson Station will take to the Voodoo Garden stage. In addition to the live performances, the Benefit concert will also feature a silent auction, raffle, and various merchandise. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated directly to Texas Gulf Coast relief efforts. Charities by the event include The Houston Food Bank, Saint Bernard Project and Live Nation’s Taking Care of our Own Employee Relief fund. Food donations will also be accepted on behalf of The Houston Food Bank’s Second Harvest.

Lending a hand to our neighbors in Texas was a no-brainer for The Barman’s Fund, which has raised over $250,000 for local non-profits since its inception in 2012. “Katrina changed the face of New Orleans forever and Harvey has affected the lives of our neighbors,” says David Naser, The Barman’s Fund President and CEO. “Many of us remember those feelings of helplessness all too well.”

The Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit Concert will take place at HOB NOLA (225 Decatur St.) on Sunday, September 17th from 6 to 11p.m. VIP and General Admission tickets are currently available here.