On September 21, Tipitina’s, The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, and Dirty Coast Press will come together for a night of music and fashion. Dirty Coast will present its all-seasons fashion show, Winter, Summer, Summer, Summer as a fundraiser for New Orleans’ Musician Clinic. Doors open at 8 p.m., fashion show at 9 p.m., and music goes from 10 p.m. until close.
This will not be a standard night for Tipitina’s. One of New Orleans’ most prominent music venues, it doesn’t usually have fashion shows. However, by hosting the show, it will be benefiting the well-being of local New Orleans musicians.
The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic is a non-profit which serves musicians, performing artists and cultural workers over 19-years-old and their family. Started in 1998, the clinic’s mission, as stated in their booklet, is “to keep New Orleans’ musicians ALIVE by fostering a culture of self-care and providing primary care, mental health, social services and advocacy regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.” A portion of the proceeds from Winter, Summer, Summer, Summer will go to the clinic.
The fashion show will be comprised of Dirty Coast’s t-shirts, through which it hopes to foster a sense of unity among New Orleanians. Its designs celebrate New Orleans culture from football numbers to referencing the Louisiana purchase. Its goal, since it started in 2005, is to offer locals, transplants and visitors a better option for showing their pride and connection to the city.
The event will be for ages 18 plus. General admission tickets are $10. You can buy them from Tipitina’s website or go to Tipitina’s Box Office which is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.