The Historic Faubourg Tremé Association is the organization behind the Tremé Fall Festival, which works to provide support to the neighborhood in countless ways. Raising money to preserve Tremé’s architecture, culture, history and future is its driving inspiration and the annual event is the city’s chance to contribute.
This year’s fest takes place on three consecutive days. On Friday, September 29, the patron party takes place at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, from 6-9p.m. Admission is $100 and includes a night of food, drink and music by the Christian Bold Band with Naydja Cojoe. Saturday, September 30, the street festival hits the 1100 block of Henriette Delille St. from 11a.m. until 7p.m. and is the headquarters for a lineup of music, food vendors, and plenty of bon temps. The list of musical performers includes Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet, Water Seed, Gina Brown, Casa Samba, and many more. Sunday, October 1, the fest culminates with a gospel mass and concert at St. Augustine Church from 10a.m. to 1p.m.
Though the street festival, gospel mass, and gospel concert are free and open to the public, the Festival is a donations-based event. Those interested in becoming a sponsor of the third annual event can find out more information here, though price points begin at $1,000. General donations can be made directly to the Historic Faubourg Treme Association here, as well as at the Festival itself.
Headlining performers Water Seed recently made national waves for charting on the Billboard Heat Seekers South Atlantic charts for “We Are Stars.”