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Fund established to support Preservation Hall Music Collective

As the tourism and entertainment industries of New Orleans continue to face decimation by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so too does the financial stability of its musicians. Included therein are […]

The Weekly Stream: New Orleans Concerts, March 25-April 1

We’re continuing to hunker down in New Orleans, a live music city effectively shut down completely by the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t mean the music has stopped. Instead, musicians […]

Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund to Support Louisiana Musicians

Due to the devastating economic impact of COVID-19 on the musicians in Louisiana, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has created the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund. The […]

Drive-up Food Pantry Continues for Hospitality, Gig Economy Workers

District C Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer and Second Harvest Food Bank are continuing the drive-up food pantry for hospitality and gig workers who have been affected by COVID-19. With assistance […]

New Federal Stimulus Bill to Offer Relief Aid to Music Industry Workers

The Senate recently passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which will allow professionals in the music industry, from songwriters to engineers and roadies, to […]

Essence Fest 2020 Postponed

Despite the news that ESSENCE Fest 2020 would continue as usual in July, the organizers of the festival announced this evening that the New Orleans-based summer festival would be postponed […]

Musicians’ Clinic Provides COVID-19 Info and Dispels Myths

The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation has presented important facts on the new coronavirus, including how it is contracted and spread, common misconceptions of the illness, and what […]

John “Papa” Gros Releases Song From New CD

The coronavirus is not stopping John Gros from going ahead and releasing his new album Central City on April 17, on the original scheduled date. However, his spring tour has been rescheduled […]

Bluesberry Festival Postponed to October

Covington’s second annual Bluesberry Festival, a full-day celebration of blues music and the arts, has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 3, 2020 amid the COVID-19 global health threat. It was originally scheduled for May […]

Louisiana-born Memphis Minnie Song Enters National Recording Registry

Each year, the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress chooses 25 recordings of American recorded sound heritage to increase awareness of music preservation. On March 25, 2020 the […]