Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Please help the Threadheads send young musicians to NOLA's Jazz Fest

"Gotta get those kids to Fest." ~ Neenatlanta, New Orleans Jazz Fest Fan

It's that time of year again. The New Orleans Jazz Fest approaches and the Threadheads, super dedicated Fest fans who meet on the online Fest forum, kick into high gear. Their goal is to give back to New Orleans through various, cool events that help keep the city's music culture going. One of their initiatives, in conjunction with Silence is Violence, is Fest4Kidz. Money is raised to send the children who attend SIV's weekly music clinics to Jazz Fest. The kids are hooked up with a chaperone, a t-shirt, and spending money. It's been a big success, and they're aiming for the same this year.

The cost for doing this in 2010 was $5270. Fest4Kidz does have support from the Threadhead Records Foundation, another great outreach group to check out, but additional funding will help make it happen for the kids.

Please visit to learn more and make your secure donation.

Every dollar helps, so thank you!!!!

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

1 View = $1 to the Roots of Music Kids

Here's a simple way to support New Orleans music education. Every time you click and view this video BACKSTAGE PASS WITH RAPHAEL SAADIQ, American Express will donate $1 to the Roots of Music youth music education program. Please spread the word for the kids. Thank you.

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Monday, January 03, 2011

Fun! Check out my Kermit Ruffins video on Tip's FB

Tipitina's Facebook Post

Look at that! Tipitina's FB posted one of my Kermit Ruffins' Chelsea's videos from YouTube. It was a nice surprise when skimming the status updates tonight. That Chelsea's show was my first time seeing them in a club, and so wish that I'd also be able to check them out at Tipitina's. After living in Louisiana for six years, I have yet to go to a Tip's show.

Tipitina's's Profile

When was the last time you saw Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers at Tipitina's? It's been too long. Catch him at the Tips 33rd Anniversary Series, Saturday 1/15

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