10th anniversary of NOLA River Fest upcoming

The New Orleans Jazz Museum is excited to host the 10th Annual NOLA River Fest on Saturday, July 23, celebrating the cultural, economic, environmental, and inspirational impacts of the Mississippi River and its inhabitants upon the Crescent City and surrounding Gulf South region. The daylong celebration spans the museum’s indoor and outdoor grounds, accompanied by livestreams for digital viewers. Free and open to the public since its inception, NOLA River Fest is as educational as it is entertaining. In its pursuit to raise public awareness of water management issues and emphasize the importance of preservation activities, NOLA River Fest encourages visitors to invest thought and action into the conservation and continuation of the community they gather to celebrate.

“We are excited to host the 10th annual NOLA River Fest by coming together to celebrate the Mississippi river showcasing local artists and businesses,” said Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser. “The New Orleans Jazz Museum has built a great legacy of providing support and education to local communities as well as promoting New Orleans domestically and internationally. We are proud to further continue this legacy through educational and artistic endeavors.”

The all-day celebration at the New Orleans Jazz Museum will include live music, delicious local food, a full bar, and more. Live music will include performances from Lafitte Brass Band featuring the N’awlins D’awlins Baby Dolls & Big Queen Mary Kay of the Original Wild Tchoupitoulas Indians, Caesar Brothers, Keiko Komaki, Grayhawk Perkins, Detroit Brooks, and Jason Neville’s Funky Soul Band. Performances get underway in true New Orleans fashion at noon with a second line from Jackson Square to the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

On hand for those looking for a taste of the NOLA River Fest will be New Orleans favorites including Clesi’s The French Stall, Fresh Fruit Sensations, Meyer’s Lemonade, Not Cho Average Nachos, Whittecar’s Effect and Beard Papa’s. Aside from entertainment, NOLA River Fest will include educational programs including discussions organized by Restore the Mississippi River Delta, Water Collaborative, and interactive displays by Louisiana 4-H Foundation.

NOLA River Fest is presented by a coalition of institutions that include the New Orleans Jazz Museum, Restore the Mississippi River Delta, Water Collaborative, and the French Market Corporation. This year’s festival partners include the Water Collaborative, National Wildlife Foundation, New Orleans Master Gardeners, LSU Agricultural Center, Louisiana 4-H Foundation, Offbeat Magazine, Gamble Communications, and the Ella Project. Other sponsors include Evamore, Maker’s Mark, and Ergon.

For more information on NOLA River Fest, please visit nolariverfest.org or visit us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @nolariverfest.

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