Benefit Concert For NOLA Artists


Jolie Holland

WHO: Musicians Wayne Kramer (MC5), Jolie Holland, John Langford (Waco Brothers, Mekons), Saul Williams, Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, Minus 5, R.E.M.), Laura Veirs, Vijay Iyer, Erin McKeown, Bonerama, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Martín Perna (Antibalas, Ocote Soul Sounds) and Paul Sanchez.

WHAT: a special evening of music to benefit Sweet Home New Orleans — a coalition of non-profit organizations that helps find affordable housing and provides rental assistance for Katrina displaced musicians, Mardi Gras performers and other traditional New Orleans artists.

WHERE/WHEN: Friday, May 22; Tipitina's Uptown (501 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA); Doors 9 PM; show 10 PM.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at and in person at the Tipitina's box office. Admission is $12, with all proceeds benefiting Sweet Home New Orleans.

"Musicians Bringing Musicians Home V" is the celebratory and fundraising finale of the fifth three-day activist retreat hosted by Air Traffic Control and Future of Music Coalition since the Gulf Coast storms of 2005. Artists from around the country converge on New Orleans to tour affected neighborhoods, visit with the city's notable musicians and community leaders and participate in strategy sessions about how to integrate activism and philanthropy into their musical lives and careers.

[Published on: 5/14/09]

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