Proceeds will go to hurricane-stricken city's charities
A new venue has been added to the forthcoming Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and it’s all for a good cause.
‘Somethin’ Else – New Orleans’ is a specialty venue developed by promoters, to feature the music of New Orleans and Louisiana, and is modelled after some of the city’s most famous music clubs such as Preservation Hall, Tipitina’s and the Maple Leaf.
To raise money for New Orleans, which suffered immense hurricane damage in recent years, festival-goers will be asked to donate a fee upon entrance to the venue, with all proceeds going directly to support local New Orleans charities.
The venture is also intended to give exposure to New Orleans artists in order to encourage visitors to the city.
The confirmed acts for ‘Somethin’ Else – New Orleans’ are:
Porter – Batiste – Stoltz
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Henry Butler and the Game Band
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Soul Rebels Brass Band
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–By our New York staff.