Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ticket Giveaway! | Dear New Orleans - A Benefit Concert, Monday (10/4) at the Black Cat

To celebrate the 10th anniversary Future of Music Policy Summit (taking place at Georgetown University from Oct 3-5), The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) have just announced an all-star benefit concert on October 4th at the Black Cat.

‘Dear New Orleans - A Benefit Concert’ showcases several of the artists who contributed to the critically-acclaimed compilation, Dear New Orleans. The concert will feature one-of-a-kind collaborations between Damian Kulash of OK Go, Hank Shocklee from Public Enemy, Jonny 5 of Flobots and the Wonderlicks, Jenny Toomey & Franklin Bruno, to name a few.

The benefit album was produced by ATC to mark the fifth anniversary of Katrina and the floods. Since Hurricane Katrina, a diverse group of musicians have headed to the cradle of American music to participate in a series of artist-activist retreats produced by FMC and ATC and to learn firsthand about efforts to rebuild and sustain this vital city and its music communities. Proceeds from the album and concert benefit nonprofits working to support the region's unique musical and cultural traditions, and to restore and protect crucial environment and community resources.

'Dear New Orleans,' the album, can be downloaded here.

TVD is pleased to be offering one pair of tickets to the benefit concert to the reader who strikes the right note to this question: What does New Orleans mean to you?

Spill it in the comments to this post—with a contact email address!—and we'll choose one winner this Friday, 10/1.

Tickets to the benefit are $20. There are also a limited number of VIP ticket options. Full details here.

Remember, we've teamed up with ReadysetDC for all of our ticket giveaways so you can enter to win either here at TVD or at ReadysetDC.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, so New Orleans to me has always been a special treat. A Saturday morning drive down I-10 to beignets and hot chocolate at Cafe du Monde, seeing all the artists and palm readers around Jackson Square, walking along the river to the aquarium, taking a river boat down to Audubon Zoo and back.

It's going down on Mardi Gras to see the truck parades, hoping to catch a moon pie.

It's being the designated driver for my friends' bachelor&bachelorette party in the French Quarter and making out with half the wedding party.

It's Fats Domino and Cowboy Mouth and Benny Grunch and Da Bunch.

Even now that I'm old enough to go to New Orleans whenever I want, I still think of New Orleans as a special treat.

Thanks for letting me get that out there. You can email me at jrho.jrho at gmail dot com if I win.