NOLAxNOLA ’21 livestream announced; “Show Your Love! A Virtual Celebration of New Orleans”

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NOLAxNOLA, presented by New Orleans & Company, is celebrating the overwhelming success of last month’s inaugural citywide festival, which featured more than 300 music performances in 35 New Orleans venues over ten days in October and which saw music return citywide. NOLAxNOLA ‘21: Show Your Love! A Virtual Celebration of New Orleans is a landmark virtual fundraiser event showcasing never-before-seen performances and more by some of New Orleans’ most iconic artists and legends, all benefiting community-based nonprofits dedicated to fostering the music culture of New Orleans. Powered by the digital fundraising platform Fandiem, NOLAxNOLA ‘21: Show Your Love! A Virtual Celebration of New Orleans is set for November 19 and 20, beginning both nights at 9 PM (ET)/8 PM (CT), free to view exclusively via www.nolaxnola.com.

NOLAxNOLA ‘21: Show Your Love! A Virtual Celebration of New Orleans will feature electrifying live performances from an array of New Orleans artists, spanning up-and-coming talent, rising stars, and undisputed musical royalty including Irma Thomas, The Revivalists, Big Freedia, Galactic, Tank and the Bangas, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and many more. Among the two-night event’s certain highlights will be a very special all-star musical celebration of the late, great Dr. John plus his exclusive never-before-seen performance footage.

Produced by Paul Peck (longtime Bonnaroo SuperJam producer, Okeechobee Festival co-founder, and producer of last year’s all-star Save Tip’s livestream benefit show) and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Martin Shore (Take Me To The River and the upcoming Take Me To The River NOLA), the two-night event will support six New Orleans-based community nonprofits, including The Roots of Music, Trombone Shorty Foundation, Tip-It Foundation, Preservation Hall Foundation, New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation, and Upbeat Academy Foundation.

Fandiem will further support NOLAxNOLA ‘21: Show Your Love! A Virtual Celebration of New Orleans with a number of exclusive sweepstakes, auctions, and more, allowing fans to “Donate To Win” such once-in-a-lifetime experiences and prizes as a chance to ride with Big Freedia in a Mardi Gras parade, a virtual hangout with Dumpstaphunk, and “Golden Tickets” to Tipitina’s, Howlin’ Wolf, the Maple Leaf, the Fillmore and House of Blues, and Frenchmen Street venues during next year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2022. For complete details, please visit fandiem.com/nolaxnola.

“It’s been a long time since our community around the globe was together to celebrate the New Orleans music and flavor that we all love so much,” says Paul Peck, co-founder of NOLAxNOLA. “In that spirit, we’re throwing a two night party of musical treats and storytelling. Our beloved venues and community can use the support now more than ever and some lucky donors will win some of the most unimaginable New Orleans experiences ever.”

“New Orleans & Company is proud to present NOLAxNOLA and support our musicians and music culture, the lifeblood of New Orleans cultural economy,” said Stephen Perry, President and CEO of New Orleans & Company. “We also hope watching this incredible lineup of talent this weekend will inspire music-lovers from around the world to plan a trip to New Orleans in 2022.”

NOLAxNOLA ‘21:
SHOW YOUR LOVE! A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION OF NEW ORLEANS
NOVEMBER 19 & 20 @ 9 PM (ET)/8 PM (CT)
FREE TO VIEW ON NOLAxNOLA.COM

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Irma Thomas
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Dumpstaphunk
Rebirth Brass Band
Kermit Ruffins
The Soul Rebels
George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners
Jon Cleary
Luther Dickinson
Kristin Diable and Gabrielle Cavassa
Preservation Hall Quartet
Dr. John
Davell Crawford
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Anders Osborne
Cimafunk
Galactic with Anjelika Jelly Joseph
Tank and the Bangas
Boukou Groove
Charlie Gabriel
Big Freedia
The Revivalists

PLUS A VERY SPECIAL CELEBRATION OF DR. JOHN’S MUSICAL IMPACT AND LEGACY