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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 21 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 21, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

Backyard Grooves

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 21 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Join us for Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling… more

Dim Sum Brunch at…

Oct 21, 2017
Sister to Gulotta’s acclaimed MOPHO, Maypop located in downtown’s… more

Double Dose

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

East of the…

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 21 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Krewe of BOO! Parade…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
This spooktacular Halloween event is unlike any other parade in the world and… more

Magazine St. Art…

Oct 21, 2017
Magazine St. Art Market is a unique way to experience the best of our local… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Join us at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for Ballet Hispanico! Led by… more

NOLA Cochon de Lait…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
The First Annual NOLA Cochon de Lait Festival will take place on October 21,… more

NOLA Mac n Cheese…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Join us for the 1st Annual Mac N Cheese Fest. The inaugural Festival will… more

Oktoberfest NOLA

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate … more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 21 - 28, 2017
Plan your escape to the new musical comedy getaway ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 21 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

The Historic New…

Oct 21 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

The House of Groove

Oct 21, 2017
The House of Groove is a House Party and a live improvised musical journey… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 21 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Downriver Festival Celebrates & Educates at the 5th Annual Festival: Shrimp and Sno-balls

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Greg Lambousy, Director of the New Orleans Jazz Museum
glambousy@crt.la.gov, 504-427-2190

Helen Rose Patterson, Greater New Orleans Outreach Coordinator for Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition
pattersonh@nwf.org, 504-264-6866

Jeremy Smith, Director of Marketing and Development, French Market Corporation
jsmith@frenchmarket.org, 504-520-0585

Downriver Festival Celebrates & Educates at the 5th Annual Festival: Shrimp and Sno-balls

(August 22, 2017-New Orleans, Louisiana): The 5th annual Downriver Festival on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 celebrates the environmental, cultural, and economic impact of the Mississippi River and the land it built through live music, cooking demonstrations, presentations, panels, and walking tours that explore this year's theme "Shrimp and Sno-balls." Festival events occur at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint and French Market from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy the last taste of summer with shrimp dishes and your favorite sno-balls from over ten local festival food vendors.

Live music outside at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. will include performances by Javier Olando, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, and Fredy Omar con su Banda. "The influence of the Mississippi River flows through every aspect of New Orleans culture," said Greg Lambousy, Director of the New Orleans Jazz Museum. "Downriver Fest celebrates New Orleans and its connections with the rest of the world through lectures, food and musical performances."

The French Market will host a cooking demonstration stage, located in the Farmers Market from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "Shrimp and Sno-balls are indelible fixtures in New Orleans food culture and we are happy to highlight both the timeless icy treat and beloved crustacean's culinary contributions at this year's Downriver Festival. We hope to not only educate people on the importance of the shrimp to the Louisiana seafood industry, but also enjoy a variety of shrimp dishes alongside our favorite sno-ball," offered Jeremy Smith, Director of Marketing and Development at French Market Corporation.

Indoor lectures on the 3rd floor of the New Orleans Jazz Museum from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. feature experts from around the state discussing everything from "Shrimp: From Net to Table to Economic Powerhouse" to "Water: The Next Generation: Educating our children about coastal restoration and all things related." "Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition is thrilled to be participating in Downriver Fest. These symposium panels are going to be engaging for a wide variety of audiences and we're looking forward to being a part of a busy, entertaining day", said Helen Rose Patterson, Greater New Orleans Outreach Coordinator for Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition. "We know that true change won't come about without engaging community youth in real coastal preservation work," added Sunny Summers, a teacher at the New Harmony XQ Super School and Downriver Festival "Water: The Next Generation" panelist

Downriver Festival is presented by a coalition of institutions that include the New Orleans Jazz Museum, The Friends of the Cabildo, The French Market Corporation, The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, and the Louisiana Museum Foundation, this year's festival partners include The Louisiana Seafood Board, The Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition, The Louisiana Children's Museum, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the Consulate General of Mexico in New Orleans, Cervantes Foundation, Water Collaborative, Ripple Effect, WWNO Radio, Gamble Communications, Parish of St. Bernard, Islenos Museum, Offbeat, Jamalar Agency, Tulane's Center for the Gulf South.


Social Media:
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Instagram: @downriverfest
Twitter: @downriverfest
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