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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 19 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Amazing Scavenger…

Oct 19, 2017 - Jul 03, 2027
Turn New Orleans into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 19, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 19 - Dec 29, 2017
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East of the…

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

East of the…

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will present East of the Mississippi:… more

Heart of the House

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Houmas House Presents…

Oct 19 - 31, 2017
For the month of October, there will be a 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm haunted tour.… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2017
Jazz in the Park returns this fall running from September 14th to November… more

Lilith in Loa…

Oct 19, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 19 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

The Historic New…

Oct 19 - 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

22nd Annual Pasta &…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Join us for an unforgettable evening ..Paris, Montmare, Cabaret, Can Can, and… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

Concerts in the…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's popular outdoor music series Concerts in… more

Golden State Warriors…

Oct 20 - 20, 2017
Come experience NBA basketball at its best as the Pelicans take on the NBA's… more

Magazine St. Art…

Oct 20, 2017
Magazine St. Art Market is a unique way to experience the best of our local… more

Oktoberfest NOLA

Oct 20 - 21, 2017
Cost $8 - children 12 and under free - tickets available at gate … more

Saenger Theatre…

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Plan your escape to the new musical comedy getaway ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 20 - Dec 29, 2017
Join us for Sam Kuslanr at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel. While… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Oct 19 - 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
MEDIA 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

The 5th annual Downriver Festival on Saturday, September 9th, 2017.

 

C'mon down where the river bends and enjoy the last taste of summer with scrumptious shrimp dishes and your favorite refreshing sno-balls from local festival food vendors.

The Festival location is held at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint and the Historic French Market Saturday September 9th, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Downriver Festival celebrates the environmental, cultural, and economic impact of the Mississippi River and the land it built
Join us for on fun-filled day the whole family!!!
Live music, cooking demonstrations, educational presentations, panel discussions, and walking tours that explore this year's theme "Shrimp and Sno-balls."

Check it out:
www.downriverfest.org,
Facebook: facebook.com/downriverfestival
Instagram: @downriverfest
Twitter: @downriverfest
Hashtag: #downriverfest

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

Event Details:
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 Historic 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.

Presentations:
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. The 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.


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


Social Media:
Downriver Festival Website
Facebook: facebook.com/downriverfestival
Instagram: @downriverfest
Twitter: @downriverfest
Hashtag: #downriverfest

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