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Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Special Presentation…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for a  Special Presentation - "Challenging Internment"… more

The Trio featuring…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for The Trio featuring Johnny Vidacovich, Roland Guerin, John Gros. more

17th Annual Save Our…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is gearing up for its 17th Annual Save Our… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

2011 Harvest the Music Presented by Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank Kicks Off Sept 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Linzy Cotaya
504.473.6494
lcotaya@secondharvest.org

2011 Harvest the Music Presented by Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank
Kicks Off September 14
Free, eight-week concert series features regional and national artists
each WEDNESDAY Through November 2 at Lafayette Square

WHAT: 2011 HARVEST THE MUSIC concert series presented by Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank
The free concert series benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans & Acadiana.

WHEN: Every WEDNESDAY through November 2
5PM – 7:30PM

WHERE: LAFAYETTE SQUARE
(located off Poydras Street between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street, across from Gallier Hall)

WHO:
Sept. 14 Big Sam’s Funky Nation Plus Mia Borders
Sept. 21 Paul Sanchez and The Rolling Road Show
Sept. 28 Bonerama with Dave Malone of the Radiators Plus Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory
Oct. 5 Irma Thomas and The Professionals Plus Soul Project
Oct. 12 Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue Plus Stooges Brass Band
Oct. 19 Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Jon Cleary’s Philthy Phew
Oct. 26 Blind Boys of Alabama Plus Krown Washington and Batiste
Nov. 2 Buckwheat Zydeco Plus Tommy Malone of the Subdudes with Ray Ganucheau

WHY: One in eight people is struggling with hunger in our community and the need for food assistance continues to grow. Proceeds from Harvest the Music Presented by Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank help Second Harvest Food Bank fight hunger and feed hope through food distribution, advocacy, education and disaster response across 23 south Louisiana parishes.

MORE INFO: In addition to a free, weekly concert, concert-goers will enjoy food and drinks for purchase (no outside food or drinks, please) from local favorites including: Martin Wine Cellar, Squeal, Ye Olde Kettle Cooker, Miss Linda’s Soul Food Catering, Lil Dizzy’s Café, Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar & Restaurant, Crepes a la Cart, Oceana and Second Harvest Food Bank Community Kitchen. An artists’ village will feature artwork and crafts from regional artists and designers, all available for purchase.

Harvest the Music Presented by Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank is made possible through the generous support of: Presenting sponsor Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank, Rouses, State Farm, Abita Beer, Touro Infirmary, COX Business, River Parish Disposal, Magic 101.9, B-97, WWL AM-FM.com, Bayou 95.7 , Junior League of New Orleans, the Lafayette Square Conservancy, White Oak Productions and the Downtown Development District.

To learn more about 2011 Harvest the Music Presented by Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank, visit www.harvestthemusic.org.

About Second Harvest Food Bank:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is leading the fight against hunger in south Louisiana through food distribution, education, advocacy and disaster response. Annually, Second Harvest serves approximately 263,000 people through 240 nonprofit and faith-based agencies across 23 south Louisiana parishes – from the Mississippi border to the Texas state line. In any given week, nearly 42,000 people access emergency food services through Second Harvest Food Bank member agencies.

Second Harvest Food Bank is an affiliated ministry of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans and a member of Feeding America. To learn more or donate food, money or time, please visit www.no-hunger.org. Follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/2ndHarvestGNOA or fan us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/2ndHarvestGNOA.

USDA:
Second Harvest Food Bank is distributing commodities to eligible, needy families under the Food Bank Program in 23 south Louisiana parishes. Commodities will be given on a first come, first serve basis as a part of the normal food package provided by the site. Commodities can only be given to registered applicants. For a complete listing of member agency locations visit, no-hunger.org/Programs/MemberAgencies.

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