FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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)
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.
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.