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EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 28 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

ETCHYNPÜFE Group Show…

May 28 - 31, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to host ETCHYNPÜFE, a group show… more

Jazz in the Park…

May 28 - 28, 2015
Jazz in the Park returns for eight straight weeks this spring, running from… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

May 28 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Le Petit Theatre…

May 28 - 31, 2015
This classic Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical traces the lives of… more

Tennessee Williams:…

May 28 - 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Irish House…

May 28 - 28, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Patrick Cooper. more

Yappy Hour in the…

May 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Purchased Lives: New…

May 29 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Irish House…

May 29 - 29, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Patie O'Sullivan. more

My Leg, My Choice…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Lace up your sneakers for a good cause. Proceeds from the race will support… more

New Orleans Oyster…

May 30 - 31, 2015
You better not eat for days leading up to the 2015 New Orleans Oyster Festival.… more

NORDC Movies in the…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of "Dolphin Tale… more

Saturday Farmers…

May 30 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

The Irish House…

May 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for One Tailed Three. more

Soul Full Sunday…

May 31 - 31, 2015
We are thrilled to bring to Ashé, once again, an unforgettable Sunday… more

Celebrate the Wonders…

Jun 1 - 1, 2015
Dr. Antje Boetius is a Marine Biologist and Oceanographer at the Alfred Wegener… more

Ashe Powerhouse…

Jun 3 - 5, 2015
See the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by New Orleans native Lisa D'Amour,… more

The Victory Belles…

Jun 3 - 3, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Jun 3 - 3, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

May 28 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Vampire Festival Presents New Summer Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Camille Burgin
Midsummer Nightmare Festival Director
504-335-8400
camiburgin@gmail.com

Asif Ahmed
Midsummer Nightmare Festival Director
504-298-VAMP
asif@reelenergy.com      

Vampire Festival Presents New Summer Festival
Midsummer Nightmare Continues in the Vampire Tradition and Beyond......

New Orleans, LA - March 31, 2012 - New Orleans in the summer. Hot, sultry, sweet. The things dreams are made of. And nightmares...

Today, The Vampire Film Festival announced the creation of a new spin-off festival, Midsummer Nightmare, taking place July 12-15th. Inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream", the festival looks to intertwine the beauty of Shakespeare and the magic of New Orleans to create something truly unique.

But don't let the Nightmare fool you.  This festival isn't just about horror.  "We wanted to create a new festival that included all things mythical," said Asif Ahmed, co-creator of Midsummer Nightmare "and there is no better place than New Orleans to carry on that tradition."

"New Orleans has the atmosphere and is the perfect setting to premiere the talent and imagination of writers and filmmakers of the supernatural. And, it will also offer a cool retreat from the scorching summer heat," said New Orleans local and festival director, Camille Burgin.
The festival will screen feature length and short films dealing with anything in the supernatural realm.  "We'll have everything from witches, werewolves, monsters, even fairies, animation, and children's films.  And maybe even a vampire or two," said Kaye McKlaine, festival coordinator.  "This festival is like the Garden of Eden, beautiful yet treacherous, where both good and evil reside."

It's not just a film festival, though.  "We wanted to create something beyond that." said Ahmed.  In addition to the films, the festival will host a variety of events, including a Haunted History Tour, Pub Crawls, Tarot Readings, a Funeral Procession, and a Vampire Wine Tasting, just to name a few.  

For additional information about the festival, go to nolamidsummernightmare.com

 

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